BUFFALO vs. TORONTO:
Toronto rebounds after a loss to the Sabres the previous night, edging them 4-2. James van Riemsdyk had 2 goals, giving him nine on the year. Mason Raymond also had a solid night, tallying 1 goal and 1 assist, while Cody Franson notched 2 assists.
Tyler Ennis had his third goal of the year on the PP, with the assists coming from Cody Hodgson, and Matt Moulson. Buffalo just looked energized these two games with the coaching change, and I think it will help motivate them. James Reimer made sure to keep them in check though, as he stopped 33 of 35 shots.
RANGERS vs. MONTREAL:
Rookie Cam Talbot, leads N.Y. to a 1-0 shutout victory over the Canadiens, stopping all 22 shots. The lone goal for the Rangers came from Ryan Callahan with the assists from Brad Richards and Derek Stepan.
Chris Kreider blows up Alexei Emelin on this hit. I thought it was going to be the other way around. Nope.
DETROIT vs. ISLANDERS:
Wings drop six straight, with a 5-4 SO loss to the Islanders on Long Island last night. Darren Helm had a big night, tallying 1 goal and 1 assist. So did Pavel Datsyuk, potting 2 goals, Franzen with 1 goal, and Henrik Zetterburg with 2 assists.
John Tavares had 1 goal and 1 assist, and Brock Nelson had 1 goal in the game, but it was Frans Nielsen who sealed the deal for N.Y. as he scored the only goal in the shootout.
Nabokov left the game just four minutes in, after it looked like he suffered a LBI, and Kevin Poulin came in for the win, stopping 19 off 22 shots, and all 3 shooters in the shootout.
TAMPA BAY vs. PHOENIX:
Coyotes dust the Bolt's, 6-3 to remain undefeated during regulation at home. Ben Bishop left the game early after taking a shot off the collar bone and looked shaken up, even though other reports say he was pulled. Alex Killorn is keeping pace, potting 1 goal and 1 assist last night, and Andrej Sustr had 2 apples himself.
Radim Vrbrata had a playmaker, and rookie, Connor Murphy, scored his first NHL goal, on his first shot, during his first shift. Talk about debut's. Martin Hanzal had a huge night, netting 1 goal and 3 assists, and Mike Ribeiro had 1 goal and 1 assist.
A lot of soft goals being scored this year. Come on Bishop, you're better than this:
Edmonton rally's in the third, scoring four unanswered goals, to win 4-2. Calgary came out swinging, notching one goal a piece the first two periods, but was caught with their hand in their pants in the third. Rookie Sean Monahan notched his eighth goal of the season with the assist from Jiri Hudler.
Dennis Wideman blasted home the other lone goal for the Flames and was it a rocket.
Jordan Eberle, David Perron, and Ales Hemsky all tallied a goal a piece, and Boyd Gordon had 1 goal and 1 assist to help earn two points. Devan Dubnyk looked great stopping 33 shots, but has pressure from Ilya Bryzgalov. The Oilers recalled the newly signed netminder today, and is expected to make his NHL debut possibly Tuesday.