Paul Martin, back in the lineup after missing 18 games with a hand injury, scored the winning goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they clinched the Metropolitan Division on Thursday.
The Penguins scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Winnipeg Jets by a final score of 4-2. Sidney Crosby, with a pair of assists, is up to a league-best 102 points on the season. Meanwhile, the Jets are now eliminated from playoff contention in the Western Conference.
Paul Martin spoke with the media post-game: To get that goal on the power play, it was fun for me to get back/fun to get that big win.
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.