Before the game Dallas Stars defensemen Stephane Robidas emphasized that one man can’t do it all but he certainly tried to in this one. Robidas scored twice, had one assist and made several key defensive plays to lead the Stars to a 4-2 victory over the Ducks.
“I think we worked hard. Marty (Turco) is playing really well,” Robidas said. “It’s a team game and that’s why we have been winning and successful — everyone is chipping in, everyone is doing a little more.
“That’s the key to our success.”
Stephane Robidas scored twice in the second period and goalie Marty Turco recorded his 200th career victory with many more to come I’m sure. This win helped the Stars get back on track after their 7 game winning streak was snapped earlier this week.
Blue Jackets 5 – Red Wings 1
Lately the Red Wings have been getting beat a lot. To top it off they are not just getting beat, they are getting beat bad. The NHL’s top team is now on a 5 game losing streak courtesy of the Blue Jackets who put it on them last night in a 5-1 beatdown.
Fredrik Modin scored twice, Rick Nash had a goal and two assists and Nikolai Zherdev added a goal and an assist for Columbus. Ron Hainsey scored the other goal and Dick Tarnstrom had two assists. Talk about spreading the wealth.
Pascal Leclaire made 20 saves and outplayed the Chris Osgood who only stopped 9 shots before being pulled for the second straight game. Thats right you heard me right, Pascal Leclaire outplayed Chris Osgood. I know, I’ve never heard of him either.
The last time I wrote about the Red Wings I said they’d be ok but I’m not so sure anymore. They need to get back on track quick because the playoffs will be here before we know it.
Kings 6 – Flames 3
So maybe there is hope for Kings fans afterall. Even in one of their sorriest seasons, the future looks bright after the play of some of their younger players last night.
Ted Purcell scored his first NHL goal and Brian Boyle notched his fourth in seven games since his promotion from the minors, sparking the Kings to a 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames.
“The play of some of our younger people, especially Boyle and Purcell, was pretty special. And maybe it’s pushing some other guys,” coach Marc Crawford said.
Those are encouraging words from the coach but to be honest, with their record, I don’t know how this guy still has a job.
This may be the first time this season that the Kings won and the Red Wings lost. Whats the world coming to?
Around the league
- Marian Hossa scored the tying goal for Atlanta with 18.1 seconds left in regulation and Pascal Dupuis had the decisive tally in the 10th round of a shootout in the Thrashers’ 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
- Nathan Horton and Kamil Kreps scored third-period goals, and the Florida Panthers rallied for a 4-2 victory over Washington.