Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By playing his 738th consecutive NHL game, Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano passed Jay Bouwmeester to move into 5th on the NHL's all-time consecutive games played list. The guy has not missed a single NHL game since the first game of his career (Oct. 4 2007). Enough said. Well, maybe not enough. Here's more: 1. Cogliano's streak is the longest in the NHL in 23 years. 2. The streak began on October 4th, 2007. Jeez, that's insane. This is hockey, players blow tires on pretty much every shift! 3. He scored the first goal of last night's game to honor the occasion -- nice touch. 4. Cogliano can pass Craig Ramsay (776) to move into fourth on the all-time list by the end of the season. 5. Tops on the list is Doug Jarvis who played 964 consecutive games from 1975 to 1987. Check out these career stats--that's a lot of 82-game seasons...
Andrew Cogliano is playing his 738th consecutive game tonight, surpassing Jay— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 21, 2016
Bouwmeester for the fifth-longest such streak in NHL history. pic.twitter.com/8vQOC64nbW
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
So all six shootout shooters Robin Lehner has faced this season have scored. #Sabres— Bill Hoppe (@BillHoppeNHL) December 21, 2016
Robin lehner is easily the worst shootout goalie ever to play— Max Lewis (@m_lewis30) December 21, 2016
Jaromir Jagr has poured in three assists to tie Mark Messier on the NHL's all-time points list. The 44-year-old is tied with Messier with 1,887 points. Jagr did it faster though.
SECOND ALL-TIME: Jaromir Jagr (755-1,132—1,887) has tied Mark Messier (694-1,193—1,887) for second on the NHL’s all-time points list. pic.twitter.com/1ca18togra— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 21, 2016
The Panthers and Sabres are currently at OT and tied 3-3 at BB&T Center. We'll keep you updated if anything happens. UPDATE: Florida wins 4-3 in a shootout. Jagr will aim to pass Messier on Thursday when the Panthers host the Bruins.
It took Jaromir Jagr 94 fewer games than Mark Messier to tally 1,887 career points— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) December 21, 2016
The Columbus Blue Jackets kept the holiday party rolling on Tuesday by defeating the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2 in a shootout to claim their franchise record 10th straight win. The 21-5-4 Blue Jackets were paced by Cam Atkinson's 13th and 14th goals of the season, and goalie Curtis McElhinney's 44 saves. Atkinson and Sam Gagner scored in the shootout to propel Columbus to the win. Columbus will face the Penguins on Thursday at home, so mark your calendars.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have never won 10 games in a row before.— ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) December 21, 2016
until now. pic.twitter.com/MA9mxpPepj
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Laine third in goals after potting his 18th today in Winnipeg. pic.twitter.com/TtmpJcpPfz— Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) December 19, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Per Elias Sports, the last Shark to score on his first shot in NHL debut was Matt Carle on March 25, 2006 in a road game against the Minnesota Wild. Meier, 20, started the game and played on a line with Donskoi and Chris Tierney. Meier was called up from the Barracuda on Thursday after he scored nine goals in his first 17 AHL games.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
It was a surprisingly chippy battle between the Sens and Sharks on Wednesday, which was won by San Jose in a shootout on a Kevin Labanc goal. Here's the aforemontioned incident between Karlsson and Vlasic: And here's the resultant fight:
Mike Hoffman gets a five-minute major for crosscheck on Logan Couture. Expect Hoffman to hear from the department of player safety. #Sens— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) December 15, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
"We’re fragile. We’re a fragile team. You get one bad bounce against you…You know, they’ve got good players over there. They’re going to have shifts in our end. We get running around. We lose coverage. They score one goal. We’re up 2-1. 2-1 on the road is pretty good and then we just crumble, and we’ve been doing it all year. Home, away, everywhere. It’s time we take a big look in the mirror here because these next six games are pretty crucial to our year.Head Coach Darryl Sutter was asked to comment, but he said that Carter had pretty much covered everything: "If they’re telling you guys that, I don’t have to comment on that," he said. "They’re part of the leadership group, they’re captains, and you expect them to feel like that and say that.
Here's another angle of this scary play:
Skjei is back with a clear face shield on his helmet.— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) December 14, 2016
Skjei lucky he didn't lose a lip. pic.twitter.com/CN5bB7ApTP— Kevin DeLury (@kevindelury) December 14, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Above you see a GIF of the hit. Below you can see the whole thing: After the game it was revealed that the Department of Player Safety will have a look-see at the play.
Another look at Torey Krug’s hit on Andrew Shaw pic.twitter.com/DtBwucNsR4— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 13, 2016
Here's what Krug said about the play after the game according to NBC Sports:
The NHL is officially reviewing the Torrey Krug hit on Andrew Shaw.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) December 13, 2016
“I was looking at the puck, so I don’t really — I saw him and I knew who it was and I just assumed he was going to play the body because he’s a physical player. Lowered my shoulder and I don’t know what happened."Here's what Habs' center, Brendan Gallagher, said about the hit (Gallagher later fought Krug):
“When you see your teammate get up the way Shaw did, he had blood coming from his face, Shaw would have done that for every guy on this team. It’s tough whenever you play this team. A lot of emotions involved. “There’s a lot of respect between these two teams, a lot of history. Today it got a little heated.”
