Last night was a pretty busy night in hockey. There were six games last night, and a rather lot of action. Here’s a quick run down of what happened last night in the NHL.
Craig Anderson earned his 23rd career shutout as the Ottawa Senators(1-0-0) squeak by the Buffalo Sabres(0-2-0), 1-0.
The Detroit Red Wings(2-0-0) and the Carolina Hurricanes(0-0-1) had to go to overtime to determine the winner. Henrik Zetterberg tied it up for Detroit in the last twenty seconds of regulation allowing Detroit’s Steven Weiss slid one past the ‘Canes Cam Ward to give Detroit the 3-2 win.
The New York Islanders(1-0-0) and the New Jersey Devils(0-1-1) took their match even further. They required a shootout to determine who was going to be the winner there. In the end, Matt Moulson got the winning shot past Martin Brodeur to give the Islanders a 4-3 win.
The Calgary Flames (1-0-1) notched their first win of the year over the Columbus Blue Jackets (0-1-0)last night. Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross scored within forty two seconds in the final period in a 4-3. So far, the Flames three points in a difficult back-to-back road trip to start their season.
The Winnipeg Jets(2-0-0) kick in their afterburners after a slow start at home against the Los Angeles Kings (1-1-0).Devin Setoguchi had two goals in the third period and linemate Evander Kane put in an empty netter to give the Jets a 5-3 win.
A more subdued Patrick Roy(chastened after his $10,000 penalty for his antics in his opening game) helped bring the Colorado Avalanche(2-0-0) a 3-1 win over the already struggling Nashville Predators (0-2-0) Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots for the Avs. P.A. Parenteau scored two goals and the Predators never really found their stride in this game.
Tonight looks to be a busy Saturday night for NHL hockey. Twenty two teams will be trying to earn points for their club tonight. The highlight of the night will be the Boston Bruins (1-0-0) welcoming the Detroit Red Wings (2-0-0) to the TD Garden tonight. That game will be playing on both the NHL Network and NESN.