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Brendan Gallagher, on giving his No.73 back to Michael Ryder: “I hear Rolex makes nice watches.” (per FAN590)
Here’s an interesting dark horse for your bench – Mats Zuccarello. The Rangers are looking at bringing him back next month.
Casey Wellman ended up being the guy called up yesterday, as I guessed in the ramblings. He was called up to help serve drinks in the press box, unfortunately.
Mathieu Perreault has seven points in his last seven games. John Carlson has four points in five games and is plus-2. Add in Ovechkin’s big game on the weekend and the Caps players are quietly helping their stats catch back up to where they should be. Nicklas Backstrom has four in his last three games, too.
Mike Green was back and he played 22 minutes – great sign. And Carlson getting two points (and six shots) in a game that Green played in was also a nice sign.
Alexander Semin led the Hurricanes in shots with four against his former team.
Ryan Murphy had a lot of weight on his shoulders in his first two NHL games, seeing 49 minutes of ice time and going minus-4. But the last two games he has seen 35 minutes and an even plus/minus. That’s a much more realistic ice time number for a teenager just getting started.
New Jersey recalled goalie Keith Kincaid, as Martin Brodeur is ineligible to come back until Monday.
Defenseman Grant Clitsome has quietly put together a three-game points streak and he’s plus-4 in that span.
But he’s got nothing on Evander Kane, who h