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Monday, March 9, 2009

This and that

Max pointed me to the following link over on which has a some great statistical breakdowns:

Top 20 in Goal Differential per 60 minutes (minimum 25 games)
Alexander Semin, RW, Washington - 2.77
Aaron Johnson, D, Chicago - 2.73
Derick Brassard, C, Columbus - 2.57

Top Rookie: Brassard, ahead of three other rookies in the Top 20

Top 20 in Plus-Minus, Compared to Team Plus-Minus per 60 Minutes (minimum 25 games)
1. Derick Brassard, C, Columbus - 2.80

Top Rookie: Brassard, ahead of four other rookies in Top 20

Notes: Heck of a year for Brassard before it was cut short...same goes for Bourque, who had a breakthrough season in Calgary...Who would have guessed that Montador and Klee would make the list? Good to see a couple of underrated yet good, honest two-way players like Stephen Weiss and Jason Chimera on the list as well.

The Syracuse Crunch split their two games this weekend.

First they picked up a 4-2 lead against W-B/Scranton on Friday night. Blunden, Picard, MacKenzie and Frischmon collected the goals. Dan LaCosta picked up the win between the nets stopping 41 of 43 shots.

Unfortunately they couldn't keep it going as they were shutout versus Hamilton. New comer Kevin Lalande stopped 20 of 22 shots as the 3rd goal was an empty netter in the loss.

The Crunch now sit at 30-28-4-2 on the season which is 5th in the North Division.

Nikita Filatov did not dress for either game.

The Ohio State men's hockey team faired much better this weekend. The 14th ranked Buckeyes kicked off the first round of the CCHA playoffs at home versus Bowling Green. They eeeked out a 5-4 victory Friday night and then came out and pounded the same team the following night 7-1.

The game got nasty in the 2nd period when 6 players were ejected. Ian Boots and Zack Pelletier were the only two Buckeyes to receive ejections and will be disqualified for the series against Alaska Fairbanks which takes place in Alaska this weekend.

Also a quick congrats to Matt Bartkowski and Zac Dalpe who were selected to the CCHA All Rookie team. Forward Ian Boots was a honorable mention.

A quick story about Bartkowski. A friend of mine from the Pittsburgh area where Bartkowski is from knows a thing or two about this guy . He said when he was in high school the coach would keep him out there for the entire game. That is just a little example of how good these guys are and how much they stand out in their youth teams.

I had another picture of "Jason" sent in from Thom:

Finally if anyone knows of a good site to stream the Bruins game tomorrow I have a reader who is out of town asking. Please post in the comments or shoot me an email.



Bridge Design said...

It's worth noting that Chimera was 16th in that plus-minus category.

"Good to see a couple of underrated yet good, honest two-way players like Stephen Weiss and Jason Chimera on the list as well."

K.C. said...

This site usually works for streaming games. On Sat. the UFC fight link that they originally posted did not work for my Mac but they later posted two others that did.

LTL said...

Thanks K.C.!