The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 8-7 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday night was one of the most entertaining regular-season games in recent memory. It was also one of the most controversial games in recent memory, which is understandable when the Capitals and Penguins are on the ice. Patric Hornqvist cross-checked forward TJ Oshie in the chin, causing the Caps forward to leave the game briefly.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon has a pretty good knack for scoring goals, especially considering the fact that he doesn’t always take a ton of shots. Maybe Bruce Boudreau should consider asking him to fire away a little more often. You won’t see many prettier examples of hand-eye coordination than Spurgeon’s power-play goal from Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils, which gave the Wild a 1-0 lead. Watch it in the video above. It’s almost impressive enough to justify rhyming his last name with surgeon. You know, theoretically.
If the Columbus Blue Jackets are for real and plan to make a deep playoff run, they will lean on Sergei Bobrovsky to keep pucks out of the net. Having Boone Jenner putting them in would be an added bonus. Looking to win back-to-back games for the first time since their franchise-record winning streak ended two weeks ago, the Blue Jackets meet the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night for the first of three meetings this season.