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Oct 1st - Opening Day
Scores
TOR -1 MTL -5 Max Pacioretty tallies twice at home as the Habs easily dispose of the hated rival Leafs.
WSH - 3 CHI - 5 Marian Hossa also scores twice at home, as the Caps nearly come back in the third before Hawks C Michal Handzus restores the two goal cushion with just over 5 mins remaining.
EDM - 2 WPG - 6 Newcomer Kyle Chipchura scored as the Jets scored 2 PP goals and used a 4 goal third period to blow open a close game.

NYI D Kyle Burroughs will likely miss three weeks after suffering a lower body injury. Onlookers reported it seemed his ankle twisted and he quickly went down and slowly made his way to the bench then locker room.
BOS D Dougie Hamilton left practice early with what appeared to be an upper body injury, Team officials are not saying, but insiders privately say its broken ribs and he will be put on IR. Expect a roster move soon if rumors are true.


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Oct 2 2013
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TOR - 4 PHI - 1 Perhaps stinging from yesterday's loss at Montreal, the Leafs came out flying peppering the Philly goal with 40 shots. After falling behind early on RW Jakub Voracek's goal, the leafs used a goal from Phil Kessel to even it up in the first. Jake Gardiner's tally in the second, Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson scoring in the third was the rest of the story for the 1 - 1 Maple Leafs.
BUF -1 DET - 0 In an early season surprise to many, Buffalo weathered 33 shots on goal at Joe Louis arena, newcomer Jaromir Jagr notched his first goal of the season for Buffalo and G Jonas Enroth gets his first SO of the season.
ANA - 1 COL - 2 The Western Conference opened play at Denver's Pepsi Center, where LW Gabriel Landeskog scored the difference maker midway through the third period to lift the Avalanche to their first victory

Around the NHL - Carolina Hurricanes have announced that D Ron Hainsey has an upper body injury - no specifics are available and he finished the last practice without difficulty according to team beat writers.


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2013 Tactics
I KNEW I was forgetting something! Here's how I plan to play with this team - and its time to put it to the test!
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Game One @ Dallas Stars Oct 3rd
16,796 came to American Airlines Center to see the season opener between the visiting Florida Panthers and the hometown Dallas Stars. The opening period had the Panthers outshooting the Stars 13-7 but trailing on the ES goal by RW Alex Chiasson. The second period was totally reversed but bountiful for the Panthers.The Stars had 18 shots and one goal while the Panthers could only manage 10 shots, while making the most of it by scoring four times! The shell-shocked Stars and streaking Panthers traded nine shots in the third period and one goal each, making Bonehead Moore's coaching debut a successful one. Summary and stats are below.
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Oct 3 2013
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TAM -1 BOS - 3 RW Jarome Iginla netted the game winner early in the third and C Chris Kelly provided the insurance marker against the Bolts.
NAS - 0 STL - 4 RW TJ Oshie got a short handed tally to start the Blues to a 4-0 drubbing of the visiting Predators. G Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots for his first SO of the 2013 season.
NYR - 2 ARZ - 1 The visiting Rangers scored twice in the opening stanza, then G Henrik Lundqvist held off the Coyotes, only allowing a PP goal by RW Radim Vrbata in the third period for the first win of the season.
NJD - 4 PIT - 2 A packed house at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh saw two goals by RW James Neal fall short of defeating the Devils. The Devils G Cory Schneider shut the door allowing only those two goals on 29 shots before leaving with an injury.
LAK - 5 MIN - 6 A shootout finish provided a thrilling end to a "Wild" 65 minutes of action. Kings C Mike Richards scored two PP goals in this seasons first hat trick performance, but it was not enough as the Wild stormed back in the third period from a four goal deficit. Two late goals from RW Nino Niederreiter were just enough to send it into overtime. No scoring in OT led to the shootout where RW Charlie Coyle's score was the shootout winner after D Drew Doughty missed his shot.
VAN - 9 SJS - 6 Another high scoring Western Conference affair ended with two more hat tricks scored, One by Canuck's RW David Booth and the other by Sharks LW Patrick Marleau. LW Henrik Sedin also tallied two goals in the win. Sharks G Antti Niemi surrendered all nine goals, and should probably file suit for lack of support by his teammates. C Joe Thornton, LW Joe Pavelski, and RW Brent Burns were all -4 plus minus, and Pavelski left the game late with an undisclosed injury.
CAL - 4 WAS - 2 Calgary Flames peppered Capitals G Braden Holtby with 36 shots, while scoring four times to pace the win.

