Keith has some history with supplemental discipline (though technically not a repeat offender), so it could be interesting to see how this shakes out (as the league has a tendency to rescind penalties that might bring about additional suspensions … yet not always).
Marian Hossa scored the 499th goal of his career shorthanded shortly after that happened, as if to argue that the Blackhawks might meet this challenge head-on.
Actually, some believe he might get more than a single game tacked on:
Now, goalie changes can often be a symptom of problems that go beyond the net, and the Red Wings have plenty to worry about. At this point, it’s all about putting together enough wins to make the playoffs, so it could very much be a night-to-night thing.
Want a game where both teams have plenty on the line? Here’s a good choice.
The Colorado Avalanche are fighting for their playoff lives in a seesaw battle with the Minnesota Wild. They’re currently trailing by three points and hope to carry momentum from Monday’s win against the Predators.
While the Avs fight to survive, the St. Louis Blues aim to thrive. With six games remaining, they’re in a virtual tie with the Dallas Stars for first place in the Central, although they might need to finish the season with at least one more point (considering tiebreaker factors).
Amusingly enough, the ideal scenario would be these two teams facing each other in the first round.
Either way, there are plenty of reasons to watch, so check it out on NBCSN and stream it via the link below.
The college signings continue with two moves by the Boston Bruins, in both cases with fifth-rounders from the 2011 NHL Draft.
In Tuesday’s case, they signed defenseman Rob O’Gara (pictured in his Yale sweater) and forward Sean Kuraly (who played for Miami of Ohio). The Bruins selected O’Gara with the 151st pick in 2011 while the Sharks initially drafted Kuraly 133rd of that same year and round.
“We are excited to have Rob O’Gara and Sean Kuraly join the Bruins organization,” Bruins GM Don Sweeney said. “They were outstanding college players and both young men have tremendous character and leadership qualities.”
These signings along with Brandon Carlo coming from the WHL will bolster an already-strong P-Bruins roster; the team currently sits third in the Atlantic Division, and has three of the league’s top fifteen scorers, including two of the top five in Seth Griffith and Alexander Khokhlachev.
Reunited with Ray? Flyers reportedly give Emery a tryout
On one hand, the 33-year-old netminder seems like he could be on his last legs, at least as far as NHL competition is concerned. In 31 appearances and 25 starts last season, he was under .500 with an ugly .894 save percentage.
Experience overrated? Hard to argue Emery- who hasn't had SV% above .900 in any league (NHL, AHL, DEL) since 13-14- is better than Stolarz.