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Word is Moen was treated at the Bell Centre and looks like he will be ok.
from Michelle Crechiolo at DetroitRedWings.com,
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, who is synonymous with hockey broadcasting, will reach another milestone on Monday when he calls his 3,000th professional men’s hockey game on Versus when the Red Wings host Pittsburgh at Joe Louis Arena.
As a Michigander, Emrick couldn’t be happier that his milestone will be in Hockeytown, because about 40 of his friends and relatives, including his veterinarian and his accountant, will get to celebrate the achievement with him in person.
“It just worked out that way,” said Emrick, who lives with his wife, Joyce, in St. Clair, Michigan, which is northeast of Detroit. “I told my wife about 10 days ago, we planned this day last summer. And I thought, it’s going to be give-or-take, it’s going to be around 3,000 when the game is held, but it came right out on and you never would have thought that. It’ll be kind of a special night.
“We have a couple of relatives flying out for it and then everybody else is in the area. It’ll be nice to have 40 of them all in one place.”
added 11:26pm, Watch the video below as ‘Doc’ receives congrats from Eddie Olczyk.
Let’s break them down by goal, hits and saves from the past week in the NHL.
Watch all three videos below…
CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames would like to provide the following injury update on forward Daymond Langkow:
Langkow will be out of the Flames line-up indefinitely after suffering a neck injury in a game on Sunday, March 21st at Minnesota.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
One major milestone down, one more to go.
Reaching the 600-goal plateau was one thing. But if Teemu Selanne scores two more goals in the 11 games left on the Anaheim Ducks’ regular-season schedule, he will pass Jari Kurri for the most NHL goals ever scored by a Finnish player.
“I know, that will be a huge honor if it’s going to happen,” Selanne told ESPN.com on Monday. “I had his picture on my wall when I was younger. Now he’s a really good friend of mine. It would really be an honor.”
Kurri, the clutch triggerman for Wayne Gretzky in Edmonton in the 1980s, knew Selanne would pass him one day.
“I accepted that a long time ago already,” Kurri, with a chuckle, me Monday from Helsinki.
Each week, CBCSports.ca’s senior hockey writers conduct (mostly) friendly banter on the latest hot-button issues in the NHL. Tim Wharnsby and Jeff Marek square off in this edition.
With so many of the league’s top teams faltering, who is the Stanley Cup favourite?
MAREK: I don’t really think there’s a favourite at all this year as you could make a strong case for seven or eight squads. But if forced to choose one I’ll take the defending Cup champs. The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t taken a step back from last season and provided they all stay healthy (a big “if” in the league these days), they just have too many ways to hurt you.
WHARNSBY: Excellent choice, Jeff. But I’m going to stick with the Coyotes. Why? Because, like you said, it will be a wide-open Stanley Cup tournament this spring….
more plus additional NHL talk…
What Nashville does year after year - from GM David Poile, to player personnel director Paul Fenton, to Barry Trotz - is remarkable. They also have one other thing going for them. The players they select and trade for are generally hard workers and quality people. If they can just give a former No. 1 draft pick David Legwand directions to the opponents net, that might help. He hasn’t scored a goal in 31 games.
-Ray Ferraro of TSN. More from Ray on the Predators and additional hockey notes too.
via a tweet by Frank Seravalli,
Jeff Carter out 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in the arch of his foot.
NEW YORK (March 22, 2010)—Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, New York Islanders center John Tavares and Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne have been named the NHL ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Mar. 21.
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
The Detroit Red Wings might be forced to play with 17 skaters—one under the limit—tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, depending on the status of defenseman Brad Stuart.
Stuart did not skate this morning. Coach Mike Babcock said he was hurt in Saturday’s game in Vancouver but the club did not find out about the injury until today. Babcock would not reveal the injury, saying “he’s getting checked out right now.’‘
Forwards Patrick Eaves (sore back, neck) and Dan Cleary (sore groin) will not play tonight.
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