National Hockey League news: March 29, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
There were 8 games played in the National Hockey League on March 28, 2008.
Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils
scored the first goal for Philadelphia 9:35 into the first period. scored a pair of goals about two minutes apart to put the Devils ahead by a score of 2-1 later in the first. put the Devils ahead by 2 early in the second. brought the Flyers within a goal 9:14 into the second. tied the score for Philadelphia in the third period. scored to put the Devils back in the lead, but re-tied the score with 54 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. scored the decisive shootout goal for the Devils to snap their 5 game losing streak.
Atlanta Thrashers @ Carolina Hurricanes
scored 42 seconds into the game to give Carolina an early lead. got a power play goal later in the first period. and each scored a power play goal for the Hurricanes, putting them ahead by 4. scored Atlanta's only goal shorthanded with 3:07 left in the second period. Ruutu scored his second power play goal of the night halfway through the third period. scored a shorthanded goal to make it 6-1 later in the third. also scored a power play goal for Carolina with 2:09 left in the game.
Nashville Predators @ Columbus Blue Jackets
broke the scoreless tie 4:26 into the second period. would add to Nashville's lead a couple minutes later. made 43 saves, earning his sixth shutout of the season. This was also the second time in a row that Ellis shutout the Blue Jackets; he also did so on March 25 in a 3-0 victory in Nashville. With the victory, the Predators move ahead of the Vancouver Canucks into the 8th spot in the Western Conference playoff race.
Montreal Canadiens @ Buffalo Sabres
scored the first goal of the game for Buffalo, breaking a scoreless tie 2:25 into the second period. Montreal tied the score with 37 seconds left in the second when scored. and each scored a goal for the Sabres 1:45 apart to put them up by 2. scored a pair of goals to tie the score and force overtime; first a power play goal with 2:31 left in regulation, then at even strength with 15 seconds left in regulation. scored 3:38 into OT to complete Montreal's comeback.
St. Louis Blues @ Detroit Red Wings
started the scoring for the Blues 12:20 into the first period. scored a power play goal to put St. Louis up by 2 in the second period. put the Red Wings on the board with a power play goal of his own less than a minute later. returned the Blues lead to 2 just under the halfway point of the third period. scored a pair of goals for Detroit, which would force the game into overtime. Boyes, who started the scoring, finished it 2:43 into the overtime, giving the St. Louis the win.
Vancouver Canucks @ Minnesota Wild
scored the first goal for Minnesota 11:37 into the first period on a Wild power play. gave the Wild a two goal lead before the first intermission. scored a power play goal to put Minnesota up by 3. scored the Wild's other second period goal at 13:28.
In the third period, things got physical after Vancouver's
Edmonton Oilers @ Colorado Avalanche
scored 7:22 into the first period to put Colorado on the board first. scored 40 seconds later to give the Avalanche a two goal lead. Edmonton tied it up before the first intermission, after goals by and . The Oilers took the lead in the second period when scored. Brunette scored his second of the game for the Avalanche to re-tie the score. took the lead back for the Oilers with 2:57 left in the game, but Colorado tied it when scored with 6 seconds left. Sakic also scored the decisive goal in the third round of the shootout, giving the Avalanche the win.
San Jose Sharks @ Anaheim Ducks
scored first for the Sharks 6:38 into the first period. scored on an Anaheim power play to tie the score later in the first. scored his own power play goal for San Jose, retaking the lead for the Sharks in the second period. also scored in the second for the Sharks, putting them ahead by three. They held on to snap Anaheim's 10 game home winning streak. San Jose's victory also clinches the Pacific Division title for the team's third time in franchise history.
Player of the Day
Today's Player of the Day is Dan Ellis of the Nashville Predators. Ellis made 43 saves and allowed no goals in the Predators' 2-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. It is his 6th shutout of the season, which ties him for 3rd with most shutouts by a goaltender this season. He also earned a 36-save shutout 4 days earlier when Columbus came to Nashville.
For information on the selection process of the Player of the Day, see this page.
Yesterday's NHL news:
- "Game boxscore: Philadelphia @ New Jersey" — , March 28, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Atlanta @ Carolina" — , March 28, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Nashville @ Columbus" — , March 28, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Montreal @ Buffalo" — , March 28, 2008
- "Game boxscore: St. Louis @ Detroit" — , March 28, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Vancouver @ Minnesota" — , March 28, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Edmonton @ Colorado" — , March 28, 2008
- "Game boxscore: San Jose @ Anaheim" — , March 28, 2008