The Daily Phil Esposito (1/3/11)

"Man where did all these people in the UC go? Oh wait, thats right I'm in Atlanta where no fans ever come to the game."

In 8 games played last night there were 15 former Hawks that took the ice, with 13 of them being forwards. The two goalies split decisions while the skaters posted eight points, with three goals scored and five helpers. A hot-headed blue liner also stayed hot by adding a couple tallies. Enjoy. I am unsure if there will be an Espo tomorrow due to myself  my 3rd knee surgery in the past three years today at 2 pm. If I am stable enough to do it, I will have it posted. Hopefully the Hawks can pull a win out tonight too…

Click the jump for updates from the 1/2/11 games

Brian Boucher – Philadelphia
Win (8), 25 saves on 27 shots, .926 SV%

James Wisniewski – Montreal
21:47 TOI, two assists (20,21), two shots
Five points in three games as a Canadian… 11 points in 9 games.

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
25:57 TOI, one goal (16), game winning goal in OT, two shots, four shots
His 16th goal of the season in just 42 games. Last year in 82 games Byfuglien has a total of 17 goals last year.

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
20:17 TOI, one goal (13), two shots
I will say, he is the Hawk that I miss the most from last years team. Overall a great guy, and plays 100% at all times. He is well deserved  to wear the Captain patch on his chest.

Brent Sopel – Atlanta
15:40 TOI, plus one, 2 PIM

Ethan Moreau – Columbus
13:46 TOI, minus one, two shots

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
13:28 TOI, one shot, 8 of 15 on face-offs

J.P. Dumont – Nashville
13:06 TOI, three sots

Craig Anderson – Colorado
Loss (8), 27 saves on 29 shots, .931 SV%
Four loses in his last five games

Martin Havlat – Minnesota
16:29 TOI, minus four, four shots
Minus four? Wow… the Coyotes scored five goals meaning that Havlat was on ice for at least four of them…

John Madden – Minnesota
14:33 TOI, one assist (5), one shot, 6 of 17 in face-offs

Cam Barker – Minnesota
17:03TOI, one goal (1), minus one, 4 PIM, one shot

Adam Burish – Dallas
18:06 TOI, two shots, 7 of 12 on face-offs

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
23:53 TOI, minus one

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
15:38 TOI, two assists (12,13), plus two,

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