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Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs

The Pittsburgh Penguins and their fans had to hold their breath last night after seeing their captain going flying into the boards during Saturday night’s game against the Maple Leafs.

Leafs defenseman Cody Franson sent Sidney Crosby flying into the boards after taking out his legs while sliding backwards on the ice.

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Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson takes exception to a Zac Rinaldo hit on Chris Phillips by cross-checking the forward in the face late in the third period of today’s game against the Flyers. On the play, he received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for his actions.

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UPDATE: Landeskog has returned to the bench for the 2nd period.

The Sharks are playing a rare day game at home today against the Colorado Avalanche, and so far, the game has been full of action.

On the plus side, Patrick Marleau became the first player in 95 years to score multiple goals in four straight games to start a season. (first player to achieve this since Cy Denneny in 1917-18) On the negative side, Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog was sent flying after a huge hit from the Sharks’ Brad Stuart.

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Okay this picture makes Schenn look a bit villainous.

Those of you who have long-ish hockey memories may recall that back in May of 2012, Anton Volchenkov absolutely wrecked Brayden Schenn during his rookie season behind the net. I didn’t remember the hit until today when it suddenly occurred to me, “Hey, maybe the car accident of a hit from last night had a little deeper meaning to it.”

Here’s Volchenkov on Schenn less than a year ago:


Volchenkov throws thunderous body checks with consistency, and doesn’t seem like a guy you’d get on a tee for revenge too often. So last night, when Brayden Schenn hopped on the ice and saw Volchenkov digging the puck off the wall on his backhand side, you can’t fault him for licking his chops. Read the rest of this entry »