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
It wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing game. The Anaheim Ducks like to do that. There’s so much obstruction, the opposition looks way worse, especially when Anaheim gets away with it. The Ducks were physical. They out-hit the Wild 30-17 and really took it to the Wild’s forwards, who were met with heavy hits and zero room in the offensive zone. But the Wild fought through it all. They pressed, skated, and hit posts, but they fought through the physicality and the misfortunes. That’s likely how the Ducks had won five of their last six games. Anaheim punishes the opposition physically, slow the game down, catch a few breaks , and crash the net for some goals to the point the desire to get out
If San Diego Chargers fans need another reason to ‘Join the Nest’ of the San Diego Gulls, might we show them an example of the talent they’ll be seeing. It just so happens that Gulls forward, and Anaheim Ducks prospect, Kalle Kossila submitted his goal of the year nomination. “I’ve been in pro hockey for 30 years and I’ve never seen a player pull that off in a game,” said Gulls head coach Dallas Eakins.