Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Monica McAlister on 11/11/13 at 09:01 AM ET
Before we get started with this the morning after skate this morning take a moment to reflect upon those that have served your country – no matter where you call home. Without those whom came before we would not be here today.
Now - Welcome to the morning after! A recap of the games from the night before and quick hit hockey news.
In Case You Missed It
New York Islanders at Montreal Canadiens
Power Play goal all around in the Bell Center last night.
The opening goal of the game came just shy of the two minute mark in the second period as Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher would give the home team the early lead.
It would be a holding call to Canadiens Francis Bouillon for holding that would give the Islanders their second power play of the period, this one leading to a slap shot goal from Pierre-Marc Bouchard to tie the game.
Lars Eller would reclaim the lead for Montreal with a power play goal of their own when Islanders Thomas Hickey was assessed a double minor for hi-sticking Brian Gionta, and Michael Bournival would tip-in a shot form Raphael Diaz for a second power play goal on the double minor call.
Montreal would come into the third leading 3-1 over the visiting Islanders when David Desharnais would get called for hooking and give New York a power play of their own in which Brock Nelson would tip-in a shot from John Tavares to being the game within a goal.
Alex Galchenyuk would score his third of the season to give the Canadiens a two-goal advantage. Montreal would see two additional power plays in the game without result on route to beating the Islanders 4-2.
Nashville Predators at New Jersey Devils
Jaromir Jagr wasted no time reminding everyone that age is just a number. A minute and a half after puck drop Jagr netted his fifth of the season to give the Devils the early lead at home.
Both the Predators and the Devils would see time with the man advantage in the first; however, neither would capitalize with their special teams.
After realizing earlier in the week that he was in fact able to score goals and not just drop the gloves Devils Cam Janssen would score his second of the season to double the home teams lead early in the second.
Predators rookie defenseman Seth Jones would be called for hooking and lead to a power play goal from Marek Zidlicky as he put a slap shot past Carter Hutton.
New Jersey would take a 3-0 lead into the second intermission only to see Ryan Cater called for slashing early in the third to give the Predators a power play early in the period.
The Devils would kill off two Nashville power plays before Travis Zajac would make it a 4-0 lead just over midway through the third period.
Mattias Tedenby would score his first of the season to give the Devils a 5-0, awarding Martin Brodeur yet another shutout in his career along with another game winning goal for Jagr as he inches closer to claiming the most GWG’s record from Gordie Howe.
Over last 4 starts, Brodeur has allowed 2 goals on 80 shots. Shows Devils aren't giving up many shots and he's not giving up goals.— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) November 11, 2013
Florida Panthers at New York Rangers
It would be a big night for the Rangers at one on the night before Veteran’s Day – it would take young gun J.T. Miller to score his first of the season with a snap shot past Tim Thomas to get things started.
The remainder of the opening period would see tit-for-tat penalties called on both teams before Rangers’ Aleksander Barkov would be the first to take advantage of the man-advantage with less than 30 seconds left before the first intermission to tie the game.
Brian Campbell would score his first of the season as he put a slap shot past Henrik Lundqvist to give the Panthers the go-ahead goal.
New York would see Derek Dorsett tie the game back up at two with a wrist shot past Thomas off of a pass from Brian Boyle and Michael Del Zotto.
Less than a minute into the final period Brad Richards would get the Rangers the lead again. While less than a minute after Miller would take a goaltender interference call that would coincide with a roughing call on Florida’s Thomas.
Kris Versteeg would get called for hooking only to be followed up by fellow Panther Dmitry Kulikov getting called for holding which would see Mats Zuccarello give the Rangers a 4-2 lead.
After finding his scoring touch earlier in the game Campbell would bring Florida within one of New York before falling short in the Big Apple as the Rangers win 4-3.
Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks
In a goaltending battle to start the game it would take until nearly intermission before Brandon Saad would break the ice and get Chicago on the scoreboard with a wrist shot in past Devin Dubnyk.
After re grouping during intermission it would be Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the game tying goal less than a minute into the second period.
