10/31/11 - Studs and Duds
Last night was Halloween night and here is my take on who was scary good, and who was horribly bad
Ryan Callaghan. The Rangers captain nearly scored the "trick" last night with two goals against the visiting Sharks. Callaghan had a great chance but the shot was blocked by San Jose defenseman Doug Murray. Callaghan had a three point night in total with two goals and an assist and four SOG
Patrick Kane also had a three point night scoring two goals and an assist against Nashville and had three SOG. Kane kept Chicago in the game by either setting up a goal or scoring after the Preds scored to keep the Hawks close and allowing them to eventually win it in over time. Kane now has two three point nights this season.
Kyle Wellwood opened the scoring for the Jets in the first period last night in Florida. Wellwood also had an assist on the tying goal with less than a minute to play in the third period. Then, in the shoot-out Wellwood scored on a beauty move to give the Jets the win.
New York Rangers announce on Halloween that Sean Avery was placed on re-entry waivers.
Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd for attacking Jack Skille for what was a clean hit on Tobias Enstrom. I don't know about you but I am getting tired of players fighting after a clean but big hit. Skille exploded into Enstrom with a big shoulder to chest hit and sent Enstrom flying. It was a spectacular hit, and unfortunately Enstrom had to leave the game. Even though the hit was clean Dustin Byfuglien immediately challenged Skille to a fight. Then in the third period Andrew Ladd challenged, and fought, and beat up Skille.
Joe Thornton said to media after the game that he felt San Jose should have won the game because "The Rangers were the softest team they played on the road trip" The road trip Thornton is referring to has the Sharks playing New Jersey, Boston, Nashville, Detroit, Islanders, and finally the Rangers. Of all those teams, only Nashville currently has more points than the Rangers. With last nights Ranger win over San Jose the Rangers are within one point of the Sharks. Get your facts straight before you call out a team Joe.