Other news
NJD - unconfirmed reports out of the locker room say G Cory Schneider has an upper body injury and its significant. No timetable set for the injury as of now.
SJS - LW Joe Pavelski is out indefinitely with a upper body injury, also no timetable on his return.
PHI - Team officials held a press conference where they announced that C Claude Giroux has a strained rib cage muscle and would be out approximately 4 weeks. Roster moves are forthcoming per the announcement.


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Oct 4 2013
SCORES
OTT - 4 BUF - 1 LW Milan Michalek scored twice and G Craig Anderson turned away 27 of 28 shots as the Senators easily disposed of the Sabres.
CGY - 1 CLB - 5 RW Cam Atkinson scored twice and the Blue Jackets also tallied three PP markers as they swept aside the Flames.
NYI - 4 NJD - 3 RW Kyle Okposo netted his second goal of the game with 1:33 left in the third lifting his Islanders to the season opening win in Newark. Devils C Adam Henrique also scored twice and his second goal tied the game early in the third period before Okposo closed the scoring out.
LAK - 4 WPG -2 C Anze Kopitar scored once and had two helpers to lead the Kings, who shook off last nights tough loss in Minnesota by making the MTS Centre look like a shooting gallery, firing 41 shots and burying the puck 4 times behind G Ondrej Pavelec.
DET - 2 CAR - 1 The Red Wings G Jimmy Howard ruined the Hurricanes home opener by turning away 37 of 38 shots in the win. Henrik Zetterberg paced the offense with a PP goal and PP assist.
NSH - 2 COL - 5 Five different players all scored ES goals to pace the Av's to their second straight win. G Semyon Varlamov allowed 2 goals on 34 shots.

Other News -
MTL - RW Tomas Plekanec did not dress or practice today and the Montreal coach said he was experiencing some back soreness and had the day off. It's unknown if this is an injury or just a smokescreen, as the Montreal organization rarely releases injury information.
TOR - C Tyler Bozak left practice early holding a towel to his neck after colliding and tumbling to the ice with fellow C Nikolai Kulemin. No report was forthcoming from the Leaf's front office about any possible injury.
CHI - D Niklas Hjalmarsson was the subject of injury talk today and the Blackhawks front office didn't deny or confirm the the rumors, just Hjalmarsson will be out for an extended time. No questions of any roster moves were answered
NJD - C Jacob Josefson was placed on IR today with the mysterious "Upper Body Injury" Devils exec's were tight lipped about the injury and no updated roster information was shared.
* Late breaking news * The Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils have just filed paperwork with the league office for a trade and reports are saying that 35 y/o C Shawn Horcoff (6.5a/6.5a) is headed to NJ for 23 y/o C Andrei Loktionov (6.5d/7.0d) Expert analysts are baffled as the Devils just lost backup C Josefson to injury, and Loktionov was considered to have a bright future in Newark...But time will tell just how this trade works out.


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Game Two @ St. Louis Oct 5
Scottrade Center is where the 1 - 0 Panthers are set to take on the 1 - 0 Blues! A good game was expected by coach Bonehead Moore and didn't disappoint with the Panthers coming out flying against the Blues outshooting them 15 - 7, but once again going into the locker room down 1 - 0 after one period of play. The second period was much more equal and the Panthers knotted it up on a C Scott Gomez ES tally. Shots were 27 - 17 after two periods. The third period had the Panthers dancing on the ropes, as the Blues outshot them 14 - 5, but G Tim Thomas and the defense hung tough finally allowing the go ahead goal by RW Vladimir Tarasenko with only 3:28 left in the period. Shots ended up virtually even 32 - 31 for the Panthers.