An elbowing penalty to Brandon Saad would set the stage for Nail Yakupov’s power play goal to give the Oilers the lead in Chicago.
Edmonton would continue to hold onto the lead until late in the period with Andrew Shaw would score for the Blackhawks to tie the game back up before intermission.
With the game tied and fresh ice Bryan Bickel would give the home team the lead before Nick Leddy would be called for hooking and David Perron would score a power play goal to tie it back up at three in the third.
A wrap-around goal from Blackhawks Marcus Kruger would see Chicago break out of the scoring deadlock. Edmonton’s Nick Schultz would get called for interference and Ducan Keith would make the most of the man advantage and get his first goal of season to give the Blackhawks a 5-3 lead late in the third.
It would be the Oilers with another late penalty as Nail Yakupov would get called for roughing and Jordan Eberle would score short-handed for the Oilers to bring them within one of Chicago.
Time would run out on the Oilers as they tried to rally late to force overtime and the Blackhawks would take both points for the night in a 5-4 win.
San Jose Sharks at Winnipeg Jets
It wouldn’t take long before the Jets were awarded a power play as Sharks Scott Hannen would get called for hi-sticking just over a minute into the game. It would take a penalty to Jets’ Andew Ladd for tripping before Sharks Dan Boyle would net the first of the game.
Just over a minute after the Boyle goal it would be Tomas Hertl with his tenth of the season to give San Jose a 2-0 lead.
Down by two to start the second Michael Frolik would tip-in a shot from Matt Halischuk to bring the Jets within one of the Sharks.
Seconds after the Jets cut the lead in half Tommy Wingels would give San Jose another two-goal lead.
Dustin Byfuglien would score his first of the season to bring Winnipeg back within one whole Grant Clitsome would tie the game at three before heading off for the second intermission.
With the game tied to start the third an early penalty to Jets Matt Halischuk for tripping would see Dan Boyle score on the power play giving the Sharks the lead once again.
It would take a slap shot from Andrew Ladd late in the third to tie the game back up and force overtime between the Jets and the Sharks.
Jets and Sharks would battle it out though an extra period only to see the game continue over to the shoot out where it would be Andrew Ladd with the only goal of the shootout to give the Jets the win.
Washington Capitals at Colorado Avalanche
The Capitals would head out west and visit Colorado and their former netminder Semyon Varlamov.
Patrick Bordeleau would not waste any time as he would tip-in a shot from Cody McLeod to give the Avalanche an early lead over the visiting Capitals.
Colorado would hold on to their early lead through the first and into the second period when Joel Ward would but a backhanded shot past Varlamov to tie the game.
Washington was not given much time to celebrate as Nick Holden would score his first of the season shortly after to re gain Colorado’s lead.
Up 2-1 to start the third period two early penalties to Colorado’s Cory Sarich and Nathan MacKinnon (bench penalty for too many men) would threaten the lead for the Avalanche. Varlamov would help his team hold on until PA Parenteau could increase the lead 3-1.
Colorado’s captain Gabriel Landeskog would score his sixth of the season to give his team the 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
Vancouver Canucks at Anaheim Ducks
It would not take long before the Ducks got their first power play chance as the Canucks would see Jason Garrison head to the penalty box just over three minutes into the game after he hi-sticked Ducks Corey Perry.
It would take a goal from Perry in the second period to final get the scoring started as he would tip-in a shot from Francois Beauchemin.
Vancouver would see their only goal of the game come from Tom Sestito as he netted his first of the season.
With the game tied at one it would be Nick Bonino with a snapshot past Eddie Lack to give the Ducks the lead before heading off for the second intermission.
Just twenty-two seconds into the third the Canucks Christopher Tanev would head off on a delay of game call as the puck went over the glass. It would be a tight third period that would see Vancouver try to rally at the end to force overtime and take a point in the game.
The Canucks would pull Lack for the extra attacker which lead to an empty net goal from Andrew Cogliano with a slapshot into the net to give the Ducks the 3-1 win and both point at home.
Today’s Line Up
Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins at 1:00 p.m. EST
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