Carolina goaltender Cam Ward finally got his second win of the season. It took a 41-save effort to hold the Toronto Maple Leafs at bay in a 4-1 but he got another win.
Jordan Staal and Eric Staal each scored for Carolina and Jeff Skinner pitched in with three assists in the win. Carolina improved to 4-4 while Toronto dropped below .500 to 4-5-0. Matt Frattin scored the lone goal for the Leafs.
Let’s check out the rest of the action from a light night on the ice.
Phoenix picked up a 2-1 win over visiting Minnesota and now has points in five straight games. Martin Hanzal’s goal at 7:48 of the second period was the eventual game-winner for the Coyotes. Zach Parise’s sixth of the season was the only tally for the Wild. Nicklas Backstrom stopped 32 of 34 shots in the loss.
Jamie Benn picked up his first two goals of the season and added an assist to lead Dallas to 3-2 win over Colorado. Milan Hejduk scored his first goal of the season in the loss. Hedjuk was also being recognized for appearing in his 1,000th NHL game.
Chris Tanev’s first NHL goal came with 20 seconds left in overtime as Vancouver squeaked past Edmonton 3-2. Both of the Sedin Twins assisted on the game-winner and picked up just their second and third points in the last five games. Jannik Hansen had a goal and an assist in the losing effort. Roberto Luongo stopped 23 of 25 shots to get the win in his fourth straight start.
Anaheim became the first team to knock off the San Jose Sharks in regulation with their 2-1 win last night. Sheldon Souray’s goal with 6:39 left in regulation was the winner and Viktor Fasth was the winner in net. Logan Couture scored San Jose’s only goal of the contest.
Multiple Goal Scorers
Stat of the Night
Phoenix forward Lauri Korpikoski scored his fourth goal of the season. All of them have come against Finnish goaltenders (Backstrom, Rinne, Lehtonen and Niemi) so check the nationality of the netminder opposing Phoenix before putting the “Korpedo” in your starting lineup.
Three Stars of the Night
1. Ward Made a 41-save effort to get a long-overdue win
2. Luongo Stopped 23 shots; Has quietly gone 3-0-2 this season.
3. Benn Three points in the win over Colorado
Tuesday’s Schedule (all times ET)
NY Rangers at New Jersey 7pm The Devils will try to keep pace with Penguins in an Atlantic Division showdown.
Pittsburgh at NY Islanders 7pm The second of two Atlantic Division matchups on the schedule.
Toronto at Washington 7pm The Leafs will try to rebound from a loss to Carolina against the Caps.
Los Angeles at Columbus 7pm The Kings go east in a matchup of cellar-dwellars.
Buffalo at Ottawa 730pm Both teams have lost two in a row-which one stops the bleeding?
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia 730pm Two teams with high-scoring potential go head to head.
Calgary at Detroit 730pm The Flames play their second road game of the season as they start a three-game trip
Florida at Winnipeg 8pm The Panthers doubled up the Jets 6-3 last week. Will Winnipeg return the favor?
Nashville at St. Louis 8pm The Blues blanked the Preds earlier this season as Nashville fired a paltry 13 shots on net.
Chicago at San Jose 1030pm The league’s top two teams go head-to-head.