Cornwall ON – Ottawa TV Legend Max Keeping was at a fund raiser Saturday referred to the Oilers Sens match as the “Toilet Bowl” as both teams are duking it out near the bottom of the standings this season and were facing off.
Jason Spezza is the Sens most valuable commodity at the moment and the star Centre; just back from injury showed why as Ottawa beat the Oilers 5-3 in Edmonton. While it’s not likely that Mr. Spezza will be playing for the team much longer it’s always nice to see a star player earn his dollars as Mr. Spezza did with two assists in the victory.
It should be interesting to see what Spezza eventually goes for and whether he ends up in LA (Most likely) or on a team like Edmonton that are craving a number one centre.
Of course Ottawa could realize that their former 2nd overall pick could be worth holding onto and building around as Jason is still young enough and his contract is in place….
Montreal shut out the Leafs 3-0. David Desharnais had a goal and an assist. While it’s always good to win the Habs big guns weren’t firing on all eight cylinders and PK Subban ended up fighting Joffrey Lupal. Carey Price earned the shut out as Montreal out shot the Leafs 39-27.
In other NHL scores; LA crowned Washington 4-1; Tampa Bay nipped Carolina 4-3. One of the most interesting games was Nashville beating Colorado 5-3. It wasn’t really close in that Nashville was all over the Avalanche, but it was Mike Fisher’s first game for his new team. Mike was +2 for the evening with an assist, but it was also Peter Forsberg logging in some manly minutes (17+) while going -4 for the night while taking 2 shots and going pointless.
Wouldn’t Ryan O’Byrne look good in a Habs jersey now as the former D man logged 24+ minutes and keeps adding to his +/- while playing steady D for the Avalanche.
Phoenix edged Chicago 3-2 which is not good news for the Stanley Cup champs who are starting to look like they will not be making the play offs this year, never mind retain Lord Stanley’s Cup. Minnesota beat St. Louis 3-1, and Vancouver doubled Calgary 4-2.
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