|October 16, 2009||Tweet|
|Written by Jeff Angus|
|Friday, 16 October 2009 03:17|
Angus here! I'll have a lot of stuff up here around 11 am EST tomorrow morning. A few tidbits from Thursday night...
Congrats to Nick Lidstrom for recording his 1000th point. Automatic hall-of-famer, automatic starter in any fantasy league... arguably the best defenseman of the past 25 years.
Milan Michalek (and Ottawa as a team) had a huge offensive breakout against Tampa. Michalek had a hat-trick (two of which were short-handed... I have been trying to find the last player to have two shorties in one game... but have not been able to find out who it was, would love some help here!
The Coyotes continue to be stingy defensively. They allowed only two goals in a 3-2 OT win. The bad news is that less than 7,000 made it out to the game in Glendale.
Mike Knuble and Brendan Morrison both recorded two assists playing with Ovechkin on a new-look top line in Washington. I don't see it sticking together, but both players should see huge production gains as long as they skate with Ovechkin. Morrison was a bit of a pedestrian, but Knuble made a fantastic pass on Ovechkin's first goal.
Jose Theodore left the game with a back injury. It didn't look too bad, but who knows. Could open the door for Varlamov (or Neuvirth, who I am really, really high on).