The Weekend Edition of the Daily Phil Esposito (3/28/11)



Six former Hawks took the ice on Friday with one of those being a goalie who recorded his second shutout of the year. The other five who were skaters provided two points, one of each a goal and an assist.

Saturday we had A COLIN FRASER SIGHTNING! as well as 22 other former featherheads to take the ice. The one goalie came away with another win helping his team stay in the top three in the west and the skaters scored two goals and two assists for a total of four points. Two injuries happened in games that could potentially help the ‘Hawks down the road. Keep your fingers crossed!

Last night there were ten former Blackhawks to play. Two were goalies with one losing on in regulation while the other lost in a shootout. The other eight skaters provided three points on one goal and two assists.

Let’s hope that the Hawks rebound tonight and stay tuned for Tim’s preview of tonight’s game.

Click the jump for updates from the weekend’s games


Craig Anders(s)on – Ottawa
Win (21), 31 saves on 31 shots, 1.000 SV%
Second shutout of the year both with Ottawa.

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
15:03 TOI, three shots, 1 of 4 on face-offs

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
26:41 TOI, minus one, seven shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
20:09 TOI, four shots

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
12:28 TOI, one assist (32), plus one, one shot, 3 of 8 on face-offs

Sergei Samsonov – Florida
18:50 TOI, one goal (13), 2 PIM, one shot, 0 of 1 on face-offs


Shawn Thornton – Boston
7:11 TOI, one shot

Travis Moen – Montreal
15:22 TOI, minus two, two shots

Brent Sopel – Montreal
17:57 TOI, minus one, one shot

James Wisniewski – Montreal
24:40 TOI, one shot

Tim Brent – Toronto
9:52 TOI, 1 of 6 on face-offs

Bryan McCabe – New York Rangers
13:15 TOI, four shots

Nick Boynton – Philadelphia
14:18 TOI, minus one

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
15:11 TOI, one assist (23), plus one, one shot, 1 of 3 on face-offs

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
14:44 TOI, two shots, 1 of 6 on face-offs

Dan Cleary – Detroit
17:44 TOI, two shots
The first injury that could help the ‘Hawks is goalie Jimmy Howard left after a collision. He is day to day but may miss some time.

J.P. Dumont – Nashville
5:46 TOI, minus one, one shot

Rene Bourque – Calgary
22:58 TOI, one assist (23), plus one, four shots

Colin Fraser – Edmonton
11:12 TOI, one goal (3), 2 of 5 on face-offs
COLIN FRASER SIGHTING! A SHORTHANDED GOAL?! WOW! His first goal since scoring two on November 12th, 2010. That  now gives him three on the season and five points total! WHOOO!

Jason Strudwick – Edmonton
15:23 TOI, plus two

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
25:55 TOI, minus two, two shots

Martin Havlat – Minnesota
10:55 TOI, minus three
Minus 3?! Whoopps

John Madden – Minnesota
18:38 TOIn minus one, one shot, 7 of 17 on face-offs

Jason Williams – Dallas
6:11 TOI, one shot

Michael Handzus – Los Angeles
18:06 TOI, one goal (11), two shots, 9 of 17 on face-offs
Second injury of the night included Anze Kopitar the star Centerman for the Kings who broke his ankle and will miss at least six weeks. This could help the Hawks in the long run.

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
16:47 TOI, minus two, one shot

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
18:36 TOI, minus one, three shots

Ben Eager – San Jose
6:01 TOI

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Win (31), 26 saves on 27 shots, .963 SV%


Shawn Thornton – Boston
10:57 TOI, five shots

Craig Anders(s)on – Ottawa
Shootout Loss (4), 43 saves on 47 shots, .915 SV%

Nick Boynton – Philadelphia
9:17 TOI, plus one

Brian Boucher – Philadelphia
Loss (9), 34 saves on 36 shots, .944 SV%

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
15:49 TOI, one goal (20), plus one, 2 PIM, four shots, 0 for 1 on face-offs

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
12:30 TOI, two shots, 4 of 10 on face-offs

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
27:08 TOI, one assist (33), four shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
22:12 TOI, one assist (28), plus one, five shots

Sergei Samsonov – Florida
19:41 TOI, minus one, one shot

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
13:34 TOI, minus one, 3 of 9 on face-offs

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