Colorado homestand

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Terrible home stand for a collapsing Avalanche team. There very well could be a lot of players on the TRADE BLOCK
including the likes of St Louis, Varlamov, Cammalleri, Beauchemin, Tyutin, Hartnell, Hemsky and Coburn.

This is how the block 4 games broke down.

Toronto at Colorado
Leafs Bryan Little scores an empty netter to seal the deal, 4-2 Toronto.

New Jersey at Colorado
Lundqvist UNBELIEVABLE!!! Avs outshoot Devils 49-23 and lose 1-0 in shootout – 42 year old Jagr delivers the goods.

San Jose at Colorado
Sharks Seguin and Kessel both get three points as they pound Colorado 7-3

New York Islanders at Colorado
Marty Jones gets the shut out as the Isles down the Avs 4-0

Philadelphia at Colorado
Reily Smith and David Perron score in the shoot out to give the Avs two points!!!

A frustrated Kevin and Kody Anton
Colorado Avalanche

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Tampa at Chicago

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Well Chicago 11 home game winning streak came to an end, but they gave it all they had, taking a page out of P.Roy playbook down by 2 with 3mins left they pulled the goalie, Simmons scored right away and gave them a chance, the goalie was pulled again with less than 2mins left and Moulson scored to tie the game. What a great and fun game to watch. Tampa dominated the ot and Kopitar scored on roll of 12 1-4 from the outside with a split of 2, what a way to lose it.

Tampa Bay TAM at Chicago CHI
DATE : 01/03/2013

GOALS 1 2 3 OT F
Tampa Bay TAM 0 2 1 1 4
Chicago CHI 0 1 2 0 3

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Tampa Bay TAM 14 11 7 6 38
Chicago CHI 5 13 14 0 32

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. CHI. MARTIN HANZAL(6)( STEVEN STAMKOS, ALEXEI EMELIN ): 2nd 6:46
2. TAM. TROY BROUWER(6)( ANDREW LADD, ANZE KOPITAR ): 2nd 15:21
3. TAM. CLARKE MacARTHUR(4)( JOE THORNTON, DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN ): 2nd 16:29
4. TAM. JONATHAN TOEWS(15)( MARIAN HOSSA, PATRICK SHARP ): 3rd 14:12
5. CHI. WAYNE SIMMONDS(14)( JEFF CARTER, SCOTTIE UPSHALL ): 3rd 16:55
6. CHI. MATT MOULSON(8)( STEVEN STAMKOS, MARTIN HANZAL ): 3rd 18:40
7. TAM. ANZE KOPITAR(14)( MATT CARLE, MARIAN HOSSA ): OT 4:17

P E N A L T I E S S U M M A R Y
1. CHI. DUSTIN BROWN – 2 Minutes: 1st 10:46
2. CHI. BRYCE SALVADOR – 2 Minutes: 1st 14:41
3. TAM. PATRICK SHARP – 2 Minutes: 2nd 0:56
4. CHI. WAYNE SIMMONDS – 2 Minutes: 2nd 4:20

I N J U R I E S
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Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
PATRICK SHARP 1 4 0 1 2 0 0 2-2 36 20:09 1 2 1 2
PATRIK ELIAS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 13 7:20 1 0 0 1
MARIAN HOSSA 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 35 20:14 2 0 1 3
ANZE KOPITAR 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 9-3 36 21:33 2 0 0 3 GWG
JONATHAN TOEWS 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 7-5 36 20:00 2 0 0 2
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN -1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 34 19:40 0 1 0 1
TEEMU SELANNE 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 13 7:20 0 0 0 0
CLARKE MacARTHUR -1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1-1 31 18:00 0 0 2 0
ANDREW LADD 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 26 15:09 1 0 0 1
ZDENO CHARA 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 55 30:56 0 1 0 2
MATT STAJAN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 13 7:20 0 0 0 0
BRENT SEABROOK 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 52 29:16 0 0 0 0
JOE THORNTON -1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6-2 27 15:53 0 0 0 0
TROY BROUWER 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 33 18:56 0 0 1 2
MATT CARLE 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 38 22:50 1 1 0 0
BRIAN CAMPBELL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 19 11:00 0 0 0 0
NIKLAS HJALMARSSON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 38 22:50 1 1 0 0
ERIC BREWER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 15 8:53 0 0 0 0
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TOTAL 4 38 4 8 2 0 0 26-13 11 6 5 17

