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The Daily Phil Esposito (2/3/11)

By Unknown author

There were eleven former Feather-heads on the ice last night, with one being the Stanley Cup winning goaltender. That goaltender got his 14th win to put his record above the .500 mark for the season while the other goal tender would be better off in the jail cell he deserves to be in…  The other nine skaters were able to score one goal and one assist coming from unlikely players. I have included some comments about the league and other teams as well as tidbits on some of the players. Enjoy.

Click the jump for updates from the 2/2/11 games

James Wisniewski – Montreal
24:05 TOI, 2 PIM, four shots

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
11:39 TOI, one assist (7), plus one, two shots, 4 of 7 on face-offs
That was his first assist since December 11th, when he had two against Buffalo.

Danny Cleary – Detroit
16:29 TOI, minus two, two shots
This was his first game since December 26th, when he was injured.  His team scored seven goals and he had a minus two… Wow.  Also interesting note, Johan Franzen scored FIVE goals…

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
16:12 TOI, plus one

Colin Fraser – Edmonton
7:33 TOI, 5 of 8 on face-offs

Nikolai Khabibulin – Edmonton
Loss (23), 23 saves on 26 shots, .885 SV%
8-23-2 record this year! TERRIBLE!

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
16:02 TOI, two shots

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
22:36 TOI, minus two, one shot
This game is just a preview of what is possible against the Canucks this Friday. Vancouver won 6-0 against a pretty good Phoenix team. They have scored 10 goals in the last two games and have only let up one goal. Oh and by the way, Roberto Luongo is having one a hell of a season. Don’t forget about Ryan Kesler who is having a career year already through 52 games. He has 30 goals so far, and his career high was previously 26. He is on pace for 47 goals. I would personally say that this is my favorite Non-Hawk in the NHL. He also has fifty points while his career high was set last year at 75, which looks like he will surpass that number.

Ben Eager – San Jose
11:54 TOI, one goal (4), plus one, 2 PIM, three shots
His first goal as a Shark.

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Win (14), 27 saves on 30 shots, .900 SV%

Scott Nichol – San Jose
11:52 TOI, minus one, one shot, 8 of 11 on face-offs
His first game since January 17th.

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