Saturday, January 14, 2006

We're No. 1!

By converting a sudden-death overtime penalty shot (when's the last time you saw that?), Frantisek Kaberle sent the Carolina Hurricanes to the top of the NHL standings.

It looked like Carolina's record of 16 straight wins when entering the third period with a lead was going to fall as Nashville kept clawing their way back into this one. But a thrown stick in overtime and nice penalty shot conversion by an unlikely defenseman keeps the streak alive.

As of this morning, the top five teams in the NHL are:
  1. Carolina -- 62 pts (29-10-4)
  2. Philadelphia -- 62 pts (28-10-6)
  3. Ottawa -- 61 pts (29-10-3)
  4. Detroit -- 61 pts (29-12-3)
  5. Dallas -- 60 pts (29-12-2)

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