Poor, poor Cam Ward. He makes THAT stop and in doing so not only keeps his team within one, but also basically sparks the Hurricanes to a comeback in a game in which they were being pretty well handled by the defending Stanley Cup champs. And his boys can’t even pull out a W for him?
The Canes may have forced OT, but the Pens won in a shootout because Carolina got one goal from its SIX shooters. Too bad, really. That’s probably going to stand up as save of the year.
New York Rangers 4, Los Angeles 2
Hey for real, what’s the deal with Vinny Prospal, who had two goals and an assist tonight, this season? Guy’s got 3-7-10 in seven games. Vinny Prospal! Rangers fans are making a bit of a big deal out of it. Then again, Aaron Voros got nine points from his first eight games last year and then scored seven more for the rest of the year, so maybe this is just a thing mediocre-to-submediocre Rangers forwards do.
Chicago 4, Edmonton 3
Antti Niemi has to be your No. 1 guy in Chicago now, right? I mean, he made 16 saves on 19 shots, and that’s good for an .842 save percentage and two points. Big-time, game-breaking stuff right there.
Dallas 6, Nashville 0
What’s more shocking, that it took Dallas 6:31 to get three shots on goal against a team that was very obviously laboring from the outset, or the fact that Dan Ellis let all three of them get past him (that’s a one-night GAA of 27.6something.. I can’t be arsed to do the math. Anyway, his season stats jumped from 2.18/.920 to 3.16/.885.) The correct answer is, of course, none of the above, because Marty Turco had a 29-save shutout. Thanks for playing this round of “What could possibly be more astonishing than a Marty Turco shutout?”
Anaheim 3, Minnesota 2
A thing I imagine is not good for a team going forward: Andrew Brunette is their go-to offensive force.