Joe Thornton assisted on four goals, including Christian Ehrhoff’s winner just 34 seconds into the overtime, and the San Jose Sharks earned a playoff spot with a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
Not a moment too soon, the Buffalo Sabres appear to be back.
Three games and less than a week remain in the regular season, and the Sabres seem wayward no more. They have cobbled together a stretch of games to remind their fans how they became a team worthy of mention among the franchise’s best.
With four games remaining, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins could very well do score 100 points in the NHL before his 19th birthday.
It could be broken down into a simple mathematic equation for Doug Weight and Mark Recchi.
Take the points of Weight’s old squad (the St. Louis Blues at 56), add them to the total of Recchi’s former team (the Pittsburgh Penguins at 53) and you get 109 — exactly how many points their Carolina Hurricanes possess.