In five games last night, there were 11 former hawks to take the ice. T10 of them were skaters who scored three points, one goal and two assists. The points were scored by guys that were part of the same deal, one to bring him to the hawks and the other to send him to Carolina, Tuomo Ruutu and Andrew Ladd. Both of them are on a pretty good streak. Enjoy the post as well as the Hawks beating two teams that they should have, glad that they annihilated the Islanders last night. Happy for Corey too.
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Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
18:01 TOI, one goal (10), one assist (23), plus one, 2 PIM, two shots
Nine points in the last five games for the Fin.
Sergei Samsonov – Carolina
Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
27:18 TOI, minus one, six shots
Atlanta is 3-5-2 in their last 10 games.
Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
21:30 TOI, one assist (22), one shot
Five points in four games
Brent Sopel – Atlanta
13:22 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM, two shots
Martin Havlat – Minnesota
19:13 TOI, minus one, three shots
John Madden – Minnesota
15:02 TOI, minus one, one shot, 3 of 8 one face-offs
Cam Barker – Minnesota
16:55 TOI, minus three, one shot
Adam Burish – Dallas
15:04 TOI, 2 PIM, one shot, 4 of 7 on face-offs
Antti Niemi – San Jose
Loss (12), 27 saves on 28 shots, .964 SV%
Three straight losses for the net minder. Good game tonight, only giving up one goal, but Jonas Hiller was stellar again with a 37 save shutout. That is back to back shut outs for the Swiss goal tender, and his fourth of the year. He is 6-2-0 with three shutouts in his last eight games giving up only 10 goals during that time with a .962 SV%.
Scott Nichol – San Jose
10:10 TOI, 8 of 9 on face-offs
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