The Weekend Phil Esposito (3/14/11)

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Hiya Pals! Lots-o-action this weekend in former Hawkey world.

Friday saw sixteen ex-blackhawks, which were all skaters, take the ice producing one goal and three assists for a total of four points.

Saturday there were seventeen former ‘Hawks who dressed and played. The sixteen skaters scored seven points off of five goals and two assists. Most of the goals coming from unlikely sources, while one goal and assist came from the guy I believe the ‘Hawks are really missing from last year. The one goalie had his second straight loss in a shootout, not saying who it is but hopefully tonight he does the same thing in the UC but its in regulation. (Hint Hint)

Yesterday, Sunday, nine former featherheads took the ice, with the one goalie having a rough outing but didn’t get a decision, and the eight skaters combined for one goal and three assists amounting to four points.

Hope that you enjoyed this weekend and that tonight’s game makes you even happier. If there is anyone going to the game tonight buy the guy wearing the Away Jonathon Toews Jersey sitting in section 327 , row 11 , seat 10, a bud heavy if you so choose and I may even give you a shout out in tomorrow’s post.

Click the jump for updates from the weekend’s games

Friday

Shawn Thornton – Boston

9:10 TOI, two shots

Brent Sopel – Montreal
It was good to see Sopes at the White House with the boys, he always seems happy and he is a great guy.

Ryan Potulny – Ottawa
6:04 TOI

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
21:14 TOI, one assist (31), plus one, 2 PIM, six shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
23:27 TOI, one assist (26), plus one, one shot, 1 of 1 on face-offs

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
18:58 TOI, one goal (16), plus one, five shots, 0 of 1 on face-offs
Great goal going upper shelf in the last minute on the second.

Ethan Moreau – Columbus
7:17 TOI, 4 PIM, two shots, 0 of 2 on face-offs

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
13:23 TOI, 7 of 13 on face-offs

Dan Cleary – Detroit
17:45 TOI, three shots, 1 of 3 on face-offs

David Koci – Colorado
4:25 TOI

Colin Fraser – Edmonton
14:54 TOI, 5 of 13 on face-offs

Jason Strudwick – Edmonton
15:06 TOI, minus one

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
22:17 TOI, one assist (10), 2 PIM

Martin Havlat – Minnesota
19:41 TOI, two shots

John Madden – Minnesota
17:13 TOI, one shot, 6 of 16 on face-offs

Adam Burish – Dallas
7:41 TOI, one shot, 2 of 4 on face-offs
Left the game after two periods with a lower body injury.

Michael Handzus – Los Angeles
21:09 TOI, minus one, one shot, 12 of 20 on face-offs

Saturday

Travis Moen – Montreal

15:23 TOI, one goal (4), plus one, one shot
Nice slap shot past Fleury, five points in five games for Moenn, and his first goal since December 10th vs. Detroit.

James Wisniewski – Montreal
20:35 TOI, plus three, three shots

Tim Brent – Toronto
6:26 TOI, one shot, 2 of 4 on face-offs

Bryan McCabe – New York Rangers
11:59 TOI

Nick Boynton – Philadelphia
17:54 TOI

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
15:15 TOI, minus two, 2 PIM, three shots, 3 of 4 on face-offs

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
12:10 TOI, minus one, 1 of 1 on face-offs

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
16:40 TOI, minus one, six shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
20:09 TOI, one goal (26), one assist (27), plus one, six shots
Tied the game up with an empty net with 45 seconds left to go in the game. The Thrashers went on to win on a great tip-in goal by Ron Hainsey.  Ladd is really playing well this year. With 26 goals he has a career high and has more goals this season than Patrick Kane… and all but two of the current ‘Hawks.

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
19:18 TOI, one goal (17), three shots, 1 of 2 on face-offs
Sent a prayer wrist shot that somehow got past the netminder.

Sergei Samsonov – Florida
20:32 TOI, plus one, one shot, 0 of 1 on face-offs

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
20:47 TOI, one goal (6), 2 PIM, one shot, 11 of 17 on face-offs
Goal was scored shorthanded on a rebound, good job by the kid.

Dan Cleary – Detroit
16:46 TOI, one assist (17), minus one, two shots, 1 of 1 one face-offs

Rene Bourque – Calgary
18:19 TOI, minus two, 2 PIM, one shot

David Koci – Colorado
2:41 TOI, one shot
This guy gets less ice time than the Ice Crew at the UC… Pitiful.

Ben Eager – San Jose
11:54 TOI, one goal (5), plus one, 7 PIM, four shots

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Shootout Loss (5), 20 saves on 22 shots, .909 SV%
Has now lost two straight in a shootout, and is 1-1-2 in his last four, hopefully the ‘Hawks can jump on him early tonight!

Sunday

Ryan Potulny – Ottawa
9:14 TOI, plus one

Craig Anders(s)on – Ottawa
13 saves on 17 shots, .765 SV%
After giving up four goals on 17 shots he was pulled, but did not suffer the loss

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
13:22 TOI, one assist (8), plus one, one shot, 2 of 4 on face-offs

Colin Fraser – Edmonton
15:08 TOI, minus one, four shots, 5 of 11 on face-offs

Jason Strudwick – Edmonton
13:27 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM,

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
18:21 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM, three shots

Michael Handzus – Los Angeles
19:22 TOI, one goal (10), plus one, one shot, 7 of 15 on face-offs
Handzus scored the goal with 21 seconds left in regulation to break the tie and win the game. With the win the Kings jumped all the way to fourth place in the West.

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
18:55 TOI, one assist (19), plus one, one shot

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
15:23 TOI, one assist (23), plus one, 2 PIM, four shots

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