The Bulletin Board keeps you abreast of the latest news
around the NHL Monday-Friday.
- Surprisingly, Michal Neuvirth, not Tomas Vokoun, started
the Capitals’ first game in net. Washington made perhaps the most important signing of the summer when
the Capitals swiped Vokoun from Florida, but Neuvirth had a terrific
preseason while Vokoun struggled. Vokoun
is still the starter, but Neuvirth gave up three goals on Saturday and looked
strong so if Vokoun gets off to a rough start things could get
interesting. Vokoun is scheduled to
- Former Ranger Vinny Prospal had a goal and an assist in his
debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Prospal is skating on a line with Rick Nash
and Jeff Carter and if he can stay healthy, he could put up big numbers.
- The Winnipeg Jets were trounced 5-1 in their return to the
NHL yesterday. Do you know Justin Timberlake’s
hit song “Sexy Back?” Well here’s a
Got The Jets Back.”
- Last week the Montreal Canadiens claimed Blair Betts off
waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers, but Betts was
returned to Philly after Montreal discovered that he isn’t healthy enough
- Recently signed defenseman Chris Campoli is expected
to be out for months for Montreal. The Canadiens lost depth defenseman Jeff Woywitka on waivers to the
Rangers last week and he would likely have been the guy to step into the
- 2011 first-overall choice Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored
the game-tying goal that sent Edmonton and Pittsburgh to overtime last night. RNH’s first goal came in his first game and
he doesn’t appear likely to return to junior hockey. Edmonton went on to win in a shootout, snapping
the Penguins’ seven-game shootout win streak.
- 2011 Calder Trophy winner Jeff Skinner picked up right where
he left off, scoring Carolina’s first goal of the season eight minutes into
Friday’s tilt against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
- The Phoenix Coyotes aren’t shying away from the difficulties
they face in a non-traditional hockey market. The Coyotes’ marketing campaign for the season, entitled “Hockey
The Hard Way,” is worth checking out.
- Minnesota’s Pierre Marc-Bouchard was suspended
for two games for high-sticking Columbus’s Matt Calvert in the face. PMB is appealing
the suspension as it appears that Calvert
tried to lift his stick and inflicted the damage upon himself.
- Mathieu Perrault, not sophomore Marcus Johansson, is centering
Washington’s second line to start the season.
- The Colorado Avalanche traded
defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to the Anaheim Ducks for Jake Newton and a 2013
- Former Rangers’ prospect Roman Horak – traded for Tim Erixon
– recorded an
assist in his first NHL game.
- Pittsburgh has already played three games, so it’s no
surprise the Penguins lead the NHL with 10 goals scored. Ottawa has already given up 11 goals through
two games. The Philadelphia Flyers may
have finally found their goalie – Ilya Bryzgalov has given up just one goal in
- Phil Kessel and Anze Kopitar are both off to fast starts –
each has three goals.
Past editions of the Bulletin Board:
- 2011 First-Round Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >
- Jody Shelley Delivers First Controversial Hit of 2011 Season >
- Shanahan Impresses As New NHL Disciplinarian >
– Sidney Crosby Participates In “Controlled Scrimmage” >
– Montreal Signs Chris Campoli >
– Top 2011 Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >
– Sestito Suspended Four Games For Hit On Deveaux >
– Kings Lock Doughty Up With Huge Deal >
– Former Rangers’ Prospects Grachev And Horak Make NHL Clubs >
– Steve Valiquette Is The New Goalie Coach At Quinnipiac University >
– Waiving Of Avery Could Wreak Havoc On The Stars’ Salary Cap Situation >
– Hockey Is Back >
– Jagr Picks Up Point #1,600 In Flyers’ Season-Opening Victory >
10/10/11 – Early Goalie Controversy In Washington? >
here for our full 2011-2012 Season Archive >
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