It took until the second-round for the 2013 NHL Draft to see its first goalie taken and it turns out to be a fantastic troll pick.
At 36th overall, the Montreal Canadiens chose Halifax (QMJHL) netminder Zachary Fucale. While they’ve got Carey Price to kick around for the next few years, both the Edmonton Oilers (37th) and Philadelphia Flyers (41st) were eyeballing goalies themselves. Edmonton wound up trading their pick to Los Angeles while the Flyers… Well…
#Flyers loved G Fucale and I believe they would have picked him at 41. Back to drawing board.
So much for that. Instead, Philly went with Swedish defenseman Robert Hagg at 41. It’s a nice consolation prize.
This year wasn’t seen as a big year for goalies and with Fucale not going until early in the second-round, that’s shown to be true. As for Martin Brodeur’s son, Anthony, we’re waiting to see when/if he’ll be taken today.
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