In a postgame interview Coach Moore was questioned about the ice time of D pair Gudbranson and Weaver who only played shy of 13 minutes each. Coach Moore replied "It was part of the gameplan, we held them in check for the most part and were rolling all four lines, those two are our strongest defenders and we wanted them fresh if we took a lot of penalties". The followup question was about the 0 -6 PP performance and he joked " Thats what tomorrow's practice will address"

Summary and stats below
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Oct 5th 2013
SCORES
DET -1 BOS - 3 LW Milan Lucic scored twice and G Tukka Rask stopped 35 shots in a sloppy, penalty filled game at TD Garden.
CLB - 5 NYI - 2 D Fedor Tyutin had a goal and an assist and four other players all scored ES tallies as the visiting Blue Jackets bombarded the Isles with 51 shots in an easy victory.
EDM - 4 VAN - 0 G Devan Dubnyk turned away all 32 shots and D Andrew Ference scored twice to even the Oilers record at 1 -1.
OTT - 6 TOR - 5 After a relatively quiet first period with no goals, both teams exploded for seven goals in the second period, and four more in the third providing an exciting finish Leafs. C Jay McClement scored twice, before LW Milan Michalek's second tally with 1:44 left in the game gave him a four point night and broke the hearts of the over 19 thousand Leafs fans who cheered valiantly all night.
BUF - 3 PIT - 1 Visiting Buffalo used two PP goals in a three goal first period to defeat the winless Penguins. Pens D Matt Niskanen may face additional discipline after a 5 minute illegal check to the head is reviewed.
WAS - 1 DAL - 6 RW Valeri Nichushkin lit the lamp twice and Dallas added three PP goals as the Stars easily handled the Capitals in a penalty filled game.
ARZ - 1 SJS - 2 C Andrew Desjardins had the GWG and the Sharks poured 41 shots on net but only escaped in a 2 - 1 victory at home.
PHI - 3 MTL - 4 LW Alex Galchenyuk scored his second goal of the game with 1:10 remaining to lift the hometown Hab's to victory. G Steve Mason handled 36 of 40 Montreal shots in the close loss
TBY - 2 CHI - 5 RW Patrick Kane scored twice and added an assist at home, as the Lightning stayed winless this season.
ANA - 3 MIN - 2 For the second straight game it took the shootout to decide the winner at the Excel Energy Center. This time the Wild C Kyle Brodziak missed the shootout net and Ducks LW Matt Beleskey went five hole on G Josh Harding for the win.

In Other News -
MIN - RW Jason Pominville did not return from the locker room after the first period in the game and there is no report on any injury at this time.
MIN - C Mikko Koivu was on the injury list after the game and upper body injury is the report with no timetable for return.
MIN - As the few remaining beat writers in the press room were pounding away on their laptops finishing the storylines, an unidentified staffer poked his head in the door and whispered "you guys should get up to the GM's office". A few took him up on the offer and quickly discovered that something WAS happening. An hour later the news was revealed that the Wild had traded 35 y/o G Niklas Backstrom (7.0d/7.0d) to the Toronto Maple Leafs for 30 y/o C Jay McClement (6.5c/6.5c) and 19 y/o C Dominic Toninato (4.0e/6.0e). One beat writer scouring the internet noted McClement's two goal performance tonight and quipped "Talk about selling high!" The players should be with their respective teams sometime tomorrow after passing routine physicals.


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Oct 6th, 2013
SCORES
PHI - 1 CAR - 2 G Cam Ward was stellar tonight with 45 saves, and LW Jiri Tlusty got the GWG in the third period to beat the Flyers.
ANA - 4 WPG - 3 13 penalties were handed out and the Jets could only convert on one PP opportunity out of nine given them. Ducks RW Andrew Cogliano scored two goals, including the game winner in the second period.
VAN - 4 CAL - 3 The Flames suffered their second loss of the young season, and LW Daniel Sedin and C Henrik Sedin both scored and were +3 on the night for the Canucks.


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Panthers results week 1
In the weekly call to the owner Coach Bonehead Moore stresses the positives of the dominating win over Dallas and the close late loss in St.Louis, Mr Viner however is neutral saying only the team is what it is - .a 500 winning percentage and he expects better results as the season progresses.
The coaching staff also meets and there is nothing surprising, everyone reports progress and satisfaction with the team at this point.

Stats and results posted below;
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I am adding the additional Skater 2 & Skater 3 .jpg's if anyone enjoys the nuts n bolts of statistics.
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Oct 7th 2013
SCORES
NJD - 2 EDM - 4 The Oilers opened with 3 ES goals in the first period. RW Nail Yakupov scored his second goal of the game in the second period and LW Linus Omark had a goal and an assist as Edmonton proceeded to hold off the Devils despite giving up 2 third period goals and 31 shots overall.
NYR - 0 LAK - 2 The Rangers traveled west to meet the Kings at Staples Center and entered the game undefeated. They left with a .500 record. Kings G Ben Scrivens backstopped the Kings, stopping all 23 shots and first period goals by RW Jeff Carter and RW Dustin Brown would be all the offense Los Angeles needed tonight.

