This team has come back down to earth. Well, a little bit, anyways. The boys were rather fortunate to pull off that OT point, but a bad penalty by Henrik Sedin costed the other one. Thank goodness the road trip is over, because (aside from the Capitals game) it went pretty bad. Sure, it was fully expected that this team would crash at some point, with that 17-game point streak going. At least they still picked up 5 of the possible 10 points on that Eastern swing. And now with a 5-game home stand, they can rest up and possibly get back to their winning ways.
Also, kudos to Sergei Shirokov and Christopher Tanev, who both played very well last night. Tanev had an amazing block in the 3rd period for his first NHL game, while Shirokov scored a goal for his first career NHL point and goal, and created lots of opportunities. I'm looking forward to see how the experiment continues tomorrow when we host the Sharks.
- Canucks.com recap of the game.
Last night's scores, and today's schedule. Hey look, a TSN double-header!!! Maple Leafs play the Rangers at 4:00 pm PST, and the Flames play the Wild at 6:30.
Conference standings. Since they have the tiebreaker, the Flyers have taken away our league lead. Oh well, at least the Red Wings are still 3 points behind us....
- Brandon Dubinsky of the Rangers has a stress fracture in his left leg, and will be out for 3-4 weeks.
Also on the injury front, the Oilers lose Ales Hemsky to a concussion.
- Jarome Iginla will not attend the All-Star game, and Daniel Briere has been named as his replacement.
- Speaking of the ASG, the SuperSkills Events have been released.
Keith Ballard discusses his journey to the NHL.
Miscellaneous photos from the road trip. Aha, I knew it was him wearing #60!