NEW YORK I- The “LOTTO” bound last-place Blackhawks get a rare Win as 1st Star Mark Giordano scores in the 3rd period to break a 2-2 tie & Chicago tops the Isle 4-2! Veteran Center Joe Thornton was asked if the team was trying to tank to get a “Lotto” pick, He replied “Are you kidding me, We know where we sit & guys like me,Jeff Carter & Frans Nielsen all play Center & we could lose our job if management gets that #1 Pick! We gotta show we still got game quipped Jumbo!
ST LOUIS- In a game that saw no forward score for either side, it was up to the defenseman to provide offense & the Blues squeezed out a 2-1 Win, as Brent Burns & his partner Nikita Zadorov both scored for St Louis while Jeff Petry had the lone Hawk tally! Connor Hellebuyck stole the show stopping 36 shots(5/5 gr’s) as the Blues got a Big road Win!
DALLAS- Game to be played by Commissioner,,,,
BOSTON- “Jumbo” Joe Thornton’s 2nd Goal of the game tied it late with Antti Raanta on the bench for the extra-attacker to send game to Overtime & the Shootout! Raanta should have stayed on the bench as both Evgeni Malkin & Connor McDavid made him look silly in a 4-3 Shootout Win for the B’s!
MINNESOTA- A back & forth contest where the Wild had three Defenseman score, Goals by Johnny Boychuk, Hamhuis Lindholm & the 1st of the season by Sami Vatanen staked Minnesota to a 4-3 lead with 6 minutes to play! Rookie Jake DeBrusk then tied the game with just 3 minutes remaining & with the clock winding down & a loose puck at center-ice, Zdeno Chara had a Breakaway, He lumbered in & sent the Fans into a frenzy, scoring the Winner with just 5 seconds left!