Ramblings: Ullmark Leaves Game, Doused Flames, Hronek, Burakovsky (Nov 26)

Ian Gooding


Although not an official government holiday, Black Friday resulted in a bunch of early games and an unusually high number of games overall for a Friday. Hopefully you remembered to set your lineup in time (I usually set it the night before just in case I lose internet or I have to deal with some other more pressing matter that day).

Between his own impressive play and that of his team, Linus Ullmark has been a must-start all season. Unfortunately, those who roster Ullmark might have to search for another short-term option, as the Bruins goalie was forced to leave Friday's day game in the third period with an upper-body injury. Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said that he hoped the injuries to Ullmark and Craig Smith would only be day-to-day. The Bruins don't play again until Tuesday, so he could be back next week pending further information.

Before he left the game, Ullmark successfully challenged the shooter.

With two goals on Friday, David Krejci now has six goals in his past five games. He also has a five-game point streak in which he has eight points. After his one-year retirement from the NHL, Krejci seems to be exceeding expectations with a near-point-per-game pace (17 PTS in 18 GP). Moreover, he has equalled his goal total from 2020-21 (8 G), which he needed 51 games to reach. Although the Bruins are still riding high at the top of the table, Krejci has a 30.8 SH% and 66.7 Sec. Asst% that suggest a potential sell high.

Getting shut out by Darcy Kuemper (32 saves) and the Capitals means that numerous Flames find themselves on the Cold List on Frozen Tools. So