Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday's NHL Round-Up and Every Goal from Every Game (Video)
Last night's action provided plenty of excitement across the league and added a little more definition to the races in both conferences.
The biggest disappointment for folks sitting on the couch had to be the Bruins trouncing the Habs 7-0 in their first rematch after the Chara-Pacoioretty incident. The fact that Chara got the first star was salt in the wound for Habs fans. It will be a great series if these two teams meet in the playoffs.
Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 2-1 in a shoot out when Chris Kunitz scored in the fourth round. Sergei Bobrovsky got first star kudos for playing his best game in a while.
Ottawa, who has been playing better lately, stunned the Rangers at MSG 2-1 in a shoot out so the loser point was some consolation for the Rangers who now have a seven point lead over ninth place Carolina.
Toronto kept their faint playoff hopes alive with a 4-3 win in Colorado. The biggest thing against the Leafs is that they have played two more games than the folks around them in the standings.
In the West, both the Kings and Sharks got points as the Kings won 4-3 in a shootout. It was Dustin Brown's night as he scored two goals and then the game decider in the shoot out.
The Predators blew away Jonas Hiller and then had to hang on at the end in a 5-4 regulation win over Anaheim that went a long way in cementing the Preds playoff hopes. Sergei Kostitsyn, Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne all had two goal nights (as did Ryan Suter in a bad way).
Phoenix shut out Columbus 3-0 in the only other game with playoff implications.
In other games, Atlanta beat the Islanders 2-1 and St. Louis shut out the hapless Oilers 4-0.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass