Helping to send the Ottawa Senators to their sixth straight loss, Bergeron recorded his first career hat trick as the Bruins were victorious 6-0. Brian Elliott(notes) was eventually chased from the Ottawa net after Tyler Seguin(notes) scored his seventh of the year late in the second period. He and fellow rookie Brad Marchand(notes) finished with two points. Tim Thomas(notes) stopped 31 shots en route to his sixth shutout of the season.
On the same day that he was left off the All-Star Game player pool, Briere scored once and assisted on three others as Philadelphia put five unanswered goals past Ryan Miller(notes) during a 5-2 win over Buffalo. Briere now leads the Flyers with 22 goals as Philadelphia won for the fifth straight game. Scott Hartnell(notes) potted two and recorded a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. Sergei Bobrovsky(notes) made 38 saves for his first win since Dec. 15th.
After being held goalless through two periods, the Leafs busted out and put four past Anitti Niemi and beat San Jose 4-2 to send the Sharks to their fifth straight defeat. MacArthur scored his 13th and 14th goals to help give head coach Ron Wilson his 600th NHL win. Rookie netminder James Reimer(notes) made 40 saves for his third straight win.
Honorable mention: Alex Auld(notes) made 25 saves and Benoit Pouliot(notes) scoredthe tiebreaking goal early in the third period as Montreal beat the New York Rangers 2-1 for their fourth win in five games. Henrik Lundqvist(notes) recorded an assist for the third straight game, becoming the first goalie to do so since Ed Belfour during the 2001-02 season ... Ryan Kesler(notes) scored in regulation and then tallied the shootout winner as Vancouver fought off the New York Islanders for a 4-3 win. Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin(notes) made 48 saves in the loss. After the game, Poulin was peeved as Mason Raymond(notes) calling this shootout attempt a "show-off move":
Ilya Bryzgalov(notes) made 37 saves and Derek Morris'(notes) goal midway through the third period was the finishing touch of a three-goal comeback as the Coyotes edged Columbus 4-3 ... Dennis Wideman(notes) scored in overtime and the Florida Panthers capitalized on three power play opportunities to beat Washington 4-3. Mike Santorelli(notes) scored his 12th and Stephen Weiss(notes) recorded three assists. Capitals forward Mike Knuble(notes) tallied his 500th NHL points with a goal in the second period ... Nick Spaling(notes) scored twice in a span of six minutes as part of a three-goal third period for the Predators as they routed Minnesota 5-1. Marcel Goc(notes) and Joel Ward(notes) each had two points and Pekka Rinne(notes) made 25 saves for his fifth straight win ... Behind 39 saves from Kari Lehtonen(notes) and James Neal's(notes) goal with 11:09 remaining, the Stars got by the Oilers 3-2 ... Carolina blew a three-goal lead, but Jeff Skinner(notes) earned the extra point by scoring the only goal in the shootout as the Hurricanes beat Calgary 6-5. Jussi Jokinen(notes) scored a goal and assisted on two others as Carolina won for the sixth time in eight games.
Dishonorable mention: Did P.K. Subban(notes) slew-foot Brandon Dubinsky or not? ... The Blue Jackets have now lost five straight and lost for the first time this season after leading after the second period ... Calder Trophy candidate Logan Couture(notes) left the game tonight against Toronto after being kneed by Colton Orr(notes).