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OHL Sarnia names co-owner, ex-NHLer Hatcher head coach


Just a few months after purchasing the Sarnia Sting, Derian Hatcher is going behind the bench.

The 16-year NHL veteran, who bought the Sting along with Ottawa center David Legwand in January, has been named the club’s newest head coach — replacing the outgoing Trevor Letowski, another ex-NHLer, who was the Sting’s bench boss for the last five years.

Hatcher, 42, retired in 2008 after developing a reputation as one of the most physical defensemen of his era. He was named a Norris finalists in 2003 and achieved his greatest success in Dallas in 1999, when he became the first-ever American captain to lead his club to the Stanley Cup.

While he doesn’t have much in the way of head coaching experience, Hatcher did work in the Flyers organization in a player development role for a few seasons; he also coached his son, Chase, during the 2010 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.

Goalie nods: Oilers start Bachman, look to avoid another Kings blowout

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Bachman returns for Oilers

Richard Bachman will return to the Edmonton net tonight when the Oilers host the playoff-hungry Kings at Rexall.

Bachman, who’s been away from the team following the death of his brother, will look to regain the form shown in his last two starts — a 29-save effort in a 4-1 win over Colorado, and a 29-save shutout in a 4-0 win over Dallas.

But it won’t be easy.

The Kings absolutely crushed the Oilers two games ago, lighting up Ben Scrivens and ECHL recall Tyler Bunz in a 8-2 victory. It marked the first time in five years L.A. scored eight goals in a game, prompting Oilers forward Jordan Eberle to lash out at his team’s performance.

“That was embarrassing,” Eberle said. “They treated us like a junior team. They pushed us around.

“You’re a professional hockey player. You have to be able to push through whatever it is, or there will be guys who will take your spot.”

No word yet on who’ll start for L.A. Jonathan Quick played last night in Vancouver and fared well, stopping 37 of 38 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss.


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Report: NHL reviews, confirms Methot shot didn’t go in versus Leafs

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Did Marc Methot actually score the game-winning goal against Toronto last night?

Per the scoresheet and standings, no. But the league did take another look, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger…

…the league then quickly confirmed the shot didn’t go in, also per Dreger:

The play in question had been making the rounds this morning, partly due to this slo-mo replay breakdown that, at the time of writing, had over 13,000 views:

The Methot non-goal proved critical as Ottawa went on to lose in a shootout, costing it a valuable point in the chase for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.