Here are the top 3 stories from around the NHL yesterday…
1. Peel Help Perry Beat Canes – Corey Perry scored the OT winner for the Anaheim Ducks moments after blatantly hauling Jussi Jokinen off his feet behind the Carolina Hurricanes‘s net. Despite everyone in the arena including Perry himself and Ducks’ coach Bruce Boudreau expecting a penalty call, referee Tim Peel (the same Senators nemesis in LA and Phoenix last month) didn’t see it that way. Peel is quickly becoming a hated referee around the league, as his judgement seems to be a little off almost every night. I know the Sens wouldn’t be upset if they didn’t see him doing one of their games again any time soon.
2. Millers’ Time - Ryan and Drew Miller did something that hasn’t been done since 1973 last night. Drew scored the winner in the Detroit Red Wings‘ 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, while goaltender brother Ryan of the Buffalo Sabres was shutting out the Boston Bruins. According to NHL.com, the last time a pair of brothers scored a winning goal and recorded a shutout on the same night was Phil and Tony Esposito on Oct 10th, 1973.
3. Wings Love The Home Cookin – With the win over Edmonton, the Detroit Red Wings moved to 21-2-1 at home, making any team that faces them in the playoffs at a distinct disadvantage if the Wings have home ice. Only the St. Louis Blues (22-4-3) have a home record that is even close to what the Wings have posted