National Hockey League news: March 24, 2008

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Monday, March 24, 2008

There were 2 games played in the National Hockey League on March 23, 2008.

Game summaries

St. Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks

  1 2 3 OT Total
St. Louis Blues 0 1 2 0 3
Chicago Blackhawks 0 1 2 1 4

Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal 1:09 into the five-minute overtime as his Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4–3. The game was made interesting at 18:42 of the third period when Keith Tkachuk scored to break a 2–2 tie. Chicago responded quickly, as James Wisniewski scored at 19:05 of the same period to even the scored. Kane would win the game for Chicago in overtime. Nikolai Khabibulin got the win, stopping 26 out of 29 shots while his counterpart, Hanny Toivonen stopped 27 out of 31 shots for the overtime loss.

New York Islanders @ Philadelphia Flyers

  1 2 3 Total
New York Islanders 0 0 1 1
Philadelphia Flyers 1 1 2 4

Daniel Brière had three points as his Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders 4–1. Vaclav Prospal of the Flyers had two points, a goal and an assist. Only one of the five goals in the game was not scored on the powerplay; Scott Hartnell scored five-on-five during the third period to make the scored 4–0 for the Flyers. Martin Biron was solid in nets for the Flyers, stopping 32 out of 33 shots, improving his record this season against the Islanders to 6–0. His counterpart, Joey MacDonald made 22 saves in a losing cause.

Player of the Day

Today's Player of the Day is Daniel Brière. Brière had one goal and two assists for the Philadelphia Flyers as they beat the New York Islanders 4–1.

For information on the selection process of the Player of the Day, see this page.


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