Last night’s scores were unkind to the Cats as the Boston Bruins blanked the Anaheim Ducks 3-0, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1; the New York Rangers whipped the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 (at least this one didn’t go past regulation); and the New Jersey Devils edged the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in overtime.
In the AHL, the Springfield Thunderbirds were beaten 4-1 on home ice last night by the Charlotte Checkers. Dryden Hunt scored only goal for the Thunderbirds late in the third period, a power-play marker assisted by defensemen Jacob MacDonald and Chris Wideman. Samuel Montembeault stopped 34 of 37 shots in the loss.
The Thunderbirds (21-21-6-4) have lost five in a row and tumbled to seventh place in the Atlantic Division, seven points out of a playoff spot. Springfield will play host to the Toronto Marlies tonight.