March 16, 1996 |
With Wednesday's NHL trading deadline approaching, the Mighty Ducks tried to boost their offense Friday by sending disappointing right wing Mike Sillinger to Vancouver for left wing Roman Oksiuta, one of the NHL's top rookie goal-scorers last season. Oksiuta, 6 feet 3 and 229 pounds, had 16 goals in 38 games last season with Edmonton and Vancouver, second among rookies to Paul Kariya's 18. This season, he had 16 goals and 39 points in 56 games with the Canucks.
October 1, 1996 |
The Mighty Ducks ended their preseason 2-4-2 as Corey Hirsch made 28 saves and Pavel Bure scored his fifth exhibition goal Monday night in the Canucks' 3-0 victory at Vancouver. Hirsch was 4-0-0 in exhibitions, giving up only seven goals in five appearances. Mike Sillinger and Adrian Aucoin also scored for the Canucks (5-4-0). * Whether Paul Kariya will be ready to play in the Ducks' season-opener seems somewhat more in doubt with the first game only four days away.
February 15, 1997 |
In the 1993-94 season, the Mighty Ducks set an NHL record for a first-year team with 19 road victories. That's a total they have yet to match, and they don't figure to do it this season. Their record away from home is 8-16-4 with only 13 road games remaining. The Ducks won 13 of 41 road games last season, and five of 24 during the lockout-shortened 1995 season. * The Ducks still have only three players with at least 10 goals: Teemu Selanne (32), Paul Kariya (25) and Steve Rucchin (12).
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.