Saturday night in the NHL had it all — Fights, Cheap Shots, Retaliation, and some serious injuries. You can sure tell that the Stanley Cup Playoffs are two and a half weeks away. Scary and wild night — take a look:
Watch as Boone Jenner takes a high strick from Wayne Simmonds that goes undetected, then another from Radko Gudas and then decides to drop the gloves.
Watch as David Pastrnak hits Stephen Gionta leading to a big scrum between the Islanders and Bruins.
Watch as Micheal Haley drops Calle Jarnkrok with a huge punch to the face.
Logan Couture would head straight to the dressing room after taking a deflected Brent Burns shot to the face.
Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon immediately heads down the tunnel after receiving a devastating cross-check to the ribs by Colorado Avalanche defenceman Francois Beauchemin.
Oilers captain Connor McDavid (0-2—2) extended his point streak to six games (3-9—12) to increase his League leads in both assists (61) and points (87) . . . The Hurricanes extended their point streak to nine games (6-0-3) . . . Carolina’s Elias Lindholm scored to extend his point streak to nine games (4-6—10) . . . Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen was suspended for three games for interference against Penguins forward Jake Guentzel . . . Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak was suspended for two games for boarding Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand . . . The starting time of the Predators/Stars game on April 6 at American Airlines Center has been changed to 7:30 p.m. CT (originally 7 p.m. CT) . . . The NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Tournament – which features draft picks from 30 of 31 NHL teams – begins today at 3 ET when 2017 NHL Draft prospect Jake Oettinger leads Boston University against the University of North Dakota, last year’s champion . . . Ed Belfour took the ice at United Center as part of the Blackhawks’ One More Shift program.
Adam Cracknell (3-0—3) recorded his first career hat trick (195 GP) to propel the Stars to a 3-1-1 record in their last five games . . . Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored his League-leading 42nd goal of the season . . . Islanders forward Josh Bailey earned the 300th point of his NHL career (105-195—300) . . . Stars forward Tyler Seguin (500) and Penguins forward Nick Bonino (400) each skated in milestone games.
* Information provided via NHL Press Release - Video courtesy of SportsNet/YouTube