Players of the Night:
I suppose this is somewhat cheating the system, but instead of doing three separate posts for each guy, why not just praise them all at once? These three had a dominant night as the top line for the Caps, combining for 11 points. Wilson (two goals, two assists) and Ovechkin (one goal, three assists) each had four-point outings. Backstrom scored and added two helpers of his own for good measure.
Miller record his first shutout of the season to give the Ducks just their second win in their past nine games. The 37-year-old stopped 29 shots and has yet to lose in regulation this season with a 3-0-4 record.
Highlights of the Night:
This was pretty filthy from Ondrej Kase:
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) December 7, 2017
Bone-headed play of the Night:
This one goes to Matthew Tkachuk, who tried to get in a sneaky spear that was inevitably caught on camera. This could require a hearing from the league:
— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) December 7, 2017
Factoid of the Night:
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 7, 2017
Don’t look now, but the Philadelphia Flyers have put together back-to-back wins after a 4-2 defeat of the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Don’t plan the parade just yet, though. They’ve only won two of their past 11.
NHL insider Bob McKenzie dropped by the NBSCN studios on Wednesday and got a little more specific as to how long Roberto Luongo would be out for. McKenzie said the timeline could stretch up to eight weeks for the veteran netminder.
The Senators created a bunch of hope and belief in their dressing room after a 6-5 win against the New York Islanders last week. But they’ve resumed normal service as of late. After getting blanked 5-0 on Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa lost 3-0 in Anaheim on Wednesday.
Sticking with the Senators, Erik Karlsson has no points in his past 10 games.
Ottawa is 1-8-1 in their past 10.
Adam Henrique scored his first goal in a Ducks uniform on Wednesday.
Maple Leafs 2, Flames 1 (SO)
Capitals 6, Blackhawks 2
Flyers 4, Oilers 2
Ducks 3, Senators 0