National Hockey League news: March 1, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
There were 7 games played in the National Hockey League on February 29, 2008.
Washington Capitals @ New Jersey Devils
broke the scoreless tie over halfway through the second period on Washington's first power play. scored an early third period goal to put the Capitals up by 2. scored on the latter two minutes of a double minor power play to put Washington a goal further ahead of the Devils. made it a 4 goal game with 2:55 remaining in the game. made his debut in the Capitals net, earning his third shutout of the season by stopping all of New Jersey's 18 shots.
Montreal Canadiens @ Buffalo Sabres
scored on an early Canadiens power play to give Montreal the lead 1:24 into the first period. scored his 11th goal of the season just past the halfway point of the first period. Buffalo cut Montreal's lead in half when scored a power play goal in the second period. Plekanec completed a hat trick with a pair of back-to-back power play goals to put the Canadiens ahead by 3 before the second intermission. gave Montreal a 3 goal lead 2:39 into the third period. scored a goal to bring the Sabres within two goals, but a goal would give the Canadiens their four goal lead back. Plekanec had 4 points, his first career hat trick and an assist on Andrei Kostitsyn's goal. stopped 31 of Buffalo's 33 shots.
Minnesota Wild @ Florida Panthers
scored less than halfway through the first period to give the Wild the first goal of the game. tied the score 5:34 into the second period. Minutes later, the Wild would retake the lead on a goal, and then went ahead by 2 on ' power play goal. would bring the Panthers within one, but they wouldn't find the back of the net again. The Wild pick up their second straight win, and their 6th straight win against Florida. made 32 saves for Minnesota, and earned his 26th win of the season. The Panthers have now lost their third straight game.
San Jose Sharks @ Detroit Red Wings
put San Jose on the board first 1:40 into the opening period. gave the Sharks a 2 goal lead less than a minute into the second period. A couple minutes later, Detroit went on the scoreboard when scored his 36th goal of the season. Setoguchi scored his second goal of the night to put San Jose back up by 2 less than halfway through the third period. scored on a 5-on-3 power play to bring the Wings within 1. The Red Wings, who have been plagued recently with player injuries, have now lost 10 of their last 11 games. and Zetterberg each had 2 of points for Detroit. also had a pair of points for the Sharks, assisting on each of Setoguchi's two goals.
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Tampa Bay Lightning
scored first for the Lightning to give them the first lead of the game. scored 12:13 into the second to put Tampa Bay ahead by two. put Toronto on the board 27 seconds into the third. scored his 12th goal of the season to tie the score and force sudden death overtime. At 2:02 into the 4-on-4 overtime, scored a power play goal to break Tampa Bay's 5 game losing streak. Lightning head coach had his 234th win, which tied the record held by for most wins by an [[United States|American}}-born coach.
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Vancouver Canucks
put the Canucks on the board first, 12:38 into the first period. would put Vancouver up by 2 goals in the second period. Columbus tied the score with a pair of goals 1:10 apart, first by , his 5th of the season, then by , his 34th of the season. This would force overtime, where scored for Columbus at 1:07 give the Canucks their second consecutive loss at home. stopped 21 of Vancouver's 23 shots; made 30 of 33 saves for the Canucks.
Calgary Flames @ Anaheim Ducks
scored for the Ducks 35 seconds into the game to put Anaheim up by 1 early. At 13:58 in the opening period, put the Ducks up by two goals. was assisted by in scoring Calgary's only goal goal of the game, in the second period. In the final minute of the game, scored a power play goal to salt Anaheim's victory. Selanne now holds a scoring streak of 9 points in 5 games. made 22 saves for Anaheim, and earned his 4th straight win.
- "Game boxscore: Washington @ New Jersey" — , February 29, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Montreal @ Buffalo" — , February 29, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Minnesota @ Florida" — , February 29, 2008
- "Game boxscore: San Jose @ Detroit" — , February 29, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Toronto @ Tampa Bay" — , February 29, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Columbus @ Vancouver" — , February 29, 2008
- "Game boxscore: Calgary @ Anaheim" — , February 29, 2008
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