It looks like some good is coming out of Max Pacioretty’s scary injury. The Habs forward who suffered a severe concussion and fractured vertebra on Feb. 8 when he collided with a stanchion at the Bell Centre has created a foundation to raise upwards of $3.5 million that will go towards the purchase of an MRI machine for the Traumatic Brain Injury Centre at the Montreal General Hospital.
“I received great care at the Montreal General Hospital and now that I have fully recovered I want to do my share and give back,” Pacioretty said. “The fact that this new MRI unit has several applications not only for athletes but for concussion patients of all ages, adult and children, is really important. Also, members of the Armed Forces suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome will benefit from this new equipment.”
So if Zdeno Chara or Mark Recchi are looking for a tax deduction…
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger