Here is SenShot’s NHL recap from Friday night in the NHL. In addition to Ottawa’s 1-0 win over the Sabres, there were 5 other games around the league.
- Matt Moulson scored the lone goal in a 6 round shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Michael Grabner had a pair for the winners, while Damien Brunner scored twice for the Devils. Michael Ryder scored the other one for New Jersey, and Frans Nielsen had the third Islanders marker.
- Daniel Alfredsson got his first point as a Red Wing, an assist on Henrik Zetterberg‘s game tying goal with just 17 seconds remaining as they erased a 2-0 Hurricanes lead. Stephen Weiss scored the OT winner to get the win for the Wings. Radek Dvorak and Nathan Gerbe scored in the first and second period respectively to put the Canes up, but Justin Abdelkader scored in the first minute of the third and Carolina couldn’t hang on in the dying moments.
- Sean Monahan scored his first NHL goal to kick off the scoring for the Calgary Flames early in the first, and they also got goals from TJ Galiardi, Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross in hanging on for a 4- 3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jack Johnson, Marian Gaborik and Artem Anisimov replied for the Blue Jackets.
- It was the Evander Kane show in Winnipeg as the power forward netted a goal and two assists, and also had a fight for the Gordie Howe hat trick in Winnipeg’s 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Devon Setoguchi scored twice on Kane setups, while the Jets got singles from Olli Jokinen and Bryan Little to seal the deal. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was pulled 5 minutes into the third after allowing 4 goals on 27 shots. Matt Green had opened the scoring for LA, who then allowed 4 straight goals before Jeff Carter and Justin Williams scored power play markers to make it close. Little iced it with an empty netter.
- P.A. Parenteau had a pair, including the empty net insurance goal to help his Colorado Avalanche down the Nashville Predators 3-1. Patrick Bordeleau had the other, while first overall pick Nathan MacKinnon had his third assist of the season for the Avs and won the battle of the two guys who could have gone 1st overall, over Seth Jones. . Paul Gaustad was the only Predator able to beat Semyon Varlamov, while Colorado coach Patrick Roy kept his cool in his second game.
Check back tomorrow for a recap of all Saturday’s action!