The NHL Outdoors weekend series got off to an incredibly rocky start with a 9 hour delay on Saturday. This prompted them to push the Bruins (11-3-2) versus Flyers (8-4-3) to an evening start on Sunday.
It was a great move. Although daylight was limited it provided an amazing backdrop as the sun was setting on Lake Tahoe. Kudos to the league on pulling off a very difficult task and getting those beautiful images for hockey fans to remember.
NHL Scores: Barbie Girl song drives David Pastrnak to hat trick for Bruins
Boston would beat Philadelphia soundly 7-3 in the last game at Lake Tahoe. David Pastrnak opened and closed the scoring for the Bruins notching a hat trick in the process. The 24 year-old winger now has 9 goals in 9 games this season and a total of 14 points.
The Bruins entered Lake Tahoe wearing loud outfits that looked like some late 80’s or early 90’s terrible fashion. Pastrnak himself wore shades reminiscent of wrestler Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
Afterwards he had some fun with the media. “We were listening to ‘Barbie Girl’ before you guys asked me to do media, so I was kind of dancing to these glasses in the locker room and then you guys ruined it and I had to go answer the questions. I missed the ‘Barbie Girl’ song.”
NHL Scores: Pierre-Luc Dubois fresh off IR scores twice
Pierre-Luc Dubois came off IR and then went to work by scoring twice and adding an assist. His first goal/points in a Winnipeg uniform after three games. The Jets (11-6-1) edged out the Canucks (8-12-2) in OT 4-3 with Dubois netting the game winner in the extra session.
“It feels good,” Dubois said after his three point performance. “To finally get out there and play, and then get that nice pass from ‘Wheels’ and just score, it kind of felt like a weight off my shoulders and then the rest of the game to keep applying that pressure and keep getting better.”
NHL Scores: Capitals get back to winning and more
The Capitals (9-5-3) big guns went to work and beat out the Devils (6-5-2) 4-3. T.J. Oshie scored twice (3,4) while Alex Ovechkin (6) and John Carlson (5) added to the cause.
In goal, Craig Anderson picked up the win on the strength of three power play goals. It was his first start with Caps and he made 22 saves in the process. Still, for Ovechkin this game was about Oshie.
“I think everybody was feeling good when we scored a power-play goal,” Ovechkin said after the game. “It was huge for us, kind of give us momentum. You can see in the third period, we just play smart and wait on our chance, and when we have Osh Babe on our team, every time he’s hot, he’s hot.”
The last game on the docket was the Senators (5-14-1) beating the Canadiens (9-5-3) in OT by a score of 3-2. Brady Tkachuk tallied the game winner in OT, his 6th goal of the season.
“I think Murray was our MVP tonight,” Tkachuk said of his goalie Matt Murray who made 30 saves. “He’s been our MVP for most of the year, or all the year, and now we’ve just got to help him out during those tough times as a group. He’s been awesome for us.”