Portland continued their strong start by winning in the shootout the other day. Corey Tropp scored the winner, while our favorite Williamsville native David Leggio continued his strong play. The recent call up and send down of Luke Adam hasn’t seemed to hurt Adam at all, as he has 14 points in 10 games. Leggio is 5 and 0, while Enroth is 4 and 2. The Pirates have the most wins in the AHL, at 9 and 2. They play the Charlotte Checkers tonight, again, so hopefully they can add another win to their totals.
Tyler Myers is still struggling, and with it his Sabres. The Sabres have lost three in a row, but is slatted to get a bit healthier up front with Pominville returning to the line up tentatively tonight against Boston. Ryan Miller however may not be between the pipes, as he has some kind of undisclosed injury that is keeping him off the ice. I’ve read knee, groin, ankle, and upper body, so who knows. Craig “I’m too Old” Rivet was benched the other night, and I say it’s about time. Take his “C” from him and give it to someone who is capable of playing 60 minutes. Rivet was washed up in San Jose, and is showing his age more and more in Buffalo. Some players, Teppo Numminen for example, play better with age, but not Craig he’s just getting worse. So who do you blame? Is it Lindy’s fault for not being able to keep the team focused, or is the players for not focusing and giving effort night in and night out. Is it the management? Should Darcy make a move. Or are the pieces still trying to fall into place? Whatever the issue there is still a lot of hockey left to play… for now at least.
Dion Phaneuf had his leg cut and is out a least a month.
Zach Parise had knee surgery and will miss up to 3 months.
Torres had a hat trick for Vancouver last night.
MacArthur now has 7 goals on the season. (I’ll be keeping tabs on him all season, just for kicks)
Doughty has been cleared to return, after his concussion. LA doesn’t seem to need him though…
Brent Johnson, the new starting goaltender for the Penguins, is 5-0-1, with a 1.16 GAA. The “Flower” continues to wither.
Former Devil Bobby Holik is calling Kovalchuck out as the reason why the Devils are terrible… no one is pointing at the aging Brodeur.
Tampa Bay still sits on top in the South East!
Sabres are 3-7-2
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