January 3, 2004 |
Sean Avery on Friday finally discussed his involvement in one of the longest short-handed situations in King history. As intrigued media members crowded around him, Avery explained why he handed the Phoenix Coyotes a nine-minute power play in the Kings' 4-0 loss Wednesday. The league's most penalized player said he threw down Mike Sillinger in front of the King net and punched him twice in the head as he lay motionless because the Kings were "getting pushed around" and weren't "team tough."
November 2, 2002 |
Mike Sillinger and Andrew Cassels scored power-play goals in the third period Friday as the Columbus Blue Jackets spoiled goaltender Ron Tugnutt's homecoming with a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars at Columbus, Ohio. Ray Whitney and Tyler Wright also had goals for the Blue Jackets. Tugnutt was the most popular Blue Jacket player in the franchise's first two years, but was traded to the Stars last summer.
March 5, 2004 |
Dan Hamhuis had a goal and four assists, and the Nashville Predators built a five-goal lead early in the second period in beating Pittsburgh, 9-4, on Thursday, extending the Penguins' home winless streak to 16 games. About a minute after the game ended, the teams traded pushes, shoves and a few punches as they tried to leave the ice, but the skirmish was quickly broken up.
September 4, 1996 |
Mighty Duck forward Roman Oksiuta won't report for the opening of training camp Saturday if he remains unsigned, said Oksiuta's agent, Rich Winter. Oksiuta, the Ducks' third leading scorer last season, is one of three restricted free agents who don't have new contracts. The others, defenseman David Karpa and center J.F. Jomphe, are expected to report anyway, unlike Oksiuta. "He won't be there," Winter said Tuesday. "There's no way he'd take the injury risk.
November 21, 1992 |
Shawn McEachern, who last winter was a member of the U.S. Olympic team, is developing into an another potent weapon in the Pittsburgh Penguins' arsenal. The rookie scored two goals Friday night to help Pittsburgh defeat the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, at East Rutherford, N.J. Playing on a club that already has such proven goal scorers as Mario Lemieux, Kevin Stevens, Joe Mullen, Rick Tocchet and Jaromir Jagr, McEachern is making his mark.