In Other News
TOR - The Maple Leafs continue wheeling and dealing and this time their dance partner was the Ottawa Senators. Promising blueliner D Jake Gardinier (6.5b/7.5b) and C Tony Cameranesi (4.0e/6.0e) are headed to Ottawa in exchange for seasoned greybeard 36 y/o D Joe Corvo (6.5b/6.5b) and college prospect LW Jeff Costello (5.0e/6.0e). There are widely varying opinions blasting out of both towns sports radio stations. Gardinier,a former first round pick certainly has the pedigree to make this a steal of a deal. Both Corvo and Gardinier are in the last year of approximately $900K deals
DAL - Reports this morning put 21 y/o D Patrick Nemeth (6.5d/7.5d) on the shelf up to a week after getting injured in practice. Nemeth has not seen game action yet for the Stars, so no roster moves are expected.


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Oct 8th - Trade Interest

FLA- I'm talking game planning against Philly tonight with the coaches over coffee in the hotel restaurant, when my cell phone rings and it's Jo (the shapely and attractive office assistant back in Sunrise), who after a few questions then tells me a man named MacTavish called and he just wants to talk.

I quickly excuse myself and go back into my hotel room, knowing its Craig MacTavish and he is Edmonton's GM. Maybe my first trade offer? I have put feelers out and something is coming back a week later? Excellent!!!

After greetings and salutations, Craig (he told me to call him that...) says he hears I'm unhappy with a few players on my team and he's is in a similar position. I ask who and he coyly replies "I called you to find out who you have available..." I see..." is my non-witty reply (wishing I didn't sound like a kid asking for his first date...) Finally I figure enough of this and just tell him that I was considering Captain Brian Campbell and Scottie Upshall, but I now am keeping Campbell as he has proved himself worthy of his contract. Craig replies asking if there is anybody else and I tell him everyone is available for the right price...

The call concludes with him e-mailing his NHL list of players available to my phone and asking for the same from me. I return to the meeting and tell the coaches and immediately Coach Ramsay blurts "Hemsky!". After a few seconds both Coach McCabe and Coach Pauwelyn are agreeing we could/should pursue this opportunity to upgrade our offense. I assign Coach Pauwelyn and call scout Frank Mahavolich to look at Hemsky and report back ASAP.

Since I figure MacTavish is going to try to take advantage of the new guy, I call the owner and tell him I want to make a trade offer of Upshall for Hemsky. Of course the first question is "how much more is Hemsky?" I didn't do that homework (BAD GM!!!) and I tell him its around a million point five, but I would have to check. (luckily I hit the number on the head, thank you lucky stars!) Surprising me the owner tells me as long as I don't CAP out the budget and call him before making the trade, he's ok with it just as long as I don't give up any draft picks... I agree and hang up. As I leave the room I send the e-mail to MacTavish asking if he will take Upshall for Hemsky straight up. There has been no reply and its just before game time



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Game 3 @ Philadelphia Oct 8
Game three of the season opening road trip, one more at Tampa Bay, then back to Sunrise for a couple games in the friendly confines... As agreed at the morning skate Coach Ramsey wanted to dress LW Jesse Winchester (6.5a/6.5a) in place of LW Sean Bergenheim (6.5a/6.5a)to see if the defense was any better from that position. Obviously unhappy Sean Bergenheim just shrugged and said he was a professional and just needed to work harder to gain our trust. Jesse Winchester was obviously delighted and had a noticeable jump in his stride at practice.

The first period was a lot of middle ice play by both teams, until a quick line change called by Coach Ramsey caught the Flyers with only one defenseman back and RW Bobby Butler scored his first goal of the season. Only 38 seconds later another quick line change and a great clearing pass by D Eric Gudbranson led to a tic-tac-toe goal by Butler with his linemates again picking up the assists. That quieted the Wells Fargo Center and the normally boisterous crowd never got back in the game.

