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The Daily Phil Esposito (3/2/11)

By Unknown author


There were eighteen former featherheads to take the ice last night. There were two goalies who split decisions. The one who got the win is probably playing the best out of any goalie in the league. The other 16 players were able to contribute five points, two goals and three assists. The two goals came from blue-liners. Enjoy your day, and watch for Tim’s pre-game for the big game tonight against Calgary, a win can have the ‘Hawks in 4th!

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

Nick Boynton – Philadelphia
Decked James van Riemsdyk in his first Flyers practice on Monday and Van Riemsdyk sat out of practice yesterday with a Lower Body Injury. Way to go Boynton…

Shawn Thornton – Boston
9:46 TOI, one shot

Brent Sopel – Montreal14:48 TOI
First game facing former teammates. The Canadiens came away with the 3-1 win.

James Wisniewski – Montreal
22:57 TOI, one goal (7), plus one, three shots
Wiz now has 40 points on the season which is a career high. His seventh goal of the season which he scored tonight ties his career high which he set as a ‘Hawk back in the 07-08 season. Duncan Keith has only 34 points this season, showing that Wisniewski is having a great year.

Craig Anderson – Ottawa
Loss (17), 20 saves on 21 shots, .952 SV%

Ryan Potulny – Ottawa
7:34 TOI, three shots
Wore number 21 in his first game as a Senator.

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
26:43 TOI, plus one, 2 PIM, three shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
21:08 TOI

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
14:23 TOI, 1 of 1 on face-offs

Sergei Samsonov – Florida
18:45 TOI, two shots, 0 of 1 on face-offsWore number 14 in his first game as a Panther

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
18:22 TOI, one assist (9) , plus one, 10 of 21 on face-offs

Ethan Moreau – Columbus
7:11 TOI, two shots, 0 of 1 on face-offs

David Koci – Colorado
2:42 TOI, one shot

Rene Bourque – Calgary
15:21 TOI, one assist (18), three shots, 1 of 1 on face-offs

Nikolai Khabibulin – Edmonton
Has an “Eye” injury, probably splashed some Vodka in it while he was driving home…

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
24:05 TOI, one goal (2), plus one, one shot
First goal since November 27th against the Sharks. The Oilers beat the Preds in a shootout helping out the Hawks.

Adam Burish – Dallas
13:33 TOI, one assist (5), one shot, 7 of 13 on face-offs
First point since coming back from injury. Now has 12 points total this season.

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
18:20 TOI, 2 PIM, two shots

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
16:23 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM, one shot

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Win (24), 18 saves on 19 shots, .947 SV%
Antti was the #2 Star of February behind Tazzer going 10-2-0 with three shutouts. His win last night makes it seven in a row for the Finnish netminder.

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