San Jose- Hawks rally for two Goals in 3rd to get close, but empty-netter by Tyler Seguin closes the deal in a Sharks 4-2 Win! Jaden Schwartz scored twice for the visitors!
Las Vegas- Rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois throws up a knuckler with 11 seconds left in game & scores(1-6) to give the home team a 3-2 Win! Just minutes earlier, Vegas was killing their 5th penalty of the game, when Drew Doughty had a Short-Handed Breakaway that was kicked out for a juicy rebound, but Joel Eriksson Ek fired it wide!
Vancouver- The “Nucks” scored on their first two shots & both were Power-Play Goals , they would add two more in the opening period to chase a disgruntled Antti Niemi down the runway to the locker room! Hawks would make Final score respectable, but lose 5-3 as Niemi lost for the 13th time in 15 starts!
Los Angeles- Chicago took a 3-2 lead into the 3rd period only to get blown out by the Kings, as they scored 4 times, Veteran Patrick Marleau had two & sent hard-luck Niemi to another early exit! Patrick Kane nabbed 1st Star Honors with a Goal & two helpers!
New Jersey- Patrick Maroon’s 8th of the season tied game in 3rd, but it was his penalty on his next shift that led to a PP Goal by Wayne Simmonds , which turned out to be the Winner in a 4-3 contest! Rookie netminder Dave “Big Save” Rittich wins in his 1st ever GHC start!