Player Stats For Chicago CHI
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
STEVEN STAMKOS 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 37 21:38 1 0 0 1
WAYNE SIMMONDS 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 0-0 29 16:40 2 0 0 1
JEFF CARTER 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 6-4 33 18:50 1 0 0 1
MATT MOULSON 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 27 15:53 1 1 0 1
JAKUB VORACEK -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 24 13:26 0 0 0 1
BRAD RICHARDS -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 28 16:36 0 0 0 1
MARTIN HANZAL 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 9-5 31 18:00 0 0 0 0
BRANDON DUBINSKY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7-1 41 22:40 0 1 0 1
P.K. SUBBAN -1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 48 27:09 1 0 0 1
SCOTTIE UPSHALL 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 25 14:09 0 0 0 1
JOHN CARLSON 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 45 26:37 0 0 0 1
BOYD GORDON -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4-3 21 12:38 1 0 0 0
DUSTIN BROWN 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 17 9:24 1 1 0 0
JIRI TLUSTY -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 14 8:20 0 0 0 0
DMITRY KULIKOV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 42 24:57 0 2 0 0
JAY BOUWMEESTER -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 52 29:25 3 0 0 0
ALEXEI EMELIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 19 11:00 0 0 0 0
BRYCE SALVADOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 15 8:53 2 0 0 0
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TOTAL -2 32 3 6 6 0 0 26-13 13 5 0 10

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY 64 32 3 0 5 2 112 WIN
ROBIN LEHNER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalie Stats For Chicago CHI
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
JOSH HARDING 61 38 4 0 10 7 106 LOSS
BRADEN HOLTBY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

POWER PLAY OPP GOALS
Tampa Bay TAM 3 0
Chicago CHI 1 0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – ANZE KOPITAR from Tampa Bay
2nd star – MARIAN HOSSA from Tampa Bay
3rd star – MARC-ANDRE FLEURY from Tampa Bay

News and notes from Don.

devilsGHC Nov-Dec Notes & News Around the League
The surprise team at the 3/8 pole(30 gms)has got to be the New Jersey Devils! They have the 3rd best road record at 10-4-1 in the League & are sitting in 3rd place! For a team that has given up the most shots(1071)in the League,it’s simply amazing that KING HENRIK can walk out of a visitors rink with “Star of the Game” honors again,with a 2-1 or 3-2 Win for his Devils! With the 2nd best Team GAA in the League, Can the “Fairy Tale” season continue?
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Not a surprise is the play of the Tampa Bay Lightning who have the Best Road Record in the League & the 2nd best Home Record & leads the League in Goals for & against! Can & will anybody challenge this dynamic team! Swami had the San Jose Sharks as the pre-season favorites, but that was before the Sharks traded veteran Center Mikko Koivu to Los Angeles with his +3 face-off & Selke-like defense! The Sharks elected to go with Youngster Tyler Seguin as their #1 Center & he has responded by Leading the GHC in Goals so far! This kid is too young to shave,let alone take face-offs with the best in the League,as it stands now, the Sharks are among a handful(make that two hands)as 8 teams are within 5 points of 8th place Buffalo,fighting for that last playoff spot!
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As is custom in Philadelphia, Coach Tony Doffin likes to get Everybody involved, as he has gotten 31 skaters into the line-ups this season, They must be running out of numbers(for the jersey’s)in Philly!
Oliver-Ekman Larsson(4-19-23)leads the Blues in Scoring so far,while defensive teammates Alex Pietrangelo & Brent Burns are 2nd & 3rd in team scoring! Erik Karlsson leads Dallas in Scoring while partner Andrei Markov is 2nd, both the Blues & Stars continue to look for their Forwards to help out on the Scoresheet!
OLD GUYS STILL HAVE IT- Martin St Louis(Col)leads his Avs in scoring as does Jaromir Jagr who leads the Devils, while Henrik Zetterberg, despite missing 10 gms,leads the Wild in Scoring!
NEW YEAR’s WISH– We just want a GOAL! The following have yet to turn the RED LIGHT on….Ryan Callahan(LA)26 GP,Lee Stempiak & Vernon Fiddler(NJ teammates)30 GP, Brian Gionta(NYI)24 GP, Mikkel Boedker(SJ)30 GP & Mikhail Grabovski(STL)nothing thru 25GP!
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NOWHERE TO HIDE- The Kings Toby Enstrom has the League’s worst plus-minus at -23!
TOP 5 ROOKIE SCORING 1. Carl Soderberg(Col) 7-18-25 2. Ondrej Palat(Bos) 9-10-19 3.Nathan MacKinnon(Min)7-11-18
4. Sean Monohan(Min) 8-6-14 5. Mark Scheifele(Stl) 4-10-14

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TOP 5 DEFENSEMAN SCORING 1. Erik Karlsson(Dal) 11-16-27 2.Keith Yandle(Sj)4-22-26 3.Ryan McDonough(Tor)6-19-25
4. Cam Fowler(Nyi) 5-19-24 5. Ryan Suter(Min) 2-22-24
MAYBE NEXT YEAR- We’ve been kinda Old-Fashioned for many years now with a couple of our rules(Trading & CM’s)With all the upper & lower body injuries that the NHL gets(not to mention mumps)maybe we could break the season into 10 game CM’s so Coach’s could send or sit guys for ten games on road. Alot of League’s send new CM’s(if needed)every 5 gms. We should also open trading in each 10-game block up until our 60-game mark when trading closes! Just an idea to float for now,hopefully the “Commish” isnt cussing at me(more work). Happy New Year to all!