Oilers 4 – Red Wings 3
When it comes to shootouts, theres no one better than the Oilers. Robert Nilsson scored the only goal in their shootout victory over the Red Wings in their 4-3 victory last night. This win gave their an NHL record 13th shootout win of the season.
“It’s always nice to have a positive record, but it is all about winning games,” Oilers goalie Mathieu Garon said. “Those shootout wins have been huge for us because almost half of our wins have come that way.”
Avalanche 3 – Flames 2
Down 2-1 in the third period is not a good position to be in. The Avs didn’t seem to worry much about it last night though. Paul Stastny set up the tying goal with an assist to Milan Hejduk the 13:33 minute mark.
The game went to overtime and Stastny came up with the game winner on a powerplay.
“He saw me and he made a good play and I tapped her in,” said Stastny. “It’s always big, especially when you are down a goal in the third. We’ve got to enjoy this one and be ready because we play Vancouver tomorrow.”
Around the league
- Chris Higgins had two goals and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens scored four times in the first half of the third period in a 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.
- David Krejci scored his first NHL goal, and Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead the Boston Bruins to their fourth consecutive win, a 4-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
- Brooks Laich had two goals and assisted on two others to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
- Evgeni Malkin and Jeff Taffe score first-period goals for trade-depleted Pittsburgh, providing early offense for the Penguins in a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders.
- Sergei Samsonov scored two goals, tapping in his own rebound with 3:24 left in overtime to lift Carolina past the Devils 2-1 and snap their five-game winning streak.
- Eriksson scored two goals as Dallas rallied from a third-period deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1.