Nick Johnson scored 19 and Jesse Perry chipped in 15 more as the Cats held on against an upstart New Mexico State team in Las Cruces. The game was too close at the half as Arizona led by only 4, but Sean Miller coached his team to their fifth win of the season. Arizona will return to the McKale center to take on their in-state "rival" NAU on Saturday.
The Yotes scored 4 goals in an unusually strong performance by their offense as they bogged up the best team in the West. Ray Whitney, Shane Doan, Radim Vrbata, and Daymond Langkow all chipped in against Corey Crawford while Mike Smith fell half a minute short of a shutout against one of the hottest offenses in the NHL as Patrick Sharp scored on a PP. Chicago will prove if they just had an off-game as the two teams will meet again on December 5th.