Nightcap: October 19: The Mason Raymond Appreciation Edition

NHL Scores

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AHL Scores:

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Things You Might Have Missed:

  • Toews’ goal Saturday was the first shorthanded OT goal by a Blackhawks player in a regular-season game.
  • Paul Stastny (Blues) isStastny is out week-to-week with a shoulder injuryout week-to-week with a shoulder injury
  • Eric Staal (Hurricanes) skated alone this morning, could return during the road trip vs. Vancouver.
  • Canes’ Sekera somehow escaped serious injury after a violent collision with the end boards last Tuesday against Buffalo. He has skated with the team since Thursday in New York.
  • Canes’ Liles left last Tuesday’s game late with a lower-body injury, and he was back on the ice today in a yellow, no-contact jersey. Peters expects him to be cleared for contact come Monday.
  • Jeff Skinner (Hurricanes, concussion) has been skating with the team for close to a week.
  • Per Bob McKenzie: CGY’s extension with T.J. Brodie expected to be finalized Monday. It’s believed to be for five years with an AAV in the $4.6M range.
  • Speaking of Brodie, he extended his point streak to 6 games tonight.
  • Ben Scrivens (Oilers) got a new mask today!
  • Viktor Hedman (Lightning) to miss the rest of the road trip with upper body injury.
  • Dallas Stars recall Jyrki Jokipakka from the Texas Stars. Valeri Nichushkin placed on injured reserve.
  • Canes recall forward Patrick Brown.
  • Jonathan Drouin & Luke Witkowski (Lightning) recalled.
  • Dan Girardi & Kevin Klein (Rangers) left the game & would not return tonight. They both received stitches after the game and are considered day to day.
  • Bo Horvat (Canucks) assigned to Utica for a conditioning assignment.

This is The Mason Raymond Appreciation part of this post.

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Second (okay, sample size, hush) in the NHL in goals? You don’t say. Averaging a point a game? (Yeah, okay, that hattrick had something to do with it, but still.)

Yeah, okay, a 25% shooting % is unsustainable, but this is looking good for my favorite player. He may crack that 20 goal mark this year, something that he hasn’t done since pre-back injury (although he did come close last year. 19!)

And I’m just going to drop this here for comparison. Keep in mind that all other years are a full season. So sample size sample size sample size. Comparatively, he’s still not quite where he was pre-injury, but he’s getting there. It’ll be interesting to see where he ends up at the end of the season.

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