Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Marty Turco, Brendan Morrison and Mike Legg did this:
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Overtime is starting now -- gotta go.
Oh sweet jesus Laine can shoot it. pic.twitter.com/JHdSJUqYne— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) October 20, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Marian Hossa scored his first goal on Dec. 9, 1998.— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) October 19, 2016
A breakdown of Marian Hossa's career goal totals against each NHL franchise. pic.twitter.com/SlBCUMl9mm— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 19, 2016
Is he putting up Norris trophy #'s now? 2. Kreider's fast start continues Rangers' speed demon Chris Kreider is enjoying life on a line with Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevic. Last night, with Buchnevic injured, Rick Nash joined him. Doesn't seem to make a difference. Either way, Kreider is flying--and scoring. He has 3-3-6 in his first three games. Last year it took him 17 games to get to the three-goal mark.
Burns' splits pic.twitter.com/nUwtlgXFXN— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) October 18, 2016
Kreider is currently 6th in the NHL in CF%, among players with 20 or more mins of ice time: There's also this: 4. Green's first career hat-trick It's been a while since a defenseman scored a hat-trick for the Red Wings. One has to go all the way back to the time when a guy named Lidstrom played in Detroit. Heard of him?
Krieder's quick start pic.twitter.com/eJp16pjt9J— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) October 18, 2016
Bad Corsi #'s for Rangers bottom-six pair last night. pic.twitter.com/xAfqePAZH8— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Blackhawks' stars Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook did the honors at the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field tonight. Because I'm a great singer I don't feel bad saying this: They were horrible. As in beautifully horrible. Ah, but I like the spirit, and Toews was funny, swaying like he had a few too many Old-Style's. They actually harmonized a bit on the last few notes and Seabrook shouting "get some runs," was a nice touch as well.
Jonathan Toews, Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith singing "Take me out to the ball game" at the Cubs game tonight pic.twitter.com/Ouj05bgEQM— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 17, 2016
Many were surprised the Gustavsson remained in the game at all, and it's not clear whose decision it was to finally pull him.
Looks like NHL just pulled Gustavsson from game...interesting it took that long after play.— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) October 17, 2016
Looks like concussion spotter just pulled Gustavsson— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) October 17, 2016
"Marner's mom was in washroom for his 1st NHL goal" https://t.co/tVHEBI2qls— SEAT77 (@SEAT77app) October 16, 2016
Poor Erik Gudbranson. It wasn't even his fault, but this picture's gonna be floating around for a while: pic.twitter.com/pt46SwUBFr— Harrison Mooney (@HarrisonMooney) October 16, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
3. Marchand cashing in on World Cup momentum Bruins' Brad Marchand is still on fire. After scoring the World Cup winning goal in Toronto, he begins his campaign with a five-point night. Not quite as impressive as Auston Matthews' four-goal effort, but the effort puts him in pretty limited company:
Stats and usage for rookies tonight. TOI team rank is for the position only. Forwards and D divided into two groups. pic.twitter.com/fFAx2OtBCO— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
2. Blackhawks' Schmaltz, Hinostroza Struggle in Opener The Blackhawks have left the door open for kids like Nick Schmaltz, Tyler Motte and Vincent Hinostroza to make a difference in the early going. They're up against the cap and they need some entry-level deals to make the cut. Well, the kids opened to some mixed results on Wednesday in Chicago. Ryan Hartman scored his first career goal in his 9th NHL game, Tyler Motte bagged an assist and rookie d-men Gustav Forsling and Michal Kempny looked pretty solid. But Schmaltz and Hinostroza, who played with Jordin Tootoo, had a rough night against the Blues. Check out these possession numbers for the three: 3. Sharks Drive Possession vs. Kings The L.A. Kings were the best possession team in the NHL regular season at 5 on 5, holding a corsi for of 56.4% in 2015-16, while the Sharks came in at 9th with a CF% of 51.7%. Small sample size, one game is, but are the Sharks and the Kings teams headed in different directions this year? The score was tight in San Jose's 2-1 win, but San Jose drove possession all night. New additions Mikkel Boedker and David Schlemko seem to be fitting in nicely. Here are the possession numbers from last night's game: 4. Three rookies scored in their NHL debut last night Auston Matthews wasn't the only one who lit it up last night. Edmonton's Jesse Puljujarvi and Chicago's Adam Hartman also broke through to notch their first NHL goals. Here's all the rookies who scored points: File under: Aberration? Kyle Brodziak, Ryan Reaves and Scottie Upshall were absolutely fantastic for the Blues last night in Chicago. Upshall even chipped in a goal. How often will we see Brodziak and Co. driving possession better than Tarasenko this season?
Games To Score 4 Career Goals:— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) October 13, 2016
Auston Matthews - 1
Connor McDavid - 7
Wayne Gretzky - 10
Sidney Crosby - 13
Mario Lemieux - 15
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The Buffalo Sabres will be without their prize center Jack Eichel for tomorrow's season opener against the Montreal Canadiens. Eichel got tangled up in practice on Wednesday and ended up falling awkwardly on his left leg. Later in the day the team announced a diagnosis via Twitter:
VIDEO: Jack Eichel suffers high ankle sprain at practice. You can hear him yell, then arena goes quiet. Team says no recovery timetable yet. pic.twitter.com/t4OBtP9aD8— Tom Martin (@4TomMartin) October 12, 2016
Eichel, the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, went 24-32-56 in 81 games in his rookie season for Buffalo.
