December 29, 2010
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The streak continues. Crosby's two goals and two assists extended his point streak to 25 games as the Penguins overcame a first period deficit to beat Atlanta 6-3. Crosby almost recorded his second straight hat trick against the Thrashers, but the goal was eventually ruled to have been tipped by Matt Cooke(notes).
With 33 saves in the opening two periods, Raycroft kept the Stars alive as they produced a three-goal third period en route to a 4-2 win over Nashville. Marc Fistric and Krys Barch(notes) eached scored their first goals of the season and Loui Eriksson(notes) added two points in the win. Raycroft finished with 44 saves and has won three staight starts.
Weber scored the first two goals of his NHL career and added an assist as Buffalo got by Edmonton 4-2. The win as Ryan Miller's(notes) 200th career victory. The 23-year old Weber had just four points in 39 career games before tonight.
Honorable mention: Ryan Kesler(notes) potted two goals and assisted on Jeff Tambellini's(notes) 9th as the Canucks routed Philadelphia 6-2. As usual, the Sedins piled up the points with five tonight and Roberto Luongo(notes) made 34 saves ... Eric Staal(notes) scored twice and Patrick Dwyer tallied the go-ahead goal with 5:11 remaining to give Carolina a 4-3 win over Toronto and snap a three-game losing streak ... Mark Recchi's(notes) 570th career goal with 19.7 seconds remaining was the difference in a 4-3 Bruins win over the Lightning:
Steve Kampfer(notes) scored his first NHL goal in the Boston win and Marc Savard(notes) recorded his 700th career point ... Ty Conklin(notes) made 25 saves and Vladimir Sobotka(notes) scored for the fourth straight game as St. Louis upended Chicago 3-1. Cam Janssen(notes) and John Scott(notes) squared off in an entertaining tilt early in the game:
Behind Corey Perry's(notes) 20th goal and Jonas Hiller's(notes) 31 saves, Phoenix beat Anaheim 3-1. Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa(notes) scored his first NHL goal in the win. The attendance at Jobing.com Arena was a weeknight-high of 14,032 during $1 beer night ... Behind Semyon Varlamov's(notes) second shutout of the season, Washington blanked Montreal 3-0. Alex Ovechkin(notes) scored his 14th of the year on an empty-netter. Caps forward Jay Beagle(notes) opened the scoring with this nifty backhander:
Did you know? Washington is now 4-0-1 since their eight game losing streak.
Dishonorable mention: Ondrej Pavelec(notes) is now 0-7-0 lifetime against Pittsburgh ... Ryan Getzlaf(notes) took 10 stitches after taking a puck to the face from a Shane Doan(notes) shot. This was the bloody mess: