Your daily shot of hockey to go with your coffee
Monday, March 17th, 2014
No picks from Friday but here are some quick highlights of the weekend:
-Canadiens overcame three-goal deficit in the third the down the rival Senators 5-4 in OT. The game-tier came with one second left in regulation
-Ben Bishop set Lightning franchise record: He recorded his 5th shutdown Saturday against the Devils
-Bruins extend their streak to seven with a big 5-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. Jerome Iginla sniped twice, one of them being assisted by Berkshire alum Kevan Miller. Go Bears.
The Flyers played a home and home with the Penguins Saturday and Sunday. The Flyers won both games, 4-0 and 4-3 respectively, I have the coverage in my Flyers section.
The Devils hit the road down in Florida Friday and Saturday. On Friday, they fell to the Panthers 5-3 and were, as stated above, shutout Saturday in Tampa Bay, 3-0. Iceman will have a full recap up soon.
Four games tonight around the league: Wild @ Bruins at 7:30 (NBCSN), Canucks @ Lightning at 7:30, Jets @ Blues at 8, Coyotes @ Kings at 10:30. Bruins over Wild: Despite being a playoff team, Minnesota is horrible on the road. The Bruins have the most wins at home in the NHL. The Bruins have outscored their opponents 33-11 in their eight-game winning streak and only three over their last three games. Lightning over Canucks: Vancouver barely beat the Panthers yesterday. No chance they are beating the Lightning at home tonight. Blues over Jets: St. Louis will be the first team eclipse the 100-point mark tonight against the horrible defense of the Winnipeg Jets. Winnipeg has a decent offense but it won’t get by Ryan Miller and the St. Louis offense will blow out the Jets’ defense. Kings over Coyotes: Phoenix desperately needs to win to move into the second wild card spot. However, they have the second-lowest number of wins on the road. LA has hit a bump after their eight-game-streak having lost their two game, but Phoenix is a good time to bounce back against.
All home teams tonight, let’s go. #puck