Marc-Edouard Vlasic is usually called “Pickles” by Sharks fans and, hell, by some of us jokers too. It’s too easy of a nickname to give out. When Vlasic went off last night against Detroit earning a four-point night, a career best, in helping the Sharks continue their ownage of the Red Wings, Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com tells us it was only the third time in team history that a defenseman had a four-point game.
CSN Bay Area’s Randy Hahn came up with the call of the night to best describe it. Who wants a Hot Pickle? The Sharks have got one to share.
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