The final score was 4 -0 and First Star G Tim Thomas turned away all 28 shots. LW Jonathan Huberdeau scored the Panthers first short handed tally this season late in the third period and the Panthers peppered Flyers starter G Steve Mason with 44 shots.
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Oct 8th 2013
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COL - 6 TOR - 1 The Avalanche used two PP goals and three goals in the third period to pull away and dominate the Maple Leafs. Six different players scored for the Av's and G Semyon Varlamov (8.0c/8.0c) stopped 28 or 29 shots for his third straight win
CAR - 5 PIT -3 LW Nathan Gerbe (6.5b/7.0b) and RW Alexander Semin (8.0b/8.0b)each scored twice as Pittsburgh remained winless this season. The Hurricanes G Cam Ward (8.0b/8.0b) had to virtually stand on his head as the Penguins fired 14 shots in the final 20 minutes and yet it was the Hurricanes who scored the final two goals on just five shots to get and seal the win.
NJD - 3 VAN - 2 All five goals were scored in a exciting first period, then tight checking defenses and great goaltending by both backup goalies over the next 40 minutes made the score final.
ARZ - 7 NYI - 5 Coyotes players RW Radim Vrbata (7.5b/7.5b) had two goals and an assist, and D Derek Morris (7.5c/7.5c) contributed three assists in a wide open affair that wasn't as close as the score indicated.
TBY - 3 BUF - 4 the surprising Sabres are 3-1 on the season after getting by visiting Tampa Bay on a shootout winning goal by RW Steve Ott (7.5c/7.5c) Lightning RW JT Brown (6.5c/6.5c)scored two goals and an assist helping secure a point for the so far winless Bolts.
NYR - 5 SJS - 1 The Rangers continued their west coast swing, this time dropping in the Shark Tank otherwise known as HP Pavilion. The Blueshirts showed no kindness to the host team, jumping out to a three to zero score after one period and just increasing the pressure throughout the game. G Henrik Lundqvist (8.5c/8.5c) made 29 saves and brought his GAA to 1.33 and his save percentage to an astounding .952 on the season!
MIN - 3 NAS - 1 Twelve minor penalties set the tempo of this game as all three Wild goals were scored via the PP. The outcome was in doubt until the last 10 minutes of the third period when four minor Predator penalties gave Minnesota its opportunity to ice the game and they did.

No other NHL news...


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Oct 9th 2013
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CHI - 6 STL - 3 Bitter rivals clashed at Scottrade Center and the visitors used a second period for the ages to crush the Blues magical start of the season. Eight goals were scored by the teams in the second stanza, five of the goals went the Black Hawk's way, including two PP goals and an PP assist by C Jonathan Toews who surprisingly ended up a -2 on the night.
MTL - 5 CGY - 6 This matchup may not inspire a rivalry like the Maple Leafs for the Canadiens, but don't tell the Flames that! 6 of the 9 penalties called were against the Flames and Montreal capitalized three times but still fell short against this inspired club. 18 y/o youngster C Sean Monahan (6.5b/8.0b) scored twice and D Chris Butler (7.0d/7.0d) had a PP tally and an assist ending with a +2 on the evening. LW Max Pacioretty (8.0b/8.0b) placed himself squarely in the scoring race with a hat trick including two PP goals.
OTT - 2 LAK - 0 G Craig Anderson (8.0b/8.0b) sparkled in a shutout performance, stopping 27 shots. RW Erik Condra (6.5d/6.5d) and C Jason Spezza (8.0d/8.0d) scored ES markers and each team squandered 5 power play opportunities in a chippy game.

No other NHL news.


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Group Participation Blow...
For all the Monty Python fans....

Anyway - FEEDBACK!!! I see over 700 reads and greatly appreciate it, but no written feedback is disconcerting. I really want to hear what you think - yes even if its criticisms (constructive criticism preferred). I am certainly not a professional writer, but I am drawing on quips and comments I've heard over the 40+ years I've watched hockey games played and read the articles in the paper. AM I too chatty? Too little info? too many .jpg's? poor editing/ cropping skills? ( I KNOW I'm guilty of that one!)

I consistently see in Dynasties here and elsewhere that there is not enough background or stories to the teams. The second thing is people ask for updates on other teams than the Dynasty is portraying. I am attempting to do a nightly summary of all the games in the NHL and just by doing that, some anomalies I have discovered myself are that WAY more players having two goal games in the first week than happened IRL. Goalies play an additional two seconds in the games than the game clock allows. Reserve goalies pressed into service during games do not get credit for the game in the summaries.That goalies apparently never get pulled for an extra attacker during games. are these gamebreakers? Not hardly.

