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The Daily Phil Esposito (2/17/11)

By Unknown author


There were twelve former ‘Hawks to take the ice last night, and that’s if you count David Koci as a skater. He skated for under two minutes so in my book it doesn’t count. They were all skaters and produced six points which were of two goals and four assists. Kris Versteeg picked up his first point as a Flyer as well. Oh and I am starting to agree more and more with Bartl about Jack Skille who has been terrible as a Panther.

How bout that Western Conference? Nashville, San Jose, Anaheim, Dallas, and Calgary all have 68 points which take up the remaining five playoff spots. The Kings are a point off with 67, and then falls Minnesota with 65 then the ‘Hawks with 64. Going to be a very tight race to the finish, and I hope that our boys continue to play how they did in the second and third periods last night.    

Also, I want to have a shout out to Troy Brouwer who in my book, other than Jonathon Toews, he is the MVP of this ‘Hawks team this year. Great job kid, and hopefully Stan Bowman thinks the same and brings him back next year. Enjoy the Espo today and gear up for tomorrow night’s game against Columbus!

Click the jump for updates from the 2/16/11 games

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
16:00 TOI, one goal (10), plus one, one shot, 3 of 10 on face-offs

Sergei Samsonov – Carolina
13:13 TOI, one goal (14), plus one, one shot

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
14:45 TOI, one assist (22), plus one, one shot, 0 of 2 on face-offs
First point as a Flyer, and I’, sure there are more to come!

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
18:27 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM, two shots, 5 of 11 on face-offs

Tim Brent – Toronto
9:07 TOI, one assist (5), plus one, 2 PIM, one shot, 3 of 4 on face-offs

Jack Skille – Florida
18:07 TOI, minus three, three shots
This trade looks like it’s working out really well for the Panthers… Jack Skille has a minus four rating in three games and is without a point…  

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
18:49 TOI, minus one, two shots, 13 of 21 on face-offs

David Koci – Colorado

Martin Havlat – Minnesota
17:59 TOI, minus one, one shot

John Madden – Minnesota
13:20 TOI, three shots, 3 of 8 on face-offs

Cam Barker – Minnesota
15:29 TOI, two shots

Rene Bourque – Calgary
16:56 TOI, two assists (16,17), two shots
Four assists in two games in consectutive nights. Doing well, he has34 points so far this season but he is off last years pace of 58. The flamers have been on a roll too, they are 7-1-2 in their last ten games, and they are in a five way tie for a playoff spot.

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