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The Thrashers Zach Bogosian left the game in the 2nd period and did not return after injuring his left knee on a hit by the Penguins Matt Cooke.
About 2/3 of the way into the video, you will see the video in slow motion.
from Phil Coffey of NHL.com,
Martin Brodeur stands alone.
The New Jersey Devils’ standout goalie earned his 552nd victory, the most wins ever by an NHL goalie, Tuesday night at Prudential Center, besting the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 before a raucous crowd that chanted “Marty, Marty” and “Marty’s better” throughout the game.
After the game, Brodeur, with a little help from his teammates, cut the net away from the posts. Probably will make a very nice keepsake.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
“Hello, I’m wondering if you can guess who I am?
“Before Tuesday night’s games, I had more goals this season than Jarome Iginla, Phil Kessel, Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Semin, Vincent Lecavalier, Henrik Zetterberg, Sidney Crosby, Pavel Datsyuk and Martin St. Louis. But I’m pretty sure if you ran into me on the street, you wouldn’t know who the heck I was. Which is fine, because I don’t crave the attention.
“My name is ...
continued & anyone want to guess before Pierre discloses the answer?
It’s a beautiful spring day here in Newark. Temperatures are likely in the high 50s and there was no need for anything stronger than a sport coat on the three-block walk to Scully’s for lunch. On the way back, right around 3 p.m., we saw close to 100 fans waiting outside the box office, hoping to snatch up the $10 day-of-game tickets put on sale before every home game.
It was cool to see that level of excitement and passion and just further stoked the fires for what hopefully will be a historic night.
more and NHL.com will be blogging for the rest of the night at the same link, just in case you want to check in throughout the evening.
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
When asked if Pogge would be summoned from the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies over the final few weeks of the season, Wilson said post-trade deadline callup restrictions make such a move difficult.
Then came a stinging shot at Pogge’s less-than-stellar performance of late.
“He has not performed well since he went back to the minors,” Wilson said. “He has to play better.
“We’re not going to reward him for poor play.”
General manager Brian Burke said management still has high hopes for Pogge.
From Jes Golbez on the KK Member Blog:
Enver Lisin, a 2nd round pick of the Coyotes back in 2004, is supposed to be a part of the team’s future. He’s got a lot of speed, that’s for sure.
The problem? he’s been hurting his team in the present, a LOT.
From Wild Nation:
Yes, it is the famous (or infamous) March 17th. The day where public intoxication becomes not just acceptable, but expected. So, we here at Wild Nation have decided to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by putting together a small tribute to our favorite Wild player and resident Irishman, Owen Nolan.
Nolan was born in Belfast, Ireland on February 12, 1972. His family soon moved to Canada, where Nolan began playing hockey at the age of nine.
from Islanders Point Blank,
Mike Green. Nicklas Lidstrom. Dan Boyle. If Streit is in that conversation, it’s quite an honor. Put it this way: if the Islanders were one of the top teams in the league, and the Rangers, Flyers, Wild or any other team were in 30th but had a defenseman tied for third in scoring, would you think their player deserved one of three Norris nominations?
Streit has 12 more games to stake his claim. To have any chance, he’ll need to rack up some points to get past the 60 mark and separate himself from the pack after the unreachable Mike Green.
“We don’t have as many points as we should have had after the last 10 games. If we would have had those points, we wouldn’t be talking about Columbus or St. Louis. We’d be talking about challenging Vancouver….”
-Sheldon Souray of the Edmonton Oilers. More from Souray via JoAnne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal.
from Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald,
In a quirk of the NHL schedule, the B’s play just twice in 12 days. And while they’re fine-tuning their game in Wilmington, New Jersey and Washington, the teams that have any real chance of catching the first-place B’s in the Eastern Conference, will each play a half-dozen games.
The Devils, six points behind the B’s, play four on the road, including Sunday’s huge matinee against the Bruins, while the Capitals, seven points back, play five straight on the road, beginning with last night’s loss in Atlanta. The Devils have three games in hand on the B’s.
By the time the Bruins resume playing in earnest, they very well could be looking up at one of those two teams.
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