April 19, 2011

Road Rage: All NHL Visiting Teams Win

By - Kris Fletcher

So much for home-ice advantage.

On Monday, all the road teams managed to pick up wins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was the first time since 2007 that four road teams won on the same day.

Tyler Kennedy put Pittsburgh ahead early in the third-period, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots, helping the Penguins hold off the Tampa Bay Lightning by a final of 3-2. Maxime Talbot and Arron Asham also scored for Pittsburgh, who now holds a 2-1 series lead.

Photo by: Allen James
Danny Briere and Nikolay Zherdev both scored second-period goals for the Flyers, and Brian Boucher stopped 35 shots as the new starting goalie, as Philadelphia defeated the Buffalo Sabres by a final of 4-2. The Flyers now lead the series 2-1.

David Krejci and Nathan Horton scored first-period goals, Rich Peverley added one in the second, and Tim Thomas stopped 34 shots to help lead Boston over the Montreal Canadiens by a final of 4-2. Montreal still holds a 2-1 series lead.

Valtteri Filppula's goal early in the second capped a three-goal burst for the Red Wings, as Detroit defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Drew Miller, Ruslan Salei and Johan Franzen all had goals for the Red Wings, and Jimmy Howard stopped 28 shots.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah 4 for 4 for the visitors is pretty rare in any sport.