NHL Recap: March 13, 2013 – Flames Burn Wings, Devils Ground Flyers


It was a light night in the NHL with only 2 games outside of Ottawa’s 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal.  Here is a quick tour around the league.

Mar 13, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates his shorthanded goal during the first period of their game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Ilya Kovalchuk‘s shorthanded goal late in the first period proved to be the game winner as the Devils beat the Flyers 5-3.  Adam Henrique had a pair for New Jersy, with Patrik Elias and Andrei Loktionov adding singles, making a winner of Johan HedbergJakub Voracek and Scott Hartnell scored for the reeling Flyers.
  2. Curtis Glencross and Lee Stempniak each had a goal and an assist and Matt Stajan had 2 helpers as the Flames beat up on Jonas Gustavsson and the Red Wings 5-2.  Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Tanguay and Blake Comeau had the other Flames goals while Niklas Kronwall and Valteri Filppula replied for the Wings.

That concludes our quick tour around the league.  Check back tomorrow for a recap of all 11 games on the Thursday night schedule, including Pittsburgh visiting the Maple Leafs and the Rangers playing the Jets in a game that will have implications for the Senators, as the two teams are sitting n 8th and 9th spots respectively.