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Saturday, March 14, 2009

This and that

A must watch Steve Mason video here via You even get to see his shrine to Martin Brodeur. Remember this kid is only 20.

Good read from our good buddy Ed over on titled "Postcards From The Joe".

Rick got out a shout out on Puck-daddy for his article on the Jackets-Penguins game which you can find here.

Interseted in how the Jackets' playoff chances are looking? According to this site the Jackets have a 90.3% chance to make it.

I like this page that breaks their chances down by each game played.

Now that said, with 14 games to go the Jackets have a whole lot of work to do. The last thing they need at this point is to get over confident. A 3 to 4 game losing streak can turn this team upsidedown in the standings. Keep concentrating on winning the next game and the playoffs and seeding will take care of itself.

The Ohio State men's hockey team dropped their first game in Alaska 4-0 in the first game of 2nd round of the CCHA tourney. They play the second game later tonight.

Syracuse on the other hand won both of their games this weekend starting with a 3-1 win over Lake Eerie on Friday and then a 4-1 win over Rochester on Saturday. Kevin Lalande scored wins in both games while prized prospect Nikita Filatov picked up a goal on Friday night.

Check out this little bit on our good ole pal Zherdev which was sent in via Rob:

More on the game in Friday's paper - but cheers to Henrik Lundqvist for becoming the first goaltender in NHL history to win 30 games in each of his first four seasons.

Much less historic was Nikolai Zherdev's performance, although he made a fine mannequin: After that lousy first period ended, he still hasn't seen the ice since.

"That's just the way it worked out tonight," Torts said. Nuff said.

Also congrats to Martin Brodeur for tying Patrick Roy for most wins ever by an NHL goaltender with 551 wins. Very cool to see Montreal's fans giving him a standing 'O' for the accomplishment as well.


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