Thursday, December 31, 2015
Capuano says Boychuk is day to day. "Fortunately it wasn't his head or his neck. Luckily he's ok."— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) January 1, 2016
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
With their 11th loss in December, #Habs have established a team record for most losses in a month (they lost 10 on 4 occasions)— Guillaume Lefrançois (@glefrancoisLP) December 30, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
“Let’s call a spade a spade. It’s embarrassing, and that’s what we are. I’m not going to tiptoe around here. That’s how we play right now, and I think I’m going to need to depend on the kids to get us out of this because I’m not getting squat from the top players as far as that stuff.” “I see weakness,” Tortorella said. “I think we’re weak mentally, and it’s not the kids. I worry about the kids getting into bad habits by watching other people. That’s frightening to me. That has to change.”On Sunday the Blue Jackets were outshot 19-1 in the first period vs. the Panthers and their record stands at 13-22-3. Columbus is the only team that has yet to reach the 30-point mark in the NHL this season. Tortorella took over the team after they went 0-7 under coach Todd Richards. Columbus is 13-15-3 under Tortorella. According to Mike Halford of NBC Pro Hockey Talk, the Jackets are the least disciplined team in the NHL this season. Columbus now leads the NHL in minor penalties (157) and total penalty minutes (518). It's been a bone of contention for Tortorella. "I don’t think we really know where we’re at as a team," a frustrated Tortorella said, "so I’m going to rely on the kids. Maybe they can help us teach.”
29-year-old Krejci is tied for the team lead in scoring with 11-22-33 thus far this season.
Krug is now day-to-day w/ an undisclosed injury; Krejci is week-to-week w/ an upper body injury, per Julien.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 28, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
"Muzz’s ass on Boyd’s face. It was a hockey play. It’s not even a penalty. They had their arms up the whole night. It was all penalties. All special teams."Coyotes coach Dave Tippett had his own take on the play. “It looked pretty nasty,” he said. Gordon did not dress for Sunday's game vs. Colorado. According to the team he is day to day:
All the Coyotes are saying right now on center Boyd Gordon is that he is day to day with an upper body injury.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) December 27, 2015
The Panthers, 20-12-4, will face Montreal on Tuesday at home. The Canadiens led the Atlantic by 10 points on the last day in November (Florida was 15 points back and in 6th place at that time). But it's looking like a different division as New Year's Day approaches: Standings, Nov 30: Standings, Dec 27:
On Thanksgiving, #FlaPanthers trailed Montreal (-16), Ottawa (-9), Detroit, Boston & Tampa Bay (-5) in the Atlantic Division.— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) December 28, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Johnny Gaudreau, 7 points in OT this year, nbd pic.twitter.com/IJd4msVUNa— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) December 16, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
The Canadiens outshot the Senators 42-26, including 27-8 in the first period. The 27 shots in the first tied the Canadiens record for most shots in any period, established Jan. 20, 1973 against the Philadelphia Flyers (first period) and matched on Feb. 5, 1977 at the Los Angeles Kings (second period). Via Elias, it also was the highest shot total by one team in the first period of a game since March 12, 2009 (DET: 28 shots vs. CGY).Anderson ended up being pulled in the second, and the Sens ended up righting the ship and keeping it close. Anderson wasn't happy about the game, but he did seem pleased that he got pulled. "Considering the situation and the body language that I was giving off and the frame of mind we all were in, I think it was the right play to get a jump start by changing the goalie," Anderson said. Senator bench boss Dave Cameron was quick to come to his goalies' defense. “Wouldn’t you be (upset)? He had every right to be upset after the way we defended today,” he said.
And Gaudreau's goal was pretty spectacular, just like his play at home has been all year (he is second in the NHL in points scored at home with 10-14-24). But we must give credit where credit was due. The call was better than the goal. There were actually two classic calls during last night's NHL action, and we thought that Rick Jeanneret's call of Ryan O'Reilly's OT winner was the best--until we heard this gem by Hughson. Using a line from "The Shining" as Gaudreau ambles in on a breakaway? That's just too good.
Basically, what all Flames fans feel like right now... pic.twitter.com/mVma6eQtgs— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) December 13, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Rutherford hinted that he likes the overall makeup of the Penguins but feels that they could benefit from the addition of a puck-moving defenseman. He even went so far as to blame himself for not providing Johnston with enough talent on the blue line this season. "Everybody is looking for the same thing," said Rutherford. "I won't stop looking. I'll try to get that type of defenseman."
