The Vancouver Canucks, fighting for their playoff lives, which are fading faster with each passing game, didn’t get the breaks against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.
In the second period, the Lightning opened up a three-goal lead thanks to a pair of goals off Canucks’ defenseman Ryan Stanton. Worst part was the Lightning capitalized at one end, while the Canucks, just seconds earlier, were unable to finish on their chances.
Ondrej Palat gave Tampa Bay a two-goal lead, as his pass on a two-on-one rush was directed in off a sprawled Stanton. Just seconds earlier, at the other end, Canucks’ defenseman Kevin Bieksa couldn’t handle a Jordan Schroeder as he got in all alone on Lightning goalie Ben Bishop.
Here’s the second goal, credited Valtteri Filppula. His pass went off Stanton’s foot and past Canucks’ goalie Eddie Lack.
Common theme here, but this time it was Vancouver forward Zack Kassian denied on a point-blank scoring chance thanks to a brilliant save from Bishop.
Here’s an easy way to remember how to spell Shayne Gostisbehere’s maddening last name (and even his first name can trip you up).
Ghost-is-be-here, without the h.
Not too bad, right?
If you’re more of the slogan type, it’s getting to be the point where “Tough to spell, tougher to stop” may be a pretty good one-liner.
The Philadelphia Flyers phenom has made a habit of scoring overtime game-winning goals on the power play lately. Friday’s version was the decisive tally in a 3-2 OT win against the Nashville Predators, which you can watch up top.
As you can see in comparing that goal with the one below (which made the difference against the Carolina Hurricanes), opposing coaches may want to make it a point to emphasize stopping this setup, even if it means writing “Don’t let that Ghost kid free.”
All three of his goals are on the power play so far.
Will he breathe life back into the Flyers’ man advantage at this rate?
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins