Not one of Ilya Bryzgalov's best performances for Phoenix, as the Chicago Blackhawks lit him up seven times on 28 shots, as the Coyotes lost a laugher, 7-1. Chicago received a pair of goals from Ben Eager, while also getting tallies from Dave Bolland, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Dustin Byfuglien, and Andrew ladd in the win.
Ladd also picked up three assists in the win, earning himself No. 1 start honors with his four point effort. The four points, by the way, were a career-best for the 22-year old forward.
With the Coyotes trailing 7-0 in the second period, Envir Lisin at least got them on the board with his fifth goal of the season, which was the shot they could sneak behind Chicago goalie Cristobal Huet, who stopped 20 shots in the win.
... Miika Kiprusoff turned aside all 31 shots he faced for the Calgary Flames, as they beat the Rangers 3-0 at the Garden. Jarome Iginla picked up his 14th goal of the season in the win, while David Moss and Rene Bourque also picked up goals for the Flames, who are now 7-2 in their past nine games.
... Ray Whitney picked up a pair of goals for the Hurricanes, as they downed division-rival Washington 3-1 on Sunday, as Michael Leighton turned aside 38 shots in the win.
... Leading 4-1 late in the third period, Anaheim had to hold off a furious rally from Columbus, who scored two goals in less than two minutes to cut the deficit to one. Rob Niedermayer scored with less than 40 seconds to play in regulation, to help cement the 5-3 win for the Ducks. Ryan Getzlaf picked up two goals in the win for the Ducks.
... Steve Bernier picked up a pair of goals for Vancouver on Sunday, but it wasn't enough as the Canucks fell in a shootout, 5-4, to Colorado. Vancouver's Cory Schneider gave up four goals on 35 shots in regulation, and then failed to make a save on Colorado's three shootout attempts, giving up goals to Wojtek Wolski, Marek Svatos, and Milan Hejduk.
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