Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Is Ray Emery That Good?

It appears Ray Emery will be Ottawa's goalie of the future. He is now 9-0 in his career, and he looked great tonight, picking up a 4-0 shutout win over Montreal. Spezza and Fisher led the offense for Ottawa, as they each picked up a goal and an assist. Emery stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout. Bad news for Ottawa : Martin Havlat separated his shoulder in this game, and is expected to miss 1-2 months.

Simon Gagne scored twice and added an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders 4-3. Pitkanen and Sharp also scored for the Flyers, while Blake, Parrish and Satan scored for the Isles. Esche gets the win for Philly, while Snow takes the loss.

Kaberle scored early into overtime as Carolina slipped by Atlanta 4-3. Staal scored twice for Carolina, while Kaberle had a two point night. Savard led the Thrashers with a goal and an assist. Ward got the win for Carolina, while Garnett got the loss. Wouldn't it be funny if Atlanta claimed Thibault off waivers? Nothing like using a 6th goalie in November...

Alexander Mogilny scored late into the third to complete the comeback, as New Jersey beat Boston 3-2. Pandolfo and Gionta also scored for New Jersey, while Madden picked up two assists. Samsonov and Bergeron had the Boston goals. Brian Leetch made his return tonight and picked up one assist.

Ales Kotalik scored a power-play goal in the third to give Buffalo a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh. Martin Biron got the win, while Pittsburgh forwards Leclair and Recchi each had two points. Marc-Andre Fleury gets the loss for the Penguins.

The Flames offense just couldn't beat Tomas Vokoun tonight, as the Nashville Predators blanked the Calgary Flames 2-0. Fiddler and Hartnell both scored for Nashville, while Fiddler also added an assist.

Laperriere scored twice, while Laaksonen added two assists as the Colorado Avalanche squeezed by the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 tonight. Sakic scored the game winner, while Bergeron and Peca scored for the Oilers. Peca's goal was only his second of the season. Morrison allowed three goals on 17 shots, while Aebisher got the win, stopping 29 of 31 shots.

A lot more waiver activity today! The biggest names currently on waivers are Kristian Huselius (who I don't believe will be claimed) and Jocelyn Thibault (who will also likely slip through waivers). Colton Orr got put on waivers by Boston, and was claimed by the Rangers. Ron Hainsey was put on re-entry waivers today, and was claimed by Columbus. Waivers seems to be the new way to free up cap room in the new NHL.

A signing today! The Maple Leafs re-signed Karel Pilar today to a one year/one way deal. No financial information was released. It is unsure when Pilar will be able to play, as he has missed all of this season with a heart condition. He has been cleared to play, it's just a matter of him getting back into shape. He could be inserted into the lineup within the next week or two.

Thats all for now, keep the emails coming to cjohnson202@hockeyleaks.com. Have a good night.