Quick Hits from the Crease 3-4-16
As I said yesterday, the Devils coming into town was your prototypical trap game. But even I couldn’t foresee New Jersey continuously battling back and winning a game in which they never led during play. The Preds were 0 for 3 on the penalty kill after showing some great play over the course of February.
Speaking of which, the power play given to the Devils in OT was justified by rule. If you go back, you can hear the official instructing Rinne to move the puck but was too late in doing so, therefore the penalty was assessed.
Congratulations goes out again to Mike Fisher for playing in his 1,000th NHL game. The team will have a ceremony to honor that feat when the club returns home from their 5-game road trip.
Although a bitter pill to swallow with the loss, Nashville did break a franchise record for consecutive games earning at least one point as they accomplished that for the 11th straight game, going 7-0-4 during that span.
In other news, if you haven’t seen Henrik Lundqvist going all Happy Gilmore on his net, go find that clip. Lundqvist may have the perception to be a GQ model off the ice, but he’s as vicious a competitor there is in the NHL.
Playoff update: Both Colorado and Minnesota gained ground on the Preds with their victories last night. They each sit 6 points behind Nashville, with the Avalanche playing one more game than the other two clubs.
Upcoming: All three teams are in action Saturday as Nashville visits Colorado for a Saturday matinee in a crucial game while Minnesota is in Buffalo to face the Sabres.
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