There’s still some time for the narrative to change between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames, but as of this writing, Kris Versteeg and Troy Brouwer authored the high and low point of the game.
On the bright side, Versteeg made a pretty magical move to set up Brouwer for the 1-0 goal (the only one as of this moment).
Seriously, this is pretty sweet from one former Blackhawks forward to another:
Unfortunately, the Flames will need to monitor the two forwards’ health rather than rising chemistry thanks to this collision:
Update: The Flames ultimately won 2-0, so that goal stood as the game-winner.
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The good news for Nathan Beaulieu and the Montreal Canadiens is that he’s out of the hospital today after taking a puck to the throat on Tuesday.
The bad news is that he’s been ruled out of Thursday’s contest against the Carolina Hurricanes and probably won’t play against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, according to Michel Therrien and LNH.com.
“He’s still got some tests,” Therrien said. “We’ll find out a bit more in the next few days.”
(You can see that scary moment from last night’s 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators in the video above this post’s headline.)
The Canadiens are gearing up for one of their tougher stretches of this early season after dropping four of their last five games (1-3-1 to go to 14-4-2).
After Thursday’s home game against the Hurricanes, Saturday begins a five-game road trip that includes a three-game jaunt against the California teams. Having Beaulieu back sometime in that span would be ideal, but obviously his overall health is the top priority.
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