Devils Beat Hurricanes, 2-1
I suppose if you play in a league for as long as Jaromir Jagr has, and are as gifted as he is, you will find yourself nearing the top of pretty much every statistical list in the world of hockey. In Monday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Jagr recorded a goal and an assist and moved himself into fifth place on the all-time points list, passing Marcel Dionne. Oh right, it was also Jagr’s 1,500th NHL game.
After losing five in a row, the Devils have now won two out of three. They host the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. As for the Hurricanes, they dropped their third in a row and are off until Thursday night.
— Mary C Legg (@pogomcl2) December 9, 2014
Rangers Beat Penguins in Overtime
The New York Rangers squandered a 3-1 lead in the third period only to take the game back in overtime. Kevin Klein scored his sixth goal of the season late in the extra period to give the Rangers the win.
Klein earlier in the game left with the left side of his head bloody after a high stick, and it was later found out that part of his ear needed to be re-attached.
— Kevin Klein (@Realkevinklein8) December 9, 2014
The Rangers ended their two-game slide, and are off to the west coast for three games starting on Saturday. The Penguins have lost two out of three but remain in first place by one point in the Metropolitan Division. Their next game is against the Calgary Flames at home on Friday.
Blues Top Panthers, 4-2
Martin Brodeur picked up his first win at home for the St. Louis Blues on Monday defeating the Florida Panthers, 4-2. Brodeur stopped 32 of the 34 Panther advances enroute to his 690th career win.
It still feels a bit off saying “St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur”, but it is nice to see him still having success even with a brief layoff from the end of last season. Too many times we see player attempt to stay in the game longer than the game wants them to, and they are mainly remembered for their end as opposed to what they did before. I am hoping that isn’t the case with Brodeur, and on a team like St. Louis it may be difficult to fall on your face.
The Blues will have their hands full their next game which is Thursday against the New York Islanders. You know that is also a but weird to say but I digress. The Win against the Panthers propelled the Blues back into first place by one point over the Blackhawks.
The Panthers will look to continue their little “win-loss-win-loss-win” streak against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.
NHL News, Suspensions, Injuries, etc….
- Gary Bettman talks about Hockey World Cup and other things [NHL.com]
- Winnipeg’s Evander Kane suspended for two games [Yahoo]
- Montreal’s Bryan Allen placed on IR due to the flu
- San Jose places Tyler Kennedy on IR due to an upper body injury
John Is a contributor with The Hockey Writers covering the Buffalo Sabres. He is also a Senior Writer and Editor at MetsMerizedOnline.