The Daily Phil Esposito (12/3/10)

This is a new quick-hitting feature I hope to publish each morning updating a good majority of former Blackhawks playing around the NHL with their performances the night before.

Why the name?  Phil Esposito was traded to the Boston Bruins in 1967 in one of the most lopsided trades in league history. Seems fitting to honor one of the most famous former Blackhawks who had his best years while not playing for the franchise. Hope you enjoy.

"I don't drink ALL the time. Assholes."

A pretty slow night for the former Four Feathered Men, who combined for one goal and one assist. However, a drunk guy stopped a bunch of shots.

Click the jump for updates from 12/2


Shawn Thornton, Boston
Goal (4); plus-1; 5 shots; 1 for 1 on faceoffs; 13:14 TOI in Boston Bruins’ 8-1 win against Tampa Bay Lightning

Colin Fraser, Edmonton
7:28 TOI; 2 for 3 on faceoffs in Edmonton’s 5-0 win against Toronto Maple Leafs

Nikolai Khabibulin, Edmonton
Win (5); shutout (2); 33 saves

Kris Versteeg, Toronto
19:18 TOI, minus-2, 1 shot

James Wisniewski, New York Islanders
22:31 TOI; Assist (13); minus-1; 3 shots in New York Islanders’ 6-5 loss to New York Rangers

Dustin Byfuglien, Atlanta
26:49 TOI; minus-1; 3 shots in Atlanta’s 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh Penguins

Ben Eager, Atlanta
13:34 TOI; minus-1; 1 shot

Andrew Ladd, Atlanta
20:54 TOI; 1 shot; 2 penalty minutes

Brent Sopel, Atlanta
14:43 TOI; minus-1

Craig Adams, Pittsburgh
10:13 TOI; 3 for 7 on faceoffs

Adam Burish, Dallas
17:13 TOI; 3 shots; 7 for 14 on faceoffs in Dallas Stars’ 2-1 win against Washington Capitals

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