Rutherford says process of firing Johnston started Nov. 13/ Nov. 14 when Pens lost to Jackets/Devils back-to-back. Poor effort, he says.— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) December 12, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Sather, the current President of the New York Rangers and former G.M. of the Oilers 80's dynasty, ended up disappointed after his Rangers failed to make use of a late power play goal by Rick Nash on Friday night in Edmonton. Meanwhile, the Oilers would continue with their recent rejuvanation, completing a perfect five-game homestand with a 7-5 decision over the Rangers. But nothing on this night could have dampened the good vibes as the Oilers honored the architect of their former hockey dynasty, giving their fans and players a chance to bask in the glory of the Oilers tradition. one point out of a playoff spot in the shaky Pacific Division.
Slats gets No. 1 star in Edmonton. pic.twitter.com/YzSRxQO8cZ— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) December 12, 2015
With his return, the Red Wings added a versatile two-way forward capable of playing with anyone in the lineup and generating a ton of offense. His most recent partner in crime? Darren Helm, who scored two goals in Detroit's most recent victory. After scoring just one goal in his last 24 games, he slid right in with Datsyuk, who took him right under his arm and instantly made him a better player.Detroit was 8-6-1 without Datsyuk, who missed the team's first 15 games while recovering from off-season ankle surgery. Since his return the Wings are 8-2-4, and have moved up to second place in the Atlantic Division standings. 2. Kane Goes for 25: Patrick Kane already has the longest points streak among American-born NHL players and among Chicago Blackhawks. The Buffalo native has a long way to go to match Wayne Gretzky's 51-game streak from 1984, but Kane can tie Sidney Crosby for the longest consecutive games points streak since 1002-1993 at 25 games tonight when Chicago takes on Winnipeg at the United Center on Friday. Kane is 15-23-38 during his streak and he leads the league with 44 points. 3. Ristolainen Turns the Trick: Rasmus Ristolainen became the first Buffalo defenseman to register a hat-trick in the same period when he potted three goals during the third period of Buffalo's 4-3 loss to the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday night. Ristolainen is the first NHL defenseman to score three goals in the same period since Al MacInnis scored three for the Blues in October of 1998 vs. the Rangers.
Yup, Al could shoot it: 4. Johnny Gaudreau on Fire at Home for Flames: 21 of Johnny Hockey's 28 points have come at home, which goes a long way to explaining why the Flames are on an 8-game winning streak at home and still a sub .500 team. Here are the NHL's Top eight scorers at home this season: Last season Gaudreau had 35 points in 41 games. This year he's nabbed 21 points in 14. He's on pace for 61 points at home. Can he possibly keep it up? 5. Jagr in Hot Pursuit of Brett Hull: Jaromir Jagr pulled within 10 goals of Brett Hull for 3rd on the NHL's all-time goals scored list. But before the 43-year-old Jagr catches Hull he will need to put Marcel Dionne in the dust. Jagr tied Dionne with 731 career goals last night and his next tally will put him in sole possession of fourth on the NHL's all-time list. Here's the top five goals scorers in NHL history:
Here's Jagr's milestone goal from Thursday night's win over the Caps (sweet tip):
MOST GOALS, NHL HISTORY: 1. Wayne Gretzky: 894 2. Gordie Howe: 801 3. Brett Hull: 741 t-4. Marcel Dionne: 731 t-4. Jaromir Jagr: 731— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 11, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hull next for Jagr... pic.twitter.com/RVS1oA854f— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) December 11, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Zetterberg is currently 301-507-808 in 864 games. Here are the top five Swedish-born goal scorers in NHL history:
Via Elias: With his 301st career goal, @DetroitRedWings Henrik Zetterberg tied Ulf Dahlen for 5th-most goals by a Swedish-born player in NHL— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 9, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
According to Lightning beat reporter Erik Erlendsson, Biship will dress tonight for the Bolts game at Staples Center in L.A.
Bishop has a bit of a red mark at corner of his right eye, red spot on his eye, but said his vision returned to normal last night— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) December 6, 2015
Bishop said he feels good today, will dress tonight #TBLightning— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) December 6, 2015
Vancouver's Brandon Prust has been fined $5,000 for spearing Boston's Brad Marchand.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 6, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Ott getting helped off after terrible collision at end of 1st. pic.twitter.com/nkLrDy90G8— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) December 6, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Holtby's numbers against Montreal are mind-blowing. He's 7-0-2 with a .949 save percentage and a 1.40 GAA in 557 minutes. Wow. Holtby is also currently in possession of the longest winning streak by a Caps' goalie in six years: 5. Best and Worst 3rd Period Teams: The Canadiens and Stars are a plus-19 and plus-14 respectively in the third period this year, all phases. It's a very general stat, but it's telling. What is also telling is that Calgary is an NHL-worst minus-16 in the third this year. The Flames were an NHL-best plus-31 in the third last season.
Braden Holtby is 7-0-2 in nine career appearances vs. MTL (1.40 GAA, .949 SV%, 2 SO), incl. 6-0-1 at Bell Centre. pic.twitter.com/3z1hOG5cj3— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 4, 2015