Philadelphia Flyers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 3
Hawks lead series 3-2
I’m going to keep this one very brief,
as the game is wearing me out and I have to maintain my strength.
Hawks are outshooting the Flyers 27-13, yet midway through the 2nd
period were losing 2-1. They roared back thanks to a Patrick Sharp goal
and a nifty Andrew Ladd tip, giving the Hawks a 3-2 late in the period
that stunned the heck out of the home crowd.
The officials in this
game are making an absolute mockery out of the Stanley Cup finals. It’s
disgraceful the way this game is being called, and it’s an absolute
shame. We shouldn’t be talking about the officiating in a game like
Danny Briere has now broken Brian Propp’s team record of 28
postseason points, with a goal and assist tonight. He also has 11 points
in six games in the finals. Is he a dark horse for the Conn Smythe if
the Flyers come back?
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Raffi Torres has been suspended pending his disciplinary hearing with the league for his hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.
Torres was assessed a match penalty for targeting Silfverberg’s head on Saturday night.
The 33-year-old missed all of last season with a knee injury, and it looks like the start of his regular season will be delayed once again.
Head coach Bruce Boudreau said that Silfverberg could have come back into the game, but he was held out for precautionary reasons.
Ducks center Ryan Kesler didn’t hide his feelings after the contest.
“(Torres) is the same player every year,” Kesler told reporters. “He needs to learn how to hit. That has no part in our game anymore.”
The Edmonton Oilers placed Ben Scrivens on waivers on Sunday.
Should he go unclaimed, the 29-year-old will be sent to the American Hockey League.
It looks like Edmonton will enter the regular season with Cam Talbot and Anders Nilsson as their goaltenders.
Scrivens was the team’s number one goalie last year, but his overall numbers were among the worst for starting goaltenders in the NHL.
He had a 15-26-11 record with a 3.16 goals-against-average and a .890 save percentage in 57 games last season.
Scrivens is scheduled to make $2.3 million in the final year of his contract.
If he does end up in the AHL, the Oilers will carry $1.35 million of dead money on the salary cap.
The move comes one day after Edmonton placed Nikita Nikitin on waivers.
The 29-year-old officially cleared on Sunday afternoon.