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How is this for a boxscore… Carcillo decides to act crazy on Matt Bradley of the Capitals.
So far the penalties have cost the Flyers 2 goals. Caps up 3-1.
14:33 Philadelphia Dan Carcillo: 2 minutes, cross checking
14:33 Philadelphia Dan Carcillo: 5 minutes, fighting
14:33 Philadelphia Dan Carcillo: 10 minutes, misconduct
14:33 Philadelphia Dan Carcillo: 2 minutes, instigator
14:33 Philadelphia Dan Carcillo: 10 minutes, game misconduct
video added 8:10pm,
from Sarah McLellen of the Arizona Republic,
Many times Bryzgalov contemplated leaving and going back to Russia. The Ducks organization was telling him he needed experience in the AHL and needed to learn how to be a No. 1 goaltender. The team made promises of calling him up, but he never stuck with the team. Bryzgalov thought he was ready and was wasting the best years of his career.
Zjenya and he talked about a move back to Russia. During the NHL lockout for the 2004-05 season, Bryzgalov even went back to Russia to sign a contract with the Kontinental Hockey League.
“But something about it stopped us and we stayed for one more year,” Zjenya said.
In 2005, Bryzgalov joined the Ducks as the backup goaltender and won a Stanley Cup with the team the following season.
“The dream came true,” Zjenya said. “We’re finally in the NHL. The next step is becoming No.1 now in the NHL.”
via Matt Kalman of ESPNBoston,
Krejci tried to challenge Plekanec after the whistle, but he was rebuffed. In addition to Plekanec’s high-sticking penalty, the two players received unsportsmanlike conduct minors. Krejci says he has no idea what precipitated Plekanec’s hit because there were no words exchanged.
“I don’t care about suspended, but he should stick up for [himself],” Krejci said before Saturday night’s game with Toronto at TD Garden. “But he didn’t do it. He did what he did and he just left. He didn’t respond or anything. So I think it’s a gutless move. And we’ll play them again this year, so we’ll see what happens.”
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed to ESPNBoston.com that he has been in contact with the NHL offices about the hit and the league is reviewing it.
from Sam McCaig of The Hockey News,
Here’s the good, bad and busy so far this year:
The cream is rising in both conferences, with Washington, Pittsburgh and New Jersey riding high in the East and San Jose, Calgary and Chicago sitting atop the West.
Detroit, Philadelphia and Vancouver are the only usual suspects missing from the playoff picture, although all three are on the bubble in their respective conferences.
But the real “good” has been the sustained positive play of surprise teams such as Colorado, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Nashville in the West and Buffalo and Atlanta in the East. These clubs have made the jump from “good start” to “good teams” and figure to remain in the battle for a playoff berth all season long.
read on for the bad and the busy…
It hit the airwaves today.
Games start early today. We get a bit of a break around 6:30pm ET, just in time to watch Hockey Tonight (HNIC pre-game) and we finish up around 12:30am tomorrow.
Enjoy and view the full schedule below…
The only thing missing was the voice of Danny Gallivan during the Montreal Canadiens Centennial Celebration last night.
“I want players playing hard. I want them running out the door to play the game hard in a system that attacks the puck in all three zones. If you can get a team that works hard, if you can get a team that’s disciplined - not only from the penalty box but disciplined in their life, disciplined in the system that you put in on the ice - if you get a team that cares about each other, there’s nothing that you can’t do. I truly believe that.”
-Peter Laviolette, new Head Coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. More from Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News.
from Dan Martin of the NY Post,
Rick DiPietro has made it through months of practice and drills without getting hurt. Tonight, he and the Islanders will see how his body holds up during a game.
It’s been nearly a year since the team’s injury-prone franchise goalie has suited up. Last January, swelling in his surgically repaired knee forced him from the lineup again.
“This is really big for him,” said GM Garth Snow, who will be in Bridgeport tonight to see the Isles’ AHL affiliate Sound Tigers host Springfield with DiPietro in net for the first time since Jan. 2. “It’s certainly been a long road to recovery for him.”
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
For almost two years since Adam Foote walked out on the Blue Jackets at the NHL trade deadline, fans have waited for the former captain to walk back into Nationwide Arena.
Foote missed both trips to Columbus last season with the Colorado Avalanche because of an injured triceps, but he’s expected to be in uniform for a game tonight.
“I’ll be ready for whatever,” Foote said, when asked what kind of crowd reaction he expected. “It’s a business. The (Blue Jackets) have moved on, and I’ve moved on. I had a great time when I was here. I got to see a young team changing.
“I’ve moved onto something else, and they’re still going forward, which is good for them and the fans.”
The story of Foote’s departure has become part of Blue Jackets’ lore.
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