Studs & Duds - Sunday 3/31
Not a “T” party, we want a “SO” party! - Anton Khudobin of the Boston Bruins was born in the famous city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan and last he turned in a perfect night in the 2-0 shutout win over the Buffalo Sabres. Khudobin who has become a local hero in Kazakhstan stopped all 26 shots fired his way. Khudobin improved his career numbers to 12-4-2 with a .939 save % and a 1.81 GAA. Pretty impressive!
Still some gas left it the tank – Philadelphia Flyer defenseman Kimmo Timonen showed that he does has a little more to give in his 38 year old body. Timonen, which translated from Finnish means “Man with skinny stick” scored 1G and 3A for 4PTS in the 5-4 OT win over the Washington Capitals.
Too Bad, So SAAD – Chicago rookie Brandon Saad showed his teams rivals the Detroit Red Wings just how good he can be while posting 2G and A for 3 PTS in the 7-1 thumping of the Detroit Red Wings including the game winner. This was Saad’s 1st 2 goal game of his young career.
April Fool’s Day came early – The Detroit Red Wing players were tricked into believing that last night’s game was just going to be a game of shinny and it sure looked like it on the ice as they were spanked 7-1 by the mighty Chicago Black Hawks. The worst of the bunch was Jonathan Ericsson who was a -5 on the night.
Where are the Stars? – In the Anaheim “Not so mighty” Ducks 2-1 OT loss to the surging Columbus Blue Jackets the stars of Anaheim didn’t bother to show up. Perry, Getzlaf and Selanne combined for 0PTS, 10 shots, 4 hits and a -2 on the night. Seems they were planning on what to spend all that money on.
Jeremy Morin scored his 1st goal of the season
Mikael Samuelsson returned from injury last night from a broken finger
Jonathon Toews and Claude Giroux had 3 points each last night
Sergei Bobrovsky now 12-8-6 with a .927 save % and 2.13 GAA this season
Jeff Carter looking to win the CY Young with (20-4)
Of Anton Khudobin's 10 appearances this season, three have come against Buffalo