A big razzberry to the Ottawa Senators for losing tonight after letting Toronto jump out to a 3-0 lead. How does any NHL team let that roster of scrub forwards get three goals in one period? The Senators really stunk out the joint on that one. Oh, and the Edmonton Oilers continued their ridiculous swoon with a 4-2 loss to Minnesota. They're now 11 points behind Toronto with no chance to catch them, so the Bruins better hope that Edmonton wins the lottery or they do...otherwise, it's third or lower (if Toronto catches Carolina or NY).
Anyway- the Bruins beat Carolina, which isn't great news for the tank. Leafs are now four points away from the 'Canes. We'll see if the Islanders can hold on tonight, up 2-0 in Vancouver.
Tuukka Rask had another good game, stopping 30 shots. And how about that Mark Recchi? 42 years young, and he tied Guy Lafleur for 22nd on the all-time goals list with his 560th tonight- the game-winner after he came out of the box 45 seconds into the third period. Rex now has 6 points in 5 games since Matt Cooke blindsided Marc Savard. Recchi has had no shortage of critics this season, but not lately. He's one of the few forwards who has stepped up and is doing his part to keep his team in a playoff spot.
Oh, I interviewed Taylor Hall a while back...I'll have a "2 minutes in the box" feature on him here soon.