Ryan Getzlaf reacts to a puck in the face. Or eats an invisible sandwich dangling from an invisible string. Either way, he's laying it all on the line.
The Islanders ended 2013 on a high note, beating the Boston Bruins by a score of 5-3, and Tavares played a major role with four points on the night. He picked up two assists and scored two goals himself, including the game-winner on this sharp-angle shot:
Kyle Okposo had a three-point night as well, as he remained hot to end the year.
Ouch. Some guys skate hard and defend on partial breakaways there, Belov.
The Jets won their third straight Tuesday night, beating the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 3-0. Montoya was named the game's first start for his perfect, 27-save performance, registering his second shutout of the season. I'd say Montoya earned it with this save:
Honorable mention: Wayne Simmonds had two assists as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Calgary Flames, 4-1, for their fourth straight win... Brad Richards scored the shootout winner as the New York Rangers edged the Florida Panthers, 2-1... Adam Henrique was in on both goals as the New Jersey Devils topped the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1... Erik Cole had two goals as the Dallas Stars handed the Los Angeles Kings their fourth straight loss, 3-2... Alex Semin had the OT winner in a 5-4 Carolina Hurricanes victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Jeff Skinner contributed two powerplay goals in 37 seconds:
... Ryan Getzlaf's 3-point night powered the Anaheim Ducks to their 11th win in 12 games, 6-3 over the San Jose Sharks... The Colorado Avalanche's 3 powerplay goals were the difference in a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets... Jaden Schwarz scored for the sixth straight game as the St. Louis Blues came out on top of the struggling Minnesota Wild, 2-1...
Did You Know? Taylor Hall had a pretty productive year.
Taylor Hall finishes 2013 fifth in Canadian born players in points per game. He will not be going to the Olympics.
— mc79hockey (@mc79hockey) January 1, 2014
Yeah, but he's so... Oily.
Dishonorable mention: Get it together, NBC Miami... The Minnesota Wild finish the year with six straight losses. They haven't won in regulation since the 8th of December, which was 11 games ago.
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