As tradition carries on, Super Bowl Sunday presented hockey fans with a light schedule that always features matinee matchups to avoid competing with the sporting world’s biggest one day event. Only four games on the ice yesterday and one giant game in New Orleans last night, but we’ll let our friends at Fansided NFL get you caught up on the Super Bowl. Let’s get to the wrap-up.
Despite defeating the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, the Washington Capitals fell back to reality on Sunday and fell rather hard, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3. Chris Kunitz led the charge for the Pens with 3 goals while the Caps now appear in need of a major spark. Should Adam Oates be worried?
In Montreal, it was the Canadiens defeating the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in an all-Canadian matchup. The win propelled the Habs past the Sens in the Eastern Conference. For the record, P.K. Subban had one assist in his season debut and no, him and Carey Price did not do the triple-low five celebration.
The New Jersey Devils continued their solid start to the seasons, defeating the much improved New York Islanders 2-0 on Sunday. The Devils have just one regulation loss so far this season while the Isles sit in 7th in the Conference.
Finally, the Florida Panters made it two wins in a row by beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-3. The Panters had lost five straight before beating the Winnipeg Jets last week.
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