Big win for the Red Wings.
The Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 2-1 last night. Johan Franzen and Niklas Kronwall (courtesy of quite the bounce off the end boards) scored for the Red Wings, while Jimmy Howard’s shutout was broken by Paul Stastny at the 18:30 mark of the third period. Click the image below to see our photo gallery from the game.
In other NHL news, Chesterfield native Steven Oleksy made his NHL debut last night. The former Lake Superior Laker signed with the Washington Capitals earlier this week, and last night played in his first NHL game, and recorded his first NHL assist. We named him our Michi-gamer of the night…and we dare you to argue why he shouldn’t be.
Plymouth Whalers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic was named the CHL’s goaltender of the week after recording a 3-0-0-0 record with a shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average, and a .957 save percentage. Not bad, Alex. Not bad at all.
The latest edition of CCHA Now is live. Check it out right here.
Sports Illustrated has announced their 50 Most Powerful People in Sportslist. Hockey names include AEG (Los Angeles Kings) owner Philip Anschutz, Avalanche owner Stan Kroenke, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus, IOC (Olympics) president Jacques Rogge, IMG Worldwide CEO Michael Dolan, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, and yes, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr.
Blackhawks win again. They’ve got the Avs tonight…probably going to win again. Maybe this will jinx it?
Check out this NHL.com article about how Max Domi handles his diabetes with a heavy hockey workload.
Check out this save by former Whalers goaltender Justin Peters. Wow.
See you tomorrow.