So, does he plan to play tonight against the Wild and keep his 552-game ironman streak alive?
“Like I said, I want to play games,” Sedin said. “That’s No. 1 and if they say it’s not going to get any worse and I’m able to play then I am going to play.”
He added: “It’s not about a streak. I have always said if you are good enough to go then you are out there and you have to play at your best. That’s my opinion.”
Sedin then pulled out a lighter and held the flame under the palm of his hand while reporters backed away slowly.
“It just shows you how tough he is,” said Canucks goalie Cory Schneider. “I know he gets a lot of crap about not being hard-nosed and gritty, but look at how many games in a row he has played and how many injuries he has played through. I don’t think people realize the sacrifices he makes.”
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.
That said, it the very specific present, they’ll be watching Tuesday’s game from the press box.
After an unsatisfactory practice amid flailing playoff hopes, Flames head coach Bob Hartley made a big statement tonight, taking Monahan, Gaudreau and Lance Bouma out of the lineup as healthy scratches against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
#TORvsCGY Roster Update: Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Lance Bouma will be healthy scratches for tonight’s game vs. the #Leafs.