Haley immediately sprung back to his skates and went on a search-and-destroy mission for Jarnkrok. Haley was given a match penalty. The Predators, who were up 3-0 at the time of the incident, went on to win 7-2.
As the Columbus Blue Jackets remain in the mix for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, they're also trying to right the ship with just over two weeks to play in the regular season. Looking to avoid their first three-game skid, the Blue Jackets also will try to extend their mastery at home over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Columbus goes for its 10th straight win over Philadelphia at Nationwide Arena dating to December 2005.
The Boston Bruins got two goals form their fourth line and an outstanding performance form their backup goalie. The New York Islanders got nothing out of their power play and were gassed in the third period, playing their second game in as many nights. Tuukka Rask couldn’t play for the Bruins due to a crippling battle with timidity, er, a “lower body injury.” So Anton Khudobin stepped up with 18 saves on 19 shots, which is another way of saying that the Islanders only generated 19 shots on goal.