Cornwall ON – It was a good night to be either a Hab or Leaf fan as both lost. Calgary lost too, as did Edmonton. It was not Canada’s night.
New Jersey had been struggling this year and struggled last night too; at least in the first period when the Habs attacked, but Future Hall of Famer, that cagey Vet Martin Brodeur racked up another shut out as the Devils chipped one goal per period by Carey Price in their 3-0 victory. Brian Gionta had 8 shots on goal but came up empty in the frustrating night for les boys. The Habs out shot the Devils 29-20.
The Leafs lost 2-1 to the New York Rangers. Marty Biron was making his first start of the year and was the difference.
Tim Thomas racked up another win as Boston beat the mighty Washington Capitals 4-1. Anaheim edged Philly 3-2; Detroit doubled Calgary 4-2; the very surprising New York Islanders nipped Tampa Bay 3-2 in OT; Dallas tamed the Panthers 4-1; Pittsburgh 4-3 over Nashville in OT; Joe Pavelski’s two goals helped San Jose double Colorado 4-2; Minnesota defeated Edmonton 4-2 as well, and Lee Stempniak’s two goals led Phoenix over Los Angeles 4-2.