The Ottawa Senators have called up a replacement for the recently-demoted Stephane Da Costa, but it’s not who you might think.
Derek Grant, Ottawa’s fourth-round pick at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, has been recalled for his second stint with the club. The decision means the Sens are keeping Mika Zibanejad, the sixth overall pick in 2011, in the minors for the time being.
Grant, 23, has recorded two goals (one shorthanded) and five penalty minutes in three games with the B-Sens this season. He made his NHL debut last season, appearing in five games for Ottawa, but failed to score a point.
It’ll be interesting to see when, or if, Ottawa does decide to recall Zibanejad. He had 20 points in 42 games as a 19-year-old last year, and has two points in three games with Binghamton this year.
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.