The Dump and Chase – 03/21/2011

Retro DiPietro

Rick DiPietro sported a different look when he returned to NHL action on Saturday night, donning a Chris Osgood style helmet and cage in place of his regular goalie mask. InGoal Magazine:

Turns out Dipietro’s new look actually was one of Osgood’s old masks from his time with the Islanders. And while Osgood has admitted it puts him at more risk than a modern mask – “if I take one flush with mine, it might or might not cut me, but I’m going to feel it a lot more,” he told InGoal – it also turns out Dipietro was wearing it to protect his surgically repaired face.

Remembering Ron Tugnutt’s 70-Save Performance

It was 20 years ago today when Ron Tugnutt of the Quebec Nordiques turned away 70 shots against the Boston Bruins in a 3-3 tie; Puck Daddy recalls the night of Tugnutt’s legendary performance.

Hulsizer Working to Find Way Around Goldwater Case

The saga continues as Matthew Hulsizer appears to have found a way to guarantee bond payments and thus get the city of Glendale off the hook. We shall see.

Concussion Could End Gonchar’s Season

The Senators’ 3-2 win over Tampa on Saturday could very well be the last glimpse we get of Sergei Gonchar this season. Bruce Garrioch reports that a concussion Gonchar suffered and the uncertainty that comes along with head injuries could ultimately spell the end of the end on the defenceman’s 2010-11 season.

Canes Trying a New Look on PP

With a playoff spot on the line, Paul Maurice is turning to the likes of Chad LaRose and Derek Joslin to try and reinvigorate the Hurricanes powerplay. Canes Country has more on the team’s late season line shuffling.

Subban’s Hat-Trick

The guys are never going to respect P.K. Subban if he keeps putting the puck in the next like this: