Players of the Night:
Jeff Glass, Chicago Blackhawks: Sure, his shutout bid was stopped by Patrik Laine in the third period, but he made a game-saving stop on Laine latter in the frame that help the Blackhawks to the win. Glass was on a different level on Friday. What a story he’s become.
Jay Beagle, Washington Capitals: Beagle scored with two seconds left in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and help the Caps to a last-second win.
Al Montoya, Edmonton Oilers: Alvaro stopped all 19 shots he faced after coming in to relieve Cam Talbot. The Oilers rallied in his presence, winning 4-2 after going down 2-0 in the first 3:17 of the g ame.
Highlights of the Night:
This is Jeff Glass doing what a lot of goalies can’t: stopping Patrik Laine’s one-timer.
Ovechkin reclaimed the league-lead in NHL goal scoring, from where he does it best:
Jordan Stall’s 200th NHL goal came on a beautiful set up:
Who needs/wants overtime? Jay Beagle doesn’t:
Factoids of the Night:
Some Beagle facts:
- The Lightning are losing the league’s top d-man for 3-to-6 weeks. Ouch.
- Florida will make a deadline move if it makes sense long-term.
- Cap Crunch: Who’s set up and who is screwed?
- Cogliano re-ups with Ducks.
- New Year in fantasy hockey: East edition.
- New Hurricanes owner believes the team can win now.
- Flames have suddenly turned a corner.
Canucks 5, Blue Jackets 2
Flames 4, Panthers 2
Capitals 4, Hurricanes 3
Blackhawks 2, Jets 1
Oilers 4, Coyotes 2