NHL Wrap: Canadiens take over 1st in the east, Red Wings are rolling again, Sharks win streak hits 10
Canadiens 4 – Devils 0
In a battle between two teams at the top of the topsy tervy eastern conference, the Canadiens topped the Devils 4-0 with the crowd firmly behind them.
Carey Price was on point in this one, making 38 saves and completly shutting down anything that the Devils tried to get going. Bryan Smolinski and Saku Koivu set the tone early scoring first period goals and putting the Habs on top for good in this one.
Red Wings 3 – Blackhawks 1
After one of the worst slumps in franchise history, the Red Wings are playing the like the Red Wings again. Last night they topped the Blackhawks 3-1 and with that win, they have a double digit point lead over the rest of the NHL. Thats the way hockey town likes it.
Kirk Maltby scored in the first period for the Wings and Pavel Datsyuk scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period after Chris Osgood stopped Robert Lang’s penalty shot. The Wings are getting back on track at the right time.
Sharks 2 – Predators 1
The Sharks just finished a very tiring 3-week stretch that they were on the road for most of and they only managed to win 10 games in a row.
Joe Pavelski and Milan Michalek each scored goals, Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-1.