Newsmakers in the NHL: Hurricanes Snap Losing Streak
Anton Babchuk scored a pair of power play goals for the 'Canes, while Eric Staal and Sergei Samsonov also tallied goals in the win. Ward faced a barrage of shots from New Jersey, as the Devils outshot Carolina 33-14 over the final two periods.
Blue Jackets 4, Blackhawks 3: What a pickup Antoine Vermette has been for the Columbus Blue Jackets, as the speedy forward netted his fourth goal (and seventh point) since being acquired from the Ottawa Senators prior to the trade deadline. This goal was especially helpful, seeing as how it came at the 2:38 mark of overtime to help lift Columbus to a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. R.J. Umberger, Derek Dorsett, and Rick Nash also scored for the Blue Jackets, while Steve Mason turned aside 24-of-27 shots to pick up his 29th win of the season.
The Rest Of Wednesday's Action
Nashville looks to go three-for-three on its west coast road trip.
Calgary gets back to its winning ways at home against Dallas.
-- Former Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau addressed the media on Wednesday and said that "one day the truth will come out."
Thursday's Key Games
-- The Florida Panthers desperately need a win, as they sit three points back of the No. 8 playoff spot, having lost four in a row. They play host to Toronto on Thursday.
-- Coming off a loss in Edmonton, the Blues look to stay in the Western Conference playoff race when they travel to Vancouver.
-- Having won six of their past seven, the Ottawa Senators look to play spoiler against the Montreal Canadiens.