The Daily Phil Esposito (4/11/11)

"Ha I just farted, but seriously, I hope to see the Blackhawks in the finals against me and the Flyers so I can show them why it was wrong that they traded me!"

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Hey Guys! Hope you had a great weekend and didn’t have heart failure over the Blackhawks… Friday saw three goals and five assists for eight points scored by the nineteen former featherhead skaters. The one goalie who took the net lost.

Saturday there were eighteen former ‘Hawks to take the ice. The sixteen skaters scored four assists as their only points while the two goalies picked up big wins for their teams.

On Sunday there were ten former Blackhawks on the ice, with three of them fighting to knock the Blackhawks out of the playoffs. One was a drunk goalie who, yup you guessed it, lost, and the nine skaters were able to score two goals and notch on an assist. Ladd had one of the goals while Danny Cleary helped his Wings beat the hawks with the other two points…

Somehow the ‘Hawks snuck in due to the Wild actually showing up to play… Wow.

Here are the Three Stars of the Weekend

1st Star – Kris Versteeg – One goal and two assists
2nd Star – Andrew Ladd – One goal and one assist
3rd Star – Tuomo Ruutu – One goal and two assists

In the next couple of days I will have an Espo out with the final numbers for every former Blackhawk and how their season went, as well as any games that former Blackhawks play in the playoffs and how they do as well.

Enjoy!

Click the jump for updates from the weekend’s games

Friday

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
13:11 TOI, one goal (21), three shots,
Shorthanded goal for Steeger. Nice break away and defense to cause to the turnover and get the goal.

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
13:42 TOI, one assist (11), two shots, 1 of 7 on face-offs

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
17:48 TOI, minus one, 14 PIM

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
17:43 TOI, one assist (30), plus one, two shots, 0 of 1 on face-offs
Was a plus one when his team lost 6-1 that shows a lot.

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
15:41 TOI, one goal (19), two assists (37,38), plus two, 2 PIM, four shots, 6 of 12 on face-offs
This guy worked his ass off in this game to help the Canes try and secure up a post season spot. Oh and by the way, this Jeff Skinner Guy is good.

Sergei Samsonov – Florida
20:27 TOI, one shot

Jack Skille – Florida
16:25 TOI, plus two, three shots,
Mark it down in history folks! Jack Jack was a plus two! This is amazing!

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
14:16 TOI, five shots, 3 of 11 on face-offs

Dan Cleary – Detroit
19:16 TOI, minus one, one shot

David Koci – Colorado
12:29 TOI, 2 PIM
Holy crap, hell must have froze over on Friday, the Wings lay down against the ‘Hawks, Jack Skille is a plus, and David Koci got over twelve minutes of ice time!? No way this is real…

Jason Strudwick – Edmonton
16:06 TOI, two shots

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
21:00 TOI, minus one, one shot

Adam Burish – Dallas
6:49 TOI, three shots

Jason Williams – Dallas
4:34 TOI, 1 of 3 on face-offs

Michael Handzus – Los Angeles
21:31 TOI, minus two, two shots, 11 of 20 on face-offs

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
19:20 TOI, minus one, one shot

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
17:07 TOI, one goal (19), one assist (29), plus one, one shot

Ben Eager – San Jose
9:18 TOI, minus two,

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Loss (18), 22 saves on 26 shots, .846 SV%

Scott Nichol – San Jose
9:39 TOI, minus two, 2 PIM, 2 of 3 on face-offs
First game since February 19th after suffering an upper-body injury.

Saturday

Shawn Thornton – Boston
14:32 TOI, one assist (10), plus one, one shot

Brent Sopel – Montreal
15:33 TOI

James Wisniewski – Montreal
20:48 TOI, plus one, 2 PIM, four shots

Bryan McCabe – New York Rangers
11:27 TOI, plus one

Brian Boucher – Philadelphia
Win (18), 25 saves on 26 shots, .962 SV%

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
17:26 TOI, two assists (24, 25), plus three, one shot, 1 of 1 on face-offs

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
17:33 TOI, minus three, two shots, 6 of 12 on face-offs

Sergei Samsonov – Florida
17:10 TOI

Jack Skille – Florida
16:34 TOI, four shots

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
13:22 TOI, one assist (13), plus one, one shot,

J.P. Dumont – Nashville
12:03 TOI, minus one

Rene Bourque – Calgary
17:37 TOI, minus one, four shots

Michael Handzus – Los Angeles
23:51 TOI, three shots, 16 of 26 on face-offs

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
18:00 TOI, one shot

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
19:51 TOI, plus one, four shots, 1 of 1 on face-offs

Ben Eager – San Jose
6:35 TOI, one shot

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Win (35), 25 saves on 36 shots, .972 SV%

Scott Nichol – San Jose
9:33 TOI, minus one, one shot, 8 of 13 on face-offs

Sunday

Shawn Thornton – Boston
14:54 TOI, minus one, two shots

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
14:56 TOI, plus one, one shot, 4 of 8 on face-offs

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
24:13 TOI, minus one, five shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
20:03 TOI, one goal (29), minus two, five shots
Ending off a career year, and a great season for the Captain of the Thrashers. Great job this year Laddy!

Dan Cleary – Detroit
17:43 TOI, one goal (26), one assist (20), plus two, one shot, 1 of 1 on face-offs

David Koci – Colorado
15:49 TOI, plus one
What the hell… how did he get over 15 minutes of ice time!

Nikolai Khabibulin – Edmonton
Overtime Loss (4), 21 saves on 25 shots, .840 SV%

Jason Strudwick – Edmonton
14:38 TOI

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
20:48 TOI, minus one, three shots

Adam Burish – Dallas
8:11 TOI, 4 of 4 on face-offs

Jason Williams – Dallas
2:40 TOI, minus one, 1 of 3 on face-offs

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