Feb 14

Perron’s goals power Edmonton

It took some time, but Dallas Eakins has registered 2 back to back victories that he has done rarely in his 1st season as Edmonton Oilers head coach. David Perron attended his coach’s cause by hitting 3 goals as Oilers doubled Vancouver Canucks on Monday evening by 4  2.

Relishing a rare occasion to praise his goaltender, defense and forwards alike, Eakins told that this was real great road game. The Oilers got back to back victories following 6 straight losses. On the other hand, Canucks suffered their 2nd defeat in the last 3 matches.

This is just the 4th time this year and the 1st time since December that Oilers have became victorious in 2 matches in a row. While Edmonton also uploaded their 1st victory in 4 tries against Vancouver this year.

Eakins was mainly grateful for the win after Oilers were blanked 4 – 0 in their earlier visit to Vancouver back in December. Eakins told that they were getting stronger and this is great for the group.

Jesses goal at 2:20 of 3rd period snatched the victory before Perron finished his hat trick with an empty netter with only over one minute left in the match to end. Eakins told that no one want to give too much room out there. He could hurt you anytime. He is a deadly shooter and he was able to get freed up a couple times tonight. Now, Perron has twenty two goals this season.

Dec 13

Crosby lifts Pittsburgh to 4 – 3

New York Islanders’ fast paced, up-and-down tempo always appear to set off the worst defensively in Pittsburgh Penguins. For Pittsburgh, fortunately captain Sidney Crosby was there, serving his team forestall a 2nd home flop in weeks against the upstart New York Islanders.

On Friday, Sidney scored with just 1:16 remaining to give Pittsburgh a 4 – 3 win over New York Islanders in a match which saw Islanders rally from a couple of 2 two goal shortfalls for 2nd time in 2 matches against Penguins.

Sidney told that they had the lead in the match; therefore, they started taking chances and they got sucked in playing that style of the match. Instead of dealing the puck, they were taking scopes and flipping the puck all over, and when one plays that game; whoever scores the last goal would seal a win.

This is exactly what happened and Sidney offered the late winner. Sidney’s twelfth goal of the year was also 250th of his career and the Pittsburgh skipper also had a help. Chris had 2 goals as well as helped in another backing, Evgeni Malkin included one goal and 2 assists, and Neal had 2 serves. Evgeni’s goal finishes his career high fifteen match scoring drought. Pittsburgh goalkeeper Jeff Zatkoff, playing for the very 1st time since 2nd November, stopped thirty two shots in his 4th National Hockey League start.

Sidney told that they had a whole lot of scopes, but that was not their best match. They probably could have put it away early, but they hung around.