John Tavares C NYI 7 Hrs
John Tavares scored a goal and registered an assist in the Islanders' 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Monday evening.
The Islanders have struggled mightily this season, but they couldn't ask for much more from Tavares. He now has 12 and 22 assists in 31 games this season. Thomas Vanek also had a strong game with a goal and an assist in the loss.
Jonas Hiller G ANA 7 Hrs
Jonas Hiller stopped 35 of 37 shots in Anaheim's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders Monday night.
Hiller now has a 11-4-4 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. In Hiller, Viktor Fasth and Frederik Andersen, the Ducks boast three quality goaltenders, but Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau's comments reinforced that Hiller remains the No.1.
Corey Perry RW ANA 7 Hrs
Corey Perry scored two goals in Anaheim's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders Monday night at Honda Center.
Perry scored a highlight goal in the game when he toe dragged the puck around Calvin de Haan, fell to his knees and still lifted the puck into the right side of the net for a 4-2 lead. Perry added a tap-in power-play goal in the third and has a career-high six-game goal-scoring streak. Defenseman Cam Fowler also had a very strong game with a shorthanded goal and two assists. Andrew Cogliano and Saku Koivu also scored for the Ducks, while Daniel Winnik added three helpers in the victory.
Justin Peters G CAR 7 Hrs
Justin Peters turned aside 24 of 25 Vancouver shots in Carolina's 2-0 loss Monday evening.
Peters played a solid game and only Christopher Tanev scored behind him early in the first period. Peters now has a 6-8-1 record with a 2.26 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. His numbers are better than Cam Ward's but Ward is still the number one goaltender in Carolina.
Eddie Lack G VAN 8 Hrs
Eddie Lack made 31 saves for his first NHL shutout in his first start at home to lead the Canucks to a 2-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night.
The 25-year-old hadn't played since a 3-2 win in Carolina eight days earlier, but made 11 stops in the first period and his best saves late in the second. Lack now has a 4-2-0 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.
Chris Higgins LW VAN 8 Hrs
Christopher Higgins assisted two goals in Vancouver's 2-0 win over Carolina Monday night.
Higgins now has eight goals and 19 points in 33 games including a goal and five helpers in his last five. Defenseman Christopher Tanev scored early in the first period for the Canucks, while Jannik Hansen scored an empty-net goal in the victory.
Luke Schenn D PHI 12 Hrs
Luke Schenn was the unlikely offensive leader for the Flyers in Monday's 5-4 shootout loss to Columbus.
Schenn registered a goal and an assist in the contest to triple his season total to a whopping three points in 27 games. Michael Raffl, Jakub Voracek and Kimmo Timonen also contributed for Philadelphia in the losing effort.
Clarke MacArthur LW OTT 12 Hrs
Clarke MacArthur registered a pair of goals for the Senators in Monday's 5-4 shootout win over Philadelphia.
MacArthur has been sneaky great signing by the Sens, as he has delivered 25 points in his first 30 games with the club. Patrick Wiercioch and Kyle Turris also tallied for Ottawa in the win, while Jason Spezza dished out a pair of assists.
Craig Anderson G OTT 12 Hrs
Craig Anderson picked up a victory Monday night, but his performance in the 5-4 shootout win was less than perfect.
Anderson allowed four goals on 29 shots in the victory, but was provided enough offensive support to improve his record to 8-8-3. His GAA is still a bloated 3.40 while his save percentage is un unsightly .895.