The Weekend Phil Esposito (2/28/11)

Maybe Boynton and Laperriere can hug it out now. God answered Bartl's prayers and got Boynton the hell out of town. The kids in the UC are all safe from his creepy mustache now.

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There were sixteen former ‘Hawks to take the ice Friday scoring two points which were both goals. The two goalies split, but the win came from probably the hottest goal tender in the league right now.

Saturday there were fourteen former featherheads to play producing one goal, and two assists and the goalies combined again for one win and one loss.

Sunday, eleven former Blackhawks took the pond and we able to score two goals and one assist. One goal came from one of the hottest players in the league goals wise, Andrew Ladd, and the other came from a former Captain of the Hawks, Adrian Aucoin. Hope you enjoyed the win last night. I was able to witness it from the United Center, wish they won in Regulation but I’ll take a W. Enjoy the weekend Espo and tonight’s game!

Click the jump for updates from this weekend’s games

Friday

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
15:46 TOI, 2 PIM, 8 of 16 one face-offs

Sergei Samsonov – Carolina
7:55 TOI, minus one, one shot

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
11:59 TOI, minus one, one shot, 1 of 4 one face-offs

Brent Sopel – Montreal
Sopes was traded to the Canadiens with Nigel Dawes in exchange for prospect forward Ben Maxwell and Montreal’s 2011 fourth round pick. After this trade only Ladd and Buff remain on the Thrashers from last years team.

Craig Anderson – Ottawa
Loss (16), 35 saves on 38 shots, .921 SV%
First loss as a Senator

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
25:38 TOI, minus one, five shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
21:44 TOI, one shot

Jack Skille – Florida
Left Wednesday’s game with a high ankle sprain, and was scratched for this game.

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
13:46 TOI, minus three, 2 PIM, one shot, 7 of 16 on face-offs
Pahlsson had a minus three in this game where his team gave up only three goals and scored five. This is pretty terrible that he is on the ice for all three goals against and not for any of the goals… Piss poor.

Ethan Moreau – Columbus
11:31 TOI, minus one

Steve Sullivan – Nashville
The Predators placed forward Sullivan on injured reserve Friday with a recurring groin injury.

Martin Havlat – Minnesota
21:31 TOI, four shotsFirst time in five games that he hadn’t recorded a point.

John Madden – Minnesota
20:43 TOI, one goal (9), plus two, four shots, 16 of 26 on face-offs
The old man has been playing really well as of late leading to more ice time averaging over 19 minutes of ice time in his last five games. Good job Johnny.

Rene Bourque – Calgary
18:23 TOI, three shots

Colin Fraser – Edmonton
11:48 TOI, 2 PIM, one shot, 3 of 6 on face-offs

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
21:40 TOI, minus three, one shot

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
16:33 TOI, one goal (16), plus one, four shots. 0 of 1 on face-offs

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Win (23), 21 saves on 24 shots, .875 SV%
Niemi is now 23-15-3 on the season, and has won six straight games. In the month of February he is 10-2-0, and he is 14-2-1 in his last 17 starts… I’d say that is pretty good.

Ben Eager – San Jose
5:47 TOI, 5 PIM, one shot

Saturday

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
16:53 TOI, one goal (15), two shots, 8 of 15 on face-offs
Ruutu picked up the garbage to collect his fifteenth goal of the season. This was his first point in six games.

Sergei Samsonov – Carolina
9:33 TOI, minus two, two shots

Brian Boucher – Philadelphia
Loss(7), 25 saves on 29 shots, .862 SV%
Just Boucher’s seventh loss of the season and his first loss since January 22nd against the New Jersey Devils. This loss snapped a four game winning streak by the US born netminder.

Nick Boynton – Philadelphia
Boynton was claimed off of waivers by the Flyers on Saturday. I am glad I got his autograph a week ago… Oh and I’m kind of glad he is gone. Maybe he will injure one of the Flyers best players during practice…

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
17:24 TOI, five shots, 1 of 3 on face-offs

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
12:37 TOI, plus one, one shot, 0 of 3 on face-offs

Shawn Thornton – Boston
6:56 TOI,

Brent Sopel – Montreal17:34 TOI
First game as a Hab, wore number 55.

James Wisniewski – Montreal
17:31 TOI

Craig Anders(s)on – Ottawa
Win (16), 30 saves on 31 shots, .968 SV%
Craig is 3-1-0 in his first four starts as a Senator with a .965 SV% and a 1.23 GAA. Maybe he just needed a change in scenery cause I would say that is a pretty damn good start… Lets see if he can be consistent now. (Not Likely)

Tim Brent – Toronto
12:43 TOI, one assist (7), 3 of 8 on face-offs

Dan Cleary – Detroit
18:03 TOI, one assist (16), one shot, 1 of 1 on face-offs

J.P. Dumont – Nashville
5:23 TOI

David Koci – Colorado
4:19 TOI, minus one, 5 PIM

Adam Burish – Dallas
16:52 TOI, plus one, three shots, 4 of 9 on face-offs

Sunday

Shawn Thornton – Boston
7:53 TOI, minus one, two shots

Tim Brent – Toronto
14:35 TOI, 4 PIM, one shot, 4 of 6 on face-offs

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
24:25 TOI, minus one, seven shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
21:58 TOI, one goal (23), plus one, 2 PIM, five shots
Seven goals in his last eight games. Playing really well, has 46 points on the year.

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
14:40 TOI, minus one, two shots, 11 of 16 on face-offs

Ethan Moreau – Columbus
10:32 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM, one shot

David Koci – Colorado
1:45 TOI, 5 PIM

Rene Bourque – Calgary
16:36 TOI, two shots

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
20:52 TOI, one assist (9), 5 PIM

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
17:53 TOI, one goal (3), 2 PIM, three shots

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
15:18 TOI, four shots, 0 of 1 on face-offs

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