Players of the Night:
Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins: Remember when people thought Tuukka Time was running out? Rask stopped 28-of-29 against the Flames in a 2-1 overtime win for the Bruins on Monday. Rask, according to Sportsnet Stats, is now 20-2-2 with a 1.83 goals-against average, a .933 save percentage and two shutouts in his last 25 games, 24 of which has been starts.
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators: Rinne stopped 36-of-38 to help the Predators back into a tie first place in the Central Division. Rinne, who has won three of his past four starts, picked up his 30th win of the season, the seventh time he’s done so in his career, and fourth season in a row.
Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild: Zucker notched two tallies in the game, his second and third goals in his past two games, to help the Wild to a much-needed win after dropping their previous two contests.
John Gibson and Ryan Miller, Anaheim Ducks: Gibson left after the second period with a lower-body injury. He made 13 saves. Miller came in for a relief stint and stopped 20 third-period shots for the rare combined shutout, just the second occurrence in team history.
Highlights of the Night:
Poor Erik Karlsson:
Brad Marchand uses his head for some good:
The Chronicles of Rittich:
Factoids of the Night:
- Should the Winnipeg Jets stand pat at the trade deadline?
- Desperate for goaltending help, Flyers acquire Petr Mrazek
- Blackhawks ban fans after racist chants directed at Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly
- NHL Power Rankings: The Jets offense can be scary good
- Daniel Briere on starting up an ECHL franchise, his future in management (PHT Q&A)
- Capitals acquire defenseman Michal Kempny from Blackhawks
- Slumping Blue Jackets lose Nick Foligno for 1-2 weeks
- Fantasy Adds & Drops: Time to lose Lucic
Wild 5, Islanders 3
Capitals 3, Sabres 2
Bruins 2, Flames 1 (OT)
Predators 5, Senators 2
Kings 3, Blackhawks 1
Ducks 2, Golden Knights 0