The Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1. Montreal is not having a good season sitting 15th in the east and last with 58 points.
The Colorado Avalanche shut out the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0. Colorado Goalie Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves and grabbed his 3rd shutout of the year. With this loss Columbus is 15th in the west with 43 points and have only won 18 games this year. After Trading Jeff Carter and possibly Team Captain Rick Nash let's see what happens.
The Buffalo Sabres beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in a S/O. Buffalo's Andrej Sekera scored in the 1st period and Boston's Captain Zdeno Chara ruined the shutout bid by scoring to tie it up with 3:36 left in the 3rd period. In the 4th round shootout Derek Roy scored and Buffalo picked up 2 points.
And finally on Friday night the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1. With this win it puts Dallas in 8th place with 68 points but they are tied with Los Angeles and Colorado. Minnesota is 12th with 63 points. Watch Dallas put on a very very good show today (Sunday) in hopes of beating the Vancouver Canucks and grab 2 more points and clench the 8th place more securely.
The 1st place team in the east the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabers 3-2 in OT. Ranger Ryan Callahan scored the OT winner. The Rangers have 84 points and and Buffalo could make the playoffs with a few wins. Buffalo is 11th in the east with 62 points. 6 points behind 8th place Winnipeg.
The Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricane 3-2 in a S/O. Carolina had a 2-0 lead at the end of the 2nd period but Florida came back to tie it up 2-2 to send it into a scoreless OT and the shootout was settled in the 3rd round with a goal by Panther Stephen Weiss. With this win Florida is leading their South East Divison with 68 points and is 3rd in the east. WIth the single point Carolina gets to move into 14th place one point past Montreal.
The Detroit Red Wings are now on a 2 game home losing streak after a record setting 23 game home win streak. The Red Wings lost to the Colorado Avalanche 4-3. Colorado had a 3 goal lead ending the 3rd period. Jiri Hudler scored for Detorit followed by Steve Downie for Colorado (Downie picked up 3 points total) then Hudler scored again and finally Red Wing Valtteri Flippula made it 4-3. Detroit still sits 2nd in the west and 1st in their uber strong Central Division with 85 points. Colorado has moved into 10th place with 68 points but is in a 3 way tie with Dallas and Los Angeles for 8th place in the west.
Today's line up starts early:
Tampa Bay plays New Jersey at 10:00 am
Columbus plays Pittsburgh at 10:00 am
Vancouver plays Dallas at 12:00 noon
New York Islanders play the Ottawa Senators at 2:00 pm
Montreal plays Florida at 2:00 pm
San Jose plays Minnesota at 3:00 pm
and finally Chicago plays Anaheim at 4:00 pm