January 28, 1997 |
Ulf Dahlen didn't wait long to help his new teammates. Playing in his first game since Chicago acquired him from San Jose over the weekend for goalie Ed Belfour, Dahlen scored the winning goal at 3:32 of the third period to lead the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday night in New York. "If I missed that shot, it would have been embarrassing," Dahlen said of his game-winner. "Tony made the play. I just put it into an empty net."
May 17, 2012 |
The Kings are one victory from paradise, even if that might be in New Jersey. A 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on Thursday night gave the Kings a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals, one victory shy of facing the New York Rangers or New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup finals. Even if the Kings can't close out the series Sunday, a second trip to the finals in franchise history seems inevitable. Only three teams have come back from being down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup playoffs_the Toronto Maple Leafs (1942)
March 25, 2010
NASHVILLE — David Legwand scored the shootout winner in the Nashville Predators' 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night. Steve Sullivan, Patric Hornqvist and Dan Hamhuis scored for Nashville in regulation, and Lee Stempniak, Wojtek Wolski and Keith Yandle countered for Phoenix. Nashville has won seven of its last eight. After winning nine consecutive games, the Coyotes have lost their last two. After each team scored once and missed once in the shootout, Phoenix's third shooter, Radim Vrbata, had Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne beaten, but the backhander rang off of the crossbar and bounced away.
November 4, 1995 |
The Florida Panthers scored three goals on five first-period shots against goalie Jim Carey, ending the Washington Capitals' four-game winning streak, 3-2, at Washington. Rob Niedermayer and Robert Svehla each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who took a franchise record-low 11 shots but won behind a defense that killed all six Washington power plays. Florida, in only its third year of existence, leads the Eastern Conference with 18 points.
February 23, 2013 |
This time, the Kings did not have to worry about a third-period collapse against Colorado. They seized control with a goal in the first minute by captain Dustin Brown and built on that foundation with goals from Jeff Carter, Trevor Lewis and Anze Kopitar. Then they proceeded to smother the Avalanche in the third period on their way to a 4-1 victory Saturday afternoon. Brown's goal came just 58 seconds into the game, a sharp one-timer, and then Carter's wrist shot from the high slot made it 2-0 at 14:22.
April 2, 2010 |
Had goaltender Roberto Luongo played as poorly in the Olympic finale between Canada and the U.S. as he played Thursday against the Kings, Dustin Brown and Jack Johnson would have won gold medals instead of silver. They had to be content with excellent efforts against Luongo's Vancouver Canucks, as Brown recorded his second career hat trick and set up another goal and Johnson contributed two key assists in the Kings' 8-3 romp. "They're definitely going to be in the playoffs and a possible opponent for us and they kind of had our number," Brown said after the Kings cut their magic number for clinching a playoff spot to four while ending a five-game winless streak against Vancouver.