Players of the Night:
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins: Bergeron came into Saturday three points shy of 700 for his NHL career. He reached that mark in the first period, scoring twice and adding an assist as the Bruins put up five against the Carolina Hurricanes. He then put his stamp on the night, burying his hat trick goal in the second frame for good measure. Not bad, Patrice. Not bad.
Ryan Dzingel (and the rest of the Ottawa Senators, really): Dzingel had two goals in the game, giving him four over the past three games. Matt Duchene scored for the third time in two games and the Senators took down the best team in the NHL, a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning after coming from behind for a 6-5 win on Friday night. Not too shabby on the back to back. The Sens blew a three-goal lead in this one as well.
Highlights of the Night:
It’s never too late to score a game-winner:
Two-on-one. Seguin and Radulov. Only one way this ends:
No video here, because this one doesn’t need any:
Factoids of the Night:
Henrik Lundqvist moved into eighth on the all-time win list with this save on a point-blank clapper in the shootout.
- Jaromir Jagr appears to be done in Calgary
- Sam Bennett had a spirited tilt with Josh Manson
- Michael Del Zotto did a solid for a teammate’s teeth
- Claude Giroux scored a butt goal
- PHT’s Adam Gretz on the medal toss in last night’s world junior final
- The Colorado Avalanche have won five straight and are now in a playoff spot
Flyers 6, Blues 3
Stars 5, Oilers 1
Bruins 7, Hurricanes 1
Maple Leafs 3, Canucks 2 (SO)
Senators 6, Lightning 3
Rangers 2, Coyotes 1
Avalanche 7, Wild 2
Flames 3, Ducks 2
Predators 4, Kings 3