Ray Whitney, the grizzled veteran on a team full of youngsters, has
been handed the captaincy of Team Canada in the wake of Ryan Smyth’s
Whitney was the logical choice after Smyth went
down with the injury, even if it’s not a role he’s normally taken during
his hockey career. Perhaps it was more out of process of elimination as
Whitney is suddenly the most experienced player on the team — by far.
“He’s still with us, we still think about him,” said Whitney. “As for
the captaincy, I think they could have went to any of the four
[alternate captains — Steven Stamkos, Corey Perry Francois Beauchemin
and Whitney]. You could have picked a lot of guys.
“Maybe it’s because I am the oldest that it fell my way.”
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.