Kukla's Korner Hockey
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Tyler Seguin, Rick Nash, Steven Stamkos, Vladimir Tarasenko, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Joe Pavelski, Alex Ovechkin, Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey. Those are your top 10 NHL goal-scoring leaders. One name doesn't quite fit with the others, right?
Beleskey scored his 14th goal of the season Wednesday night in Anaheim's 2-1 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers. His previous career high was 11 goals back in 2009-2010, his first NHL season. Belesky scored nine goals last year, but he's on pace for 38 goals this season.
The 26-year-old has played on all four forward lines this season, although over the past month mostly in a top-six role. With Corey Perry out four weeks with a knee injury, the NHL-leading Ducks need Beleskey's surprising goal-scoring binge to continue.
read on for Burnside, Custance and Strang on Leafs/Wings...
You will see Beleskey's stick touch the left leg/toe of the goalie, not sure if there was enough call a two minute penalty for goalie interference or even waive off the goal.
added 9:36pm, My mistake, the call was actually on Beleskey for interference on the dman.
19:49 ANA Clayton Stoner served by Rene Bourque Roughing - 2 min against Evander Kane
19:49 WPG Evander Kane served by Chris Thorburn Checking from behind (maj) - 5 min against Clayton Stoner
19:49 WPG Evander Kane Game misconduct - 10 min
added 5:19pm, below is the Ducks broadcast view of the hit...
via the Anaheim Ducks,
Ducks forward Corey Perry has a knee injury and will be further evaluated when the team returns to Anaheim. The Ducks play at Winnipeg tomorrow (Sunday) at noon PT.
Perry was injured on a hip check delivered by Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard at the 9:40 mark of the first period in Anaheim’s 5-4 victory at Xcel Energy Center on Friday night. Perry needed assistance off the ice and did not return to the game.
Perry skated in 2:20 TOI, going scoreless. The Peterborough, Ontario native leads the Ducks with 14 goals and ranks second on the team with 22 points.
Watch the hit below if you missed it earlier...
No penalty on the play...
Perry could barely put any weight on his left leg and needed help getting off the ice.
added 8:54pm, Video of the hit is below...
RDS did a great feature on Saku Koivu and here it is courtesy of swiss habs YouTube channel.
"We're competitive. We want to be the elite guys. We want to be looked at to change hockey games. In the last little bit here, we haven't been doing that. [We] take that on our shoulders, wanted to show the group."
-Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks on himself and Corey Perry. More on the Ducks from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times.
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