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Hockey Daily Dose: Dose: Getzlaf and the Ducks

Monday, March 27, 2017

The news of the day seemed to be the status of injured Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen who suffered a lower body injury on Saturday.

Maple Leaf fans were hoping to get a prognosis on Sunday but that will have to wait until Monday according to coach Mike Babcock.

The Senators signed their top prospect Colin White to an amateur tryout. The Sens first round pick and 21st overall in 2015 had 16 goals and 33 points in 35 games at Boston College. He will play the remainder of this season with the Binghamton Senators of the AHL and vie for a spot on the Ottawa club at training camp.

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DETROIT 3 MINNESOTA 2 (Overtime)

Well, at least the Wild picked up one point. Minnesota failed to win for the 10th time in their last 12 games as the Red Wings won in overtime 3-2.

Eric Staal opened the scoring for the Wild in the first period with his 26th goal of the season but Mike Green’s 12th of the season with only 19 seconds remaining, tied the game at 1 after one period.

Nate Prosser scored his first of the season for the only goal of the second period. The blueliner has played in 34 games this season so his fantasy value is negligible.

Tomas Tatar tied the game in the third on the power play. Tatar has been red hot of late with seven goals and 10 points in his last nine games which included a two game pointless streak that was broken Sunday.

All that set up the heroics of Andreas Athanasiou who scored at 1:52 of overtime on a breakaway as he deked netminder Devan Dubnyk who made only 16 saves on 19 shots. He is 37-19-4 with a 2.18 GAA and a .926 save percentage.

Jimmy Howard picked up the win by making 24 saves in the Detroit net. He is 9-8-1 with excellent peripherals as his GAA is 1.91 and his save percentage is .935.

Gustav Nyquist had a pair of assists including putting Athanasiou in alone for the overtime winner.

Justin Abdelkader had seven hits for Detroit. Riley Sheahan has now gone all 72 games this season with nary a goal.

Chris Stewart was a healthy scratch Sunday. It was the first time for the veteran this season.

DALLAS 2 NEW JERSEY 1 (Overtime)

 

The Dallas Stars picked up the win when Tyler Seguin scored at the 20 second mark of overtime, on the power play, to give the Stars the victory.

Blake Coleman got the Devils off to a 1-0 lead with his first career NHL goal. It was an unassisted effort.

There was no scoring in the second period but Ales Hemsky, on the power play, scored his fourth of the season to send the game into overtime.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 20 shots for his 20th win of the season. His peripherals are nothing to write home about as he has a 2.79 GAA and a .905 save percentage.

Keith Kinkaid with his fourth start in seven games, was stellar in net as he made 30 saves but it was not enough to avoid taking the overtime loss. He is 7-11-3 with a 2.73 GAA and a .914 save percentage.

Joseph Blandisi missed the game with an illness.

Curtis McKenzie and Damon Severson picked up five minute majors for fighting in the second period

PHILADELPHIA 6 PITTSBURGH 2

 

The Philadelphia Flyers kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a big 6-2 win over the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday.

Pittsburgh once again were without the services of Evgeni Malkin who has missed 13 games this season including the last six in a row.

Jordan Weal and Shayne Gostisbehere led the way for the Flyers with a goal and an assist.  Dale Weise, Valtteri Filppula, Jakub Voracek and  Radko Gudas also scored for the Flyers.

The Penguins picked up goals from Matt Cullen on the power play, and Patric Hornqvist who scored his 19th of the season as well as setting up Cullen on the opening goal.

Steve Mason got his second win in a row and is 23-21-7 with a 2.72 GAA and a .906 save percentage.

Matt Murray made 27 saves in the Pittsburgh net as he allowed five goals to lower his record to 28-10-4 with a 2.40 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

Cameron Gaunce and Brandon Manning partook in a first period fight.

It was not a good night for Justin Schultz as he was a minus-four in a game that was reminiscent of his Edmonton years when he was consistently a minus player.

Sean Couturier and Gostisbehere were each a plus-three.

Andrew MacDonald had five hits as well as four blocked shots.

Conor Sheary suffered a lower body injury early in the first period and did not return. He is day-to-day.

Tom Kuhnhackl replaced Sheary on the Sidney CrosbyBryan Rust line for the remainder of the first period while Chris Kunitz took over for the remainder of the game once the second period got underway.

WINNIPEG 2 VANCOUVER 1

 

The Winnipeg Jets scored a couple of power play goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit and defeat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1.

Adam Lowry with his 14th of the season,  picked up the winner while Mathieu Perreault also scored for the Jets as well as assisting on Lowry’s goal.

Alexander Edler opened the scoring with only 22 seconds left in the first. It was his fifth goal and 20th point of the season.

Blake Wheeler assisted on both Jets goals and has 44 helpers this season. He has 66 points this season, 12 less than his career year of last season.

Michael Hutchinson won his third game in his last four starts to give him seven wins this season. He stopped 28 shots.

Ryan Miller took the tough loss as he made 30 saves. He is 18-24-6 with a 2.77 GAA and a .915 save percentage.

ANAHEIM 6 NEW YORK RANGERS 3

 

It was another big night for Ryan Getzlaf as he assisted on four goals to lead the Ducks to a 6-3 win over the visiting New York Rangers. The Rangers are the NHL’s best team on the road so the result was surprising to some.

Patrick Eaves continues to have the best season of his career as he had two goals to give him 27 this season.

Ryan Kesler, on the power play, Josh Manson, shorthanded, Andrew Cogliano and Nick Ritchie also scored for the Ducks.

Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Brady Skjei replied for the Rangers.

Henrik Lundqvist got the start for the Rangers, his first since March 7. He gave up five goals on 33 shots for the loss as he is 30-18-2.

Jonathan Bernier won his fourth straight game and is 18-7-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .917 save percentage. He has been stellar this season in replacing the injured John Gibson, a far cry from his disappointing season in Toronto last year where he was 12-21-3 with a 2.88 GAA and a .908 save percentage.

Cam Fowler had a pair of assists in the win. 

The news of the day seemed to be the status of injured Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen who suffered a lower body injury on Saturday.

Maple Leaf fans were hoping to get a prognosis on Sunday but that will have to wait until Monday according to coach Mike Babcock.

The Senators signed their top prospect Colin White to an amateur tryout. The Sens first round pick and 21st overall in 2015 had 16 goals and 33 points in 35 games at Boston College. He will play the remainder of this season with the Binghamton Senators of the AHL and vie for a spot on the Ottawa club at training camp.

Listen to the Rotoworld Hockey Podcast every week both on Rotoworld and itunes.

 

Editor’s Note: Rotoworld’s Season Pass is now available for the low price of $19.99. You get plenty of extra articles including the minor league report, the junior report and much, much more. Buy it now!

 

Don’t forget, for everything NHL, check out Rotoworld’s Player News, and follow @Rotoworld_ HK and @mfinewaxhockey on Twitter.

 

DETROIT 3 MINNESOTA 2 (Overtime)

Well, at least the Wild picked up one point. Minnesota failed to win for the 10th time in their last 12 games as the Red Wings won in overtime 3-2.

Eric Staal opened the scoring for the Wild in the first period with his 26th goal of the season but Mike Green’s 12th of the season with only 19 seconds remaining, tied the game at 1 after one period.

Nate Prosser scored his first of the season for the only goal of the second period. The blueliner has played in 34 games this season so his fantasy value is negligible.

Tomas Tatar tied the game in the third on the power play. Tatar has been red hot of late with seven goals and 10 points in his last nine games which included a two game pointless streak that was broken Sunday.

All that set up the heroics of Andreas Athanasiou who scored at 1:52 of overtime on a breakaway as he deked netminder Devan Dubnyk who made only 16 saves on 19 shots. He is 37-19-4 with a 2.18 GAA and a .926 save percentage.

Jimmy Howard picked up the win by making 24 saves in the Detroit net. He is 9-8-1 with excellent peripherals as his GAA is 1.91 and his save percentage is .935.

Gustav Nyquist had a pair of assists including putting Athanasiou in alone for the overtime winner.

Justin Abdelkader had seven hits for Detroit. Riley Sheahan has now gone all 72 games this season with nary a goal.

