There were 3 games on the schedule outside of Ottawa’s loss to Toronto. All the other games were in the Western Conference, where the Blackhawks extended their points streak once again. Here is a quick tour around the league:
- Daniel Carcillo scored the game winner with just 50 seconds left to lift the Blackhawks to a 3-2 regulation win over the Avalanche. The win extends the Hawks record to 24 games from the start of the season and makes it an even 30 straight regular season games with a point. Ray Emery won his 10th straight game for Chicago, making 20 saves. Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw scored the other Blackhawk goals in the win. John Mitchell and Matt Duchene made it close for the Avs, who will also get the next shot at ending the streak when Chicago visits Denver on Friday night.
- Miikka Kiprusoff returned to the Flames lineup and promptly made 32 saves to help Calgary down the Sharks 4-1. Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist for the Flames, who also got goals from Roman Cervenka, Blake Comeau and Curtis Glencross. Joe Thornton scored for San Jose. With the win, Calgary leapfrogs Edmonton and moves to within 2 points of a logjam of teams that occupy 8th through 10th.
- Jonas Hiller made 18 saves for the shutout as the Ducks scored once (by Corey Perry) in the first and held on to that lead until Ryan Getzlaf iced it with the empty netter. Jason LaBarbera was the unfortunate loser in the Coyotes net, allowing just 1 goal on 23 shots, but his team couldn’t must much of an attack.
That concludes a rather quick tour around the NHL. Things pick up Thursday night with 11 games on the schedule, so check back tomorrow for a recap of all the action.