Thursday, October 28, 2010

What went on Wednesday

Sometimes you can tell when I didn't watch any hockey on a given night.

--Andrei Kostitsyn, Tomas Plekanec and Jeff Halpern each had a goal and assist and Carey Price made 18 saves as Montreal defeated the Islanders, 5-3.
--I lied earlier. Martin St. Louis does in fact kill penguins in his spare time. Get PETA on this and let's nullify and void all goals St. Louis has ever scored against penguins. (Note: I'm kidding, St. Louis does not in fact kill penguins. As far as we know.) St. Louis scored twice in the third period and Dan Ellis made 24 saves in relief of Mike Smith to lead Tampa Bay over Pittsburgh, 5-3. Steven Stamkos had three assists. Craig Adams somehow had a goal and two assists for the Penguins.
--San Jose's top line owned New Jersey in a 5-2 romp. Joe Thornton scored a hat trick and had two assists and Dany Heatley and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and three helpers. Antero Niittymaki made 27 saves.

Um, other stuff
--Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves and Nicklas Backstrom scored twice for Washington in a 3-0 win over Carolina.
--Six different players scored goals for Atlanta, which held on to defeat the Rangers, 6-4. Andrew Ladd and Niclas Bergfors had a goal and assist each and Chris Mason made 24 saves.
--Marty Turco made 33 saves in Chicago's 3-1 win over Los Angeles.

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