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from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,
Of course, the Sabres felt Monahan shouldn't have even been on the ice at that point. A few seconds before the goal, he got the puck away from Sam Reinhart by drilling the Buffalo winger from behind into the end boards. Referee Brad Meier simply stood and watched.
"There has to be a call there," Lehner said. "He hits him from behind. It's fairly clear. We get judged day by day and I just think it was a terrible ref performance today, absolutely terrible."
Coach Dan Bylsma certainly agreed. Asked by a Calgary reporter for his view on what led to the winning goal, a stern-looking Bylsma shot back, "The cross-check in the back? That's what it looked like from where I was at."
more on the game...
Below, watch the Frolik goal which was waived off by an early whistle but the officials huddled and reversed the call.
via Frank Seravalli of TSN,
It was an emotional night - like every opener seems to be in Montreal. The faithful 21,288 roared when Weber was introduced for the first time to his new hometown after last June’s seismic trade with P.K. Subban. You could tell the normally stoic Weber was touched with the ovation that was louder than all others except the sidelined Price.
“That was special,” Weber said.
Scroll to the 7:20 mark of the video to see the introduction of Shea Weber...
via Sarah McLellan of azcentral sports,
The severity of Smith’s issue has yet to be determined with the team calling it a lower-body injury. Smith will be re-evaluated Wednesday in Montreal, the second stop on the Coyotes’ season-long, six-game road trip.
“It’s too early to get any diagnosis yet,” coach Dave Tippett said. “We’ll make sure we do our due diligence and find out what it is, and we’ll probably have more tomorrow.”
via Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times,
The officials waved it off, even before Trocheck collected the puck and put in the second effort. The Lightning started to celebrate and leave the ice.
"We thought it was done," Stamkos said.
But the goal was reviewed and it was ruled that Trocheck kept the "puck in motion towards the goal before his shot attempt." Rule 24.2 says, "once it is shot, the play shall be considered complete."
"It was close," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "After watching it now, it's a toss of the coin. But in the end, it all worked out. There's no controversy."
The Lightning did go on to win the game later in the shootout.
Very nice moment and so good to see Demers with a huge smile.
HOSSA HITS 500-GOAL MILESTONE
Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa became the 44th player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal plateau when he scored a second-period power-play goal against the Flyers. Hossa is just the fourth active player to reach the milestone, behind Jaromir Jagr (749), Jarome Iginla (612) and Alex Ovechkin (526).
* Hossa is also within reach of two other career milestones – he sits seven assists shy of 600 and seven points from 1,100.
* ICYMI: A breakdown of Hossa’s 500 career goals by franchise opponent.
OVECHKIN, KANE NOTCH FIRST GOALS OF SEASON
Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (1-1—2) and Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (1-3—4) – the top two goal-scorers from last season – each recorded their first goal of 2016-17. Ovechkin led the League in 2015-16 with 50 goals, capturing the Rocket Richard Trophy for the sixth time in his career and fourth consecutive season. Kane, last season’s Hart Trophy winner, reached career highs in goals (46), assists (60) and points (106) in 2015-16 en route to becoming the first U.S.-born player in NHL history to lead the League in scoring.
Marian Hossa scored his 500th career goal in the Chicago Blackhawks' 7-4 win over Philadelphia:
“The most important [analogy], and the most distressing one, and the most depressing one is that the Nats are the Caps. That’s who they are. The Washington Nationals are the Washington Capitals. That’s who they are. It doesn’t matter who the manager is. Dusty Baker now 0-9 in his last nine elimination games — 0 and 9! The Nationals are now 0-for-3 in postseason series in this city.
“They win 95 games. They’re really good. They’re great. And then they can’t win. They can’t win. They don’t win. Whatever happens to the Capitals — who are the worst choking dogs of any sport, ever, they’re the worst — this is being passed along like the Zika virus, and the Nats have it now. The Nats have it.”
“Look, they’re the Caps now okay, the Washington Nationals are the Washington Capitals. They choke. They just cannot win any of these series.”
-Tony Kornheiser. Read more from Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog.
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