Luongo inks himself in history: Monday night the Panthers traveled to Newark, New Jersey to take on the red-hot Metropolitan division leading Devils. The Devils beat the Panthers 2-1, November 11th, but tonight it was the other way around. The Panthers scored one second period goal that would be the difference maker of this game. As both split the third, the Panthers goal from Alexsander Barkov would be enough to help Florida edge out the Devils 3-2. The Panthers outshot New Jersey heavily in the first two periods, 31-10. Roberto Luongo picked up his 200th career win with the Panthers becoming the second goalie in NHL history to win 200 or more games with two franchises.
Penguins comeback OT win: In the game of the night the Penguins welcomed cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers. In the first the scoring was opened by Penguins Jake Guentzel(10), after that the Flyers scored three straight in the second (Gostisbehere, Konecny, Couturier), what looked to be the Flyers game, quickly slipped from their fingers as the Penguins went on to score three third period goals to the Flyers one third period goal, resulting in a tie game, 4-4 and extra time was needed. And who else to win the game for the Penguins than one of the most disliked players among Flyer fans, Sidney Crosby. Crosby scored his 10th on the year and 54th career game-winning goal to lift Pittsburgh to a 5-4 win. That was the Flyers eight straight loss, and they now welcome San Jose tonight to the Wells Fargo Center to hopefully end the losing streak.
The PRICE is right: Carey Price came back Saturday night vs the Sabres, where he posted a 36-save shutout, tonight he came in welcoming the Blue Jackets, one of the better teams in the NHL. Although it did not result in a shutout, Price pushed aside 37 of Columbus’s 38 shots for a Canadiens 3-1 win. Jonathan Drouin scored the game-winning goal off a clapper from the top of the circle and the Canadiens pick up their 10th win of the year. Price has now stopped 73 of 74 shots in his last two games.
It’s a scoring frenzy in Winnipeg: After the Wild opened the game with two first period goals by Jason Zucker(13) and Chris Stewart(7) the Jets went onto to score seven straight goals, holding Minnesota to nothing rest of the game. Goals for Winnipeg were scored by Joel Armia(4), Mark Scheifele(12), Jacob Trouba(2), Kyle Connor(7), Bryan Little(4), Blake Wheeler(6). The scary part about this win is that Patrik Laine had zero points not a goal or assist. The Jets offense scored 2 power play goals and now they get ready for the Avalanche in Colorado Wednesday night.
DeBerincat hattrick lifts Hawks past Anaheim: Alex DeBerincat scored his first career hattrick Monday night as the Blackhawks beat the Ducks 7-3. John Gibson was pulled after allowing four goals on 22 shots, but even then the damage was done and the Blackhawks just would not and did not stop. The Blackhawks scored three goals in the first and three goals in the second, Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad found the back of the net which is a positive sign. The Hawks get ready for a quick turnaround vs Nashville tonight and the Ducks get ready to face St. Louis Wednesday night.