Injury Update: Sabres forward Jack Eichel has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. As of now, no timetable has been set for his return.— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) October 12, 2016
This guy clearly saw that there were two less players on the ice for Mississaugua and decided to go lend a hand during Mississaugua's 11-3 win over Guelph on Wednesday. In the name of safety, the players and officials let him have run of the rind for a while. We're not sure how it all turned out, but we did notice that this fan was not named one of the three stars of the game.
Meanwhile in the OHL, a guy climbed the boards and ran onto the ice 😂 pic.twitter.com/WGb9yugrfi— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) October 13, 2016
I've just decided that Reims will play ALL of the games versus the leafs this year...... #Matthews— Strombone (@strombone1) October 13, 2016
"Easy game" #matthews— Jamie McGinn (@JamieMcGinn88) October 13, 2016
Most guys would be thrilled to score four in a month.... #easygame— Viktor Stalberg (@VStalberg) October 13, 2016
I don't even know what to say. Just a treat to watch tonight @AM34— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) October 13, 2016
Oh, and this is funny:
Not a bad first period for Auston Matthews 😳😳#wow— jason demers (@jasondemers5) October 12, 2016
Here's the 4th goal:
Auston Matthews has already passed 483 players on the Maple Leafs all-time single-season rookie goal scoring list. https://t.co/BCpH2MOPve— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) October 13, 2016
Here's the third goal:
That is FOUR (4) goals for Auston Matthews in his NHL debut. The 1st player ever to do that. 🇺🇸🏒🔙🔛🔝 pic.twitter.com/9gXzp3dlop— Jordie 🔵 (@BarstoolJordie) October 13, 2016
And here's his first NHL goal:
Auston Matthews has arrived. Goodness. pic.twitter.com/zrLGBg0J9G— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 13, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Reportedly it is Pulkkinen's lack of footspeed that has NHL GMs shying away from him.
Over a 70-game NHL career, Pulkkinen has been *exactly* as likely to score a goal in any minute of 5v5 play as Evander Kane or Jeff Carter.— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) October 11, 2016
McKenzie/Pulkkinen: "I think there are a number of teams that I've talked to that did express concern over the foot speed." #RedWings 1040— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) October 11, 2016
In today's NHL the mantra is get faster or die trying, and Pulkkinen, despite his booming shot and great success at the AHL level and in brief NHL stints, isn't a no-brainer to many GMs.
McKenzie/Pulkkinen: Book is tremendous goal scorer in minors w/ trmends shot. Maybe doesn't get there quick enough to be constant NHL threat— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) October 11, 2016
Kucherov's salary will increase in each of the next three seasons (according to General Fanager), from $4.25 million this year, to $4.5 million next season, to $5.5 million in 2018-19. When the deal expires, the Moscow native will still be a RFA.
Kucherov for $4.766-million a season? Yzerman is a wizard.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) October 11, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Red Wings' forward Ben Street is okay after taking a skate to the neck during Friday's game in Hamilton, Ontario. The skate of Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Justin Holl clipped Street's neck. Medical personnel quickly treated the cut and he was taken to a hospital. Wings' coach Jeff Blashill said Street is making a full recovery. “Ben was cut in the neck,” Blashill said. “They explored the wound. There was no major damages. He was taken to hospital last night to make sure. He was released from the hospital last night and he is on his way home. We would like to thank the Toronto doctors. They did an outstanding job. Our medical staff couldn't say enough good things about them. He is going to be just fine.”
Caste comes up and hits Street. Bolted fast to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/RUO77frwbq— Aivis Kalniņš (@A_Kalnins) October 8, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Provorov, 19, was the seventh pick in the 2015 draft, and had 73 points in 62 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the OHL last season. He also played a key role for Team Russia in the u-20 Worlds, earning 8 assists in 7 games.
Not that it wasn't clear already, but the Del Zotto injury virtually guarantees Ivan Provorov a spot on the final roster.— Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) October 7, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
“I worry about strength because he plays in those gutsy areas,” Gulutzan said. “This is still pre-season so once the season starts he’s getting [Duncan] Keith and [Brent] Seabrook and [Drew] Doughty and [Jake] Muzzin and that’s a different ball game.”
Watching Calgary game ... looks like Matthew Tkachuk took over his dad's office, standing in front of the net and scoring.— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) October 1, 2016
Yahoo's Puck Daddy Greg Wyshinski points out that Yakupov might be a good fit in Chicago because he wouldn't be expected to do too much, plus he'd be playing in a lineup that is well-coached and structured, and on a roster with some other Russian players. It would certainly be interesting to see how the wildly talented Russian winger fits in on Madison.
EDM would obviously need to take back salary in a Yakupov deal with CHI and while Bowman-Chiarelli did talk Yak trade, nothing too recent.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 6, 2016