Congratulations all around to Barry Trotz, who has become the fourth coach in NHL history to win 800 games after the New York Islanders defeated the Ottowa Senators 5-4 in a shootout on Tuesday. Trotz joins Scotty Bowman, Joel Quenneville and Ken Hitchcok as the only coaches with 800 NHL wins.
The New York Islanders moved into a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday. Anthony Beauvillier broke a tie in the third period to complete a home and away series sweep.
There was a wonderful finish in the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Centre on Wednesday. The Blues scored twice in the final 64 seconds of the third period to take a 5-4 victory. Alex Pietrangelo scored with 52 seconds left for a 5-4 lead after Robert Thomas tied the contest with his second goal of the game with a shade over a minute to go.
The Ottawa Senators ended a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 win against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Centre on Sunday. It was also the first win with the Sens for new coach Marc Crawford, who was hired as interim coach on March 1st after Guy Boucher was fired.
Blake Wheeler scored four goals in in the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Sunday. Three of the four goals came in the third period, including a brace inside the final two minutes of the game.
Boston Bruins extended their points streak to 16 games with a narrow 1-0 win against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden on Saturday. Brad Marchand scored the only goal of the game for the Bruins who are currently 12-0-4 during the streak and haven’t lost in regulation since a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on January 19th. On Tuesday, Bruins made it four straight wins, along with eight straight home wins and extended their points streak to 17 games after a 4-3 overtime victory against the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden on Tuesday. David Krejci was the hero of the night, after scoring the game winner at 1.46 in OT. By Thursday evening that streak had been stretched to 18 games after Boston completed a 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers. Bruins scored twice in the final 37 seconds of the third period and went on to complete their fifth straight win. Boston now lead the Toronto Maple Leafs by four points for second place in the Atlantic Division.
Jarome Iginla will officially be the last player to wear the No.12 shirt for the Galgary Flames. The Flames retired Iginla’s No 12 jersey during a ceremony at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, making him the third player in team history to receive the honor. Iginla is the Flames all-time leader in goals 525, alongside 1,095 points.
Sidney Crosby became the second leading goal scorer in Pittsburgh Penguins history in a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadians at Bell Centre on Saturday. Crosby had a goal and three assists on the night and scored just 21 seconds into the game for his 440th NHL goal, all with the Penguins, to move ahead of Jaromir Jagr.
The Tampa Bay Lightning tied an NHL record with their 50th win in 66 games by defeating the Ottawa Senators 5-1 at Amalie Arena on Saturday. The Lightning with a current record of 50-12-4 matched the record of the Detroit Red Wings in season 1995-6 for the quickest to 50 wins. Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov’s two assists in Tamp Bay’s 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday was enough to tie him with Vincent Lecavalier for the most points in a season for the club- 108 points, 31 goals and 77 assists.