For those that want NHL stats I will be posting the jpg's of the skater and goalie leaders pages on the 1st and 15th of each month. While I have my own style and certainly some will not like my writing, I am willing to adapt and try to give the readers what they want.

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Game 4 @ Tampa Bay Oct 10th

Tired of living out of suitcases, the team is very lackluster at morning skate. The coaching staff is just as bad and after an hour of this nonsense Bonehead has seen enough, he calls the practice to a close, tells the team to get some rest and be back on the buses at 430pm.
There is a particularly nasty exchange between Coach McCabe and Coach Tyulin but they break apart before Bonehead can make it across the room to them. Neither offers any reason for the exchange just a difference of opinion they both say. Coach Ramsay suggests C Shawn Matthias (6.5/6.5)get a break, so C Drew Shore (6.0/7.0)can shake off some rust. LW Sean Bergenheim is reinstated to the lineup and LW Jesse Winchester goes back to the bench with a pat on the butt. Neither defensive coach has any recommendations for changes.

The opening period is very similar to the previous three games with a decent shot advantage and this time no score after one period. The second period sees Scott Gomez stuff home a PP rebound for his second goal of the season as the equalizer from an earlier TB score. Shots after two periods are a comfortable 26-17 lead.

During the intermission the earlier words between the coaches flare back up again and this time Bonehead is there to hear it... Coach Tyutin is convinced we need to move our best defensive pairing to the top line and give them major minutes to keep the shots down in the third period, Coach McCabe is believing the current set-up will work fine and the previous games are history. Bonehead sets them both apart and agrees they will modify the lineup but D Gudbranson and D Weaver will play the second pairing and with equal minutes to D Campbell and D Gilbert .

The grand defensive plan doesn't work out quite the way we hoped. Although the Bolts shots on goal are limited to just six in the third period, the Gudbranson/Weaver pairing are on the ice when Tampa scores the go ahead goal with 5:50 remaining. We don't get the equalizer and the Lightning are off the schneid with thier first win of the season.

The post game press conference is short and Bonehead admits he's not happy with the offense getting 36 shots and only scoring one goal, but notes the goal is a PP goal and obviously the coaching had everything to do with that. The room breaks up with laughter as intended. Bonehead closes out the conference with the reminder that they get some home cooking tomorrow against Pittsburgh and the chance to correct the problem

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Oct 10th 2013

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COL - 3 BOS - 2 The Bruins can't make a early first period goal by D Zdeno Chara (9.0c/9.0c) hold up and fall behind in the second period to three ES goals by the Av's. Both goalies close the door in the third period and the Avalanche continues its four game unbeaten streak.
ARZ - 2 DET - 3 G Jimmy Howard (7.5d/8.0d) let in 2 PP goals but stopped 38 other shots in getting a narrow win over the Coyotes. He is another goalie on a tear, sporting a 1.33 GAA and an impressive .963 save percentage.
WPG - 1 MIN - 2 The Wild made a two goal first period lead hold up and Josh Harding stopped 35 of 36 shots to drop the hard luck Jets to 1 - 3 on the season.
NYR - 4 ANA - 1 LW Benoit Pouliot scored first then spent the rest of the game in the penalty box, or so it seemed, as he had three minor penalties in the game. G Henrik Lundqvist is still crazy good allowing one goal and lowering his GAA to 1.25 and upping his save percentage to .957.
CBL - 3 BUF - 4 The surging Buffalo Sabres won for the fourth time, this time building a three goal lead and then surviving a furious third period comeback effort by the Blue Jackets. First Star LW Thomas Vanek (8.0d/8.0d) had a goal and an assist in the win.
MTL - 2 EDM - 3 The Habs used a two goal performance by LW Alex Galchenyuk to get an OT point in a downright nasty penalty filled game. 11 penalties were called in the regular session, seven against Montreal, before RW Jordan Eberle (8.0b/8.0b) scored a PP goal on yet another Montreal penalty in OT.
CAR - 3 WAS - 1 The Hurricanes won behind 29 y/o G Cam Ward (8.0b/8.0b) who turned away 35 or 36 shots to get his third win.
TOR - 3 NAS - 2 Maple leaf C Nazem Kadri (7.5b/8.0b) and Predator C Mike Fisher (7.5c/7.5c) both scored once and had an assist in this shootout thriller. *** Shootout was wrong, extra TOR shooter scored after first 6 was allowed even though only TOR. Cody Franson scored on 5th shot. ***
SJS - 2 VAN - 5 Canucks RW Alex Burrows (7.5d/7.5d) and RW David Booth (6.5d/6.5d) both scored twice in a easy win over the Sharks at home. Booth's goal a game pace through the first five games cannot possibly last, but is good at keeping him a scoring leader in the NHL race.



