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


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!