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added 2:31pm, Official release below...
from Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal,
The goaltender, who is still wearing the mask he wore with the Los Angeles Kings, the one with two passages from Shakespeare, put on a jaw-dropping performance in the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
He turned away 59 pucks on Wednesday, surpassing the previous team record of 56 saves and he secured the NHL record for most saves in a regulation shutout in the expansion era.
“That was amazing,” said Taylor Hall, who left the game with a goal and two assists. “It wasn’t 59 from the wall, it was Grade A chances, chances that we don’t want to give up at all.”
read on and watch some of his incredible saves below...
Following his first start after being traded to the Edmonton Oilers, goaltender Ben Scrivens posted a series of tweets to his verified Twitter account (@scrivens_30) that were critical of an article Sun Media ran online on Thursday and of some of the comments it had received.
The article in question contained selective tweets from Scrivens' wife's Twitter account regarding her feelings about the weather in Los Angeles.
@scrivens_30: 1/4 Hey @AVPreports, classy move writing a slam story by cherry-picking tweets my wife sent to make it seem like she doesn't like Edmonton.
Here is the online article...
OK, that's enough for me, investigate more if you wish.
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Scrivens lost his first game in regulation in nine starts on Saturday when he lost an edge and fell on a short-handed goal and then the Calgary Flames’ Mike Cammalleri was left alone in the last 25 seconds to tuck the puck in, but stuff happens.
He was supposed to be a caddy for Quick, playing every fourth game or so. But he’s got a 1.52 goals-against average and .944 save percentage and he’s playing every night, with two Shakespearean quotes on his mask — one from MacBeth, the other from King Lear. Both are famous kings in literature, of course, and Scrivens has a painted quill on top of his head gear for an added touch..
The eclectic goalie can’t keep up with all the media calls for his time, which eats into his current reading — a physics book, The Elegant Universe: Hidden Strings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene and The Self-Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity by Bruce Hood.
He has also read Ken Dryden’s wonderful book, The Game, too, because the goalie (along with fellow Hall of Famer Joe Nieuwendyk) is the most illustrious hockey alumnus of Cornell University, where Scrivens went to school.
Ben Scrivens of the Toronto Maple Leafs robs Alex Steen of the St. Louis Blues.
Toronto wins 3-2 in shootout.