That Damn Hockey Blog – The Penalty Kill

Welcome to the Penalty Kill. Providing you with some news that you may or may not have missed, whilst you kill off that time.

Brian Rafalski’s return to hockey is short-lived, after he was released by the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, after just three games played. Rafalski, who hadn’t played since January 18 with a sore back, scored one assist during his tenure. [SOURCE]

Ben Scrivens band the Edmonton Oilers broke several records, in their game against the San Jose Sharks. Scrivens had a 59-save shutout, breaking the previous best of 54, held by Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes. 59 is also the most amount of shots the Oilers have ever faced in one game, beating the 53 shots the New York Rangers had, on March 17, 1993. [SOURCE]

The ECHL will be one team down, as the San Francisco Bulls folded mid-season. The San Jose Sharks affiliate team in the ECHL, were hoping to find new ownership, but now the franchise has ceased, after playing it’s first game in October of 2012. All the players on the Bulls roster will now have to either find new teams to play for, or be sent back to their NHL/AHL team. For the record, San Francisco won their last game 3-2 in a shootout against the Stockton Thunder. [SOURCE]

Phoenix be gone! They will be renamed the Arizona Coyotes, from the 2014-15 season. It has been known for some time that the renaming was coming, as it was announced on August 6, 2013 that they would become the Arizona Coyotes, due to the franchise no longer playing games in Phoenix, instead playing in the arena in Glendale. This will mean that if Shane Doan stays as a member of the Coyotes roster for next season, he will have technically played for three different franchises, yet play for the same franchise at the same time. [SOURCE]

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