You don’t have ten TVs so you couldn’t watch every game last night… that’s why The Turkatron was sent back in time from the future…in Canada, to be your hockey specialist. Each week highlighting all you need to know in the world of puck.
Jaromir “Moves Like” Jagr scored his 731st goal in a 4-1 win against the Caps to put him in a tie with the great Marcel Dionne for 4th in all-time goals scored. His ninth goal of the year came on a nifty re-direct to show that hand-eye coordination doesn’t fade when you’re a robot. When it’s all said and done, I fully expect Jagr to be the greatest point-producer of all time not named Wayne Gretzky.
Citizen Kane: Kane is no ordinary citizen, he’s currently on a 24-game point streak! That is ridiculous. Even in a game where it appeared Pekka Rinne’s net was closed for business, Kane still managed to squeak one in. His streak is so fascinating to the NHL that even in the last two losses all anyone is talking about is his streak and not about the team that just beat them.
Feelin’ Blue: The St. Louis Blues may be feelin’ blue this month after dropping a decision to the Flyers last night. They are struggling mightily, and it doesn’t help when Giroux carves through your defense like Dragonglass on a White Walker. Highlight of the night alert…
Hapless Habs: Didn’t I say the Habs would have a tough time without Price? Well, now they’ve lost four straight and Dustin Tokarski looked awful last night. Does anyone remember the Tokarski save from the WJC in 2008? Pierre McGuire remembers that save…apparently he even shared a smoke with the replay monitor after that climax. If you’re unfamiliar with the creepiness that is Pierre McGuire please, please, please watch this. How good has Detroit been? Dang they’re 8-0-4 in their last twelve…what an incredible organization.
Sabres Burned By The Flames: Rasmus Ristolainen scored his first career hat-trick in a 4-3 loss to the Calgary Flames. That’s pretty amazing for the rookie D-man who now has 21 points in 29 games. He still managed a -2 rating in the game, the dude really is a Buffalo Sabre!
In Other News: Lighting struck last night as T-Bay now has won three out of four against some tough teams. The Jets edged the Blue Jackets 6-4, both teams are without their starting net-minders, Hellebuyck is 4-0-0 with the Jets while McElhinney is 0-5-1 with the BJ’s.