Sunday, November 27, 2005

Busy Busy Sunday

Ilya Kovalchuk continues to give the Atlanta Thrashers hope, as he scored once and added two assists to lead the Thrashers over the Hurricanes 5-2. Peter Bondra added two assists, while Garnett got the win. Gerber picks up the loss, while Ladd and Ward had the Carolina goals.

Tampa Bay continues to play pretty well, as they beat the Penguins 4-1. Modin scored twice for the Lightning, while Prospal added two assists. Talbot scored the lone Penguins goal, while Grahame got the win for Tampa. Thibault continues to struggle for the Penguins...

The Sabres picked up another win, beating the Caps 3-2 tonight. Roy and Afinoganov each had two assists for the Sabres, while Vanek scored his fourth goal of the season. Biron got the win, stopping 17 of 19 Washington shots.

Chicago is back to loosing, after loosing to the Ducks 3-1. Selanne, Lupol and Rob Niedermayer scored for the Ducks, while Lupol also added an assist. Chicago did outshoot Anaheim 35 - 24, but Bryzgalov was the difference in this game. Bell had the lone Chicago goal.

Finally, with less than 10 minutes remaining, Colorado leads Vancouver 4-2. Tanguay leads the Avs with two assists, while Svatos, Brunette, Sakic and Hejduk have the Colorado goals. Morrison and Allen have responded for the Canucks, while Naslund has two assists. Auld is once again in net, as Cloutier remains out with an injury. 7:34 left in this game. Update : Dan Hinote scores, 5-2 Colorado. Laaksonen gets an assist, giving him two on the night. Update#2 : Joe Sakic nets his second of the night, from Tanguay and Hejduk. That gives Tanguay three assists. 2 mins remaining in the third. Update #3 - Thats now a final, Avs win 6-2.

Player Of The Night goes to...Ilya Kovalcuk, who added three points to lead his team over the red hot Carolina Hurricanes. Others considered were Alex Tanguay (3A) and Igor Bryzgalov (34 Saves).

Speaking of Colorado, Steve Konowalchuk will miss the rest of the season due to a wrist injury. He will have surgery in the next few days, and will require six to seven months to recover. In 21 games this season, Konowalchuk has six goals and nine assists.

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled Christobal Huet from the AHL, and assigned Jan Denis to the AHL. I don't know if I like this move, as Danis has played very well for Montreal this year, while Huet is 0-4 in the AHL since returning from knee surgery. I guess the Habs are going with experience instead of performance at this point.

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