Your morning shot of hockey to go with your coffee.
THIS WEEKEND’S SCORES:
As it was a full weekend of hockey, I’m going to touch on four. Here were my picks on Friday in case you missed them. Asterisk indicates who I picked
Ducks edge out Blackhawks* 3-2 (SO). W: Jonas Hiller (23 Saves); L: Antti Raanta (24 Saves); ANA Goals: Getzlaf (15), Perry (17); CHI Goals: Smith (4), Versteeg (4) – Well two losing streaks continue. That’s my sixth wrong pick in a row and the Hawks’ third in a row. It was in a shootout though. Both of these teams would win their other game this weekend as the Ducks downed the Blues 5-2 on Saturday and the Blackhawks dominated the Panther 6-2 last night but at the cost of a lower back injury to Corey Crawford, no timetable on his return yet.
Bruins* score two late goals to knock off Penguins 3-2. W: Tuukka Rask (28); L: Marc-Andre Fleury (18 Saves); BOS Goals: Chara (7), Krecji (5), Smith (6); PIT Goals: Kunitz (17), Neal (10) – The Pens gave the puck away way too much in this one. It’s very tough to win a game that way, especially in Boston. Also James Neal got a little too physical with Brad Marchand, he may be facing a suspension. But I finally got one! The Bruins would win their game on Sunday 5-2 over the Maple Leafs. Huge congrats to fellow Berkshire School Alumus Kevan Miller on scoring his first NHL Goal, which turned out to be the game winner.
Tyler Seguin scores a natural hat-trick, Stars blast Flyers 5-1. W: Dan Ellis (27 Saves); L: Steve Mason (22 Saves); DAL Goals: Eakin (7), Nichuskin (4), Seguin 3 (13, 14, 15); PHI Goal: Meszaros (1) – Eh huh huh huh
Wild down Sharks* 3-1 at home. W: Josh Harding (37 Saves); L: Antti Niemi (10 Saves); MIN Goals: Koivu (7), Parise 2 (13, 14); SJ Goal: Marleau (13) – THE WILD ONLY TOOK 13 SHOTS, WHAT!?!? Regardless of that anomaly, Josh Harding continues to be outstanding for this team. I drop this one but it was a great game, as I thought it would.
1-2 on the weekend, 16-17 on the season now.
Highlight of the Night:
Four games tonight in the NHL. Flyers travel up to Ottawa for their final game against the Senators. This may be the bounce back game the Flyers need in the second to last of their long road trip. They’ve played extremely well against Ottawa in the other two matchups. This will best the most even matchup tonight but the other game to keep an eye out for is the Blue Jackets visiting the Penguins tonight at 7:30. Choosing this one because it’s a division game whereas the other two are East/West games but it’s pretty obvious who I’ll be going with: one of the best teams at home in the league: Pittsburgh. Especially with Bob out for the Blue Jackets it is very tough to go against the Penguins, unfortunately for me. But more importantly,
LET’S GO FLYERS!!!