Quickie recap. I'm tired. Was an interesting day. And I wrote that before I realized all the road teams won in the NHL Monday. Weird.
Do you believe in miracles?
Because we saw one Monday: Tuukka Rask didn't suck. He made 36 saves and led Boston to a 2-1 win over Toronto. Nathan Horton scored and assisted on Marc Savard's goal.
Rick DiPietro got hurt again. Seriously. Good thing John Tavares had two goals and an assist to lead the Islanders over Calgary, 5-2. DiPietro played 25:33 before leaving with 13 saves. Nathan Lawson made 28 in relief. Matt Moulson (New York) and David Moss (Calgary) both had two goals.
Jonathan Toews returned to Chicago's lineup and scored an unassisted goal to break a 3-3 tie in the Blackhawks' 4-3 win over Los Angeles. Patrick Sharp had two goals and three points and Corey Crawford made 26 saves. Ryan Smyth scored twice for the Kings.
Man of the year
Everyone's favorite Alex Burrows scored midway through the third period to snap a tie and Vancouver fended off San Jose, 4-3, despite 43 saves by Antti Niemi. Daniel Sedin had a goal and assist and Burrows had two points. Cory Schneider made 32 saves.
Florida blew a 3-1 lead in the third period but Bryan Allen scored in overtime to give the Panthers a 4-3 win over Carolina. Cory Stillman had a goal and assist and Scott Clemmensen stopped 34 shots.