Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday in Review (and Tuesday)

Tonight's Three Stars











1. Nils Ekman - 3 G (Natural Hattrick)
2. Slava Kozlov - 3 G
3. Martin Straka - 2 G








Tuesday's Three Stars











1. Alexander Frolov - 3 A
2. Tony Amonte - 2 G
3. Mike Cammalleri - 3 A








Game Thoughts
* Lecavalier and St. Louis are playing really great hockey this year. I was really starting to think that St. Louis had become a 30-goal, 30 assist player at best but so far he's proving me very wrong.
* I continue to think that the better these two are playing the better chance that one of them is moved - Montreal, Colorado and New York would be three of the teams that would be lining up for Lecavalier
* Ekman had three goals in 4:10 for the natural hattrick* Martin Gerber was absolutely brutal
* It sounds like the Sens dodged a bullet as Emery likely won't miss too much time
* Hossa-Kozlov-Kovalchuk are as explosive a trio as there is in the league
* Hedberg started his fourth straight and was pulled half-way through the game. Lehtonen came on and didn't allow a goal the rest of the way
* Talks of Conroy to LA have been flying around all day. I bet it will be for prospects/picks as the Sens likely won't move Volchenkov, Meszaros, Eaves, Vermette or Fisher
* Detroit dominated Edmonton, outshooting them 45-18
* The Oilers had NO shots on goal in the first - only the fourth time in franchise history
* Zetterberg continues to play well, scoring for the third straight game
* A scary moment as Jason Williams was taken off the ice on a stretcher after a Raffi Torres hit to the head. Fortunately it sounds like he will be ok and may even be released tonight (Wed)
* Number of shots on goal Hasek has faced this year: 17, 13, 21, 17, 31, 24, 23, 20, 15, 17, 18 - that's 11 starts and over 24 shots just once
* Florida-New York was a good one as the Rangers won in a shootout
* Jagr's shoulder must still be somewhat of an issue as he wasn't chosen as one of New York's three shooters
* Nate Horton is off to a slow start but is still one of my candidates to have a breakthrough year
* At one point Florida took 7 penalties in a row (including a double-minor). They will have to play much more disciplined if that are going to stay in the playoff race.
* Ed Belfour has actually played very well this year since his first two starts

From Tuesday Night...
* two 3-2 shootout wins - by New Jersey and Montreal
* Brodeur was great in OT steal a win for the Devils
* Aebischer continues to play well this year
* Winchester and Latendresse each scored their first NHL (regular season) goals
* LA exploded for six goals and held on to beat Colorado 6-5
* Frolov, Cammalleri and Kopitar combined for 8 points
* Theodore gave up 5 goals and was pulled
* two 3-1 wins by teams who have had trouble scoring - San Jose and Calgary
* Kiprusoff played extremely well - he's been playing better recently
* Andrew Ference and Barnaby had a spirited fight right off the bat that seemed to give the Flames a boost
* Tanguay left with an apparent shoulder injury that they're calling a pinched nerve and not very serious
* Amonte had a two-goal game for the first time since October 10, 2005
* Gaborik is still out for Minnesota with no timeline on his return
* Cheechoo has 5 goals and is a -8 after putting up 56 goals last year

Images from AP

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You need to break up your page. It is so long as you keep adding new entries that it takes forever to load. And I love the blog! Thanks.

dannyt99 said...

Thanks a lot...

I made a change so it will only show the most recent two weeks - let me know if it loads better now!