Great news on Tomas Fleischmann here.

 

In his last 11 games, Manny Malhotra has eight points and is plus-9.

 

Derek MacKenzie has been centering the top line for Columbus lately (since Brassard went down). MacKenzie has six points and is plus-4 in his last eight.

 

Great comments below, most notably - they changed the official scoring on the final Buffalo goal to give Sekera an assist - that gives him five consecutive two-point games. And Jarome Iginla's goal gives him 30 for the 10th straight campaign, putting him in a small group with hockey legends.

 

Curtis Glencross has 20 points in his last 20 games, and 25 in his last 27 games. Sommmmebody wants a nice contract...

 

My topic for tomorrow's THN column: Bryan Bickell - why we aren't taking him seriously in fantasy leagues... and why we should.

 

Ryan Callahan scored four times and added an assist for the Rags as they hammered the Flyers 7-0. He was also a plus-3 with five shots on goal. And Jeff Angus is kicking himself before he had Callahan on the bench for this week. Ouch!

 

Mats Zuccarello, who strikes me as a streaky player, scored for the second straight game, so perhaps we're in for a bit of a surge.

 

Bryan McCabe picked up his first point as a Ranger Sunday. In four games he has yet to sit in the sin bin. In fact, this entire season has been a write-off for that category. C'mon Bryan! Us poolies need all the categories from you please.

 

With both Boucher and Bobrovsky getting rocked pretty badly Sunday, one has to wonder if Mike Leighton is getting recalled soon. It could be just the tonic to steady the boat.

 

Al Montoya took the OT loss Sunday, but his 15-game NHL career still boasts of a GAA of under 2.00.

 

Dennis Wideman is pointless in three games with Washington and Marco Sturm is pointless in two. So far, no good. What looks great on paper doesn't always translate, as we're seeing here.

 

With Brendan Morrison out with a knee injury, David Moss has been moved to center for the Flames. What's more, he started the game with Iginla and Tanguay.

 

Don't look for Brad Richards to play tonight - but the fact that we're getting these updates every would indicate that he's close. Unlike Crosby, who gives us zero updates which indicates that he won't be back for a long, long time.

 

Alexander Sulzer is out with an undisclosed injury, thus possibly ruining the one tiny window in his career to make his mark in the NHL. Young careers have disappeared - never to be really launched - for reasons like this during opportunities like this in the past.

 

Jacob Josefson's first NHL point was an assist on Ilya Kovalchuk's goal Sunday. I have a feeling you'll see the two of them in scoring summaries together a lot over the next several years.

 

Sekera watch: nine points in five games. He had 12 points in 56 games before that. Whatever he put in his corn flakes two weeks ago, we should all get ourselves some.

 

A good sign for Sekera is that Jordan Leopold has been back for two games now and yet Sekera has three points to Leopold's zero.

 

Tyler Ennis left yesterday's contest when he crashed into the boards, but Lindy Ruff said that he is okay.

 

Mike Richards vs. Brandon Dubinsky:

 

 

Jody Shelley vs. Brian Boyle - and before you say that Shelley the known pugilist will kill him, keep in mind that Boyle is 6-7. Too bad it's a quick takedown, I would like to see a rematch here.

 

 

 


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Trevor Mark said:

Kidney Crosby
Afternoon Ramblings? I've noticed a trend of later and later ramblings postings. Sleeping in a lot lately?
March 08, 2011
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Jerry said:

CallMeJerry
Richards Richards shouldn't fight because he's too valuable to the team and more importantly, because he's bad at fighting. He always gets fed. You'd think a player like him would be a good fighter but no, he's not.
March 07, 2011
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littleranger said:

littleranger
... That was actually Mccabes second point as a Ranger. He had an assist against the Sabres. 2 pts in 5games
March 07, 2011
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Will S. said:

Bomm Bastic
Sabres Ennis has a rib injury, but, yes, Ruff said he's be fine. Kaleta (for what it's worth) left the game with a bone bruise on his knee (x-rays came back negative).

And if anyone was as perplexed as I to see long time dog house tenant Mark Mancari on the ice - Grier was out. Mancari had approx 13mins and no shots on goal.

Sekera....ahhh...he is somethin' ain't he? Looks like a lost puppy, walking against traffic on the interstate thruway when he skates out of his own end...but then tally's two assists.

Quite the perplexing little bugger, ain't he?
March 07, 2011
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Ed Murdoch said:

emurdoch
Leighton Outside of an emergency, could they ever recall Leighton?

The only deterrent is that he can't play this year (NHL or AHL) for the team that claims him. But he's playing well now and would be a steal next season for several NHL teams.

The Flyers just need to be patient, let Boucher walk (UFA), and run with Leighton and Bobrovsky for 3.3M combined. (Maybe even swing a deal with Islanders for Nabakov).

Re-calling Leighton now could leave them on the hook for 775K next season and still looking to sign another goalie. I want Leighton to play, but he's stuck unless Boucher trips in the parking lot.
March 07, 2011
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fzusher said:

fzusher
Philly fans beware Last week in the CBC kia pool I made Lundquist my goalie. The rags lost 3 of 4 last week. So for this week I switched to Bobrovsky. I think I carry a jinx.
March 07, 2011
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paul said:

donpaulo
... Philly just wasn't on their game

Bob and Bouch will be fine

Bouch was hung out to dry, Bob came in and did a decent job of it

NY needed that game after their HORRIBLE home losing streak
March 07, 2011
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Kevin said:

mrmojorisin
Iggy Worth a mention - Iginla's Penelty shot goal last night gave him 30 goals for the 10th straight season, making him the 10th player in NHL history to achieve this milestone. The others are: Mike Gartner, Jaromir Jagr, Phil Espisito, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Hull, Marcel Dionne, Mike Bossy, Jari Kurri, and Daryll Sitler.
March 07, 2011
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STONE. said:

STONE.
... Sekera's got 5 2 point games in a row -- they changed the assist on the GWG late from Montador to him.
March 07, 2011
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