Pittsburgh managed a comeback victory against the Islanders last night in a shootout 3-2. The Islanders lead at one point 2-0 but couldn't manage to handle the Pens at a certain point, which is fair to be honest. When I picture teams who can and will pull a comeback win, the teams that come to mind are Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, San Jose etc.....
Sidney Crosby collected 2 goals with Malkin managing to notch 2 apples on three of the goals. If you combine Crosby, Malkin, and Neal's points together you get 92 points at just the quarter mark alone.
Braden Holtby had a soft showing, allowing 4 goals on just 23 shots and was pulled. He's had a pretty good year but the real question is, can he handle the starting job? After seeing some of his games, he's pretty consistent but I wonder if Washington isn't shopping around?
Ottawa managed a win with Craig Anderson finally putting together a decent game, but the real test is if he can put together another win following this one. Anderson's had a poor year to say the least and he's never been able to post a solid back to back outing to string together the wins his team needs him to get.
Brian Campbell had a strong performance by scoring a goal and notching an assist to boot. Johnathan Huberdeau finally collected his 6th goal of the season, his first goal in 8 games. He's having the definition of a sophomore slump.
Dallas put on one hell of a game against the defending Stanley Cup champions by beating them at home 4-3. It wasn't Dallas, it was Kari Lehtonen who played like a monster and allowed Dallas to stay alive by stopping 47 of 50 shots. Corey Crawford couldn't stop a beach ball in this game and looked out of place.
Valeri Nichushkin collected a goal and an assist, but it was Antoine Roussel who scored on a penalty shot and then taunted the crowd to win the game. He also had a real nice tilt during the match against Shaw.
Vancouver beat Nashville with the help of Ryan Kesler's pair of goals, while Jason Garrison managed 2 apples to give him 8 points his last 6 games. He's at it again folks, get the windex ready.
Phoenix slaughtered Edmonton 6-2 to make them realize that their goaltending situation isn't sorted and needs to be taken care of before their going to win games, let alone a cup. Mike Ribeiro and Mikkel Boedker both had 1 goal and 2 assists a piece with a few other players also tallying multi-point nights (1G/1A): Radim Vrabata, Shane Doan, and Derek Moss.
David Perron continues to have a very good year with the struggling Oilers, he found the back of the net for the 2 lone goals. Perron now has 22 points in 25 games so far (11G/11A).
Preview of the California stadium showdown last night when the Kings beat the Ducks 3-2 in a shootout. Jeff Carter and Dustin Brown had the 2 lone goals for L.A. through regulation. Brown's only managed 3 points his last 13 games, ouch.
Corey Perry tallied 1 goal and 1 assist, while Ryan Getzlaf scored the other lone goal. Dustin Penner extended his point streak to five games with an assist last night to give him 7 points the last five games, and 15 points the last thirteen. He's having an unreal year, but that's what happens when you play on a line with Getzlaf and Perry.
Jonas Hiller came up short in this one but was nothing short of amazing. The Kings managed to fire a whopping 51 shots and Hiller kept his team in it stopping 49 of the 51.