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Dalton Prout has a date with the Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon for alleged interference on Radko Gudas.
In Saturday’s game between the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers, Gudas dealt a vicious, but legal hit on John Quenneville.
Taylor Hall made a move so brilliant it broke Steve Mason.
OK. That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but what Hall did was spectacular.
Hall gets in on a breakaway behind Shayne Gostisbehere. He dekes and dipsy-doodles the puck to a point where Mason bites. With his right hand on his stick, Hall sweeps the puck past the out-stretched skate of the goaltender and into the net.
Mason was clearly in distress afterward. It looked like he stretched completely out to make the save. Could it be his groin? Knee? A hammy? After a couple minutes, he was helped to the locker room.
Almost immediately after Mason left the ice, the Philly broadcast opined that this could be the last time fans saw the netminder in a Flyers’ jersey. Mason is an unrestricted free agent after the season, but come on. There are 12 games left. Give the guy the benefit of the doubt even if he is (allegedly) made of glass.
The season ending injury talk was indeed a bit premature. Reports after the game were that Mason was suffering from cramping. He’ll be evaluated again on Friday.
The team was losing 4-2 when Michal Neuvirth replaced Mason. Adam Henrique scored a goal on Neuvirth and Hall picked up his second of the game on an empty net. Devils snap a 10 game losing streak, 6-2.
The New Jersey Devils shipped forward P.A. Parenteau to the Nashville Predators at the trade deadline for a sixth round pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft.
Calling Parenteau a ‘journeyman’ is an understatement. With the trade, he will be suiting up for his sixth different team since the 2013-14 season.
The 33-year-old forward started this season as a member of the New York Islanders, signing a one-year, $1.25-million deal after a career rebirth of sorts in Toronto a season prior. Rejoining the Islanders was an experiment to see if he could rekindle the offensive firepower he once had scoring a career high 67 points in the 2011-12 season.
Parenteau didn’t even make it to opening night before he was put on waivers by the Isles.
The New Jersey Devils claimed him and that’s where he’s been until today. In 59 games with the Devils, Parenteau has 13 goals and 14 assists; four of his goals have come on the power play.
The Florida Panthers went down a forward after Denis Malgin took a hard check by Pavel Zacha into the boards.
Malgin stayed down on the ice before coming to all fours. He skated off under his own power and went straight to the dressing room. Shortly after the start of the second period, the Panthers announced Malgin would not return due to an ‘upper-body injury.’
Zacha was assessed a five-minute major penalty by the officials, but he was not kicked out of the game.
With all hits of this nature, the Department of Player Safety will take a look to see if supplemental discipline is necessary.
Kyle Palmieri found out just how protective Carey Price is over his crease.
The New Jersey Devils forward danced around Jeff Petry on the way to the net. Palmieri appears to be trying to control the puck when he collides with Price.
The normally calm, cool Price turns green (under his mask) and goes full Hulk on Palmieri by decking him while still on the ice. You can practically hear the Montreal faithful yelling ‘FINISH HIM’ – or ‘FINIS-LE’ for the francophone – as Price goes back from a few more slugs on Palmieri.
Price used his blocker to pummel Palmieri and that could have cost him.
One of the few delights throughout the long NHL season is the Halloween parties teams have and seeing our favorite NHLers get creative with their costumes.
We dug around the interwebs to find as many players in costume this year at their team’s Halloween celebrations and they did not disappoint.
Without further ado, enjoy the gallery of ghouls and goblins from what is NHL Halloween 2016.