Sens Shutout Devils, 2-0
Kyle Turris provided all of the offense for the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, as they beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0. The Sens were outshot by the Devils 34-16, but in the end it didn’t really matter. Craig Anderson was in net and earned his seventh win and third shutout of the season. The loss is the Devils’ fifth in a row and was their 11th out of their last 13. To say they are struggling is an understatement.
Craig Anderson baffles Devils. [In Lou We Trust]
Senators steal a win away from the Devils. [Silver Seven]
Bruins Top Wild on Rivalry Wednesday
The Boston Bruins faced the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night beating them in overtime 3-2. It was a nice night for the Bruins all around, as they snapped a three-game losing streak, and also were able to put David Krejci back in the lineup. Krejci who missed quite a bit of time with a lower body injury was back at it Wednesday. He didn’t make his way onto the scoring sheet but it had to be a good feeling just to get back out there.
Krejci: “Glad I got through. Safely I can say I’ll play the next game, so that’s the good news, and a good step forward” ^JI
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 18, 2014
Minnesota’s frustrations are starting to set in. [Russo’s Rants]
Boston looking to get back to winning way to climb the standings. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
Stars, Lehtonen Shutout Canucks
In the final game of a small schedule on Wednesday, the Dallas Stars defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-0. Kari Lehtonen was superb stopping all of the Canucks 27 shots earning his first shutout of the season, and his 12th win. The Stars have now won two in a row, while the Canucks have dropped their fifth straight.
Colton Sceviour scored the first goal of the game for the stars, his second of the season, as the puck slipped under the glove of Canucks’ goalie Eddie Lack. The Stars would add an empty net goal with :26 remaining the seal the deal.
NHL News, Injuries, Suspensions, etc…
- Mumps possibly continue to spread in steel city, Fleury possibly next [NHL.com]
- Anaheim’s Kyle Palmieri placed on IR with a shoulder injury
- St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz placed in IR with a foot injury
- The Toronto Maple Leafs have waived Brandon Kozun. [Sportsnet.ca]
- Flames Bob Hartley agrees to a contract extension [Yahoo.com]
- A look at Hart Trophy predictions [Puck Rant]
John Is a contributor with The Hockey Writers covering the Buffalo Sabres. He is also a Senior Writer and Editor at MetsMerizedOnline.