For the first time this season a game was postponed due to weather. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s game at Boston fell victim to Winter Storm Nemo so Steven Stamkos and company won’t have to play back-to-back games. No makeup date has been announced as of yet. Click below and see what happened in the other games that Mother Nature didn’t postpone.
New Jersey knocked off Pittsburgh 3-1 to end the Penguins’ five-game winning streak. Bobby Butler and Adam Henrique scored power play goals in a two-minute span of the third period to break the game open. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves for the win as the Devils improve to 7-1-3.
Danny Briere scored 1:47 into overtime to give the Flyers a 4-3 win over Carolina. Jacob Voracek had a goal and an assist for the Flyers while Brayden Schenn racked up two assists.
Winnipeg blanked Ottawa 1-0 behind a 33-save performance from backup goaltender Al Montoya. Alexei Ponikarovsky’s second goal of the season came at the 5:57 mark of the third and was enough for the Jets. Ben Bishop turned aside 35 of 36 shots for the Senators as Craig Anderson got a day off between the pipes. Dustin Byfuglien was scratched with a lower-body injury and missed his fourth game this season. The game was also cleanly played as a total of four penalties were whistled.
Detroit squeaked past Edmonton 2-1 as Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist to pace Detroit. Henrik Zetterberg had a pair of helpers in the win while Justin Schultz tallied the only Oiler goal. Nikolai Khabibulin made his first start of the season and turned aside 28 of 30 Red Wing shots but was still saddled with the loss.
James Reimer made a 37-save shutout and the Maple Leafs’ offense woke up with a 6-0 whitewashing of Montreal. Phil Kessel’s wake-up continues as he had a goal and two assists in the win. Dion Phaneuf and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist while eight other players picked up points for Toronto. Carey Price took the lumps in net for Montreal allowing the six goals on 28 shots.
Buffalo…didn’t allow four goals and they won. The Sabres knocked off the Islanders 3-2 as Thomas Vanek picked up his 11th goal of the season. John Tavares nabbed his sixth of the campaign in the loss. The Islanders outshot Buffalo 43-15 but Ryan Miller turned away 41 shots to get a long-overdue win.
Washington got a much-needed win by blanking Florida 5-0. Troy Brouwer scored twice for the Caps and Alex Ovechkin scored his fourth goal of the season in the third period. Braden Holtby stopped all 27 shots and picked up an assist for Washington. Florida goaltender Jose Theodore was yanked in the middle of the third period after allowing the fifth goal.
Vancouver knocked off the Flames 5-1 on the strength of Jordan Schroeder’s first two goals of the season. Four other Canucks had two-point nights in the win including the Sedin Twins each picking up two assists. Cory Schneider posted his second win in a row in goal as he stopped 33 of 34 shots.
Anaheim slipped past St. Louis 6-5 in a shootout. Bobby Ryan had two goals and two assists for the Ducks while Teemu Selanne racked up a goal and three assists for a four-point night of his own. Alexander Steen and Chris Stewart each had a goal and two assists in the loss.
Devin Setoguchi’s power play goal with 39 seconds left in overtime lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators. Ryan Suter picked up assists on both Minnesota goals but still has not scored this season.
Phoenix took down San Jose 1-0 in the shootout. Coyote goaltender Mike Smith and Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi dueled each other to a scoreless draw after 65 minutes of action. Smith stopped both attempts in the shootout while Niemi allowed Mikkel Boedkker and Radim Vrbata to score for Phoenix.
Multiple Goal Scorers
Brouwer-WSH; Schroeder-VAN; Ryan-ANH;
Stat of the Night–Shooting Blanks
The Coyotes and Sharks combined to be scoreless after overtime. The last time that happened was when Los Angeles won over St. Louis on March 22, 2012.
Three Stars of the Night-The Duo Edition
1. Smith and Niemi Goaltenders post shutouts against each other.
2. Ryan and Selanne Four-point nights for each as the Ducks win.
3. Montoya and Holtby Backup goaltenders also throw shutouts
Sunday’s Schedule (all times ET–weather permitting)
Los Angeles at Detroit 1230pm Note the early start time to accommodate NBC.
Edmonton at Columbus 6pm Will the Oilers break out of their 0-2-3 funk?
Boston at Buffalo 7pm Boston shovels off to Buffalo for a rematch with the Sabres.
Tampa Bay at NY Rangers 730pm Lightning took a five-and-a-half hour bus ride from Boston to New York for this one.
New Jersey at Pittsburgh 730pm Back end of a home-and-home between these two teams.
Chicago at Nashville 8pm Can the Predators become the first team to defeat Chicago in regulation (9-0-2)?