Good morning! “What’d I Miss?” is a new feature that will run after weekends for those people who used their weekend like, doin’ stuff instead of constantly watching hockey. Doin’ stuff is the worst. Stick-tap to Pro Hockey Talk, a major source for this.
I’m not exactly sure what happened that we woke up this morning and the halfway mark of the NHL schedule is on the horizon, but here we are. And um, the Blackhawks still haven’t been beaten in regulation (#isthatgood?)
Here are the most interesting tidbits, highlights, and controversial moments from the past weekend in the NHL. And by past weekend I mean since you left work at five o’clock on Friday.
Taylor Hall got suspended two games for his knee on Cal Clutterbuck
The Oilers beat the Coyotes Saturday afternoon in his absence, and they’ll have to face the Chicago Blackhawks without him tonight as well. The suspension will cost him around 10 thousand dollars or so, but whatevs, amirite rich people?
You can check out Brendan Shanahan’s explanation video here.
Oh, and bee-tee-dubs, I wrote about Hall and kneeing in general Friday. …Sorry for the whole bee-tee-dubs thing.
The Blackhawks still haven’t lost in regulation
I already mentioned that briefly, but it’s a bit of a talking point. They’re 15-0-3 after beating San Jose 3-2 on Friday night and sneaking past Columbus 1-0 on Sunday. For a run like this, you need your off days to pair up with games against soft opponents, and that’s exactly what happened for the Hawks yesterday. Shaw scored the goal, his fourth of the year.
The NHL’s reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin was diagnosed with a concussion
He took the blow (shown below) Friday night against the Panthers. “Concussion-like symptoms” turned into short-term memory-loss, and they’re saying he’ll miss at least the next three games against Florida, Carolina and Montreal. He has no other symptoms and his memory is returning, according to Dan Bylsma. Read the rest of this entry »