Fourteen former featherheads took the ice last night with the two goalies coming up with big wins. Did Khabi have a hangover after his first win in two months the other night or did he step up? The twelve skaters netted two goals and had four assists. Two former Hawks went to the Hospital last night after getting nailed in the face by a puck and another is the Captain of his team and scored his team leading and career highest 20th goal. Lastly the lone Red Wing “spitting noise” (ask Tim would say) had a huge game as well against the Lightning.
Click the jump for updates from the 2/17/11 games
James Wisniewski – Montreal
Wis was hit beneath his eye halfway through the first period on a shot by the Oilers’ Taylor Hill. He crumpled to the ice and left a pool of blood. He was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.
Shawn Thornton – Boston
13:11 TOI, one assist (7), plus two, one shot,
Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
24:21 TOI, one assist (27), 2 PIM, six shots
Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
19:32 TOI, one goal (20), minus two, three shots
Career Highest 20th goal in the game last night. First time ever reaching the twenties in goals. He is leading the team in goals as well with Buff behind by three with 17. Good job bud.
Brent Sopel – Atlanta
15:51 TOI, minus one
Dan Cleary – Detroit
15:39 TOI, one goal (18), two assists (14,15), plus two, five shots, 0 of 2 on face-offs
The Wings won 6-2 over the Lightning… They might be for real..
Steve Sullivan – Nashville
7:56 TOI, 2 PIM, one shot
Was also taken to the Hospital after being hit in the face by a puck. What irony.
J.P. Dumont – Nashville
9:42 TOI, one shot
Nikolai Khabibulin – Edmonton
Win (10), 36 saves on 37 shots, .973 SV%
Wow that’s two wins in a row. What has gotten into Khabi?
Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
17:30 TOI, plus one
Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
Late scratch with a lower-body injury.
Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
16:17 TOI, 2 PIM, four shots
Antti Niemi – San Jose
Win (19), 23 saves on 25 shots, .920 SV%
Ben Eager – San Jose
10:09 TOI, 2 PIM, two shots
Scott Nichol – San Jose
9:32 TOI, 4 of 9 on face-offs
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