Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – The Edmonton Oilers added depth and scoring
punch from the college ranks on Monday, signing defenseman Joey LaLeggia to a
two-year, entry-level contract.
LaLeggia, voted the National Collegiate Hockey Conference player of the year
and named one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, ended his senior
season for the University of Denver with 15 goals and 25 assists in 37 games.
The Pioneers topped Boston College before losing to Providence in the East
The 22-year-old native of greater Vancouver continue
(SportsNetwork.com) – A six-game losing streak threatened to derail Boston’s
playoff chances, but the Bruins are hoping to have that rough patch in the
Boston hopes to continue on the right path when it shoots for a third straight
victory in Tuesday’s home clash against the Florida Panthers.
The Bruins went 0-3-3 from March 15-26, but have since followed with
consecutive wins over the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes.
Although the skid allowed Ottawa to briefly take possession of the final wild
card berth in the Eastern Conference, Boston has regained the spot and enters
Tuesday with a three-point lead over the Senators. Ottawa still owns continue
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – For the second time in less than a week, the
lowly Edmonton Oilers delivered a huge blow to the Colorado Avalanche’s
Richard Bachman made 29 saves, Andrew Miller collected three assists and the
Oilers posted a 4-1 win over the Avalanche at Pepsi Center.
Ryan O’Reilly scored a goal to extend his point streak to a career-high eight
games, but the Avalanche were unable to close the gap on Winnipeg for the
second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. They remain eight points back
of the idle Jets with six games remaining.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 32 shots for Colorado, which lost 4-3 at continue
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Scott Darling turned aside 31 shots and four
different players lit the lamp as Chicago claimed a 4-1 victory over Los
Angeles at United Center.
Bryan Bickell, Duncan Keith, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marian Hossa scored for
the Blackhawks, who have won two in a row and finished the month of March
with a 9-3-1 record.
Jake Muzzin supplied the lone offense for the Kings, who failed to make up
ground on Calgary — which won in Dallas — in the Pacific Division.
Jonathan Quick took the loss despite making 36 saves.
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The Vancouver Canucks had been stumbling
of late. A matchup with the slumping St. Louis Blues couldn’t have come at a
Eddie Lack made 23 saves and the Canucks got goals from four different players
in a 4-1 victory over the Blues on Monday night.
Vancouver’s win was the sixth straight over St. Louis and snapped a two-game
losing streak. The Canucks hold a slim lead on second place in the Pacific
Brian Elliott gave up three goals on 21 shots for the Blues, who have dropped
five of six and squandered a chance to clinch a playoff spot.
St. Louis may continue