Thursday, March 31, 2011
NHL Reset: Today's Previews and Last Night's Round-Up with Every Goal in Every Game (Video)
Today's every goal from every game is dominated by the St. Louis Blues who blistered Detroit 10-3 at Joe Louis Arena. It was the first time in 17 years that the Wings had allowed double digit goals to an opponent. Surprisingly, Chris Porter was the only multi-goal scorer in the contest.
The other surprising game from last night was Carolina romping over Montreal 6-2 to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Habs had won all three games with the Canes this year so Carolina finally got revenge. Jeff Skinner and Jamie McBain each had two goals for the Hurricanes.
Anaheim moved past the Predators into sixth place with a 4-2 win over Calgary which probably snuffed out the Flames dim playoff hopes. If Calgary wins their four remaining games they would get to 95 points which probably will not be enough to make the playoffs in the West. Cory Perry had two goals and Ray Emery got the win in net as Jonas Hiller's vertigo appears to be continuing.
Buffalo shut out the Rangers 1-0 behind the perfect goaltending of rookie Jhonas Enroth who stopped all 23 Ranger shots as he beat his childhood idol Henrik Lundqvist. With the win, Buffalo stated three points ahead of Carolina and moved past the Rangers into seventh place.
In a game of little consequence, New Jersey beat the Islanders 3-2 on Andy Green's first goal in three months. Frans Nielsen had both goals for the Islanders.
Toronto at Boston (6:00 CDT) The Leafs appear to have run out of games and would need a near miracle to get back in it while Boston hopes to pick up a little momentum as they prepare for the playoffs.
New York Rangers at New York Islanders (6:00) The Rangers desperately need to win to keep Carolina at bay while the Isles would love to derail their playoff run.
Atlanta at Philadelphia (6:00) The Flyers could mathematically eliminate the Thrashers with a win.
Columbus at Washington (6:00) This should be an easy one for the Caps.
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay (6:30) The Lightning are trying to turn their recent mediocre play around and will have a challenge in doing so against the Pens who will have Sidney Crosby in tow for moral support.
Ottawa at Florida (6:30) There's little to say about this one.
Edmonton at Minnesota (7:00) Probably less to be said here.
Nashville at Colorado (8:00) Nashville hopes to avoid tripping up against the Avs in a game they can't afford to lose after falling to seventh last night when they were idle.
Los Angeles at Vancouver (9:00) This is a much bigger game for the Kings as they try to hang on to with without their top two scorers. Vancouver could wrap up the President's trophy with a win and a Flyer loss.
Dallas at San Jose (9:30) Another critical game for Dallas who is still three points out of the top eight. This is the middle game in a five game road trip where they have only gathered a point in the first two games.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass