Ramblings: No Rust on Bryan, Rookie Goalies, Ehlers Turnaround (Dec 21)

Ian Gooding

2018-12-21


Max Domi and Alex Galchenyuk faced their former teams for the first time since their offseason trade. So far the trade has been a big win for the Canadiens, but remember that trades shouldn’t be fully judged over a half season. After all, the Coyotes were widely considered the winner of this deal in the offseason, and Galchenyuk has been set back with injuries. It shouldn’t be lost that the trade has helped Domi considerably to the point where he was recently named one of the Top 10 Surprises of 2017-18.

So how did each perform in their “revenge game”? Meh, both were held without a point. The stars in this game were the goalies, most notably Carey Price. The day after being tagged with a loss against Colorado, the Williams Lake minor hockey product stopped 36 of 37 shots to pick up his first win in three games. One of those saves was an incredible toe save on former teammate Galchenyuk.

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This describes what Roberto Luongo has been up to for the past couple nights:
 


Lu was pulled early in the third period after allowing five goals on 22 shots. Even with the venerable Luongo, the Panthers have a bottom-5 team goals-against average (3.58 GAA), so it’s clear that the scorers can’t take too many off nights if they are to stay competitive.

Just another day at the office for the Leafs&rsqu