Monday, April 7, 2014
The Central race just keeps getting tighter
By ESPN Stats & Information
Blackhawks 4, Blues 2
* Jeremy Morin (CHI): Goal (3), assist; has goals in each of past two games (scored one goal in his first 20 games of season).
* Blackhawks: Won three straight games; currently two points behind Avalanche (107-105) for second in Central Division.
* Blues: Lost past 2 games (outscored 8-2); lead over Avalanche in Central Division down to four points (111-107); trail Bruins by two points in President's Trophy race (best regular-season record).
Penguins 3, Avalanche 2 (SO) (PIT wins shootout, 1-0)
* Brandon Sutter (PIT): Two goals (13); sixth career multi-goal game.
* Patrick Bordeleau (COL): Game-tying goal (5) with 3:13 left in regulation; first goal since Dec. 10 (had gone 48 games without a goal).
Oilers 4, Ducks 2
* Ducks: Secon straight loss (both in regulation) after going 5-0-1 in previous six games.
* Ducks: Lead in Pacific Division over second-place Sharks remains one point (108-107); Ducks have four games left, Sharks have three.
Flyers 5, Sabres 2
* Brayden Schenn (PHI): Two goals (20); first career 20-goal season.
* Flyers: First win in past five games.
Blue Jackets 4, Islanders 0
* Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ): 31 saves (fifth shutout of season, ninth of career).
Panthers 3, Stars 2
* SSean Bergenheim (FLA): Go-ahead goal (16) with 4:31 left in third period.
* Stars: Lost two of past three games following a three-game winning streak; remain one point ahead of Coyotes for second wild card berth in Western Conference (both teams have four games left to play, meet in regular-season finale).