Wow, I got home from work late tonight, but was following the early games online.
Toronto SIX goals against the Blue Jackets? After putting up three against Montreal? Who woke them up?
Washington’s 3rd win against Florida. All three wins come without Ovechkin. Still, I guess this one can be forgiven as the Panthers had someone named Alexander Salak in goal for most of the game. I didn’t get to see the game, but it looked like the Panthers pulled Scott Clemmensen quite early. Was he injured? According to the box score, he was pulled after 11 minutes.
I didn’t get to see any of the the Montreal loss against Buffalo. According to the box score, it looks like a complete blowout by Buffalo. Very few penalties, none until late in the 2nd period. I thought Jaroslav Halak was a decent goalie, but looks like this was just not his night.
I caught the first part of the Dallas Stars/Anaheim Ducks game on the radio going home from work. I loved the comment from the announcer, “The Stars are giving backup goalie Alex Auld the night off…” Guess that was part of Stars’ fans frustrations with Marty Turco. Anyway, caught the 3rd period in HD at home and the Stars woke up. Steve Ott wakes up and scores to put the Stars ahead 2-1 and then Morrow nails an empty netter to lock in the Stars win.
Now, the main event! This LA Kings team has been fun to watch this year. The first period has featured a penalty shot by Wayne Simmonds as well as an extended 5-3 power play by the Kings. The Kings have about 41 seconds left of a 5-3 power play and then there is another penalty upcoming against Ottawa.