It was the night of the shutout, and some weird ones too...
Cory Schneider only had to make 17 saves through OT but also stopped all three in the shootout for his blanking. He's now given up just five goals during a five game win streak.
Sergei Bobrovsky also had a shutout in the same game as he stopped 34 shots through 65 minutes but gave up a single goal in the shootout to record the rare shutout-loss combo. That's a nice bounceback for Bob after being pulled in his last outing. Dude needs a little help once in a while though.
16 saves were all that was required for Ray Emery's shutout as the Flames are pretty harmless on the road. This was Emery's first donut in over three years and improves his record to 12-0-0 on the season.
A little busier than Emery was Nikolai Khabibulin as he needed 43 saves to keep a clean sheet against the Blues. He's only appeared in seven games this season but hasn't given up more than three goals in any of them and sits with a .941 sv% right now.
And then we had the rare shared shutout as Marc-Andre Fleury & Tomas Vokoun tag-teamed 37 shots from the Habs. Fleury gets the win as he departed in a winning position but neither gets the shutout as it is credited to the team.... phooey.
Not a shutout but another win for Evgeni Nabokov and he is now 7-3-1, 2.42 & .908 in 11 March games.
Not a shutout nor a win for Jake Allen, more like a hot mess as he gave up three goals on seven shots before being pulled in the 2nd period. That's two straight rough outings, so expect to see a little more Halak coming up.
Fantasy line of the night has to go to Evander Kane for his 1+3=4, plus-2, two PIMs, six shots & four hits. He is having a monster fantasy season, check out this 82 game pace: 31+29=60, 118 PIMs, 342 shots & 267 hits... bizonkers!
Another goal for Shawn Matthias last night and he's having a nice March with 7+2=9, 35 shots & 20 hits in 14 games.
Joffrey Lupul, who I'm obligated to say is the only good player on jsuites UDL team (or something along those lines), had a pair last night to extend his goal scoring streak to four games (6+1=7).
With his 20th goal last night John Tavares has himself on a 50 goal (82 game) pace... just imagine what he'd be doing if he had some help.
Jordan Eberle had one goal in 14 games coming into last night so his 2+1=3 was surely appreciated by his owners.
It was Derek Stepan taking Brad Richards spot on L1 with Nash & Hagelin and he responded with 1+3=4. He's been very good lately with 7+9=16 in his last 14 games
Brenden Morrow did virtually nothing (just one hit) in his first game with the Pens. He played 12:55, mostly with Neal on L2, and barely saw any time on the PP. Maybe he's saving the fireworks for when Geno gets returns?
Nothing official on Mats Zuccarello yet but he's expected to join the Rangers today.
Carolina has placed Jussi Jokinen on waivers. I can see somebody picking him up and he's streaky, so you never know.
Pro: Mike Hoffman.
Farmhand: Reilly Smith, Brian Lee, Simon Despres & Jamie Oleksiak.