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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/13/10

Today’s three cheers (despite slim pickins, what with only two games last night and all) recognizing those who deserve a nip for their performances of a night ago:

***Cheers to Detroit’s Johan Franzen, who opened the scoring in last night’s renewal of the Avalanche/Red Wings rivalry and later notched a second goal, as the Wings earned a point in the standings, despite blowing a two-goal lead, in falling to the Avs in a shootout. Franzen now has three goals and four points on the young season for Detroit (2-0-1).

**Cheers to Colorado’s David Jones, who enjoyed a two-goal, three-point performance against Detroit, with each of his markers tying the game for the Avalanche. Jones’ second goal, just past the midway point of the third period, gave the Avs the point for a regulation tie before Brandon Yip’s sixth-round shootout goal sealed the win for the visitors.

*And big time cheers to Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick, who stopped 31 shots against the visiting Atlanta Thrashers, leading the Kings to a 3-1 victory. Quick’s efforts kept his team in the game through two periods and, with Atlanta leading 1-0 heading into the final frame, Ryan Smyth first got the home side on the board and then put an exclamation point on the win with an empty-netter with 30 seconds to play.

A heavier schedule is in order tonight, with six games to be played, including two Southeast clubs in action. The Washington Capitals hosts the New York Islanders, while the Tampa Bay Lightning are in Montreal for the Canadiens’ home opener. I’ll have the Kukla’s Korner debut of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly recap for the latter game up in the morning.

Enjoy tonight’s action, folks.

JJ
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Filed in: NHL Teams, Atlanta Thrashers, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: brandon+yip, david+jones, johan+franzen, jonathan+quick, ryan+smyth

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Nathan's avatar

How about an anti-three cheers to…

- Niklas Kronwall for repeatedly hanging his goalie and defense partner out to dry
- Niklas Kronwall for air mailing a few clean cut scoring chances from the slot early in the game that could’ve sealed it
- Doug Janik, mostly guilty by association for playing alongside Niklas Kronwall

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 10/13/10 at 12:14 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Nathan - or how about Mike Modano for his awful turnovers…sigh.

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/13/10 at 03:34 PM ET

german_wing's avatar

the whole team didn’t look a 100% fresh. some weird turnovers even by zetterberg and datsyuk. but that one pass by modano to hudler was gold - but jiri didn’t bury it, like all game long ... *sigh*

Posted by german_wing from Toronto, Canada on 10/13/10 at 09:17 PM ET

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