In the last 24 hours, the NHL has had its biggest week of the season, with the Philadelphia Flyers winning three of four, the Chicago Blackhawks winning three, the Pittsburgh Penguins winning two, the Detroit Red Wings winning one and the Colorado Avalanche winning one.
The Dallas Stars won four of six and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Rangers four times.
For a lot of the teams in the race for the Stanley Cup, it’s a game that they will likely be focused on for the rest of the year.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are the latest team to lose a game to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Minnesota Wild lost to the Los Angeles Kings, and the New Jersey Devils lost to Florida Panthers.
Here are a few other notable moments in the last three games:The Flyers have won two straight, beating the Ottawa Senators 5-3 and the Pittsburgh Panthers 3-2.
The Penguins beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 in overtime on Sunday, which also marks the first time the Penguins have lost by two goals in a game since Feb. 24.
The Blue Jackets, who will play the Pittsburgh Senators again this weekend, have won three straight and the first two of those are 3-0 wins.
The Stars are looking to continue their run of seven consecutive wins.
They lost 3-1 to the Columbus Blue Bombers on Sunday.
The Stars scored the first goal of the game and got it back on a goal by defenseman Cody Eakin on the power play at the 3:52 mark of the second period.
They tied it back up 1:37 into the third period and finished the period on a power play.
It was the first power-play goal for the Stars this season.
The Predators were looking for a third straight win.
They had a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Wings on Sunday night.
The Predators got the first shot on goal and scored again on the third power play of the third.
Predators defenseman Nikita Zadorov scored his first goal in Predators history.
The first shot was off a shot from defenseman Seth Jones, who was playing for his second stint with the Predators.
The second shot was on a pass from Ryan Ellis.
The third goal was a one-timer from rookie defenseman Ryan Ellis, who scored his second goal of this season at 4:38 of the fourth.
The Panthers were looking to end their seven-game winning streak against the Kings.
They scored three unanswered goals against the Los Vegas Kings in overtime.
The Panthers won 4-2 in regulation on Saturday.
The Kings have not scored in overtime since Feb 13, 2016, and they are now 3-5-2 against the shootout in the regular season.
The two teams played four games on the road this week, including a 3-3 shootout win over the Colorado Stars.
The shootout loss was Carolina’s fifth in five games.
Brock Holtby has made seven consecutive starts for the Capitals.
He had a goal and an assist on Sunday and had a minus-3 rating in the four games since his return from injury.
He’s had four straight starts since his injury and had his goal total streak extended to four games with the game-winner in overtime against the Rangers.
Tyler Johnson scored his third goal of his NHL career against the Lightning on Sunday afternoon.
The Lightning lost 5-4.
It was a first-period goal by Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman, who had two assists in his last four games.
The goal was his first since Feb 28, 2015, against the Penguins.
The Capitals are 2-2-0 when Hedman scores.
The Penguins had their best offensive effort of the preseason, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Lightning, 5-2, on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Jussi Jokinen scored twice in overtime, and Sidney Crosby had a power-possession goal with 4:24 remaining in regulation.
Jokinens goal was the game winner.
Crosby had one of his best games of the regular-season, scoring two goals and adding an assist.
Crosby has one goal and one assist in his past five games against Tampa Bay.
Pittsburgh won four straight, including the win over Tampa Bay, and are now 6-0-1 on the season.
Ryan Callahan led the Panthers with seven shots on goal.
Vincent Trocheck, the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes, had two goals on Saturday