Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller has had a resurgent season, the kind you’d expect from an impending free agent. The competitive juices are flowing as the Canucks hang around the Western Conference playoff bubble. You know Miller’s feeling it when his postgame comments dabble in the dark arts of abject criticism, as they did after Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
If Ryan Johansen is ever looking to make some scratch on the side being a pool shark might be his best bet. The Nashville Predators forward put the proverbial nail in the coffin of the Minnesota Wild with a trick-shot-esque empty netter. Defenseman Ryan Ellis swipes away a loose puck in the neutral zone and back to Johansen – who is about five feet behind the blueline.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Scott Hartnell scored his second goal of the game midway through the third period to push the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night. Hartnell scored in the first period and got the tiebreaker in the third, helping the Blue Jackets overcome a terrible second period to beat the Hurricanes for the second time this week. Carolina has lost three straight. Markus Hannikainen also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky had 35 saves for Columbus. Sebastian Aho and Justin Faulk scored in the second period for Carolina. Michael Leighton, recalled from Charlotte of the AHL on Thursday, started in place of Cam Ward and stopped 17 shots. Hannikainen poked in the