Vancouver Canucks 2; St. Louis Blues 3
The Blues came out victorious over the Canucks – only the third time the Blues have won in their last ten games (while only the second loss for Vancouver in their last nine). Roberto Luongo saw his regulation unbeaten streak snapped at 21 games while Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak has now gone 19-17-6 on the season.
Washington Capitals 2; Phoenix Coyotes 3
Mike Green was out of the line up as the Capitals headed out to the desert to take on the Coyotes. The win for the Coyotes put them top of the Pacific Division; but the win was probably the sweetest for defenseman Sami Lepisto who was drafted by the Capitals and then traded to the Coyotes (even if he did take a boarding call early in the third against his former team).
Not surprising first start of the night went to Ilya Bryzgalov with his 0.935 save percentage (29 saves and an additional 20 blocked shots by his team in front of him) helped defeat the struggling Capitals; and win their fifth straight.
This is 1 the first time the Coyotes have lead their division since the franchise moved to Phoenix in 1996.
Calgary Flames 9; Colorado Avalanche 1
Often when things start going wrong they snow ball out of control. So seems to be the case with the Colorado Avalanche. Hit with injuries, traded the Capitals for Tomas Fleischmann who is now out with pulmonary emboli and will miss the rest of the season, they signed Peter Forsberg only to see him retire from hockey in a week and now they had their own Valentine’s Day Massacre as the Calgary Flames took advantage of the teams circumstances.
Up into the Netting
The Hockey Writers own Andrew Rodgers was on television yesterday discussing fighting in the NHL: