Tag: Tim Thomas

Scott Clemmensen

Goalie nods: Clemmensen gets rare start, Halak to face Detroit


News and notes from around the crease…

Clemmensen goes for Panthers

Florida will give under-the-weather netminder Tim Thomas the night off on Monday, turning the crease over to veteran backup Scott Clemmensen versus Pittsburgh.

Clemmensen, who hasn’t started a game since Dec. 29, is 5-4-1 this season with a 2.91 GAA and .894 save percentage. He has performed well in stints, however — including a solid stretch in late December — and did win his last game, stopping 21 of 22 shots in a 4-1 win over Montreal.

Clemmensen will take on Marc-Andre Fleury tonight.

Halak takes on Wings

St. Louis will face former division rival Detroit tonight, and will give Jaroslav Halak the chance to face a team he’s struggled against historically.

Halak is 3-4-1 all-time against the Wings, with a 3.76 GAA and .880 save percentage. Last year, the Blues often went with Brian Elliott (or Jake Allen) against Detroit, though Halak did face the Red Wings once (and did well, stopping 14 shots in a 6-0 win.)

Halak will go up against Jimmy Howard tonight.


Stars at Predators: Kari Lehtonen vs. Carter Hutton

Leafs at Coyotes: No confirmed starters from either team yet.

Flames at Sharks: Karri Ramo for Flames; no word yet on who San Jose will start.

Goalie nods: Bishop back for Bolts, Brodeur starts in Montreal

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News and notes from around the crease…

Ben’s back

Ben Bishop will play for the first time in four games when the Lightning take on the Rangers at MSG tonight.

Bishop, who is 22-5-3 with a 1.86 GAA and .935 save percentage, was sidelined with a wrist injury and backed up last night as the Bolts lost 3-2 in Columbus.

For New York, Henrik Lundqvist will look for his fourth straight win. He stopped 37 of 38 shots in a stellar 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Sunday.

Au revoir, Marty?

Martin Brodeur could be playing his last game in Montreal tonight when the Devils take on the Habs.

Brodeur, a Quebec native who’s father was the longtime Canadiens’ team photographer, has been sitting behind Cory Schneider for the last three games and hasn’t played well in 2014, going 0-1-1 with a 3.97 GAA and .846 save percentage.

This is the last time the Devils will visit Montreal this season, having already played at the Bell Centre on Dec. 2 (a 3-2 Habs victory).

Tonight, Brodeur will go up against Carey Price in the Canadiens’ goal.


Maple Leafs at Bruins: Jonathan Bernier in for the Leafs. Tuukka Rask likely for Boston.

Sharks at Capitals: Antti Niemi vs. Philipp Grubauer

Islanders at Panthers: Kevin Poulin vs. Tim Thomas

Flyers at Sabres: Steve Mason vs. Jhonas Enroth

Avalanche at ‘Hawks: Semyon Varlamov vs. Corey Crawford

Coyotes at Blues: Mike Smith vs. Jaroslav Halak

Flames at Predators: Karri Ramo vs. Carter Hutton

Senators at Wild: Robin Lehner vs. Darcy Kuemper

Oilers at Stars: Ilya Bryzgalov in for Edmonton. Kari Lehtonen likely for Dallas.

Jagr passes Lemieux for 7th all-time in scoring in Devils’ win


Tim Thomas stole many of the headlines (and at least a couple should-be goals) on Saturday night, but Jaromir Jagr made history as the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 in OT.

Jagr assisted on Marek Zidlicky’s game-winning goal with just a few seconds left in the overtime period. With that, he broke a tie with Mario Lemieux for seventh all-time in point scoring with his 1,724th.

The 41-year-old has 36 points in 46 games this season. He reached that 1,724th point in the 1,437th game of his NHL career.

Here are the six players ahead of Jagr, all-time:

1. Wayne Gretzky – 2,857 points
2. Mark Messier – 1,887
3. Gordie Howe – 1,850
4. Ron Francis – 1,798
5. Marcel Dionne – 1,771
6. Steve Yzerman – 1,755

For all the critiques Jagr has sent his team’s way, the veteran winger is backing up his words on the ice, even after all this time. The Devils improved to 19-18-9 on the season with the win while Florida fell to 17-21-7.

Related: Thomas didn’t make it easy for the Devils to score tonight, to say the least.