Zach Redmond’s family issued a statement thanking the Winnipeg Jets and their fans for supporting their son at the time of his horrible injury in Raleigh. Meanwhile, the Jets play Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. Monday night Winnipeg’s Colin Wilson had an assist in Nashville’s win over Dallas while Dustin Penner was the game’s third star in L.A. and Riley Hay came up big time in the clutch for the Portage Terriers.
Let’s start with last night’s National Hockey League games…
Yesterday, the Winnipeg Jets released a statement from Zach Redmond’s family saying that the Jets defenseman was resting comfortably in a Raleigh, N.C. hospital following a three-hour operation to repair a number of sliced arteries and veins in his upper right leg. He is done for the season although doctors expect a full recovery. Meanwhile, Dustin Byfuglien, who hurts his knee on Sunday, will be a game-time decision tonight while Antti Miettinen who took a puck to the male nether regions on Sunday will not play tonight when the Jets wrap up their five-game road swing at Madison Square Garden in New York against the New York Rangers, 6 p.m. on TSN. The 8-9-1 Jets will return home to play Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils at MTS Iceplex
There were five games in the NHL last night:
Toronto 4 Philadelphia 2
Nikolai Kuleiman had a goal and an assist as the Leafs improved to 12-8-0 on the season, good enough for seventh in the East.
Ottawa 2 Montreal 1 (SO)
Peter Regin scored the winner in the fifth round of the shootout.
Chicago 3 Edmonton 2 (OT)
Chicago extended its points streak to 19 straight games. The Hawks are now 16-0-3. Marian Hossa scored the overtime winner. Nikolai Khabibulin made 31 saves to get the Oilers a point.
Nashville 5 Dallas 4 (OT)
Dallas had a 4-2 lead in the second period and couldn’t hold on. Roman Josi’s second of the game was the winner in overtime. Winnipeg’s Colin Wilson picked up another assist.
Los Angeles 5 Anaheim 2
Dustin Penner from Winkler scored a goal and was the game’s third star. The Kings have won four straight.
Besides the Jets and Rangers tonight, there are eight other games tonight in the NHL: Calgary is at Minnesota at 7 pm SportsNet West; Phoenix is at Vancouver at 9 on SportsNet Pacific; Pittsburgh is at Florida; Colorado plays at San Jose; Carolina is at Washington; Dallas plays at Columbus; Boston is at the Islanders; and Buffalo plays at Tampa Bay. That’s where we’ll be tonight.
There was one game in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League last night: the Portage Terriers trailed 3-0 after two periods then scored three unanswered in the third and Riley Hay scored his second of the night in overtime as the Terriers knocked off the Flyers in Winkler 4-3. There are three games tonight: Portage is back in Winkler; Swan Valley is at high-flying Dauphin, a team that has won 17 in a row; and Virden is at Waywayseecappo.
Yesterday, Guillaume Naud of the Dauphin Kings, the MJHL’s MVP this season, was named the Recycle Everywhere-MJHL Player of the Week. Naud had two goals and four assists in four straight wins for the Kings. The runners up were forward Drake Lindsay of the Neepawa Natives and goaltender Byron Spriggs of the Winnipeg Blues.
BRANDON WHEAT KINGS
The 21-36-3-2 Brandon Wheat Kings return to action tomorrow night as the Swift Current Broncos play at Westman Place at 7 p.m.
MANITOBA TRIPLE A MIDGET LEAGUE
There were no games in the Manitoba Triple A Midget Hockey League playoffs last night, but there is one game tonight: Pembina Valley plays Yellowhead at Shoal Lake. One game tomorrow, Southwest plays the Winnipeg Thrashers at Gateway Arena.
MANITOBA MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
There were no games in the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League last night: In fact, no games again until Thursday night when Transcona plays at St. Vital.
KEYSTONE JUNIOR B HOCKEY
There were no games in the Keystone Jr. B Hockey League playoffs last night, but one tonight: Lundar is at St. Malo. St. Malo leads that series 2-1. Peguis, Arborg and Selkirk have already advanced to the semi-final round.