Thursday, September 21, 2006

NHL preseason: Day 4 thoughts

Penguins 5, Flyers 4. Malkin went down with what looked like an arm injury after colliding with John LeClair.

Rangers 2, Devils 0. Strong outing for Frank Doyle, as New Jersey was badly outshot and both Doyle and Scott Clemmensen split the netminding duties.

Lightning 3, Capitals 2 (OT). Tampa Bay just narrowly slipped past Washington in the extra frame on, get this, a power-play goal in overtime. A sign of things to come?

Thrashers 6, Panthers 3. A few interesting things of notes here, with newcomver Ville Peltonen scoring for Florida and a returned-from-exile Jason Krog potting a goal and two assists for Atlanta.

Bruins 3, Canadiens 1. How about Nathan Dempsey reappearing in Boston and playing on the power play along with Zdeno Chara? The Bruins are getting creative.

Maple Leafs 3, Senators 1. Mikael Tellqvist was the star here, which may go a long way to beating out J-S Aubin for the backup role.

Coyotes 3, Stars 2. Owen Nolan scores two in his home debut.

Ducks 6, Sharks 3.


At 9:10 a.m., September 21, 2006, Blogger joninabox said...

Pst, the AP story about Nolan's debut plays with semantics. He actually played in the pre-season opener to Edmonton. This was his "home pre-season debut." Silly I know, but it sounds better to say he scored 2 in his debut than to say he was shut out 5-0, I suppose.

At 9:30 a.m., September 21, 2006, Anonymous BDH said...

Chara scores his second in two nights for Boston. Blocks a Souray slapshot off his foot and left the game early, but Boston papers reporting he was seen walking after the game.

Chara's block plays big in the dressing room as an example of what you have to do to win in the NHL (ie sacrificing your body for block in meaningless game = intensity and commitment to winning)

At 12:09 p.m., September 21, 2006, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Ducks 6, Sharks 3

A scoreless first, but then the Ducks scored 5 in the second (ending Toskala's night, who was supposedly going to play 60 minutes).

The SJ lineup was light, without their top line and with a pretty green defense.

Pronger and Niedermayer pretty much only teamed up on the PP, but it looked sick. Selanne and Andy Mac were flying, though they only picked up Selanne's PP goal. Dustin Penner had a pair of goals to start the run.

Plenty of fun in front of a pretty thin crowd. I'm guessing a lot more people were at Monday's game vs. L.A., thinking that Pronger would get his start then.


At 11:22 p.m., September 21, 2006, Blogger Sherry said...

Leaf fans were probably wondering where that Tellqvist was when he went 10-11-2 last year.

I suppose the fact that Aubin's play near the end of last season was enough for him to buck down this summer.

Anyways I've been a fan of your blog for awhile so thought I'd drop you a line. Relatively new hockey blogger so handle with care.


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