April 25, 1999 |
The Phoenix Coyotes managed a rare playoff victory against goaltender Grant Fuhr--and they did it with their youth movement. Shane Doan, drafted less than four years ago and seeing expanded playing time because of an injury to Jeremy Roenick, scored the winning goal in a 4-3 overtime victory over the St. Louis Blues at Phoenix. "I think it went off Fuhr's skate," Doan said Saturday after tapping a pass from Dallas Drake past Fuhr 8:58 into overtime. "It was just sitting there.
February 9, 1999 |
St. Louis goalie Grant Fuhr will be sidelined at least four weeks after a second operation on his right knee in a year. The arthroscopic surgery Monday at St. Louis repaired cartilage damage. "Whether the knee is part of it, or not, Grant's play has not been as good this year as last year," Coach Joel Quenneville said. "He's been uncomfortable with the way he's been feeling. This has probably been on his mind for some time. He felt it was best now to get it checked out and fixed.
January 8, 1999 |
St. Louis Blues goalie Grant Fuhr, who was on five Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Edmonton Oilers in a seven-year span, says he plans to retire after next season. Fuhr, 36, was benched by Coach Joel Quenneville in place of Jamie McLennan for a third consecutive game Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks. * Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque has extended his NHL record for All-Star game starts to 12. Joining Bourque as North America all-star starters at the Jan. 24 game in Tampa, Fla.
April 22, 1998 |
He had hit some low points in his life, including a rehab stint for a drug problem that got him suspended for most of the 1990-91 season, but Grant Fuhr scraped bottom professionally in 1995. Traded from Buffalo to the Kings--his fourth team in four years--he couldn't stop a beach ball. In his first five games with the Kings, who acquired him for a package of players that included popular defenseman Alex Zhitnik, Fuhr had a 6.55 goals-against average and an .
March 1, 1998 |
St. Louis Blues goalie Grant Fuhr will sit out at least four weeks after an operation Saturday for torn cartilage in his right knee. Fuhr, 35, re-injured his knee while sliding to stop a shot by Tony Granato during Thursday's 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks. He is expected to make a complete recovery. "It's the best of a bad situation," Fuhr said. "It could have been a lot worse."
April 17, 1997 |
The longest Stanley Cup drought in the NHL threatens to grow even longer. Grant Fuhr notched his fourth playoff shutout as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-0, at Detroit on Wednesday night in the opener of their Western Conference series. "It starts with defense," St. Louis forward Scott Pellerin said. "We're just trying to go in there, knock guys around, and see what happens." Geoff Courtnall and Pierre Turgeon scored first-period goals for St.