The NHL’s feed is @NHL, so you can follow along for what will surely be extensive discussions of Corsi ratings and why save percentage is a superior way to judge a goalie than mere wins. If you have specific questions for Milano, you’d be wise to use the hashtag #AskAlyssa. There’s also a Pinterest page for the event, which you can check out here.
NHL.com reveals that this is the first time a celebrity has ever taken over the official Twitter account for the league.
My recommendation for a starter question? #AskAlyssa if Anze Kopitar is “the boss.”
(Actually, she probably won’t appreciate that reference.)
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