photo from dailynews.com: Kings center Anze Kopitar and the Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser face off as Kopitar skates up ice with the puck in Thursday’s contest in Los Angeles at the Staples Center
On the NHL Podcast with Joe:
#1 Anze Kopitar got the Los Angeles Kings the go-ahead goal and the Kings ran away with it afterwards with 4-1 win past the Detroit Red Wings to move within two points of the Anaheim Ducks and a point behind San Jose.
#2 The Nashville Predators’ Kevin Fiala and Kyle Turris got goals and an assist each in the third period and Preds goaltender Pekka Rinne stopped 32 shots. Nashville with a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes improved to 12-0-1.
#3 TJ Oshie had himself a game as he scored twice, Dimitry Orlov and Nicklas Blackstrom also scored a goal and got two assists as the Capitals took it to the Islanders 7-2 and picked up their first three-game win streak since January.
#4 Patric Hornqvist with two goals helped in five of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ goals in their 5-3 win past the Montreal Canadiens. Tristan Jarry in net for Pittsburgh stopped 17 shots in place of starter Matt Murray, who’s out with a concussion.
#5 Columbus Blue Jackets’ Cam Atkinson scored a hat trick and got it with a second left in the game to help the CBJs pick up their sixth win in a row past the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3.
Joe Lami does the NHL Podcast each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com