nbcsports.com photo: The Washington Capitals celebrate their victory on Friday night in Carolina with a one goal win over the Carolina Hurricanes
On the NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 The Washington Capitals Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each scored a goal and had an assist that was just good enough to get by the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night 4-3. The Caps Richard Panik and Jakob Vrana both scored a goal each for Washington in the 4-3 win.
#2 Washington goalie Ilya Samonov stopped 38 out 41 the Hurricanes tried throwing everything at him in the third period as they scored three times to come up one goal short in the Canes loss.
#3 Former San Jose Shark Joe Pavelski scored a goal and had an assist on Friday night as the Dallas Stars defeated the struggling Detroit Red Wings 4-1. Pavelski was honored by the Stars before the game for playing in his 1000th NHL game last month.
#4 The Montreal Canadiens signed Ilya Kovalchuk for $700,000 after he was bought out by the Los Angeles Kings, Kovalchuk scored 36 goals, nine points in 17 games for the Kings.
#5 Former Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery has admitted that the decision to fire him was “appropriate” and that he’s had entered alcohol rehab. He called the firing a “wake up call” and said that the termination on Dec 10th.
Matt Harrington does the NHL podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com