Panthers 6, Capitals 2: After a couple of blowout losses this past week, the Florida Panthers rebounded for a convincing 6-2 win in Washington on Sunday, thanks in large part to a 3-for-6 effort from their power play. After Alexander Semin gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead, the Panthers picked up three consecutive power play goals on their way to a four goal first period.
Penguins 4, Stars 1: The Penguins are now 5-1-1 under interim head coach Dan Bylsma, and thanks to their 4-1 win in Dallas on Sunday, they jumped over the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres to take over the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference. Evgeni Malkin picked up a goal and two assists, as he continues to make a mockery of the NHL's scoring race. Currently, Malkin has a 10 point lead over Washington's Alex Ovechkin, and a 13 point lead over Sidney Crosby. It's time Malkin started getting some mention as the league's best player.
Canucks 3, Blue Jackets 1: Vancouver and Columbus were separated by just two points entering Sunday's game, and the Canucks gave themselves a little breathing room as they picked up a 3-1 win. Sami Salo, Ryan Kesler and Alexandre Burrows all scored for the Canucks, as Roberto Luongo stopped 19-of-20 shots in net. Vancouver now holds the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference, with Columbus four points back in the No. 6 spot.The rest of Sunday's action
Tampa Bay and Calgary combine for 14 goals. Is it 1985 again?Daily rebounds
-- I'm sure Versus just loves this matchup. The only game on Monday's schedule features the worst team in the Western Conference taking on the worst team in the NHL. Snooze city. I'll still watch, you should too. Maybe Bill Guerin will make an appearance.
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