Friday, December 01, 2006

Thursday in Review

So I didn't see Marty Turco in my cab or Sidney Crosby in my shower today but after a couple slow nights it really felt like hockey was back:

69 goals + 1 exciting shootout in 10 games.

50% of teams scored 4+ goals.

The Leafs have scored just twice in three games since the return of Mats Sundin.

Dan Cloutier has now given up 8 goals on 17 shots over his last two starts.

Dany Heatley continued to lead Ottawa with 2 goals and an assist. Not to be outdone, Marian Hossa had the hat trick and also added an assist.

Huet stopped 44 but the Habs still lost 4-2.

It took 14 shooters before Tim Thomas stopped Fedotenko to give Boston the win. Boston has won 8 of their last 10.

Jamie Heward took an skate to the face from Modano and was cut really badly.

Philly won with all their young defencemen in the lineup (and no Rathje)

Phoenix, Colorado and Nashville combined for 19 goals in their wins.

Emery and Lehtonen had shutouts.

Just when it seemed like the power may have been swinging back to the goalies, we get a night like tonight where only 3 teams get 1 or no goals (out of 20) and 5 starters (25%) get the hook.

Mike Smith: 4 goals on 14 shots
Alex Auld: 5 goals on 17 shots
Manny Legace: 5 goals on 17 shots
Dan Cloutier: 3 goals on 5 shots
Dwayne Roloson: 6 goals on 20 shots

Game Winners: Hossa, Ju. Williams, Kessel, Semin, Heatley, Knuble, Radulov, Doan, Arnason, Getzlaf
Goalie of the Night: Kari Lehtonen
Sniper of the Night: (tie) Marian Hossa
Defenceman of the Night: John-Michael Liles
Clutch Play of the Night: Getzlaf on the PP (2nd game winner in a row)

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