Goalie John Curry has spent most of the past two years in the ECHL and made his first NHL appearance in four years Thursday night. And though his Minnesota Wild were out-shot 45-15, the undersized underdog pulled out two points.
The Kelowna Rockets have punched their ticket to the Memorial Cup. After dominating the WHL post-season, the Rockets defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-0 to sweep the WHL final and win the Ed Chynoweth Cup as league champions. Edmonton Oilers prospect Leon Draisaitl was named the playoff MVP.
The Blackhawks have already lost one key winger to injury this season, and they got a scare Monday night against Los Angeles when young star Brandon Saad was knocked out of the game after a 2-on-1 run-in with Kings players Drew Doughty and Kyle Clifford. The scare was short-lived, but Saad will remember it for some time.
It’s hard to tire of Alex Ovechkin highlights because the ‘Great 8’ always provides us with some of the most gorgeous goals. Friday night he danced by Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman with an awesome move before rifling a puck past Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop.