Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
That little kid has a puck and the Penguins are getting him a jersey, I'm told. Nice work.— Jason Mackey (@Mackey_Trib) October 30, 2015
Perhaps in a move to buy a little time, the Hurricanes sat Hanifan on Tuesday night, allowing the youngster to take in a game from the pressbox as well as meet with NHL commish Gary Bettman. Apparently, they've made up their mind and Hanifan will be back in the lineup tonight against the Islanders in Brooklyn. Here's a tweet from NHL staff writer Mike Morreale
Bill Peters also confirmed that Hanifin will remain with the team all season so there's that.— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) October 29, 2015
Eric Staal on Noah Hanifin: "He's going to be a great player in this league for a very long time."— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) October 29, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
There was head contact by Dumba’s shoulder, but the NHL Department of Player Safety examined the video to see if the principle point of contact was the head.The initial belief is the league felt the hit was clean and Dumba won’t be disciplined Wednesday. Regardless, Dumba was not penalized but Eric Gryba was for retaliating.
Here's another look: About 40 seconds later, Zemgus Girgensons broke in alone and fired the game winner past Steve Mason. Can the assist go to Johnson?
The very definition of a GAME-SAVER. https://t.co/9YcmAn2lGP— NHL (@NHL) October 28, 2015
Girgensons OT winner pic.twitter.com/S24D2OurKk— Stephanie (@myregularface) October 28, 2015
They are the first team since the 1930-31 New York Americans to be shut out in five of their first eight games, and are one of just four teams in NHL history to fail to score more than six goals in their first eight games of a season. The rest of the list: 1927-28 Pittsburgh Pirates: Four goals in first eight games 1928-29 Pittsburgh Pirates: Four goals in first eight games 1930-31 New York Americans: Six goals in first eight games 2015-16 Anaheim Ducks: Six goals in first eight games
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Also in attendance at the Washington Capitals annual Halloween party was this freak of nature (and his lovely girlfriend Nastya Shubskaya). Yep, that's Alexander Ovechkin as Batman.
A photo posted by Lauren Oshie (@loshie17) on
And then there were these two birdbrains, Tom Wilson and Michael Latta, doing the Castaway thing (we're told).
A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on
Wilsonnnn!!!! Happy Halloween🎃🎃 pic.twitter.com/8lui8Ew6uI— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) October 24, 2015
Barkov sustained the injury when he was hit in the hand by a puck during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. He was held out of Saturday's 6-2 win over Dallas. The second overall pick from Finland already had three goals and three assists in seven games while playing between Jaromir Jagr and Jonathan Huberdeau this season.
Sad to say it's known that Barkov has broken bone in hand Don't know how serious yet 2,weeks or 2 months? #FlaPanthers— Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Andrei Markov (1-4—5) is 3rd @CanadiensMTL d-man to record 500 PTS (109-392—501). Others: Robinson (197-686—883) and Lapointe (166-406—572).— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 24, 2015
As far as team accolades go, the Habs are racking those up as well. They've won five consecutive road games to start a season for the first time in franchise history, and they've started a season 8-0-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Per Elias: Andrei Markov (1-4—5) is 1st @CanadiensMTL d-man to record 5 or more points in a game since S. Souray on 01/10/04 at PIT (1-5—6).— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 24, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
When I asked about Borowiecki's crosscheck, Gionta just said, “I just lost my cool and that can't happen.”— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) October 23, 2015
Gionta: "That can't happen. 1st, I apologize to Mark for that play. Obviously, I let my teammates down with it & luckily they bailed me out”— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) October 23, 2015
Jaromir Jagr is funny. We all know that. But in this case, he's serious, too. Nice reaction to Connor McDavid's undressing of Red Wings' Goalie Petr Mrazek. It's pretty much what everybody else was doing as well. ICYMI, See the play here.
I took a selfie when I watch McDavid score goal tonight. Not bad for 18 years old :) pic.twitter.com/8VZdCuMLzQ— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Per a source, the @NHLPlayerSafety already reviewing the Zac Rinaldo charging hit on Sean Couturier. No big surprise there— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) October 22, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
This is how good hockey writers frame stories: It's not about Bartkowski's goal so much as it is about the fact that Bartkowski is suddenly a more prolific scorer than two-time Hart Trophy winner Sidney Crosby. Now that's an angle! Bartkowski's seeing-eye found the twine the 137th game of his career. It's the Pittsburgh native's sixth year in the show, so it's been a while. Better late than never though... as for Sid, our bet is that the Penguins' star will outscore Bartkowski by the time this season is said and done.
UPDATE:MATT BARTKOWSKI HAS MORE GOALS THAN SID THIS YEAR— #followmerinaldo (@not_Zac_Rinaldo) October 19, 2015
We've finally figured out what went wrong on this "miss heard 'round the world" by Daniel Sedin from Sunday night in Vancouver's 2-1 loss to Edmonton. This slo-mo replay (see tweet above) shows the puck a little bit on wobble as Sedin goes for the high chip and gets too much of it, sending it over the net. All he needed to do was tap it in on the ice with a little broom stroke, but Sedin couldn't resist the temptation to go for the water bottle. Who could blame him, by the way? Sedin had a slightly different explanation, but what does it really matter? He blew the play horrifically and the Canucks lost a golden opportunity to earn the extra point at home. Since he owns 329 career goals and 885 career points, we're guessing most Vancouver fans forgave him the moment the puck got higher than the crossbar. Anyhoo, here's what Sedin said after the game: “That's a tough one,” Daniel said, according to the Vancouver Sun. “I had to pick between backhand and forehand and it got away from me. It rolled off my stick It was a tough one, for sure." He added: “It happened so quick, you just try to tap it in and it bounced over.” Here's a better look at the miss:
Remember that time Daniel Sedin missed the wide open net allowing the Oilers to win it in overtime? *remembers* -bm pic.twitter.com/LnPVa7Jkl3— OilersNation (@OilersNation) October 19, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Devils win, 2-1 in OT, to pick up their first win of the season.
Stempniak OT winner pic.twitter.com/6ZRYY0yjSt— Stephanie (@myregularface) October 18, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
What a year @NHL for rookies, exiting to follow this guys👍👏 and who will win the rookie of the year, my pick is the Great Tie Domi's son Max— Teemu Sel8nne (@TeemuSel8nne) October 15, 2015
Surprised Vancouver's Alex Burrows was able to get out of the Blues' bench with his helmet and jersey intact. Perhaps the Blues were somewhat mollified by the fact they had a 3-1 lead in the third period? Another look:
You do not belong there. https://t.co/bFQsmuOjzl— NHL (@NHL) October 17, 2015
Let's give the San Jose Sharks credit, too. The boys in teal have allowed just two goals in four games thus far, which means that they are the first team to get through their first four games without allowing more than two goals since 1948-49. Wow. #BowDown.
Martin Jones' goals against. Game 1: 1 Game 2: 0 Game 3: 0 Game 4: 1 Pretty good. pic.twitter.com/kgETeTp7AG— NHL (@NHL) October 17, 2015
Martin Jones has been flat-out awesome for San Jose this year, but let's give the team some credit as well. The Sharks are off to a fast start thanks to their stingy defense and the red-hot goaltending of Jones. Jones saw his streak of 104 consecutive sves end on Friday in his teams 2-1 shooutout victory over the Devils, but bot before he had broken the franchise record for consecutive saves (104) and took ownership of the Sharks' longest scoreless streak. Jones' streak lasted 234:33
The @SanJoseSharks are 1st team to allow 2 goals or fewer through their first 4 games of a season since DET in 1948-49 (also 2 GA in 4 GP).— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 17, 2015
The NHL record for scoreless minutes is 332:01, which was set by Brian Boucher during the 2003-04 season.
Martin Jones shutout streak was snapped at 234:33. He stopped 104 consecutive shots. Both were longest in Sharks history.— Darin Stephens (@SharksStats) October 17, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Babcock seemed a bit confused to see Shanahan on ice with players... didn't want to answer a question about it— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 5, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Couture, who had 67 points last season, was centering the Sharks most productive line, which also features Joel Ward and Patrick Marleau.
Saw Logan Couture on crutches leaving the Prudential Center with protective boot on right foot. Don't have many other details #SJSharks— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) October 15, 2015