DISAPPOINTING BLOCK FOR A PLAYOFF HOPEFUL TEAM
Patrick Roy was furious following a 1-4 home stand while his team is in a cat fight for the last playoff spot. A garbage can was thrown, a table overturned and several chairs knocked over as he stormed through the dressing room following the last game versus the Kings. ” I cannot wait for Getzlaf, Pavelski and Palmieri to get here…..I need these veteran leaders in our lineup now!!!…..We have too many passengers on the this team and there will be a few healthy scratches when those guys arrive. Hopefully it will not be too late for our team. Roy even called out his rookie sensation saying: Auston Matthews did nothing this home stand, when we needed him to pick his game up he did NOTHING!!” With that said his slammed his office door and the media was told to leave the dressing room.
The visiting team from Winnipeg had no difficulty defeating Colorado by
a final score of 5 to 2. Winnipeg finished strong with 4 goals in the
third period. ANDREW LADD scored the game winner at 6:43 of the 3rd period.
LADD had two goals for Winnipeg. Others who scored were JOE PAVELSKI,
RYAN O’REILLY and RYAN STROME for Winnipeg and VINCENT TROCHECK and JONATHAN
DROUIN for Colorado.
In a strong showing away from home, Dallas won by one goal over Colorado
by the score of 2 to 1. Dallas scored both of their goals on the power
play. Dallas sustained a constant attack outshooting Colorado 42 to 27.
VIKTOR ARVIDSSON scored the game’s final goal at 10:46 of the 2nd period.
JAMES REIMER was outstanding in goal. He gave up just a lone goal while
facing 27 shots. Others who scored were ERIK KARLSSON for Dallas and RYAN
NUGENT-HOPKINS for Colorado.
In a hard fought contest, Colorado defeated Vancouver by the final tally
of 5 to 3. Colorado sustained a constant attack outshooting Vancouver
40 to 26. Colorado got going early, scoring 3 times in the first period.
JOHNNY GAUDREAU had two goals for Vancouver. And RICKARD RAKELL scored
twice on 6 shots for Colorado. Also STEVEN STAMKOS scored twice on 7
shots and added one assist. Others who scored were TYLER JOHNSON for Vancouver
and ANDERS LEE for Colorado.
In a close game, Chicago won over Colorado by the final tally of 4 to
2. JAKUB VORACEK had three assists for Chicago. And LEE STEMPNIAK scored
twice. Others registering goals were JOHN TAVARES and MAX PACIORETTY for
Chicago and JONATHAN DROUIN and BROCK NELSON for Colorado. With the road
victory Chicago has now recorded 30 wins and 63 points for the season.
In a good matchup, Los Angeles topped Colorado by a final score of 4 to
2. Goal scorers were PATRICK MARLEAU, PATRICK KANE, ARTEM ANISIMOV and
SEAN COUTURIER for Los Angeles and NIKOLAJ EHLERS and ANDERS LEE for Colorado.
With the road victory Los Angeles has now recorded 18 wins and 42 points
for the season.