New Jersey Devils 3 at Boston Bruins 4 – The two teams were tied at one going into the third period then each alternated goals. Boston scored three goals to the two from New Jersey. Benoit Pouliot’s second goal of the season proved to be the game winner for the B’s who might be finally shaking that hangover.
Phoenix Coyotes 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 F/SO – How about the desert dogs going north of the border and getting a shootout victory? Phoenix jumped out 2-0 in the first, but Toronto tied the game in the third with goal machine Phil Kessel putting in his 13th of the season. The Coyotes were 2-for-2 in the shootout while the Leafs were 0-for-2. Radim Vrbata had the second goal which turned out to be the winner.
New York Rangers 4 at New York Islanders 2 – The blueshirts won their seventh in a row. Everyone’s favorite bully Sean Avery opened the scoring for the Rangers, Brad Richards broke the 2-2 tie, and Ryan Callahan made it 4-2 in the third with a empty net goal.
Minnesota Wild 4 at Columbus Blue Jackets 2 – Well Columbus, same old same old, get the early lead, lose lead and then game. Minnesota scored the last four goals; Cal Clutterbuck and Devin Setoguchi broke the tie with goals in the final period.
Colorado Avalanche 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 6 – The Avs built a 3-1 lead in the first which was their highlight on Tuesday night at the new Igloo. Evgeni Malkin had what might have been the goal of the night to break the tie in the third, which was followed by two more ‘Pens goals.
Detroit Red Wings 1 at St. Louis Blues 2 – Ken Hitchcock has made quite the difference in his first two weeks on the job. In a related story how long will this Detroit slide last? In a tie game Alexander Steen put the Blues up for good, 2-1 in the third.
Washington Capitals 1 at Nashville Predators 3 – It took two periods for both teams to find the net on Tuesday night in Nashville. Troy Brouwer put the ‘Caps up 1-0 but the Preds scored the next three goals to gain the win. Pekka Renne stopped 39-of-40 shots with Brouwer being the only Capitals player to get one past him.
Florida Panthers 6 at Dallas Stars 0 – Ok, who had the Florida Panthers going to Dallas and shutting out the Stars? This surely is the WHII shocker of the night. The ‘Cats scored two goals in each period to take three road points. Scott Clemmensen gets our game puck of the night for the shutout or however we honor this performance, he was 25-of-25 (not bad for the Des Moines, Iowa native) for the night.
Ottawa Senators 3 at Calgary Flames 1 – Tonight’s edition of Canada versus Canada featured the nation’s capital city versus the home of the Calgary stampede. Daniel Alfredson put the ‘Sens up 1-0, but scrabble name of the night Tom Kostopoulos tied it up for the Flames. Bobby Butler broke the tie with his first goal of the season for Ottawa, having a taste for offense Butler struck again seven minutes later.