Welcome back, readers! Welcome back, hockey! I missed you all over the break, now let's take a Dump.
The Top Line
You know what, it was vacation for sports writers too. We don't need one good headline from anyone.
Boston 5, Ottawa 0 - Merry Crhistmas, Boston, Ottawa rolled over for you as a nice little gift.
Columbus 2, New Jersey 1 (SO) - Oh gross. Extra Columbus Blue Jackets hockey. ASAS
Washington 3, New York Rangers 2 - I guess Cam Talbot sucks, now.
Pittsburgh 4, Carolina 3 (OT)- James Neal with the big overtime winner. Congratulations.
Toronto 4 Buffalo 3 (SO) - First Rob Ford, then an ice storm and now the Leafs can't andle the Sabres in regulation. Rough stretch for Toronto. ASAS
Chicago 7, Colorado 2 - Patrick Sharp single handedly ruined the Colorado Avalanche season. Or not. But it was his birthday, and Patrick Roy hates it when people are happy.
Winnipeg 6, Minnesota 4 - There were 7 goals in the first period, which is insane for these two teams. There was only 1 goal in the 2nd period, which makes a lot more sense.
Dallas 4, Nashville 1 - This is an example of two teams that are moving in opposite directions.
Edmonton 2, Calgary 0 - Ryan Smyth, oldest player on the Oilers by 35 years, scored both goals for Edmonton.
San Jose 4, Phoenix 3 (SO) - If this keeps up, hockey will ever catch on in Phoenix. ASAS
Tweet of the Moment
Finally, the Sabres participate in a community activity whrere they aren't getting peed on.
Steve Ott and Drew Stafford stopped by the Oak Street animal shelter today with toys & bones. Numerous #Sabres and families donated as well.— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 28, 2013