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via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils forward Patrik Elias left the ice on a stretcher after he took a shoulder to the chin from Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson 38 seconds into the second period of today’s game at Pepsi Center.
Through a team spokesman, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Elias is “OK” and “has all of his faculties.” Elias is back in the locker room and, apparently, was not taken to the hospital. Lamoriello said Elias will be re-evaluated tomorrow and will travel back to New Jersey with the team after the game.
The Devils lost the game, 3-1.
7:22pm, added video of the hit from Ryan Wilson on Patrik Elias below…
Referee on the goal line calls no-goal, Toronto Situation Room says replay is inconclusive but ref following the play and a linesman watching the play say goal.
The call on the ice is overturned, good goal, Wings miss their next shot in the shootout so Dallas wins in the shootout.
The above information was provided from FSN Detroit after hearing from the situation room.
added 5:11pm, The back ref and the linesman on the right are the officials who overruled the original call.
added 5:20pm, The video of the Ott goal is below….
added 6:39pm, added a 2nd video below, from the Stars broadcasting crew….
added 7:05pm, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News has quotes from bot Mike Babcock and Marc Crawford regarding the goal and the game.
from Melissa Harris of the Chicago Tribune,
He orders a chicken Caesar salad and a glass of red wine. Diners nearby turn and stare, and a few snap photos with their cell phones. Ald. Brendan Reilly stops by, and one brave man steps up to the table, apologizes for the interruption and says, “Rocky, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
“That’s so nice,” his daughter, Hillary, says after the man leaves. “People are so nice.”
Rocky Wirtz, 57, having turned the Blackhawks into a winning franchise almost overnight, is quite possibly the most popular businessman in Chicago. But it hasn’t always been that way. He says he hasn’t forgotten the local headline that topped a story about his divorce from his first wife: “For Better or For Wirtz.”
Time: One minute into the game; Brian Campbell scores.
NHL actions all day and night today.
Two games begin just after 2:00pm ET today and the final horn should sound around 12:30am in Vancouver.
You can view the complete schedule below…
from Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch, T
he last time Rick Nash went 11 games without scoring a goal, the Blue Jackets winger was a rookie playing on a line with Mike Sillinger and Grant Marshall.
In the fall of 2002, the baby-faced Nash was making $1.2 million a season for a fledgling franchise while most of central Ohio was enamored of the promise of another 18-year-old, named Maurice Clarett.
Times, fortunes and expectations have changed.
The Blue Jackets enter today’s game against Chicago as an underachieving club searching for goals and wins. During one of their worst stretches, Nash has struggled right alongside his teammates.
from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,
Gifted offensive players, those scorerers that can turn games, don’t come easy, or cheap. Defence, Calgary’s strength, its depth on defence, particularly with the emerge of Mark Giordano, is where the Flames could best barter. But general manager Darryl Sutter has already growled a terse rebuttal to rumors that Dion Phaneuf, the bait that’d command the most return from prospective suitors, isn’t going anywhere.
Meaning Sutter will more than likely try to upgrade offensively in a minor way before the trade deadline.
What’s becoming obvious is that some sort of injection is needed. Desperately.
Oh, there are those loyalists who’ll argue that coach Brent Sutter’s troops are merely going through a tough stretch at the moment; that they’re bound to wrestle themselves out of straight jacket they find themselves in at present.
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times,
Six playoff teams from last season are among the opponents on the trip—the Hawks’ longest of the season—including the two they eliminated (the Flames and Canucks) and the one they lost to (the Detroit Red Wings).
‘‘If we can be ... above .500 [on this trip], it’d be nice,’’ Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
We’ll say the Hawks go 5-2-1, which isn’t a bad trip by any means. Here’s our breakdown:
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
According to an NHL source, the Bruins will kick off 2010-11 with two regular-season games in Prague. They will play Phoenix in both games. The Bruins will also participate in exhibition games against teams that have yet to be determined.
more on the Bruins….
from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
It’s been a long road to recovery for Demitra, who had one shoulder surgery in May to repair his rotator cuff. Then, another surgery in the fall because things weren’t healing. That was followed by an infection. It all left him questioning his career, and seriously considering the option to shut it down for the year.
“If you asked me 30 days ago, and I was honest with myself, I would have told you I was done, done for the year, at least,” Demitra said. “That’s where things were going….
The question isn’t what saved him, it’s who. Officially, Pavel Purdek is listed as a physiotherapist who works closely with the Slovak national soccer team. In Demitra’s book, he’s a Magic Man.
“He’s unbelievable. I don’t know, but it seems like he has magic in his hands,” Demitra said. “He’s amazing. Every time he sticks a needle in my shoulder I feel relief. It just feels good.”
Since there will be no NHL All-Star game this year because of the Olympics, the NHL on TSN panel deliberated over who they would select to take the ice on the first line, if there were an All-Star game in 2010.
Position Player Team
G Miikka Kiprusoff Calgary Flames
LD Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks
RD Dan Boyle San Jose Sharks
LW Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks
C Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks
RW Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks
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