Players of the Night:
Travis Dermott and Justin Holl, Toronto Maple Leafs: Both Dermott and Holl scored their first NHL goals on Wednesday, Dermott in his ninth NHL game and Holl in his first. Dermott assisted on Holl’s goal, because of course he did.
Chandler Stephenson, Washington Capitals: Stephenson scored his third and fourth career NHL goals to help drag the Capitals back from an early first-period 2-0 deficit. His goals began a run of five straight for the Caps, who beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3.
Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks: Jones sure could have used some run support on Wednesday. He made 43 of 44 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Someone owes the man a dinner.
Highlights of the Night:
Geez, Louise, Tomas Tatar.
Factoids of the Night:
- A look at Claude Giroux‘s glorious rejuvenation.
- Will Golden Knights be surprise trade deadline buyers?
- Jaromir Jagr’s hockey future hinges on healing up knee
- Taylor Hall fined, not suspended, for boarding Kyle Okposo
- Mike Fisher on Predators return: ‘This could be our year’
- Adam Henrique leading Ducks’ charge towards playoffs
Maple Leafs 5, Islanders 0
Capitals 5, Flyers 3
Red Wings 2, Sharks 1 (SO)