11/5/11 Studs & Duds
Saturday Night S&Ds
Since I have enough content to publish an early version of the Studs and Duds (three games remain on the schedule), I thought it would be nice to post them up for early discussion.
Seguin's Big Bad Brew
Last time Boston played Toronto, Seguin light up the score sheet with three points and silenced Kessel to zilch. Tonight's matchup, or round two, and it is the same song and dance. This time around though, "Leafs-Killer" Seguin made sure to seal the deal, notching his first NHL hat trick.
Tim Thomas, while wearing new pads and a fancy "Movember" mask, recorded his first shutout of the season, as the Bruins destroyed the Leafs 7-0.
Lucic, Bergeron, Krejci and Seguin all finished with three points apiece.
Before Saturday night, the Red Wings were second last in league scoring (ahead of the Islanders) with 24 goals for. With five goals against Anaheim, they have switched gears. Hopefully for Detroit fans, this tune up may just be what the mechanic ordered to finally get their show on the road.
Between drives, Johan Franzen is playing some good hockey. With ten points on the season, his stat line versus the Ducks: one goal, two assists, plus-three, two PIM and six shots on goal.
Follow up - In the last five games played against the Ducks, Jimmy Howard has shut them out three times.
The Flyers definitely spread the love against Columbus on Saturday night, as only three players failed to hit the score sheet; Hartnell, Rinaldo and Lilja.
Everything went to plan as the team in orange crushed their most recent opponent.
Voracek and James Van Reimsdyk recorded three points each, while five others finished with two. Strong stat lines across the board, however props to rookie defenseman Erik Gustafsson who finished the game with one assist and a plus-six rating.
HM Jhonas Enroth continues his stellar play. He has now won the three games he started this season. Same goes to Harding, who has put up amazing numbers to give the Wild multiple victories.
Both goalies are prime candidates to be featured in the upcoming Studs and Duds weekly recap.
HM Frans Nielson and PA Parenteau with three points apiece versus the Caps - a big reason why the Islanders won the game.
Windbreak my Heart
The only team with double digits in the loss column continues to fall.
After allowing two goals in just over three minutes into the game, ex-Blue Jacket Jakob Voracek assisted on the marker that chased Steve Mason out of the crease. Things didn't get any easier as Allen York let in Columbus' fifth goal against with under a minute left in first period.
The floodgates never dried up. Nine goals against and CBJ cried their way out of Pennsylvania.
Follow up - Voracek and Couturier, two pieces in the Carter to Columbus trade, combined for three goals and five points.
Habs Gone Bad
Even though Price let in three goals in the first, it wasn't his fault. How can it be when your team combines for 34 PIM in under eleven minutes of play? Talk about deflating tires early into the game.
Even though the Habs fought back and made it a game, that first period mishap cost them the match.
Follow up Last time these two teams met, Price was chased out before the first intermission after allowing five goals on twelve shots. For those counting that was a .583 SV% performance.
How dare they give Rick DiPietro his first win and assist of the season!
Everything was fine and dandy to start the game, but what the hell happened? Two goals in the last two minutes of the game (granted one was an empty netter) is what happened!
Boo the Caps boo...
DHM Both Brian Burke's present team (Leafs) and ex-team (Ducks) were shut out on Saturday night with a total of twelve goals against.
DHM Another St. Louis start, another Halak loss. 'Nuff said.
Selanne owners got a treat in a much different fashion Saturday night. Instead of his regular score sheet points appearance, Teemu logged in 22 penalty minutes early in the third - a roughing call and a misconduct, tagged with a game misconduct.
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Last edited by GMGates; 11-06-2011 at 11:41 AM.