Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson was able to fight through the unlikely placement of a Shea Weber shot on Monday, but ultimately a collision with teammate Milan Michalek forced him out of tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators.
There is a bright side for the Senators, at least as of this writing. After trailing 3-0 heading into the third period, they’ve tied things up 3-3 following quite the rally. We’ll see if they end up getting a point or even a win after a bruising evening.
Update: The Predators won 4-3, but it came in OT, so Ottawa gets a point. Impressively, both Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky maintained their torrid paces with three-point nights.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.