The first game to end last night was a 1-0 shutout for the Ottawa Senators vs the Boston Bruins. The young quiet Swedish hot shot to your left Erik Karlsson scored the only goal 14:44 in the 1st period and that was that. Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner made 32 saves for his 1st career shutout. Karlsson on the other hand has set his own record. On an 8 game point streak, collecting 66 points this season alone Karlsson leads all NHL defensemen. Karlsson also broke Norm MacIver's record of 63 points by a defensemen for the Senators set in the 1992-93 season. After this win Ottawa sits 5th in the east with 76 points. Only 1 point behind their 1st place division leaders the Boston Bruins who have 77 points.
The Carolina Hurricane beat the Nashville Preadators 4-3. In the highly skilled Central Division Nashville sits 3rd with 81 points but 5th in the west. Carolina is 13th in the east with 61 points.
The Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2. It was a tie game after 1 period with a 1-1 score. No scoring in the second period. 2:13 into the 3rd period Blue Jacket Derek Mackenzie got one past Detroit goalie Joey Macdonald and Columbus had a 2-1 lead. Detroit came back and scored 4 goals in 10 minutes and 9 seconds. Henrik Zetterberg scoring the game winning goal. Detroit leads their Central Division and is 2nd overall with 87 points. 1 point behind the Vancouver Canucks.
The Los Angeles Kings shut out the Minnesota Wild 4-0. Four different Kings scored including Anze Kopitar. It is a 3 way tie for 8th place in the west again with Dallas, Colorado and Los Angeles all with 70 points. Minnesota is 12th with 65 points. Kings backup goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped all 26 shots for his 1st shutout this year.
The San Jose Sharks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0. Ryane Clowe scored the lone goal 1:22 into the 1st period. San Jose goalie Antti Niemi made 26 saves for the shutout and San Jose now sits 6th in the west with 73 points. Philly is 6th in the east with 75 points.
The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Dallas Stars at 4:30 pm
The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Chicago Blackhwaks at 5:00 pm
The St. Louis Blues take on the Edmonton Oilers at 7:00 pm
and finally, the Buffalo Sabres take on the Anaheim Ducks at 7:00 pm Enjoy X