Charlie Coyle helped the Boston Bruins to an exciting win over the St. Louis Blues! Linus Ullmark stopped all 35 shots he faced and all three shootout attempts from St. Louis in a 4-3 victory for Boston, their 60th this season. Jake DeBrusk, Tyler Bertuzzi and Oskar Steen scored in regulation for the Bruins who are now enjoying a winning streak of three games in a row!
Jordan Kyrou scored two goals, including one with only 25 seconds left in the game. Torey Krug also scored for St. Louis but their goalie, Jordan Binnington, couldn’t stop 28 shots and the team lost for the second time in a row.
In overtime, it looked like Dmitry Orlov had won it for St. Louis but after a review it was ruled that David Pastrnak had not been in the right place before entering the zone so his goal didn’t count.
In another game, the Rangers beat the Capitals 5-2!
Alexis Lafrenière and Kaapo Kakko both scored goals which were only a few minutes apart from each other. Igor Shesterkin, the goalie, blocked 26 shots in the game and this helped the New York Rangers beat Washington. K’Andre Miller, Vladimir Tarasenko and Mika Zibanejad all scored too! This victory has allowed the Rangers to close the gap to their rivals, The New Jersey Devils, who are currently second place in their division by 3 points with 5 more games to play!
Dylan Strome and Aliaksei Protas both got a goal for Washington during the game, but 29 saves from Darcy Kuemper wasn’t enough to prevent them from losing the fourth consecutive match and their seventh in eight together. This means that the Capitals are getting closer to an elimination which would make it so they don’t appear in playoffs after 8 years of continual appearances.
On another note, Jordan Martinook managed to score his first in more than two months while being in Carolina and this ultimately led his team to beat New York with a very tight score of 2-1.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored a goal and Frederik Andersen saved 21 shots for the Hurricanes. They’ve won two games in a row after losing four out of five, so they are at the top of their division.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored first for the Islanders. Right now, they have lost two games in a row and three out of five recently, but are still in good position for playoffs. There is much competition though and they only have four games to go for a chance to make it into the top two spots of the Eastern Conference.
PENGUINS WIN 4-2 AGAINST FLYERS
The Penguins’ Rickard Rakell scored two goals and they defeated the Flyers. Penguins defense player Kris Letang was competing in his 1,000th NHL game while Bryan Rust marked his 500th NHL game with a goal. Ryan Poehling was credited with a late empty-netter and stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each made two assists. Lastly, goalie Casey DeSmith produced an impressive 31 saves total.
Sidney Crosby is just three points away from scoring 1,500 in the NHL. He has also tied Mario Lemieux, someone now famous in the NHL Hall of Fame, for most career points scored against the Flyers with 124 points.
Travis Konecny and Nicolas Deslauriers scored goals in the third period, but the Flyers were not able to come from behind to win. Samuel Ersson stopped 27 shots during the game and it was the Flyers’ third consecutive loss after winning four games. This was also the first time that Philadelphia couldn’t even get one point in a season series against Pittsburgh their entire team history.
BLUE JACKETS 4, SENATORS 3, OT
Kirill Marchenko scored 16 seconds into overtime to help Columbus beat Ottawa and end their four-game losing streak. Kent Johnson, Eric Robinson and Boone Jenner also scored while Johnny Gaudreau had two assists and an assist from Marchenko. Jon Gillies made 24 saves in his first Blue Jackets game of the season to get his first win since February 10th, 2022.
Marchenko scored his 21st goal of the season and broke a record for the most goals by a rookie in his team’s history. He is tied with rookies from Dallas and Seattle for having the most goals in the entire NHL this season.
Columbus and Anaheim both have 56 points, which is the second lowest in the entire league. Chicago has less points at 54, making them last place overall.
Three different players scored for Ottawa during this game, but they lost anyway.
In another game, Jets won 6-1 against Devils.
Nikolaj Ehlers scored two goals and Morgan Barron was able to finish a penalty shot, resulting in the Winnipeg team beating New Jersey. Pierre-Luc Dubois had one goal and one assist, while Kyle Connor and Nino Niederreiter also managed to score. Blake Wheeler got two assists. Connor Hellebuyck saved 31 shots during this game, which was his 60th start in this season. As a result of their win, Winnipeg came close to Seattle for obtaining the 1st wild card spot in the Western Conference. Despite this, Seattle still has more games to play than Winnipeg does.
Nico Hischier broke Connor Hellebuyck’s attempt to get a shutout when he scored in the last 13.9 seconds with an extra player. Vitek Vanacek saved 17 shots for New Jersey before being changed by Mackenzie Blackwood near the beginning of the third period. Blackwood also made four more saves while filling in.
In a separate game, Dylan Larkin got his second career hat trick (three goals) and Alex Nedeljkovic saved 42 shots as Detroit beat Toronto 5-2.
Detroit won the game over Toronto last night with Olli Maatta scoring a goal and an assisting another one, plus Jonatan Berggren also adding another goal. Moritz Seider helped out by providing two assists to his team’s win. Calle Jarnkrok and John Tavares scored goals for Toronto, although they were playing without their goalie Matt Murray who had been injured late in the first period. Ilya Samsonov did a great job stepping up in relief and managed to save 31 shots in Saturday’s 3-0 victory against Ottawa. At the same time, Kings defeated Canucks 4-1.
Alex Iafallo scored twice while Joonas Korpisalo stopped 21 shots, leading Los Angeles to a victory over Vancouver and clinching their spot in the playoffs! Arthur Kaliyev and Blake Lizzote both had a goal and an assist with Anze Kopitar getting two assists himself. This means that the Kings have improved to 45-22-10 this season, winning for the second night in a row after beating Seattle on Saturday.
Brock Boeser scored a goal for the Canucks and Thatcher Demko was able to keep the other team from scoring with 21 saves. Unfortunately, the Canucks were eliminated from the playoffs that same night because Winnipeg won against New Jersey. The Canucks have not been in the playoffs for 3 years and 7 out of 8 years.
In Calgary, Alberta Milan Lucic and Michael Stone both scored during the third period which led to a comeback win against Anaheim by 5 points to 4.
Nick Ritchie, Andrew Mangiapane and Nikita Zadorov each helped the Calgary team to win their fourth game in a row with one goal and an assist each. Tyler Toffoli also had two assists during the game. Jacob Markstrom allowed two goals within the first period of the game but was replaced by Dan Vladar who saved 11 shots throughout the rest of the game, leading to a win for Calgary. Frank Vatrano had two goals and an assist along with Max Comtois having a goal and an assist while Scott Harrington scored once as well, but they were unable to bring a victory for Anaheim.