Ottawa Senators 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 – A night after falling to the Jets at home the Senators made the short journey to Toronto. The Leafs led 2-1 after the first period but wouldn’t score again in the game. Tied 2-2 in the third Kyle Turris scored the game winner 1:24 into the period and Ottawa held on for the win.
Winnipeg Jets 1 at New Jersey Devils 5 – New Jersey scored three times in the second period to take down Winnipeg who was playing for a second straight night. Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals which give him 19 for the season.
Minnesota Wild 1 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 – Philadelphia turned a 1-0 first period lead into a 4-1 advantage heading into the third en route to another win. Scott Hartnell put in his 20th goal of the year, Minnesota continues to struggle home or on the road.
New York Islanders 3 at Washington Capitals 0 – New York scored a goal in each period Tuesday night en route to shutting out the ‘Caps in their building. Evgeni Nabokov got the shutout and Pa Parenteau scored two of the three goals in the win.
Edmonton Oilers 2 at Columbus Blue Jackets 4 – It must have been great relief for the BJ faithful to see someone else squander a two goal lead. Edmonton led 2-0 after the first period but didn’t score again as Columbus scored the next four goals in the game. The Blue Jackets got contributions from four different players and scored twice on the powerplay in the win.
Carolina Hurricanes 1 at Pittsburgh Penguins 2 F/SO – Both teams scored in the first period, highlighted by Evgeni Malkin tying the game on his 22nd goal of the season. The teams were scoreless in the next 45 minutes, two periods plus five minutes of overtime for those who needed the assistance. Malkin and James Neal were part of the ‘Pens 2-of-3 winning effort in the shootout.
Nashville Predators 0 at New York Rangers 3 – King Henrik tied Eddie Giacomin’s record of 29 career shutouts at Madison Square Garden in the Rangers 3-0 win over Nashville. Just like their neighbors on Long Island the blue shirts scored a goal in each period to pick up the victory.
Boston Bruins 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5 – Tampa Bay outscored the champs 3-1 in the third period to get the home victory. Vinny Lecavalier put in his 18th to open the scoring and Steven Stamkos scored his 31st on an empty netter to give the Lightning the two-goal margin of victory. Nathan Horton scored two goals in the defeat for the B’s.
Detroit Red Wings 3 at Dallas Stars 2 F/SO – Dallas took a 2-1 lead to the second period after falling behind by a goal. Jiri Hudler tied the game up early in the second period and put in the only goal of the SO. This goes to show that Detroit can win on the road and now just at home (snide remark).
Los Angeles Kings 3 at Vancouver Canucks 2 F/SO – The Kings led 2-1 going into the third period in which it took five minutes for the Canucks tying the game up. LA scored on two of their three shots in the shootout which was capped by Mike Richards, Vancouver went 1-for-3 which wasn’t enough.
Calgary Flames 1 at San Jose Sharks 2 F/SO – San Jose entered the third trailing Calgary by a goal but tied the game up midway in the third. In the shootout the Flames missed both their shots while San Jose went 2-of-3 to gain the two points.