December 24, 2008 |
With one strong game, Jonathan Quick greatly improved his numbers. Quick was 0-1-0 with a 4.68 goals-against average, yet easily turned away 24 shots for his first career shutout in the Kings' 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. "Our penalty kill and our defense played excellent all game long," said Quick, who got the start in relief of Jason LaBarbera because Erik Ersberg was out with a groin injury. "They limited their chances.
February 26, 2007 |
Frustrated for more than 59 minutes by All-Star goalie Roberto Luongo, the Dallas Stars were rewarded for their perseverance. Jere Lehtinen's power-play goal 4:17 into overtime lifted the Stars to a 2-1 comeback victory over Vancouver at Dallas on Sunday that ended the Canucks' six-game winning streak. Philippe Boucher tied it with less than 30 seconds left in regulation for Dallas. "One thing we talked about before the game was to stay with the game," Coach Dave Tippett said.
February 25, 2007 |
Jason Spezza scored his second goal on a power play Saturday with 4:07 remaining and Ottawa defeated Buffalo, 6-5, at Ottawa in a rematch of their fight-filled game two days earlier. "It was definitely satisfying," Spezza said. "We wanted to win one and beat these guys. We have a pretty good rivalry with them now and the win was important to us." Dany Heatley got his team-leading 36th goal and set up both of Spezza's goals for the Senators, who recovered after blowing a three-goal lead.
April 6, 2007 |
Milan Michalek and Mark Bell scored within 1:40 of each other in the second period to help the Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night at San Jose. The Sharks solidified their hold on the fifth spot in the playoffs and set a franchise record with 106 points. San Jose reached the milestone after getting its fifth victory in a row.
March 25, 2006 |
Olli Jokinen scored in the third round of a shootout to give the Florida Panthers a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night at Sunrise, Fla., in a game that saw Jaromir Jagr become the NHL's first 50-goal scorer since 2002-03. Petr Sykora scored for New York in the shootout, but Michael Nylander and Jagr missed. Nathan Horton also scored for Florida and Jozef Stumpel missed. After Jagr's shot went just wide, Jokinen put the puck past Kevin Weekes for the deciding goal.
October 8, 2006 |
Alex Ovechkin broke a tie with two third-period goals, Alexander Semin had a hat trick, and the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2, Saturday night at Washington, the third consecutive loss for the Stanley Cup champions. The Hurricanes were playing their third game in four nights after consecutive losses at home. "We're kidding ourselves. We're taking bad penalties instead of doing the work. We're mouthing off instead of doing the work.
June 22, 2002 |
*--* Top-five prospects for the NHL draft beginning today (10 a.m., EPSN2) and Sunday. (Age in parenthesis): JAY BOUWMEESTER (19)-- DEFENSE * He is considered the top prospect in the draft and should be able to make the jump from juniors directly to the NHL. He is a strong skater, with exceptional acceleration. At 6 feet 4, he should fill out from the 206 pounds he now weighs to be able to handle the physical style of the league, as well as dish it out.
April 23, 2004 |
St. Louis forward Mike Danton and a woman were indicted Thursday in Illinois on federal charges they schemed to kill an acquaintance of the player. The counts mirror those of a criminal complaint filed in East St. Louis, Ill., against Danton and Katie Wolfmeyer, accusing the two of conspiring to hire a hit man and of using a telephone across state lines to set it up. Danton, 23, was arrested Friday in San Jose, a day after the Blues were eliminated from the playoffs by the Sharks.