June 4, 2004 |
Goaltender Cristobal Huet, who played in half of the Kings' games last season, signed a two-year, $1.2-million deal Thursday to stay with the Kings. Huet, who would have become a restricted free agent July 1, was 10-16-10 with a 2.43 goals-against average in 41 appearances. He often spelled erratic starter Roman Cechmanek and started 20 games as Cechmanek sat out with hip and groin injuries. "When you have a chance to play, you can show a little bit more than just in practice," Huet said.
February 29, 2004 |
With the weight of the Kings and a playoff run resting on his shoulder pads, Cristobal Huet looked as unencumbered as can be. After all, he's used to carrying an entire nation. Huet, one of a handful of French-born players to ever play in the NHL, continued to help keep alive the King playoff hopes and all but killed those of the Mighty Ducks in a 2-1 victory Saturday before a standing-room crowd of 18,207 at Staples Center.
February 26, 2003 |
With Tuesday night's game and their playoff hopes in danger of slipping away, the Kings turned over their goaltending duties to a 27-year-old Frenchman who before Thursday had never played in the NHL. Firing away at Cristobal Huet would be Mario Lemieux, the ageless NHL scoring leader, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who already had scored two consecutive goals in 15 1/2 minutes against Jamie Storr.
December 4, 2003
The King goaltending duo of Roman Cechmanek and Cristobal Huet is leading the NHL in combined shutouts. A look: Source: NHL *--* Players Team Shutouts Roman Cechmanek, Cristobal Huet Kings 5 Robert Esche, Jeff Hackett Philadelphia 4 Jose Theodore, Mathieu Garon Montreal 4 Martin Brodeur, Corey Schwab New Jersey 4 Kevin Weekes, Jamie Storr Carolina 4 Andrew Raycroft, Felix Potvin Boston 3 Chris Osgood, Brent Johnson St. Louis 3 Nikolai Khabibulin, John Grahame Tampa Bay 3 *--*
December 2, 2009
Brent Seabrook scored in the 11th round of a shootout Tuesday night and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3, to give Coach Joel Quenneville his 500th victory. Marian Hossa, playing his first game with the Blackhawks at the United Center, scored in the second round of the shootout. Columbus' Jakub Voracek tied it in the next round, setting the stage for a goaltending battle between Steve Mason and Chicago's Cristobal Huet before Seabrook skated in for the winner.
December 29, 2007 |
* at Carolina 4, Boston 3: Chad LaRose converted a penalty shot, and Eric Staal scored on a power play in the third period for the Hurricanes, who won consecutive home games for the first time since early November. * Montreal 5, at Florida 1: Guillaume Latendresse, Michael Ryder and Christopher Higgins scored on the first three shots of the game for the Canadiens, and Cristobal Huet stopped 40 shots for Montreal.