Players of the Night:
Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators: It’s been a struggle for Ryan this season. He came into the game with just as single goal in 21 games but left with two in 22 while also adding an assist to help the Senators avoid a six-game losing streak.
Tyler Pitlick, Dallas Stars: Pitlick scored twice, bookending Dallas’s five goals in a 5-2 win against the New York Islanders.
P.K. Subban, Nashville Predators: If you continue reading (and you should) you will see Subban’s goal that came from quite a distance. The defenseman notched two in a ___ win against the Vancouver Canucks, powering the Preds to their ninth win in their past 12 games.
Highlights of the Night:
Dylan Larkin. Breakway. Shorthanded. Backhand.
Blunder of the Night:
Yikes, Anders Nilsson. Bravo, P.K.
Factoids of the Night:
Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen killed two birds with one stone on Wednesday:
Filip Forsberg accomplished an impressive feat for the second time in his career.
- Stars forward Alexander Radulov left Wednesday’s game against the Islanders in the third period and didn’t return due to a lower-body injury. His status is unknown.
- Henrik Sedin reached 800 career assists on Wednesday night.
- This man won a car in Vancouver.
- Darren Dreger dropped by the NBCSN studios and talked the KHL back-and-forth on letting its players compete in the Olympics, leaving countries hanging.
- Dreger also talked about Seattle being in the paperwork phase of landing an NHL team in the future.
Senators 3, Rangers 2
Stars 5, Islanders 2
Bruins 3, Red Wings 2 (OT)
Predators 7, Canucks 1