At 8:23 of the third period in the Ducks/Stars game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck entered the Anaheim net. The referee informed the Situation Room that he had blown his whistle prior to the puck crossing the goal line therefore this is not a reviewable play. No goal Dallas.
Stars coach Lindy Ruff sees Whitney's return as not only bolstering that youthful line, but also feels his return could benefit the Dallas power play, which is an NHL-worst 1-for-29 (3.4 percent) at home.
"Well, we know that Ray has always been a good power play guy. Before he got hurt, he had some great opportunities. Been a little bit snake bit like some of our guys were, some of the opportunities haven't gone in," Ruff said. "But I believe as the zone time keeps going up and the amount of attempts going to the net keeps going up, the puck will start going in."
At 15:24 of the third period in the Blackhawks/Oilers game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Chicago's Andrew Shaw used his skate to kick the puck into the Edmonton net. According to Rule 49.2 "A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net." No goal Chicago.
At 0:30 of the first period in the Wild/Blues game, video review was inconclusive in determining whether Zach Parise's stick was below the level of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the St. Louis net. Therefore, the referee's call on the ice stands. No goal Minnesota.
Shattenkirk, who has points in 12 of the past 15 games (one goal, 12 assists) missed the morning skate Monday and was considered a game-time decision. Coach Ken Hitchcock said the flu has been going around the Blues locker room, with five players in the past week with some form of illness. Shattenkirk is the first to miss a game due to illness.