Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean’s controversial timeout wasn’t the last dramatic moment of his team’s Game 3 win against the Montreal Canadiens. Habs defenseman Josh Gorges caused quite a stir when he (intentionally?) shot the puck at Senators forward Kyle Turris late in the game.
Gorges claims that he was trying to “get the puck down the ice” in a shorthanded situation, as you can see at the very end of this video:
Senators fans with decent memories probably aren’t going to complain too loudly about this. After all, their own captain Daniel Alfredsson was guilty of a similar instance of questionable decision making when he (intentionally?) fired a puck at Scott Niedermayer in the 2007 Stanley Cup finals:
Fun coincidence: both incidents happened in Ottawa.
Memorial Cup champion goalie Appleby signs with Devils
Ken Appleby never got drafted, but his efforts during the New Jersey Devils’ training camp have earned him an entry-level contract, per the Bergen Record.
Although no team saw it fit to take him before the preseason, the 20-year-old is coming off of a very strong season. He had a 2.08 GAA and .924 save percentage in 50 games with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. He went on to lead them to a Memorial Cup championship and earned the the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the tournament’s top goalie.
Appleby is the fifth goaltender the Devils have under contract after Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood, and Yann Danis. He’ll likely begin the season in the ECHL.
Alexandre Goulet and Jacob Sweeney also participated in the Devils’ training camp on an amateur tryout basis, but both of them have been released.