The B’s and Islanders fought for the right to be in last place in the East. San Jose and LA played for second in the Pacific. Who won?
New York Islanders 2 @ Boston Bruins 6 – Boston didn’t waste much time in this one, as they opened up the scoring and led 3-1 in the first before the Isles got to 3-2. Fast forward to the third period (scoreless in the second you didn’t miss much) when Milan Lucic scored his seventh goal of the season, Nathan Horton who scored earlier put in his second of the night, and David Krejci finished off the scoring with a empty netter. With the loss the Islanders are alone in last place in the eastern conference with 10 points (we believe the team in each conference gets a traveling trophy or ribbon for being awful and to motivate them). Tuukka Rask stopped 24-of-26 shots to get his first win of the 2011-12 campaign.
Los Angeles Kings 2 @ San Jose Sharks 4 – Jonathan Quick is appearing more and more mortal. The Kings took the lead when Jack Johnson laid down some solid vocals on a power play goal in the second. San Jose tied the game up five minutes and 20 seconds later when Joe Thornton got a shot past Quick, Patrick Marleau put SJ up 2-1 less than a minute later. Dan Boyle found the goal for the first time this season with a PPG! Never thought this day would come. Padding the lead was Logan Couture six minutes into the third period, making it four unanswered goals for the Sharks. LA scored next (4-2) when Anze Kopitar put in a PPG.