MIN - 3 TOR - 4 The Minnesota Wild are quickly gaining a reputation as the "Cardiac Kids" after spotting the Maple Leafs a three goal lead after two periods then storming back to tie it in the third period. The final point went to the home team however, D Cody Franson
(6.5b/7.5b) gets the shootout winner for the Leafs. LW Matt Cooke
(6.5b/6.5b) led the Wild's comeback with a goal and an assist but was not rewarded with a shootout spot in the lineup.
EDM - 3 PIT - 2 Pittsburgh's PP units went 1 for 8 tonight and probably cost the team the win as a steady stream of Oilers were sent to the sin bin all game long. Oilers LW Ryan Smyth
(6.5d/6.5d) had a goal and an assist for the winners and G Jason LaBarbera
(6.0b/6.0b) got the win, turning aside 28 of 30 shots.
LAK - 2 TBY - 3 The Kings east coast swing still is suffering after falling short in Tampa Bay. Lightning RW JT Brown
scored and had an assist while unheralded Bolts D Radko Gudas
(6.5a/7.0a) led the team with a +2 and also got a helper in the contest.
MTL - 3 WPG - 4 The Canadiens finished their Canada cross country tour falling short in Winnipeg. C Mark Scheifele
(6.5d/8.0d) was first star of the game with a hat trick and G Al Montoya
(6.5d/6.5d) allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the win.
BUF - 0 NYI - 2 The high flying Sabres came into Nassau Co. Veterans Memorial Coliseum looking to continue their early season success, but ran into a brick wall named G Evgeni Nabokov
(7.0b/7.0b) who stopped all 35 shots fired at him. The game was knotted up through two periods when C Casey Cizkas
(6.5b/7.5b) and C Frans Nielsen
(7.5b/7.5b) scored ES markers to give the Isles the win.
CHI - 0 CAR - 2 The Hurricanes have passed another tough test this time handing the favored Chicago Blackhawks a shutout loss. G Cam Ward
(8.0b/8.0b) turned aside 34 shots and was easily in control as his defensemen kept the crease clear all night even through 7 power play opportunities. Both teams combined for 11 penalties and two fights.
SJS - 3 STL -1 The hard luck Sharks made a two goal first period stand up and cruised to their second victory this season on strength of G Antti Niemi's
(8.0b/8.5b) strong goaltending.
DAL - 1 COL -2 LW Ryan O'Reilly
(8.0b/8.5b) and RW P.A. Parenteau
(7.5d/7.5d) both scored ES goals and G Semyon Varlamov
(8.0c/8.0c) stopped 34 of 35 shots while getting the teams fifth victory in six games.
VAN - 3 PHI - 4 D Luke Schenn
(7.0a/7.5a) scored the GWG with just :48 seconds left in regulation. This win was the Flyers third consecutive, this time over the visiting Canucks.
CLB - 1 DET - 5 Both teams traded goals in a tightly contested first two periods. The Red Wings then blew open the game on the strength of four 3rd period ES goals. C Pavel Datsyuk
(9.5c/9.5c) netted two goals and three points overall to get the games first star. Wings backup G Jonas Gustavsson
(6.5b/6.5b) made 34 saves for his first win of the season.
OTT - 2 ARZ - 8 LW Mikkel Boedker
(7.5c/8.0c) scored twice, C Mike Riberio
(7.5b/7.5b) added 3 assists and the Yotes got 4 goals in the third period to easily pull away with the win.
In other NHL news;
STL - C Adam Cracknell (6.0/6.5c) left practice early and from witnesses said he seemed to be favoring his back, No report from management yet on any injury or severity at this time.
COL - C Paul Stastny (8.0b/8.0b) was put on his teams injury report with upper body injury, his timetable for return is cloudy with a chance of meatballs...(just checking if your paying ANY attention)