Jaromir Jagr, Derick Brassard and Ryane Clowe have company in the “scoring a goal in your first game with a new team” club, as Marian Gaborik finished off a fabulous Brandon Dubinsky setup for his inaugural tally as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets:
Gaborik also collected an assist on James Wisniewski’s power-play marker and had a partial breakaway that was turned aside by Pekka Rinne.
It’s too early to call any of these moves slam dunks, but at least these players are providing instant gratification for excited fans.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
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.