Carolina Hurricanes 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 – Carolina took a 1-0 lead to the second period and entered the third tied with Pittsburgh. In the third the ‘Pens outscored the ‘Canes 3-1 en route to the 4-2 final score. (James Neal scored his 21st goal of the season in the second which tied the game up at the time.)
Calgary Flames 2 at Columbus Blue Jackets 1 F/SO – Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, BJ’s blow lead of any kind. Yep, another game that Columbus lead into the third, but they come out with a loss. I guess this is just the history of their being. Jarome Iginla tied the game up early in the third on the power play and Iginla scored the goal in the shootout.
Montreal Canadians 6 at Ottawa Senators 2 – Ottawa scored first by then the Canadians scored the next five goals before the ‘Sens got on the board again. Montreal got goals from six different players on the night, getting two points on the road. Eric Cole scored on a PP for the ‘Habs which was his 14th of the season.
Philadelphia Flyers 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5 – I still think these two teams are annoyed with each other from earlier in the year. After being tied the Lightning scored three goals in the second, two of which came from Steven Stamkos which were his 21st and 22nd, the latter was a PPG.
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Florida Panthers 5 – Florida got the offense pumping in the first period, which was followed up in the second with three more goals. The Panthers added another in the third in what was a one goal game at the time. Kris Versteeg lit the lamp for the 17th time this season in the ‘Cats victory.
St. Louis Blues 2 at Detroit Red Wings 3 – St. Louis built a 2-0 lead on the strength of two PPG’s but the Red Wings got a Nicklas Lidstrom goal late in the third to half the deficit. Detroit owned the third period as they scored two goals in the comeback victory over a team they trail in the central.
Winnipeg Jets 4 at Colorado Avalanche 1 – Colorado entered the game having won their last eight at the Pepsi Center (a franchise best) and they had won five-in-row. Winnipeg didn’t really seem to care about this streak, jumping on the Avs early with one goal in the first and two in the second. Evander Kane put in two goals (16 and 17) and Ondrej Pavelec shutdown the Colorado offense for the bulk of the game before allowing a late goal.