Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Jon Jordan on 10/29/10 at 11:21 AM ET
This morning’s salute to the top three stars from last night’s NHL contests:
***Cheers to Jaroslav Halak of the St. Louis Blues, who stopped 24 shots in Nashville to top the Predators, handing the home club their first regulation loss of the season. This was Halak’s second consecutive shutout, after blanking Pittsburgh on Saturday and the former Montreal Canadien now boasts a scoreless streak of 151:15 dating back to a second period goal by Chicago’s Brent Seabrook last Friday. So far this year, Halak is certainly proving that last season’s playoff success was no fluke, with a 1.55 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage.
**Cheers to Boston’s Tim Thomas, who quite simply looks like a man possessed in the Bruins’ nets this season after a difficult 2009-10 campaign. With 20 saves against Toronto, Thomas recorded his second shutout of the year and improved his perfect record to 5-0-0 as Boston prevailed 2-0. How good has Thomas been so far? How about 0.60 G.A.A./.981 save % good? Wow. Patrice Bergeron tallied on the power play in the first and rookie Tyler Seguin notched the second goal of his promising young career in the second for all the offense the Bruins would need in this one.
*And big time cheers to Colorado’s Chris Stewart, whose sixth, seventh and eighth goals of the young season led the way for the Avalanche in an offensively-charged 6-5 win over the Flames in Calgary. Stewart’s scores were Colorado’s first three of the night, good enough to even things up with Calgary in the middle frame, but he needed a little help from his friends for this club to earn the two points and Brandon Yip, T.J. Galiardi and Daniel Winnik all obliged in the third to lift the Avalanche to 5-4-1 in their first ten games.
Quick poll, gang, regarding the daily edition of Three Cheers: Would you prefer I continue to simply link to some of the nightly highlights in the text, as I have done so far? Or would you rather I embed some video from each of the featured games directly? Like so:
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I’ll have some notes from around the Southeast Division up later today.
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