03/02/12 Studs & Duds
Quickly Earning Vezina Consideration
Jonathan Quick notched his league leading tenth shut out over the Oilers last night. His GAA and save percentage stats are at the top of the league, only his wins are slightly below elite level.
He gets my vote.
With the win, the Kings now are leading the Pacific division.
Stamkos, Takes Two More Steps Towards the Richard
Stamkos scored two more goals last night and has a firm grasp on the Maurice Richard Trophy with 58 goals, ten more than second overall Evgeni Malkin.
Rolson highlight reel save
Mike Green thought he had a goal but Roloson flashes the leather to deny him.
Failure, with a Capital F
Cap's Star players Alex Ovechkin, and Nicklas Backstrom were unable to lead the Cap to victory and into a playoff spot last night against Tampa. Both were held pointless and were minus -2 each.
Habs Paying Price for Draft Lottery
The Habs have no chance of finishing dead last (Columbus has that locked up) to get the best shot at first overall in the draft lottery, but with starting goalie Carey Price now injured, they are taking a serious run at second last overall.
Late hit could have Vitale consequences for Flyers
Joe Vitale delivered a big, very legal hit in a game that was all but over to Philadelphia's Dan Briere. Briere is now day-to-Day with a sore back but hope to be back for game one of the playoffs.
The Pennsylvania State rivalry between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is heating up. The two teams meet again for the final regular season match and will face each other for a best of seven in round one. This has the potential for the series of the playoffs!