Welcome one and all to the second edition of The Junior Report!
Well the games have officially begun. It was Day 1 of the 2014 World Juniors! No more pre-competition now the games really mattered. Canada opened up against Germany and like the previous “pre-competition” games Canada found themselves down early as a weird bounce put the Germans up 1-0. Canada quickly responded with a beautiful set up and play by Matt Dumba (7th Overall 2012 Minnesota Wild) to tie it up at 1-1 then go up 2-1 before Adam Pelech (65th Overall 2012 New York Islanders) gave away the puck for the Germans to tie it up at 2-2. Canada then took control for the rest of the game and was lead by Anthony Mantha (20th overall 2013 Detroit Red Wings) who scored a Hat trick and lead Canada to a 7-2 victory. Canada played well and you can see the chemistry coming together just need to wake up early in the game as other teams might not be as easy to come back against. In other scores Russia dominated Norway by a score of 11-0. The USA topped the Czech Republic by a score of 5-1 and Sweden sneaked by Switzerland 5-3. Canada takes on the Czech Republic on Saturday Morning 11:30am EST on TSN.
Now when I decided to give this blog/article a shot I didn’t feel like just doing play by play I wanted to give something else something different to read that you might not read everywhere else so In the coming editions of The JuniorReport!We will look back at the NHL Success or failures of the last 10 players that donned the “C” for Team Canada. We will also look into if Canada performs better on home ice or not. Also an article on the infamous “Punch-Up in Piestany”. That and many more on future editions of The Junior Report !
For Boredhockeyfan.com I am Dan Thompson, ‘Have a Good Night And A Pleasant Tommorow”
Only twelve times prior to this evening in the long, illustrious history of the National Hockey League has a goaltender been credited with a goal. Ron Hextall and Martin Brodeur were the only goaltenders with multiple goals through their career, tied at two each. The thirteenth goalie goal in NHL history has broken the tie – Martin Brodeur stands alone as the only goaltender to score three goals in his career. What’s more, the goal this evening was a Power Play Goal.
The Hurricane’s Patrick Dwyer was hooked as he was heading in to the New Jersey zone, and on the delayed call, Carolina goaltender Dan Ellis headed toward the bench in favor of an extra skater. As he was skating off, Jordan Staal attempted to pass the puck to defenseman Tim Gleason, who missed the pass, which then careened off of the boards and into the empty Carolina net. Having been the last Devil to touch the puck, the goal was credited to Brodeur.
No, it’s certainly not often that you see a goalie credited with a goal in a game, but more often than not, it’s number 30 for the New Jersey Devils. Congrats, Marty!
While the 2012 NHL Lockout is underway, every Friday will be known as “Flashback Friday.” On this day of the week, a classic installment of PUCK YOU! will be released for your enjoyment.
This was originally published on Jan 21, 2012
I wish I could have found a colour version of this gem, but alas, no deal. You don’t even have to enjoy hockey to get a kick out of this. See, earlier this week, Pittsburgh Penguin, Brooks Orpik laid out Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes. The hit was debatable, as well as the Cane’s decision to allow him to return to the ice after just coming back from a serious concussion.
But that’s not the issue here. In fact there is no issue. Just one particular photo that an uncredited photographer snagged that appeared in Calgary today. Too convenient. Hit the jump to see what I mean. Continue reading →
After a mere three weeks in the Swiss League playing for Ambri Piotta, Max Pacioretty is headed home with a flu and an inflamed elbow. With the lockout still pending a decision, it’s hard to keep sane as a hockey fan in North America. Thank goodness for Jeff Marek and Greg “Puck Daddy” Wyshynski keeping their Marek VS Wyshynski podcast going and entertaining it’s fans with satire and hockey news. You can check that show out here. In honor of the entertainment it’s given me, it inspired me to make a meme based on a reoccurring gag on that show.