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The Daily Phil Esposito (1/4/11)

By Unknown author

In five games total last night there were seven former hawks who took the ice and they all shit the bed. The six forwards combined for a minus four rating, without scoring a single point. The one goalie that played lost to the hottest team in the league despite making it an impressive game. Sorry there isn’t more, after surgery I have no energy to write about every single player.

Click the jump for updates from the 1/3/11 games

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
18:10 TOI, minus two, two shots

Sergei Samsonov – Carolina
15:32 TOI, one shot

Michael Leighton – Philadelphia
We all knew this time was coming, Leighton was waived by the Flyers yesterday…

Shawn Thornton – Boston
8:31 TOI, one shot

Kris Versteeg – Toronto
17:35 TOI, three shots, 3 of 3 on face-offs

Tim Brent – Toronto
6:03 TOI, minus one, one shot, 2 of 4 on face-offs

Rene Bourque – Calgary
16:13 TOI, minus one, three shots

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Loss (10), 43 saves on 47 shots, .915 SV%
Lost to the Canucks who are 9-0-1 in their last 10, taking 19 of 20 possible points. Lets just say they are one fire… Niemi faced 21 shots in the 3rd period and stopped 20 of them. Good game for Niemi, if you make 43 saves you should win a hockey game. He is 9-10-2 on the season.

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