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habs…win?

Scores

Winnipeg 2
Washington 4

Calgary 4
NY Islanders 2

Colorado 1
Philadelphia 3

Edmonton 2
NY Rangers 1

Toronto 4
Tampa Bay 1

Buffalo 2
Ottawa 3

Detroit 3
Florida 1

Vancouver 2
Montreal 5

Boston 2
St. Louis 3 (OT)

Nashville 2
Minnesota 3 (OT)

Columbus 1
Los Angeles 2 (OT)

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Notable Numbers

* Welp, congratulations, Earth. You’ve been around long enough to experience the Patch-trick: a hat-trick for one NHL player who also managed to miss two penalty shots in the same game. Max Pacioretty – well done.

* Ovechkin has like, 1000 goals this year. More on that below.

* Steve Mason stopped 38 of 39 shots (.974), and Ben Scriven stopped 34 of 35 pucks (.971) to help their respective teams to victory. Nicely done, fellas.

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Malkin goal 2

Scores

Pittsburgh 5
Buffalo 1 (Recap)

Chicago 2
Anaheim 0 (Recap)

Dallas 1
San Jose 2 (OT) (Recap)

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Notable Numbers

* Two guys you may have heard of, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, both had a goal and an assist in the Penguins win over the Sabres. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 of 25 to bring his save percentage up to an impressive .918 with a 2.22 goals against. 31 wins ain’t bad either (best in the league, actually), though it is just the product of playing a lot on a good team.

* Marian Hossa was in on both Blackhawks goals (one and one), which is all Chicago would need thanks to Corey Crawford’s 29 save shutout.

* Marty Havlat got his ninth and 10th points of the season (one and one) in San Jose’s overtime victory over Dallas.

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ryan callahan

Scores

Colorado 1
NY Rangers 5 (Recap)

Vancouver 1
Boston 3 (Recap)

NY Islanders 1
Washington 0 (Recap)

Calgary 0
Montreal 2 (Recap)

Toronto 1
Florida 4 (Recap)

Ottawa 5
St. Louis 4 (SO) (Recap)

Tampa Bay 1
Minnesota 2 (Recap)

Dallas 3
Phoenix 1 (Recap)

Winnipeg 2
Carolina 1 (Recap)

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Notable Numbers

* Evgeni Nabokov had a 22-save shutout against the Capitals to help the Isles to a 1-0 (trade-bait Andrew MacDonald had the goal). That wasn’t quite as impressive as Carey Price’s 27-save goose egg. Guy’s been pretty good lately.

* Mid-contract negotiation, Ryan Callahan posted a two-goal, one-assist performance in the Rangers beatdown of the Avs. The Rangers would be bummed, but given that they might see him as someone to trade before the deadline, who knows.

* Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist as the B’s beat the Canucks 3-1.

* Jason Spezza had a goal and two assists as the Sens topped the Blues in a shootout 5-4.

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Matt Hendricks

Scores

Ottawa 1
Pittsburgh 2 (OT)

Edmonton 3
Buffalo 2

Colorado 2 (OT)
New Jersey 1

Vancouver 0
Detroit 2

Columbus 4
Anaheim 2

Philadelphia 5
San Jose 2

Chicago 5
Los Angeles 3

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Notable Numbers

* Jimmy Howard had a shutout: that is good.
It was on the 16 total shots the Canucks generated: that is bad.

* The Penguins/Sens game may have looked close on the scoreboard, but Craig Anderson made twice as many saves (46) as Ottawa had shots. Sooo, not so close.

* The Oilers, on the other hand, gave up nearly that many shots to the Buffalo Sabres with Ilya Bryzgalov in net…and won. New acquisition Matt Hendricks scored a beauty and was named first star of the night.

* Nick Foligno’s two goals helped Columbus get a big win.

* Anze Kopitar matched Patrick Kane’s goal and two assists, but the Kings still lost by a couple to Chicago.

* Speaking of “a goal and two assists”…Claude Giroux hit those totals for Philly. 55 points in 57 games at this point, he’s on a great run.

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nyquist

Scores

Detroit 5
Washington 6 (OT) (Recap)

Winnipeg 2
Montreal 1 (Recap)

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Notable Numbers

* With Johan Franzen being unable to play for Sweden in the Olympics (concussion), a spot opened up. Gustav Nyquist is going to get it. His three goals and an assist last night all but cemented that. Joel Ward had two and one for the opposition in the same high-scoring game that saw Ovechkin pot the OT winner.

* Al Montoya stopped 30 of 31 shots to help the Jets top the Habs.

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lundqvist save

Scores

NY Rangers 2
NY Islanders 1 (Recap)

San Jose 0
Edmonton 3 (Recap)

Chicago 4
Vancouver 2 (Recap)

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Notable Numbers

* BEN SCRIVENS. Ben Scrivens, man – he set the NHL RECORD for saves in a regular season shutout last night (regulation). 59 saves in a 3-0 win. The Sharks attempted 100 shots on the Oilers net, all told. Damn. Oh, and Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists. Whatever.

* Henrik Lundqvist made 30 stops in the 2-1 Rangers win, Nabokov made 32. All told, it was King Henrik who seemed to face more pressure. Either way, both goalies were good.

* You won’t believe this: Toews and Sharp were great against Vancouver. Fun thing for Chicago: if they can play Saad, who was also great against the Canucks, on the bottom two lines…they’re an awfully tough team to play.

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ovy green

Scores

Nashville 4
Winnipeg 3

Carolina 0
Montreal 3

Washington 5
Buffalo 4 (OT)

Florida 2
Boston 6

Ottawa 3
Columbus 2

Detroit 0
Philadelphia 5

Tampa Bay 2
Toronto 3

Minnesota 4
Anaheim 2

Chicago 4
Calgary 5 (OT)

Los Angeles 0
Phoenix 3

New Jersey 0
St. Louis 3

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Notable Numbers

* David Krejci had a goal and two assists, while Milan Lucic had two goals in the Bruins 6-2 assault of Tim Thomas. Er, the Panthers. Same diff.

* Nazem Kadri scored twice and Jonathan Bernier stopped 40 shots in the Leafs 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

* Scott Hartnell had two and one, Giroux had one and two, and Steve Mason had a shutout. The Flyers, they had an okay night.

* The Great Eight, Mr. Ovechkin, had a two and two for four, including an assist on Mike Green’s OT winner (he had two and one for three) in the Caps narrow 5-4 OT win over the Sabres.

* Carey Price had a 36 save shutout over the Canes. Canada is saved.

* Thomas Greiss also had a shutout (30 saves). Jaroslav Halak (23 saves) did too. Goooo, goalies, or whatever.

* Oliver Ekman-Larsson played a reasonable amount of minutes (26+) and scored twice. But still, the highlight below was the one most worth clipping.

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