Morning Hockey Roundup: December 10, 2013

Your morning shot of hockey to go with your coffee.


Quick Hits Today. So click on the links for the goals. Here were my picks yesterday in case you missed them. Asterisk indicates who I picked

Penguins* knock off Blue Jackets 2-1. Boom! I got the only one I picked on last night. Closer than you would’ve thought but Malkin scored in his return, good sign for Pittsburgh.

Canucks blank Hurricanes 2-0. Pretty easy to see the result of this one. Congrats to Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack on his first career shutout.

Ducks down Islanders 5-2. Sounds about right. Ryan Getzlaf extends his points streak to 12 games and Corey Perry scored twice (see below).

Sens edge out Flyers in a shootout 5-4. This game was back and forth. Flyers 1-0, then Sens 2-1,  Flyers 3-2, Sens 4-3 and then Kimmo Timonen slipped one by Craig Anderson to knot it up at 4-4. Ultimately went to a shootout where Jason Spezza scored the only goal. Steve Mason’s streak of games allowing three goals or less was snapped last night. He will remain second in Flyers’ history behind Roman Cechmanek, remember that guy?

1-0 last night. 17-17 on the season now, playing .500 puck.

Highlight of the Night:

Corey Perry Snipes from his knees

Couldn’t find a youtube clip but this is from CBC, it is an unreal goal. Check it out.


12 Games tonight. Three games to watch are Tampa Bay in Washington, LA in Montreal, and Phoenix at Colorado. The Lightning and Caps are both playing very well to start the season. Ovi has overtaken the goals lead (finally) and the Caps want to close in on the Penguins for the division lead. Tampa Bay hasn’t been very good on the road so I’m picked the Capitals. Both LA and Montreal are riding winning but the Habs are hotter. 9-0-1 in their last 10, that’s enough for me to pick Montreal. Phoenix has been slumping as of late and is looking to get back on track in the Pacific Division and Colorado can take 2nd place of the Central with a win. Something that stands out to me about the Avalanche is that they’ve only been to 1 shootout this season, they were among the leaders in total shootouts (and wins) over the last few seasons. Patrick Roy for Coach of the Year. Avs over Coyotes.



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