Dusk til dawn: 'Torts' rips his Canuckleheads

Still looking for flying pigs after Edmonton posted a shutout? Maybe just read our morning recap instead.
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Still looking for flying pigs after Edmonton posted a shutout? Maybe just read our morning recap instead.

Essential Water Cooler

Vancouver lost to Florida 3-2 in a shootout, falling to a team with about half the wins the Canucks had on the season. Coach John Tortorella ripped his team in a post-game podium appearance, saying the Canucks showed a "lack of respect" for the Panthers and got burned. The West is murderous this year and Vancouver is currently out of a playoff spot. Can this team turn things around and start playing 60-minute hockey? Or is it time for a big roster change?

Primetime Play

Phil Kessel can really wire the puck and he did just that on one of his two goals on the evening as Toronto cruised past the Islanders 5-2.

Men of the Night

David Perron, Edmonton: The Oilers found the firehose last night and went full power on Columbus. Perron led the charge with two goals and four points in the 7-0 smashing.

Max Pacioretty, Montreal: Though he ran into another stanchion, it was Pacioretty turning off the lights on Minnesota, notching a natural hat trick in the Habs' 6-2 cakewalk.

Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia: The cagey ol' veteran showed he still has something left in the tank as Timonen put up a goal and two helpers in Philly's 5-2 lambasting of Ottawa.

Marek Mazanec, Nashville: Not only did the rookie get his first NHL shutout, but his 27 saves prolonged Detroit's miserable losing streak - which all Nashville fans appreciate.

Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles: The Slovenian sniper had a goal and a helper as the Kings put the Lightning to bed 5-2.

Better Luck Next Time

Team effort by the Columbus defense on this one, as the Jackets were lacerated by Edmonton. The whole blueline corps was running around all night, leaving Oilers open for prime scoring chances that were often buried.


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