Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Jon Jordan on 10/25/10 at 11:22 AM ET
We’ve got some catching up to do as I intentionally stayed off the radar this weekend. (For the first time since the arrival of our second son, we had no visitors! Bliss!) Quick cheers for Friday and Saturday night’s action and then onto toasts and a few highlights from yesterday’s games:
Friday’s Three Cheers:
***Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa: Hat trick, 1,000th career point in 4-2 Senators’ win in Buffalo.
**Rene Bourque, Calgary: Hat trick, assist in 6-2 Flames’ win in Columbus.
*Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay: Hat trick, assist in 5-2 Lightning win in Atlanta.
Saturday’s Three Cheers:
***John Tavares, NYIslanders: First career hat trick in 4-3 loss at Florida.
**Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis: 31 saves in 1-0, overtime blanking of visiting Pittsburgh.
*Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit: Two goals, four points in a 5-4 squeaker over Anaheim at the Joe.
And, finally, on to Sunday’s honors:
***Cheers to Nashville’s rookie netminder Anders Lindback, who stopped 42 shots in a visit to Tampa against the Lightning, leading the Predators to a 4-3 win. Have a peek at this breakaway save on Vincent Lecavalier midway through the third period. A different result there would have changed things dramatically, as the Bolts nearly completed an improbable comeback with two late goals before Lindback and the Preds survived a frenzied finish to improve their early season record to 5-0-3.
**Cheers to Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff, who posted his second shutout of the season in a 4-0 decision for the Flames over San Jose. Kiprusoff’s prowess during this flurry was indicative of his overall performance against the visiting Sharks.
*And big time cheers to Calgary’s Rene Bourque (for the second time this weekend!) for his two goals in that same game against San Jose. Following up Friday night’s hat trick, Bourque opened the scoring in this one and added another late in the first to help his club muster all the offense they’d need for the win. Bourque now has six goals on the young season.
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