The Weekend Edition of the Daily Phil Esposito (4/4/11)



On Friday, eight former featherheads took the ice. The only point was a goal scored by Sammy Pahlsson against the Blackhawks in that pitiful effort of a game against the Jackets.

Saturday had nineteen former Blackhawks taking the ice scoring four goals and two assists for six points. The goalies went

There were also eight former ‘Hawks who played on Sunday scoring just one goal as the only point of the day. That came from Bryan McCabe.

Something new which I will be including into my posts from now on will be the Three Stars of the Night Former Blackhawk Style. This post will have the Three Stars of the weekend.
1st Star – Dustin Byfuglien – Reached a Career High in Goals this weekend.
2nd Star – Danny Cleary – Game Winning Goal in overtime Saturday.
3rd Star – Tuomo Ruutu – One assist and all around good play over the weekend.


Click the jump for updates from the weekend’s games


Nick Boynton – Philadelphia
11:07 TOI, minus one

Brian Boucher – Philadelphia
Loss (10), 20 saves on 24 shots, .833 SV%

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
17:28 TOI, minus one, 10 PIM

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
14:35 TOI, one goal (7), two shots, 9 of 14 on face-offs

Rene Bourque – Calgary
20:30 TOI, minus one, one shot

David Koci – Colorado
7:30 TOI
He got seven and a half minutes of ice time?! Wow!

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
21:15 TOI, minus one, one shot

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
22:26 TOI


Travis Moen – Montreal
16:09 TOI, minus one

Brent Sopel – Montreal
14:29 TOI

James Wisniewski – Montreal
24:24 TOI, plus one, one shot

Craig Anders(s)on – Ottawa
Loss (20), 26 saves on 30 shots, .867 SV%

Tim Brent – Toronto
13:13 TOI, one shot, 8 of 16 on face-offs

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
14:58 TOI, one goal (4), plus one, 2 PIM, two shots, 3 of 5 on face-offs
His goal came on an empty netter

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
28:09 TOI, one goal (20), five shots
Now has a career high in twenty goals. Congrats Buff.

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
18:49 TOI, minus one, two shots

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
15:21 TOI, one assist (36), plus two, 2 PIM, 4 of 8 on face-offs

Sergei Samsonov – Florida
16:51 TOI, one assist (25)
Now has twelve points in 17 games as a Panther.

Jack Skille – Florida
18:06 TOI, one goal (8), minus one, three shots, 0 of 1 on face-offs
First game since playing the ‘Hawks on the 23rd of March, and scored his first goal as a member of the Panthers. He was still a minus one in this game making him a minus in all but two games as a Panther which were evens, and a total of minus twelve in ten games, haha.

Dan Cleary – Detroit
17:38 TOI, one goal (25), plus one, four shots, 0 of 1 on face-offs
Scored the game winner in overtime on a tip in.

J.P. Dumont – Nashville
5:26 TOI, minus one

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
21:37 TOI, plus one, 2 PIM
The Oilers surprised everyone and beat the Canucks 4-1 on the road.

Martin Havlat – Minnesota
19:33 TOI, minus two, three shots, 1 of 1 on face-offs
Suffered an upper body injury in the 3-1 loss to the Lightning.

John Madden – Minnesota
2:25 TOI, 2 of 3 on face-offs
Suffered a lower body injury in the 3-1 loss to the Lightning.

Jason Williams – Dallas
2:11 TOI
The Stars lose without Burish yet again.

Michael Handzus – Los Angeles
18:39 TOI, plus one, two shots, 13 of 19 on face-offs

Ben Eager – San Jose
6:54 TOI, 10 PIM, one shot

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Win (33), 20 saves on 22 shots, .909 SV%


Bryan McCabe – New York Rangers
12:20 TOI, one goal (7), minus one, 2 PIM, three shots

Kris Versteeg – Philadelphia
14:19 TOI, one shot,

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
17:47 TOI, five shots, 4 of 11 on face-offs

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
10:52 TOI, minus one, one shot, 4 of 10 on face-offs

Dan Cleary – Detroit
16:26 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM, one shot

Rene Bourque – Calgary
18:32 TOI, six shots

David Koci – Colorado
3:57 TOI

Jason Williams – Dallas
4:27 TOI
First win this season without Adam Burish that wasn’t against the Blackhawks. Oh and with the loss against the Lightning and the win by the Flames and the Stars the Hawks are now only one point up on the Flames and three on the Stars…Great…

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