An exciting night of NHL action featured 13 games, with visiting teams taking center stage and securing impressive wins across the league. In the Eastern Conference derby, the Carolina Hurricanes dominated the New York Rangers with a convincing 6-1 victory.
Drury and Svechnikov set the tone early in the first period, giving the Hurricanes a sizable lead that the Rangers were unable to overcome throughout the match. Taking advantage of the Rangers' loss, the Boston Bruins took first place in the standings after a 4-1 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road.
The decisive moments occurred in the final part, and the victory was secured by well-executed goals from Heinen and Frederik. The clash between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins proved elusive, as the Capitals secured a narrow 4-3 victory.
Despite the fact that the guests almost lost a three-goal lead, they managed to hold on for a crucial victory. In a dramatic turn of events, the Montreal Canadiens narrowly defeated the Dallas Stars 4-3, overcoming a 4-1 deficit.
Meanwhile, in a battle of lower tier teams, the Calgary Flames emerged victorious with a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild. The Florida Panthers secured valuable away points with a 4-1 triumph over the Arizona Coyotes, while the Detroit Red Wings continued their road success with a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
The Toronto Maple Leafs also contributed to the dominance of the visiting teams by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 3-0. The Edmonton Oilers won at home by crushing the resistance of the Philadelphia Flyers with a score of 5-2.
In the Canadian match, the Vancouver Canucks beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3. Other notable results include the Nashville Predators beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0, the Winnipeg Jets emerging victorious against the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 and an intense overtime battle in Denver where the Colorado Avalanche secured a 5-4 win against the New York Islanders.
Overall, the night showcased the competitiveness and unpredictability of the NHL, with visiting teams having a significant impact on the league standings. The most interesting game for hockey fans was, of course, Carolina's victory against New York, but the night was still marked by the victories of the visiting teams, and we must admit that it has been a long time since the visiting teams were so dominant in one round of the NHL.