It was a full night of action in the NHL last night, with 12 games on the schedule. For those of you getting your quick hockey fix before gorging on football, LeNoceur is up early this Sunday morning to tell you all about it.
Someone had to win. The Flyers and Bruins got in some early afternoon action, a concept that is but a vague memory for those of us with kids. Both of these erstwhile doormats are playing better than last year, which isn’t saying a whole lot. Joffrey Lupul had the game-winner for Philly in their 2-1 win.
We’re going to need a bigger net. The Blue Jackets found just enough net, downing the Sharks 2-1. Pascal LeClaire managed to get a non-shutout win, and Sergei Fedorov had a goal.
The Devil Inside. The Senators spoiled the grand opening of the new Prudential Center with a 4-1 road win over the Devils. After starting the season with 9 road games, it probably looked like just another arena to the Devils.
Two great things that are not so great together. If the Weather Channel has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t want to be on an island when a hurricane hits. The Hurricanes obliterated the Islanders 8-3, with Rod Brind’amour netting a hat trick.
They are still two of the Original Six. So they’ve got that going for them. Which is nice. The Leafs beat the Rangers 4-1, although Jaromir Jagr did manage to score for the home team.
Carey Price owns Antarctica. He needed a shootout winner from Andrei Markov, but Canadiens phenom goaltender Price continued his dominance over the Penguins, despite Evgeni Malkin’s three assists.
Lecavalier’s Lightning can’t strike twice. What would have been Vincent Lecavlier’s second goal (and the game winner) was disallowed, and Thomas Vanek scored in OT off of a Lightning skate to give Buffalo a road win.
Everyone’s a winner in a cat fight. Meee-ow! The Predators won this one 4-3, with Tomas Vokoun
picking up the W taking the loss against his former team last night. Vernon Fiddler roofed two goals for the Predators.
Battle of the Birds. OK, so technically the Blackhawks are named after an Indian tribe. Work with me, people. The Thrashers got a road win, one of many in the NHL yesterday, 3-2. Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists.
Capitals sing the Blues. The Blues held off a late Washington charge and won this penalty-ridden affair 4-3. Brad Boyes banged two biscuits home for the Blues, and Mike
Fisher Green did the same for Washington. Neither team could score on extended 5-on-3 power plays.
At least it’s a dry heat. That’s what the Coyotes are mumbling over and over this morning, after their 5-3 loss to the Stars. Mike Mdano had a goal and an assist for Dallas.
Follow the trends (or not). Oil is up over $90 a barrel. Kings have been out of fashion for a solid century or so. Nonetheless, the Kings crush the Oilers 4-1, with Jason LaBarbera continuing his strong play in goal.