Saturday, January 26, 2013
Need to Know: Wings find spark, Pens fall
By Sarah Goldstein
- Red Wings fans freely displayed their displeasure for Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and their own team Friday night. But the Wings gave them something to cheer for by the second period when Henrik Zetterberg tied the game and then Todd Bertuzzi put them ahead for good.
- Sidney Crosby heated up early with two goals for the Penguins, but the Jets took over in the second period with goals from Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien. (Blake Wheeler scored an empty-net goal in the third.)
- The winless Capitals rallied late in regulation to tie the game with goals from Mike Ribeiro and Mike Green. Then Ilya Kovalchuk scored in the final seconds of overtime to keep the Devils unbeaten. Washington was the last team in the NHL to earn a point in the standings.
- Rookie Dougie Hamilton, 19, is earning his spot with the big club, posting two assists in the Bruins' win over the Islanders. The unbeaten Bruins sit at the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
- Cory Schneider (30 saves) put his struggles behind him to record his fifth career shutout and spoil the Ducks’ home opener. The Canucks scored three power-play goals Friday night, and the Ducks have already allowed seven power-play goals this season.
- Dan Ellis made 40 saves in his first start for the Hurricanes, and Alexander Semin got his first goal in a Carolina sweater. The Canes now have won two straight, while Buffalo’s Ryan Miller stopped 39 shots in his first loss of the season.
- The Lightning continued their third-period dominance -- they have outscored opponents 11-1 in the period -- with Ryan Malone scoring a pair of goals to beat the Senators. The game was an offensive showcase, as Tampa and Ottawa combined for five goals in less than six minutes at the end of the second period.