Southeast Division Recap Sat 2/2- Sat 2/9


Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Panthers had a productive week playing four road games and picking up five out of eight possible points. This week Florida has three home games. Washington Tuesday, Montreal Thursday and Tampa Bay Saturday. Florida has  9 points this season fourth in the Southeast Division. Here is a look around the rest of the division over the week that was:


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 Tampa Bay Lightning: (12 pts)

1st. Southeast, 3rd Eastern Conference

Last week: 0-3-0: zero points

Feb 7, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing

Martin St. Louis

(26) hits New Jersey Devils center

David Clarkson

(23) during the second period at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Sat 2/2 vs. NYR: L 2-3

Tues 2/5 at. PHI: L 2-1

Thurs 2/7 at NJ: L 2-4

Tampa Bay had a rough week. They fell victim to three northeast teams before falling victim to a nor’easter as their game scheduled Saturday 2/9 in Boston was postponed due to the blizzard Nemo. Despite their three losses Tampa still sits atop the Southeast albeit with a very tenuous lead of one point. Tampa’s offense has cooled off considerably since their hot start. Over their three losses, Tampa only scored five goals while in their previous seven games the team scored 37.

The Lightning will play four games over the next week. Sunday against the Rangers followed by home games Tuesday and Thursday against Montreal and Washington respectively. They finish their week Saturday with a matinee game in South Florida against the Panthers.

Carolina Hurricanes: (11 pts)

T-2nd Southeast, T-8th Eastern Conference

Last Week 2-1-1: 5 points

February 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman

Braydon Coburn

(5) checks Carolina Hurricanes center

Jeff Skinner

(53) during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Hurricanes, 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Sat. 2/2 at PHI: L 3-5 

Mon. 2/4 at TOR: W 4-1

Thurs. 2/7 at OTT: W 3-2

Sat. 2/9 at PHI: OTL 3-4

The Hurricanes recorded a successful road trip of their own last week picking up five out of a possible eight points. The Staal brothers and Jeff Skinner all had strong offensive weeks. Skinner recorded six points over the four games (1 G 5A). Jordan Staal recorded his first goal of the season while also adding four assists. His brother Eric, scored twice and added three assists of his own.

This week Carolina plays a road back to back against the Islanders and the Devils on Monday and Tuesday nights. They finish their week Thursday with a home game against Toronto.

Winnipeg Jets: (11 pts)

T-2nd Southeast, T-8th Eastern Conference

Last Week 2-1-0: 4 points

Tues. 2/4 vs FLA: W 3-2 OT 

Thurs. 2/7 vs TOR: L 2-3

Sat. 2/9 at OTT: W 1-0

Winnipeg took two of three this week. The four points the Jets picked up took their season total to 11, enough to bring them into a two way tie with the Hurricanes for second in the Southeast Division and eighth in the Eastern Conference. Backup goaltender Al Montoya recorded a 33 save shutout in the 1-0 victory over Ottawa.

The Jets play two home games this week. Tuesday against the Flyers and Friday against Pittsburgh.

Washington Capitals: (7 pts)

5th Southeast, 15th Eastern Conference

Last Week 1-3-0: 2 points

February 9, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing

Alex Ovechkin

(8) shoots the puck on Florida Panthers goalie

Jose Theodore

(60) during the third period at the Verizon Center. The Capitals won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Sun. 2/3 vs PIT: L 3-6

Tues. 2/5 vs TOR: L 2-3

Thurs. 2/7 at PIT: L 2-5

Sat. 2/9 vs FLA W 5-0

Washington finished off a poor week on a positive note with a 5-0 win of the Panthers. The play of new acquisition Mike Ribiero was one of the few positives for the Caps this week. Ribiero scored six points in the four games, three goals and three assists. Alex Ovechkin added five points of his own with two goals and three assists. The Capitals are last in the East with 7 points.

Washington has two games this week. They will making the “Florida Hockey Carwash” road trip with a rematch against the Panthers Tuesday night followed by a game in Tampa Bay Thursday.