Nation World HQ
December 16 2011 08:45PM
Other than the first ten minutes of this hockey game, Friday's contest between the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers didn't see a whole lot of daylight for either side. While Florida ran things early on, the Flames reeled things and had a lead into the latter stages of the third period. In the end, this one went to a shootout with the Panthers scoring on their last two shots to come away with a 3-2 win.
December 16 2011 08:29PM
December 16 2011 04:15PM
When Pat asked me for a preview of the Panthers on OT last night, I mentioned the top line is running very hot. What I neglected to mention is that Jose Theodore is having his best season since 2001-02, sporting a .923 SV% through 22 appearances so far. The last time he was anywehre close a .920 SV% overall was 2003-04 (.919).
Florida picked up Jose out of desperation this summer for 1.5M after Vokoun flew the coop. Now he's got a better save rate than most of the starters in the league.
You just never know with goalies.
December 16 2011 02:49PM
Today, CBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury was charged with assault in relation to an incident that occurred with an opposing player as he helped coach his son’s pee wee hockey team.
How serious the incident was is not entirely clear; but from the reports today it sounds like it’s fairly unexceptional hockey parent behaviour. That may change depending on what exactly Milbury said – the reports also indicate he was charged with uttering threats, after all – but everyone who has spent any amount of time around the game has seen, heard or at the very least read about the line-crossing actions of hyper-competitive hockey moms and dads.
The actions alone weren’t the reason the internet quickly filled with Mike Milbury jokes this morning.
Nation World HQ
December 16 2011 11:52AM
Those Florida Panthers used to resemble something much closer to a house cat and have for about, oh, the last ten years. But after a wild spending spree on July 1st, GM Dale Tallon has turned this team into a group that can compete and put up some victories, something they've done so far this season. Tonight, after a 5-4 overtime loss in Tampa the day previous, the Calgary Flames tangle with Florida for the only time this season (5:30 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).