NHL’s Three Stars for Friday Night: Okposo, Neal, Miller


NHL Three Stars of the Night for Friday 1. Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders | 4 Goals, +3, 6 SOG, 18:15 | – Okposo netted his first career hat trick with a four goal night in a 6-3 win over the Penguins. Okposo’s big night included scoring 3 goals in the third period. Okposo scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the third vs the Penguins and iced the game, jamming home his 4th goal of the night on the power play with 2:31 remaining to push the Islanders lead to 5-3. Okposo scored three straight goals in the third for the Islanders. Okposo has 13 goals and 41 points on the seaso 2.James Neal, Nashville Predators | 2 Goals, +2, 5 SOG, 19:02 TOI | – Neal scored twice, including the game winner with 1:40 remaining in regulation, leading the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the WashingtonRead More »

Inside the Metro: Blue Jackets surging; Here comes the Isles; Stock up, Stock Down


INSIDE THE METROPOLITAN DIVISION 1. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS, 70 POINTS 2. NEW YORK RANGERS, 57 POINTS 3. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS, 56 POINTS 4. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS, 54 POINTS 5. NEW JERSEY DEVILS, 53 POINTS 6. WASHINGTON CAPITALS, 52 POINTS 7. CAROLINA HURRICANES, 49 POINTS 8. NEW YORK ISLANDERS, 49 POINTS BLUE JACKETS SURGING The Columbus Blue Jackets have won a club record seven straight games and are 11-3 in their last 14 games. Things are starting to click for the Blue Jackets as their top players are healthy and rounding into form. The Blue Jackets have moved into the No. 2 wildcard spot and started peaking last year in between games 34-48, going 11-3 in their final 14 games and if the regular season had been 52 games instead of 48 games, they probably get in as they were playing some excellent hockey down the stretch. The key for them has beenRead More »