Daily NHL Recap

Toews scored his 20th goal and the United Center went red.

GAMES GAMES GAMES!

Phoenix Coyotes 4 at Carolina Hurricanes 3 – The bullies from the Pacific division (kidding) a night after escaping the Florida Panthers got a comeback win Wednesday in Raleigh. Carolina initially trailed 1-0 before trying the game up by the end of the first. The ‘Canes took a 3-2 lead into the third after outscoring the ‘Yotes 2-1 in the second. Phoenix, though, tied the game in the first four minutes and six minutes later got the game winner from Lauri (totally a dude) Korpikoski putting in his ninth goal.

Montreal Canadians 1 at Chicago Blackhawks 5Andrei Kostitsyn put the ‘Habs up 1-0 on a powerplay goal in the first five minutes of the second. The lead, like the language barrier between the new Canadians coach and Quebec media, quickly broke down as Chicago scored the next five goals. After tying the game, Patrick Sharp scored his 18th goal in the second to break the tie and in the three goal third Jonathan Toews put in his 2oth with a empty netter.

Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Dallas Stars 1 – 56 seconds into the game Michael Ryder put the Stars up 1-0 against the Fyers who lost in a shootout in Denver on Tuesday night. Claude Giroux tied the game with is 17th goal of the season. Philly took the lead before the end of the first as Wayne Simmonds PPG scored his 10th of the season. Jaromir Jagr scored his 11th in the second also on the PP and Philadelphia scored another goal in the third.

St. Louis Blues 2 at Colorado Avalanche 3 – Colorado tied a club record with their seventh straight home win beating the Blues (the team, not the feeling most suffer during this time of year [ed. lame joke Mike!]) 3-2 tonight. The Avs are 2-0 versus St. Louis this season, the home team jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Blues tied the game up in the second, Jay McClement put in the winner for Colorado while Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 37 saves (he was the number one star at the arena for a second straight game, thanks for the insightful Altitude which I’ve watched the last two games on) in the win.

Detroit Red Wings 2 at Vancouver Canucks 4 – Vancouver overwhelmed Detroit who is on their Canadian road trip with three goals in the first period. The Canucks pulled within one point of the division leading Wild (who were off but have lost two straight at Vancouver Monday and at Calgary last night) with the win. Alex Burrows scored his 13th goal of the on the third goal in the first and Bobby Lou who won shutout Minnesota on Monday stopped 38-of-40 shots faced.

Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at San Jose Sharks 7 – This game was done 3 ½ minutes into the game a.k.a after the Sharks first goal, San Jose scored five times in the first period, goals without saying Tampa Bay pulled their goalie before period’s end. That’s the fastest to five goals in Sharks franchise history, with the old mark on Dec. 23, 2008 versus Vancouver. Logan Couture scored twice the last two goals the first a full strength and the second on the PP. In the third SJ scored two more goals for good measure and the game couldn’t end quickly enough for TB.

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