Nurse has been out since December 1. He has been a plus possession player in minutes with Matthew Benning and Eric Gryba (below stats from Corsica Hockey:
#Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli announces Darnell Nurse underwent surgery to repair ankle ligament & bone damage. He will miss up to 12 weeks.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 12, 2016
Whether he's behind the net, falling down, or whacking a puck out of thin air, Sidney Crosby always seems to find the back of the net. pic.twitter.com/OIfmfExj0D— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 13, 2016
And here's Shaw on McQuaid:
Emelin takes our Marchand and continues to single-handedly reignite the rivalry. pic.twitter.com/4RhMgZCJxz— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) December 13, 2016
And here's Emelin on Pastrnak:
Thank god for the curved glass. pic.twitter.com/0FAICJ8wvb— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) December 13, 2016
And here's Gallagher and Krug mixing it up:
Emelin hit on Pastrnak and Krug hit on Shaw: pic.twitter.com/VcW5Lf42mS— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) December 13, 2016
On the game-winner, Ryan Spooner's OT goal at 3:20, Therrien says: "When you get to the overtime you are almost flipping the coin. We got two guys caught late a little bit, on the ice too long, and it was tough for us to check because we were [on the ice] for such a long time." He added: "But... you know what? It was a good fight. We wish we would have won the game in overtime or in a shootout, but it didn't happen." The Canadiens rallied on Paul Byron's goal at 16:48 of the third, but failed to get two points at home for just the third time in seventeen games (14-1-2). Montreal still leads the NHL in point with a 19-6-4 record.
Gallagher drills Krug and then throws him to the ice. pic.twitter.com/pD71y7ZGIb— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) December 13, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
The Jackets now lead 3-1 after two.
rule book @NHL— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) December 10, 2016
67.3 A goalkeeper who holds the puck with his hands for longer than three seconds shall be given a minor penalty ...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
These are the points per game #'s of all the active defensemen with more than 400 points. Karlsson looking godly. pic.twitter.com/27PCqsUJlz— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) December 8, 2016
The good news--if there is any--for the Rangers is that they have tons of depth and that many of the injuries are not that serious. Unfortunately it is going to be a while for Buchnevich and Zibanejad, two of the most exciting off-season acquisitions who were off to fast starts in New York. Also of note: There should be more news on the severity of Nash's injury tomorrow:
Nash (groin), Puempel (concussion), Grabner (personal), Vesey (upper body) all not skating today, in addition to Zibanejad and Buchnevich.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 7, 2016
#NYR head coach Alain Vigneault said Rick Nash (groin) was getting an MRI today and that he should know more about his status tomorrow.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 7, 2016
Coming this Friday, GHOST BEAR Golden Ale in cans and on draft at both locations. Drinks clean and delicious! pic.twitter.com/WyY5AN3At9— Conshohocken Brewing (@conshybrewing) December 6, 2016
Desharnais injury? pic.twitter.com/PP4bDhbQfD— Stephanie (@myregularface) December 7, 2016
Great news for Philip Larsen. If you did not see the hit or its crazy aftermath last night, go here. Hope he makes a speedy recovery and gets back to the ice at 100 percent soon! John Shannon of Sportsnet has been keeping an eye on the situation. Follow his Twitter feed for more:
Wishing Philip Larsen a happy birthday and quick recovery.— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) December 7, 2016
Larsen was discharged from hospital & medically cleared to return to Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/Zx2nb8jdqg
Canucks' Phillip Larsen overnighted in hospital, will fly to Vancouver today, to see team doctors. By the way, its his 27th birthday today.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 7, 2016
On the Hall hit on Larsen, @NHLPlayerSafety viewed the hit completely legal.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 7, 2016
3. Devils are the comeback kids: New Jersey is the only team to have a better than .500 record when trailing after two periods. Pretty remarkable when you think about it. The Devils have gone 5-4-2 in games where they have entered the third period trailing. There are six NHL teams that have zero regulation wins when trailing after two. Nashville and Detroit are the only two teams that have not even mustered a point when entering the third behind. 4. Jagr's even strength Corsi among NHL's best: We've heard a lot of talk about Jaromir Jagr hitting a wall this season in Florida. But if his Corsi is any indication (below chart is even strength, min. 300 minutes ice time), Jags is doing just fine, thank you.
Find someone who looks at you the way Wayne Simmonds looks at Steve Mason pic.twitter.com/nIaDBuhQ1G— Flyers Nation (@FlyersNation) December 7, 2016
That's something every NHL team would like to have as a Christmas gift. Face-offs, the ultimate stocking stuffer.
Face-off % won, min. 100 draws, as of 12/7 pic.twitter.com/DQIrnL3RcF— Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
According to Sportsnets Dan Murphy, Larsen's condition had improved significantly before he was taken to the hospital.
Coach Desjardins provides his thoughts regarding the Taylor Hall hit on Philip Larsen and updates his injury status. pic.twitter.com/L3h77ojOBD— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) December 7, 2016
Larsen was coherent, alert and had full movement before being taken to hospital for observation. #canucks— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) December 7, 2016