National Hockey League news: March 4, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
There were 3 games played in the National Hockey League on March 3, 2008.
Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals
scored 32 seconds into the game to get it started for the Capitals. scored his 50th goal of the season 6:18 into the first period to make it 2-0. Ovechkin scored again 50 seconds later to put Washington up by three. scored to make it 4-0 before the halfway point of the first period. Ovechkin completed the hat trick with a power play goal with 4:29 left in the period. put Washington ahead by 6 going into the first intermission with a power play goal of his own. scored a power play goal 36 seconds into the second period to put Boston on the scoreboard. Capitals rookie scored his 14th goal of the season at 7:50. made it 8-1. The Bruins added their second goal when scored with less than 3 minutes left in the second period. Laich scored his second goal of the night 2:03 into the third. Bradley scored his second of the night to put Washington in double digits in the closing minutes of the game. made 20 saves in the first two periods before leaving with back spasms. Ovechkin had two assists to go with his hat trick.
Ottawa Senators @ Anaheim Ducks
In a rematch from last year's Stanley Cup finals, the Ottawa Senators travelled to Anaheim to face the Ducks.
Montreal Canadiens @ San Jose Sharks
scored 56 seconds into the game to give the Sharks an early lead. Montreal answered with a goal 2:22 into the first, but San Jose retook the lead 24 seconds later when scored his 18th of the season. scored his first career NHL goal to tie the score going into the first intermission. In the second period, Thornton scored his second of the night on a Sharks power play to retake the lead. Plekanec scored his second of the night nearly 10 minutes later to tie the score again. put San Jose back on top with his first goal of the season. In the third period, put the Sharks ahead by two goals. put the Canadiens within 1 less than a minute later, but a power play goal by , who spun around one of the Montreal defenders, secured San Jose's victory with 1:39 left in the game. made 27 saves for the Sharks, who have now won 6 straight.
Wikinews Player of the Day
Today's Wikinews Player of the Day isof the Washington Capitals. Ovechkin scored three goals and two assists in the Capitals' 10-2 win agains the Boston Bruins. His first goal was his fiftieth of the season, making this the second 50-goal season of his career. Ovechkin jumped ahead of fellow countryman as NHL points leader.
For information on the selection process of the Player of the Day, see this page.
- "Game boxscore: Boston @ Washington" — , March 3, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Ottawa @ Anaheim" — , March 3, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Montreal @ San Jose" — , March 3, 2008
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