Hope you guys aren't fixated on that whole "season going or ending?" thing. I realized I should've stuck with my gut instinct from September that it was toast. Sad. I hope I'm wrong, but right now, ick.
Kings 0 - Canadiens 2
Montreal won a boring game against the injured Kings.
As usual, Los Angeles was devastated with injuries in the first half of the season. Even Kings coach Andy Murray was hurt when a puck flew up and hit him in the nose, breaking Murray's nose. He remained in the game.
Saku Koivu and Mike Ribiero scored for the Canadiens, who skated circles around the 8 remaining Kings not on the injured list.
"Itd ben a tug yer," Murray said afterwards with a vastly-swollen nose. "I jus wanna be helfy fo once."
Sharks 2 - Senators 0
The Sharks got an early goal, and that was all they needed against the lowly Sens.
Alyn McAuley opened the scoring on the powerplay, and Patrick Marleau scored shortly after that to give the Sharks the game.
The Sens, who haven't scored 2 goals in their past 10 games, gave up and spent the rest of the time working on their figure skating. Sens captain Daniel Alfreddson was especially proficient with his twirls. The figure skating got ugly though, when Zdeno Chara dropped the captain on his head, leading to a brief skirmish between the two.
Red Wings 1 - Flames 3
Calgary beat the old guys again.
Jarome Iginla scored twice, and Lanny McDonald and moustache came together to put the game away with a third goal.
Kris Draper scored early in the third period, but the comeback wasn't meant to be. Many of the Red Wings left after the second period to catch a flight to Jacksonville for the Super Bowl, making coach Dave Lewis angry. "You may think I'm losing control of this team, but that's not true," Lewis said after the game. "Those guys will get punished for their actions. Don't tell them I said that, okay?"