After taking a 5-1 lead in the first period, then giving it up in the third, the east battled back and won 8-7. The friendly game between the best in the world was a good one. Marc Savard
assisted on the game-tying goal and scored the game winning goal with 20 seconds left.
Eric Staal won MVP. Rick Nash's hat-trick I thought should have won him the new car but Staal also assisted on Savard's goal. Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas, the other Bruins in the game, played well. Chara started and skated next to Andrei Markov, meanwhile Tim Thomas played the entire third period, earning the win. Surprisingly, I thought the best defensive pair was Campbell (sabres) and Gonchar (Penguins). The Kovalchuck-Savard-Staal line was probably the best offensive line. Kovalchuck twice should have scored. He was robbed by Nabokov.
This just from the NHL: Teemu Selanne has decided to come back and play for the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks may be unstoppable now. The Ducks have been on a role since Neidermayer came back and now that their leading scorer from last year is back, they shou;d be a strong contender to defend their title.
The Bruins play Nashville tomorrow at the Garden. I'll be there. Go Bruins!