MONTREAL vs. OTTAWA:
Ottawa with the second straight win with Robin Lehner in net, helping beat the Canadien's 4-1 last night. Lehner has been solid when called upon this season and his last two starts he's stopped 65 of 67 shots and now 2-2-2 with a respectable 2.16 GAA and .947 SV%, the guy is good. Bobby Ryan continuing his hot streak with 1 goal and 2 assists last night, now giving him 9 points his last 5 games. He's enjoying the change of scenery quite nicely.
Kyle Turris with 1 goal now extending his point streak to six games, giving him 8 points in that span. Clarke MacArthur with 2 apples, and surprisingly enough Erik Karlsson was held of the score sheet finally.
BOSTON vs. FLORIDA:
Boston wins 4-1, and directly after the loss, Panther's fired head coach, Kevin Dineen. See my quick hits below to follow up on that topic. Florida needs to realize, it isn't the coaching, you're just garbage. Brad Marchand getting his second goal of the year last night, and I think owners panicked to quick on him. Reilly Smith with 1 goal and 1 assist.
To me it seems like the story this year has been Boston's defense and their continuing success to contribute offensively. Last night, rookie Torey Krug had another goal, and Chara and Hamilton both had an assist a piece. David Krejci also contributed with 1 goal of his own.
PHILADELPHIA vs. NEW JERSEY:
Philly continues to struggle, losing last night 3-0 to the Devils. Marty Brodeur was in net and collected the win and first SO of the season, giving him his 122nd SO of his career. I hear the pencils writing his name on the HOF Ballot now. Marty was perfect stopping all 22 shots. Adam Henrique, Jaromir Jagr, and Cam Jensen all with 1 goal a piece to clinch the 2 points.
DALLAS vs. DETROIT:
The Stars clipped the Wing's wings (see what I did there?), beating them 4-3 in OT at the Joe. Zetterburg continuing his strong play with a playmaker (I swear, I'm not trying to do that), and Pavel Datsyuk with 1 goal and 1 assist. Watching Pavel has been the greatest part of growing up in Michigan because he just never ceases to amaze you.
WASHINGTON vs. MINNESOTA:
Caps continue dominance play, with a 3-2 SO win over the Wild. Alex Ovechkin had a PPG, now giving him 13 goals on the year and tied for second for the Rocket Richard with Steven Stamkos. Both, only behind one for the lead with St.Louis's, Steen who has 14. Backstrom with an assist, and Marcus Johansson with 1goal and 1 assist giving him 4 points his last 2 games and picking his pace back up while skating on that top line. I'm kicking myself in the ass now for dropping him.
Charlie Coyle getting his first goal of the season for the Wild, while Parise & Pominville both with 1 assist a piece. Braden Holtby is just piling up the wins, with another strong performance last night stopping 33 of 35 shots.
RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS:
Rangers rebound after their loss to Anaheim the other night, with a 4-2 win in Columbus. Carl Hagelin streaking with with 2 goals last night, while captain Ryan Callahan had 1 goal and an assist of his own. Speaking of streaks, defensemen Ryan McDonagh with another 1 goal and an assist, giving him 6 points his last 6 games. Rookie Cam Talbot in net and earned another win for N.Y. stopping 32 of 34 shots.
TAMPA BAY vs. EDMONTON:
Tampa Bay steam rolls the Oiler's, with a 4-2 win and improving to 11-4-0. Ben Bishop was the story this game, as the Oiler's out-shot the Lightning, 40-26. Bishop was excellent, stopping 38 shots and his record now stands at 10-2-0 with a 2.14 GAA, and an impressive .928 SV%. Steven Stamkos netting 2 goals, giving him 13 on the year now (tied with Ovi). Filpulla & Johnson with the other goals, leaving you to wonder where St.Louis and Teddy Purcell have gone?
Taylor Hall was back in the line up after missing time to injury, and it didn't seem to slow him down. He had a PPG, and teammate Jordan Eberle had 2 apples. Ben Bishop absolutely robs Gordon on this play, save of the year?
Carolina Hurricane's goalie, Justin Peters, shutout the Islander's last night with 1-0 victory, to earn his first SO of the season. L.A. Kings SO the Sabre's, 2-0, with the help of Johnathan Quick stopping a whopping 19 shots to also give him his first SO. I stated above that Florida fired their head coach, Kevin Dineen after losing 4-1 to the Boston Bruins. They've replaced him with Interim Coach, Peter Horachek who was the head coach of the affiliate in the AHL. They also fired assistant coaches, Gord Murphy & Craig Ramsay, who will be replaced by Brian Skrudland, & John Madden.
Oh Luongo, this isn't the first this season, but now your second ghost bounce. Tough break, Canuck's dropped their 4th straight last night