Chris Stewart was a healthy scratch Sunday. It was the first time for the veteran this season.

DALLAS 2 NEW JERSEY 1 (Overtime)

 

The Dallas Stars picked up the win when Tyler Seguin scored at the 20 second mark of overtime, on the power play, to give the Stars the victory.

Blake Coleman got the Devils off to a 1-0 lead with his first career NHL goal. It was an unassisted effort.

There was no scoring in the second period but Ales Hemsky, on the power play, scored his fourth of the season to send the game into overtime.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 20 shots for his 20th win of the season. His peripherals are nothing to write home about as he has a 2.79 GAA and a .905 save percentage.

Keith Kinkaid with his fourth start in seven games, was stellar in net as he made 30 saves but it was not enough to avoid taking the overtime loss. He is 7-11-3 with a 2.73 GAA and a .914 save percentage.

Joseph Blandisi missed the game with an illness.

Curtis McKenzie and Damon Severson picked up five minute majors for fighting in the second period

PHILADELPHIA 6 PITTSBURGH 2

 

The Philadelphia Flyers kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a big 6-2 win over the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday.

Pittsburgh once again were without the services of Evgeni Malkin who has missed 13 games this season including the last six in a row.

Jordan Weal and Shayne Gostisbehere led the way for the Flyers with a goal and an assist.  Dale Weise, Valtteri Filppula, Jakub Voracek and  Radko Gudas also scored for the Flyers.

The Penguins picked up goals from Matt Cullen on the power play, and Patric Hornqvist who scored his 19th of the season as well as setting up Cullen on the opening goal.

Steve Mason got his second win in a row and is 23-21-7 with a 2.72 GAA and a .906 save percentage.

Matt Murray made 27 saves in the Pittsburgh net as he allowed five goals to lower his record to 28-10-4 with a 2.40 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

Cameron Gaunce and Brandon Manning partook in a first period fight.

It was not a good night for Justin Schultz as he was a minus-four in a game that was reminiscent of his Edmonton years when he was consistently a minus player.

Sean Couturier and Gostisbehere were each a plus-three.

Andrew MacDonald had five hits as well as four blocked shots.

Conor Sheary suffered a lower body injury early in the first period and did not return. He is day-to-day.

Tom Kuhnhackl replaced Sheary on the Sidney CrosbyBryan Rust line for the remainder of the first period while Chris Kunitz took over for the remainder of the game once the second period got underway.

WINNIPEG 2 VANCOUVER 1

 

The Winnipeg Jets scored a couple of power play goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit and defeat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1.

Adam Lowry with his 14th of the season,  picked up the winner while Mathieu Perreault also scored for the Jets as well as assisting on Lowry’s goal.

Alexander Edler opened the scoring with only 22 seconds left in the first. It was his fifth goal and 20th point of the season.

Blake Wheeler assisted on both Jets goals and has 44 helpers this season. He has 66 points this season, 12 less than his career year of last season.

Michael Hutchinson won his third game in his last four starts to give him seven wins this season. He stopped 28 shots.

Ryan Miller took the tough loss as he made 30 saves. He is 18-24-6 with a 2.77 GAA and a .915 save percentage.

ANAHEIM 6 NEW YORK RANGERS 3

 

It was another big night for Ryan Getzlaf as he assisted on four goals to lead the Ducks to a 6-3 win over the visiting New York Rangers. The Rangers are the NHL’s best team on the road so the result was surprising to some.

Patrick Eaves continues to have the best season of his career as he had two goals to give him 27 this season.

Ryan Kesler, on the power play, Josh Manson, shorthanded, Andrew Cogliano and Nick Ritchie also scored for the Ducks.

Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Brady Skjei replied for the Rangers.

Henrik Lundqvist got the start for the Rangers, his first since March 7. He gave up five goals on 33 shots for the loss as he is 30-18-2.

Jonathan Bernier won his fourth straight game and is 18-7-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .917 save percentage. He has been stellar this season in replacing the injured John Gibson, a far cry from his disappointing season in Toronto last year where he was 12-21-3 with a 2.88 GAA and a .908 save percentage.

Cam Fowler had a pair of assists in the win. 

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