Kukla's Korner Hockey
First, Alex Steen with a goal early in triple OT...
Then below, some magic from Paul Stastny...
Listen, do me a favor, tell Patrick (Roy) he can talk to you Adrian (Dater). Don't come in here and comment on him. So I've done my commenting on him. He can say whatever he wants. He always has something to say after every game, so...
-Ken Hitchcock, coach of the St. Louis Blues during his post-game conference which I watched.
Patrick Roy made a few post-game comments, here is one...
added 8:26pm, Watch the Hitchock conference below...
The Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 today.
This hit started some of the action in the 3rd period.
Bordeleau and Jackman both received unsportsmanlike penalties on the play, then the rest of the 3rd period went like this...
added 11:38am, Watch how the injury happened below...
The Avalanche announced Duchene would not return to the game, citing a knee injury.
With Boston leading 2-0, Patrick Roy pulled goaltender Semyon Varlamov for an extra attacker with five minutes to go in the 3rd period.
Neither team scored but do you think more teams should pull their goalie a little earlier when down by at least two goals?
Roy explains his decision and you can watch it below. I edited the video to start at the 3 minute mark, so it may be a little slow in loading.
"This organization has a lot of class. They put a lot of pride on the past, and they have a great past," Roy said.
"Two years ago, I could have had both jobs, coach and GM, if it were up to the fans. And I truly appreciate that. I thought that was a great gesture, and it made me feel good with the fans. It's not that I had doubt, but at the same time it was nice to see that the past was way behind us and everybody had moved on, and that they could see me as their next coach and GM. For the ego, I have to admit, it feels good."
-Patrick Roy, head coach of the Colorada Avalanche on the Montreal Canadiens. The Avalanche play in Montreal tomorrow and Roy met with the media today.
More on Roy from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post and below, via Sportsnet, watch the media gathering with Roy...
If you went to bed after the 2nd period last night with the score 6-4, you missed nothing, that was the final score too.
Mike Haynes of Altitude with the call of all 9 goals in the 2nd...
When I said above you missed nothing in the 3rd, I was wrong, but it wasn't goals you missed..
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward John Mitchell to a three-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season.
Mitchell, 29, has appeared in 65 of Colorado’s 66 games this season, tallying 23 points (7g/16a) with a +8 plus/minus rating. Mitchell’s 16 assists are just one short of his career high (17) set with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008-09 and 2009-10. The Oakville, Ontario native played in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 14 vs. Minnesota and recorded his 100th NHL point on Nov. 30 vs. Minnesota.
“John is a proven NHL player who has been a very good addition to our team the past two seasons,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. “He can play in different situations and we feel his presence and his versatility will continue to strongly benefit our team moving forward.”
Patrick Kane with a nice move and a great backhand. The Blackhawks did lose 3-2 to the Avalanche.
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