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Walking in at 7:30 am Bonehead is surprised to see both defensive coaches have obviously been there at least a few hours. Questioning whats up, they say they worked out a compromise plan for the defense and want me to sign off on it. Campbell/Gilbert remains the top pair with Gudbranson/Weaver moving up to second pairing and Kulikov/Gilroy dropping to third pairing. Since both coaches agree with this plan I quickly agree to try it tonight. "Thats not all" they say They want a little extra muscle in the lineup tonight so Colby Robak will play in place of Gilroy who is our least physical D man. The minutes played will strongly skew towards the top four with Kulikov and Robak essentially spelling the top four. Again its their show I tell them. Coach Ramsay will be out today on an approved leave day. (HIPPA rules you understand) but will be there tonight, he left his changes in an envelope and I implement the changes before the morning skate. C Gomez and LW Fleischmann move to the top line, while youngsters LW Huberdeau and C Bjugstad move to 2nd line to counteract the "Crosby effect".

The first period is a very nice surprise, we are finally outshot for the period 12-10, but four of our shots find the back of the net! Most surprisingly the new defensive pairing result in Kulikov/Robak being a plus three for the period and Kulikov scoring just :18 into the game. (even though it's only an impossible :02 seconds after the first FLA goal...)

The Penguins use the second period to storm back into the game on two goals by RW James Neal (8.0a/8.0a). The good news is we held the Pens to 7 shots on goal and we closed the shots gap to one at 19 -18.

What a third period!, 16,864 fans are treated to a three goal third period and seven goals on the night! The final score is 7 - 3 and the players are mobbing each other by G Tim Thomas... There is definitely a feeling of relief among the coaches and we savor the moment before heading to the dressing room.
C Shawn Matthias (6.5a/6.5a)and C Nick Bjugstad (7.0a/8.0a) both score twice tonight, while First Star D Brian Campbell (8.0a/8.0a) had two assists and a plus three rating for the evening.
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Oct 11th 2013
SCORES
ARZ - 4 PHI - 5 The Flyers taking 8 of 10 penalties in the game does not sound like a winning formula. Flyers C Brayden Schenn had two goals including a PP tally and a helper to get Philly it's first win of the season. Coyotes C Mike Riberio (7.5b/7.5b) also scored twice, and the Yotes had 3 PP tallies in the losing effort.
NYI - 0 CHI - 2 Backup G Nikolai Khabibulin (6.5c/6.5c) got the start and the shutout, turning away 24 shots, and D Duncan Keith (9.5b/9.5b) and C Jonathan Toews (9.5b/9.5b) provided the offense for the undefeated Blackhawks fourth win.
LAK - 2 CAR - 6 The Kings were not treated like royalty by the hometown Hurricanes. LW Alexander Semin (8.0b/8.0b) got the hat trick with an assist and D Mike Komisarek (6.5d/6.5d) had three helpers in dismantling the visitors from the west coast.
DAL - 1 WPG - 3 If there wasn't bad blood before this game - there is now! Hooking, holding, roughing and various cheap shots finally boiled over into a early third period heavyweight match between DAL Antoine Roussel and WPG Zach Bogosian who went at it for almost three minutes before refs were able to separate the two. The teams still hacked and tripped each other right to the final buzzer and glares were plentiful as the refs stayed on the ice til the teams retired to their respective locker rooms.
NJD - 2 CAL - 4 Defense was definitely an afterthought tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome arena. NJ fired 41 shots in the contest to Calgary's 39 shots and CAL RW David Jones (6.5c/6.5c) had a goal and an assist to pace the winners. NJ fell to 2 - 3 on the season and Calgary improved to 3 - 2.

In other NHL news
FLA GM /Coach Bonehead Moore made an offer sheet to EDM listing RW Scottie Upshall (6.5a/6.5a) in trade for RW Ales Hemsky.(7.0c/7.0c) No reply so far from EDM GM Craig MacTavish.





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