Southeast Division Recap: Sun 2/10-Sun 2/17


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Since we last checked in on the Southeast Division, the Florida Panthers have gone 0-0-3. The Panthers have picked up three of a possible six points, and are currently third in the Southeast Division. Lets take a look at how the rest of the Southeast division fared over the past eight days:


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Carolina Hurricanes: (17 pts)

1st Southeast, 3rd Eastern Conference

Last week 3-0-0: 6 points

Mon 2/11 at NYI: W 6-4

Tues 2/12 at NJ: W 4-2

Thurs 2/14 vs TOR: W 3-1

Carolina rode a three game winning streak straight to the top of the Southeast division passing the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning. The Hurricanes impressed by winning both games of a road back-to-back against the Islanders and the Devils. They capped their week off with a home win Thursday against the Maple Leafs. One of the reason for the Canes success has been the play of Jiri Tlusty who recorded four goals and two assists in the three games. Tlusty had three points in 10 games going into this week but soon added to his point total with a two goal, four point game Monday in New York. Tlusty then scored two third period goals the following game in the Canes 4-2 win in New Jersey.

The Hurricanes play three games this week. They face Montreal on the road Monday before coming home for divisional games against the Lightning and the Jets.

Tampa Bay Lightning: (15 pts)

2nd Southeast, 9th Eastern Conference

Last week 1-2-1: 3 points

Feb 16, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center

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(91) slides into Florida Panthers goalie

Jose Theodore

(60) after interference by Panthers right wing

Alex Kovalev

(not pictured) in the third period at the BB

Sun 2/10 at NYR: L 5-1 

Tues 2/12 vs MTL: L 4-3 OT

Thurs 2/14 vs WSH: L 4-3

Sat 2/16 at FLA: W 6-5 OT

The Lightning continued to struggle this week losing three of four and their lead in the Southeast division. While the team only managed three points in four games they did demonstrate their resiliency staging late game comebacks in three of their four games. Tuesday in Montreal the Lightning were down 3-0 going into the third but managed to score three to send the game into overtime. Although they did not get a point in their game against Washington, they did score two late third period goals. Finally in Florida, after going down 5-3 in the third period, Tampa Bay battled back tying the game and eventually winning in overtime.

This week, the Lightning play home games against Toronto and Boston before going on the road.

Winnipeg Jets: (11 pts)

Feb 7, 2013; Winnipeg, MB, CAN; Winnipeg Jets forward

Evander Kane

(9) winds up for a slap shot during the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

T-4th Southeast, T-14th Eastern Conference

Last Week 0-3-0: zero points

Tues 2/12 vs PHI: L 3-2

Fri 2/15 vs PIT: L 3-1

Sun 2/17 vs BOS: L 3-2

The Jets struggled offensively this week only scoring five goals in their three games. Andrew Ladd garnered most of the Jets offense scoring three of the Jets five goals. Home ice did not seem to help Winnipeg as their three losses all came in their own building.

The Jets begin a long five game road trip this Tuesday in Buffalo. The trip includes stops in Carolina, Philadelphia and New Jersey on back to back nights, and New York.

Washington Capitals: (11 pts)

Feb. 17, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Capitals left wing

Alex Ovechkin

(8) celebrates a goal scored by Washington Capitals defenseman

John Carlson

(not pictured) against the New York Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

T-4th Southeast, T-14th Eastern Conference

Last Week 2-1-0: 4 points

Tues 2/12 at FLA: W 6-5 OT

Thurs 2/14 at TB: W 4-3

Sun 2/17 at NYR: L 2-1

Washington came out swinging this week scoring six against Florida Tuesday and following up that performance by scoring four en rout to a win over Tampa Bay. Mike Ribiero let the Caps in Tuesdays 6-5 overtime win with one goal and two assists. In Thursday’s 4-3 win over the Bolts, Eric Fehr scored two goals and Mathieu Perreault added three assists. Washington could not get anything going in a 2-1 road loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

The Capitals have three days off before playing the Devils Thursday in Washington. They also will be playing the Devils Saturday in Washington.