The Toronto Maple Leafs broke an eight game losing streak in dramatic fashion last night, defeating the Nashville Predators 5-4 on the strength of four second period powerplay goals (see new lines here). While Luke Schenn kept the team in the game when down 3-0 with a first period marker it was Kris Versteeg, Mikael Grabovsky and Nikolai Kulemin who ultimately sealed the game with the man advantage. Clarke MacArthur also added three assists while Tomas Kaberle and Phil Kessel each finished with two of their own.
Jonas Gustavsson relieved a sore Jean-Sebastien Giguere, turning aside all six shots en route to his second win of the year.
In Montreal, the Canadiens exacted their revenge on the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-0 win. Carey Price stood tall against the powerful Philly offense, stopping all 41 shots and the Canadien defense survived without Andrei Markov. The Habs top line of Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta and Michael Cammalleri combined for six points including all three goals in the game. By contrast rookie Sergei Bobrovsky lost his first game since November 7th.
Finally we travel to Dallas where the struggling Stars managed to sneak out a win against the Anaheim Ducks, beating them 2-1. Brad Richards scored the game winning goal in the third period and assisted on a Steve Ott tally earlier in the contest which was just enough to beat Jonas Hiller. Corey Perry scored the lone goal for the Ducks, who have now lost two straight.
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