Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday's results; Saturday's games

Combining the recap and preview, so it'll be brief. I swear this time. Going to be predictions with a one-sentence thought.

Rookie magic
--Jeff Skinner scored twice and added an assist in support of Cam Ward's 40 saves to lead Carolina over the Rangers, 4-3.
--In the shocker of the night, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle had a goal and assist each and Magnus Paajarvi posted two helpers as Edmonton shocked Chicago, 7-4. Patrick Sharp became the first NHLer to reach 10 goals (netting one) and had two assists.
--Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves and Claude Giroux scored twice for Philadelphia in a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh. Also, numbers are bullshit. The Penguins do not have the 22nd ranked power play in the league. It's the worst. A bad high school's power play is better.

No rust
Making his first appearance, be it start or relief outing, Alex Auld made 30 saves and Montreal defeated the Islanders, 3-1. Tomas Plekanec, Benoit Pouliot and Travis Moen scored for the Habs.

Late strikes
Derek Roy scored with eight seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime but Dustin Byfuglien struck in the final half-minute to lift Atlanta over Buffalo, 4-3.

Night of firsts
Jamie Langenbrunner scored his first goal of the season and New Jersey earned its first win when allowing a goal, knocking off Anaheim, 2-1. This must be rock bottom for the Ducks. Patrik Elias broke a 1-1 tie in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 27 saves.

Saturday's games

Nearly every team is in action.

Detroit 4, Nashville 2 - I reserve the right to reverse this result if Chris Osgood starts instead of Jimmy Howard.

Carolina 3, Pittsburgh 1 - The Hurricanes owned the Penguins last year, and Pittsburgh sucks.

Montreal 3, Florida 1 - The Panthers can't score and Carey Price doesn't allow goals.

Ottawa 5, Boston 2* - *If Tuukka Rask starts. Boston 3, Ottawa 1 if Tim Thomas starts.

Islanders 4, Philadelphia 2 - Just seems like a letdown game for Philadelphia after Friday's win.

Toronto 4, Rangers 1 - The Maple Leafs have to score goals again sometime, don't they?

Buffalo 5, Dallas 2 - Just to further ruin my decision to add Kari Lehtonen.

St. Louis 3, Atlanta 0 - There's little stopping Jaroslav Halak these days. Or is that, there's little scoring on Jaroslav Halak?

Chicago 6, Minnesota 2 - Sorry, I sense an angry Blackhawks team on the horizon.

Colorado 3, Columbus 2 - Peter Budaj can stop the Blue Jackets.

Tampa Bay 5, Phoenix 2 - Ilya Bryzgalov can't stop Steven Stamkos.

Washington 4, Calgary 1 - Miikka Kiprusoff can't stop the Capitals.

Los Angeles 3, New Jersey 1 - Jonathan Quick against the Devils doesn't seem very fair right now.

Anaheim 5, San Jose 4 - The Ducks respond after Friday's bad outing.

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