The Capitals, on the other hand, all felt it was a great hit. From GM George McPhee to coach Adam Oates to Alex Ovechkin. (CSNWashington.com)
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Detroit Red Wings’ Riley Sheahan says he feels comfortable with all the other Grand Rapids Griffins to play with after being called up. Know who probably doesn’t feel so hot about it? Red Wings fans. (Detroit Free Press)
Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar says he doesn’t feel worthy of being picked for the Russian Olympic team. That’s very humble and all, Sergei, but they can probably almost certainly use you. (Sun Sports)
Give it up to Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville for becoming the fourth-winningest coach in league history. (CSNChicago.com)
Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said they were “embarrassed” at home by the Florida Panthers. It’s getting ugly in Toronto. (TSN)
Good news for the Lightning: Victor Hedman could be back on Thursday. (Tampa Tribune)
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.