Down 4-2 against the Rangers midway through the second period, the Canadiens clawed their way back for a 5-4 win thanks to Cammalleri who scored the tying goal with just over a minute remaining in the third and then the winner in overtime. The win gave the Canadiens their third in a row.
Andy was dandy yet again shutting down the Detroit Red Wings for the second time in a week for a 3-1 Avalanche win. Anderson, who has played in all 11 games for Colorado, stopped 48 shots, including 21 in the third period en route to his eighth win of the season. The Red Wings have now lost three in a row.
Brodeur was just over 10 minutes away from posting his 103rd career shutout, tying Terry Sawchuk for most all-time when Alex Goligoski(notes) ruined the party. Despite the goal, Brodeur still shutdown the Pittsburgh offense in a 4-1 New Jersey win. The win was Brodeur's 563rd of this career and improved the Devils road record to 5-0-0.
Honorable mention: Mason Raymond's(notes) two goals and Roberto Luongo's(notes) 35 saves kept the Toronto Maple Leafs winless and gave Vancouver Congratulations in order for New Jersey's Mark Fraser(notes), Philadelphia's James van Riemsdyk(notes) and Alex Pietrangelo(notes) of the St. Louis Blues who all scored their first National Hockey League goals ... Mike Grier(notes) scored his 150th career goal in Buffalo's 4-3 shootout win over Tampa Bay ... Making my bold prediction from earlier come true was Tyler Myer who beat Mike Smith(notes) with a nifty move for a 6'7 defenseman ... A high-ankle sprain couldn't sideline Cal Clutterbuck(notes) as his overtime winner gave the Wild a 3-2 win over Carolina to extend Minnesota's home winning streak to three games ... Mark Recchi(notes) played in his 1,500th NHL game ... Shane Doan's(notes) two goals weren't enough for the Coyotes as they fell to Los Angeles 5-3. Dustin Brown(notes) and Jarret Stoll(notes) contributed two goals each and Anze Kopitar(notes) added three asists in the victory ... Nigel Dawes(notes) had two goals and Rene Bourque(notes) added a goal and two assists as the Flames downed the Oilers 5-2 ... Patrick Marleau(notes) added two goals and assist in San Jose's win over Atlanta ... Rick Nash(notes) and Jakub Voracek(notes) of Columbus and Anaheim's Joffrey Lupul(notes) each had a pair of goals while Ryan Getzlaf(notes) added three assists in a 6-4 Blue Jackets win ... Danny Briere's(notes) two goals and assist paced the Flyers in a 5-1 win over Florida ... Cristobal Huet(notes) made 27 saves and posted a shutout in a 2-0 win over Nashville ... Tim Thomas(notes) with the save of the night on Daniel Alfredsson(notes):
Did you know? The Florida Panthers have allowed 117 shots in their last three games.
Dishonorable mention: Marc-Andre Fleury's(notes) fumbling of Fraser's shot opened the scoring and ended up becoming a key moment in the Devils 3-1 win ... Evgeni Malkin(notes) was held without a shot, while Sidney Crosby(notes) had just two ... Nikolai Khabibulin(notes) is already 0-3 against the Calgary Flames this season ... Brad Boyes(notes), Valtteri Filppula(notes), and Teemu Selanne(notes) were all minus-3 ... Despite the scary offensive power that they possess, Washington's power-play hasn't scored in their last 12 attempts ... If you didn't see it, the Mike Richards hit on David Booth will be the big topic of debate over the next 24 hours.
- Mike Cammalleri