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NHL Review for Wednesday Feb 7 2018

NHL Review for Wednesday Feb 7 2018

NHL Review for Wednesday Feb 7 2018

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

TORONTO 3, Nashville 2 (SO)
Boston 6, NY RANGERS 1
LOS ANGELES 5, Edmonton 2

BERGERON SCORES TWICE AS BRUINS CLOSE IN ON FIRST PLACE

Patrice Bergeron scored two of Boston’s six unanswered goals to lead the Bruins (33-11-8, 74 points) to their fourth straight win and within one point of the Lightning (36-14-3, 75 points) for first place in the NHL.

The Bruins extended their road point streak to 12 games (10-0-2) dating to Dec. 13. This marks the fifth time in franchise history that the Bruins have recorded at least a point in 12 or more consecutive road games.

Bergeron, who started 2017-18 with five goals in his first 23 games, has tallied 19 goals in his past 24 contests. Additionally, Bergeron has collected at least one point in all but three games since Dec. 30, compiling 14-8—22 in 16 games – the Penguins trio of Evgeni Malkin (17-10—27 in 16 GP), Sidney Crosby (3-22—25 in 16 GP) and Phil Kessel (8-16—24 in 16 GP) are the only players with more points during that span.

Bergeron, who recorded two hat tricks in a six-game span in January (including his first career four-goal game), leads the Bruins with 24 goals this season (47 GP) – the fourth-most in his 14 NHL seasons. With 283 career goals (all w/ BOS), Bergeron is six goals shy of tying Ken Hodge (289) for sixth on the Bruins’ all-time goals list.

ANDERSEN, MAPLE LEAFS KEEP PACE IN ATLANTIC DIVISION

James van Riemsdyk (1-0—1) scored the decisive marker in the shootout and Frederik Andersen made 44 saves to help the Maple Leafs (32-19-5, 69 points) improve to 7-2-2 in their last 11 contests.

The Maple Leafs, who improved to 2-0-0 on their current five-game homestand, rank third in the Atlantic Division behind the Lightning (36-14-3, 75 points) and Bruins (33-11-8, 74 points) and own the third-most points in the entire Eastern Conference.

Andersen, who ranks fifth in the NHL in wins this season (26), outdueled Nashville’s Pekka Rinne (30 saves) – who saw his eight-game win streak end – to earn his League-leading fifth victory when making 40 or more saves.

DOUGHTY JOINS ELITE COMPANY IN KINGS WIN

Drew Doughty collected two assists and the Kings scored three times in the final 5:27 of regulation – after surrendering a 2-0 lead – to pick up their third straight win at Staples Center. At 29-19-5 (63 points), the Kingsleapfrogged the idle Flames (27-18-8, 62 points) and Ducks (26-19-10, 62 points) into third place in the Pacific Division.

Doughty (100-301—401) collected the 300th assist and 400th point of his NHL career to join Rob Blake (161-333—494) as the only defensemen in Kings franchise history to reach either milestone. Doughty reached the feat while competing in the 741st game of his career, 64 games fewer than Blake (805) totaled in a Kings uniform.

SENATOR’S BURROWS SUSPENDED 10 GAMES

Ottawa Senators forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for 10 games, without pay, for serving as the aggressor in an altercation and kneeing New Jersey Devils forward and former Windsor Spitfire Taylor Hall during NHL Game No. 816 in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

The incident occurred at 10:02 of the second period. Burrows was assessed two minor penalties, one for cross-checking and one for roughing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Burrows will forfeit $134,408.60. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

NHL Schedule for Thursday, Feb 8 2018

Matchup

Time

 NY Islanders@ Buffalo

7:00 PM ET

 Calgary@ New Jersey

7:00 PM ET

 Montréal@ Philadelphia

7:00 PM ET

 Nashville@ Ottawa

7:30 PM ET

 Vancouver@ Tampa Bay

7:30 PM ET

 Colorado@ St. Louis

8:00 PM ET

 Arizona@ Minnesota

8:00 PM ET

 Dallas@ Chicago

8:30 PM ET

 Vegas@ San Jose

10:30 PM ET