Choice PHT cuts
Players of the Night
- Joonas Donskoi scored two goals for the Sharks and also found the net during the shootout. The Ducks still won as goaltending continues to shine for them (Reto Berra played the role of John Gibson tonight), but it was quite the game by Donskoi.
This is now his third two-point night of the season.
- Also in the running: Mikael Granlund, who two goals and also grabbed a primary assist. He collected the last two goals of regulation, helping the Minnesota Wild secure a standings point. Like Donskoi, his work wasn’t quite enough, as the Devils won in overtime.
Highlight of the Night
Kevin Fiala has been on a tear since Kyle Turris arrived in Nashville. Sometimes Turris factors into that, sometimes it’s Fiala, who might be enlivened by the addition. This time around, P.K. Subban deserves a lot of credit for setting up what ended up being just a brilliant goal:
That goal is almost poetic.
Factoids of the Night
The Devils won thanks to this 3-on-3 OT goal from John Moore, which apparently is a fairly frequent occurrence.
We might as well go for a trifecta of specific-but-impressive defensemen facts: