Montreal Canadians 2 at Boston Bruins 3 – I’m happy that the Bruins decided to start slow and then turn into an unstoppable killing machine. Against the ‘Habs, the B’s lead their original six rival from start to finish and got goals from Benoit Pouliot, David Krejci and Brad Marchand in the win.
Los Angeles Kings 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 F/SO – Oh Toronto, were we wrong about you too? We really liked you and the last couple weeks you’ve dosed off and are now falling in the eastern conference. LA led 2-1 after two periods, which was enjoyed until two minutes into the third when the Leafs tied the game up setting it overtime. Dustin Brown scored the only goal in the shootout as both teams combined to go 1-for-6.
Anaheim Ducks 3 at Dallas Stars 5 – The Stars built a 3-0 early in the second period with two power play goals , FYI these two teams do not like one another. Anaheim responded with two PPG goals and then tied the game near the closing moments of the second. Michael Ryder put Dallas up 4-3 and Eric Nystrom put the game out of reach with a goal making it 5-3 Stars. For Ryder and Nystrom it was their 11 goals of the season.
Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Colorado Avalanche 3 F/SO – Scott Hartnell scored in the first period for the Flyers, the Avs took a 2-1 lead on goals from Gabriel Landeskog and TJ Galliardi. With 18 second left Wayne Simmonds tied the game up, OT wasn’t enough and the teams went to the shootout. The Av’s went 3-for-3 in the shootout with Ryan O’Reilly got the winner as Philly went 2-of-3. Colorado finally has figured out how to win in Denver having won six in-a-row at the Pepsi Center and are 6-0 in SO’s this season.
Detroit Red Wings 3 at Edmonton Oilers 2 – The Red Wings got a goal from Drew Miller in the final five minutes in a 2-2 game in Edmonton. Detroit scored first in the opening period then the teams alternated goals in the second resulting in heading to the third period. And the central division remains tight with Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville and the ‘Wings.
Minnesota Wild 0 at Vancouver Canucks 4 –Vancouver overwhelmed Minnesota on the PP scoring two of their three goals with the advantage and gained two points on the division leader. The Canucks led 1-0 after the first and then scored twice in the third. Alexandre Burrows scored his 12th goal of the season for the home team. Roberto Luongo stopped all 33 shots he saw in the shutout win.