Friday, October 19, 2007

The Daily Sniper: Your National Nightmare is Over

News and notes from last night's action...

The Thrashers are mildly enthusiastic about their first win.
Gregory Smith/AP

Atlanta 5, NY Rangers 3 -- After six long, grueling games the Altanta Thrashers have finally won. We can now shift our attention to other, more important things such as once again going about our daily lives. My apologies to Ranger fans tonight have to be beside themselves right about now. Ah who am I kidding... WOO!! Suck it!!

Calgary 4, Los Angeles 3 -- The word out of Calgary today is that Mike Keenan's head has yet to explode. That's always good news. Daymond Langkow and Anze Kopitar each had three points in this one, as the Kings are still in search of their first road win.

Ottawa 4, Montreal 3 -- As it turns out, Carey Price is indeed human. He surrendered four goals on 29 shots, as the Sens chalked up another victory. Believe it or not, Alexei Kovalev scored his third goal of the season for Montreal and Daniel Alfredsson had three assists for Ottawa.

Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 0 -- Mike Richards continued his dominance of the National Hockey League, scoring his seventh and eighth points of the season to go along with a +3 rating. Martin Biron won his fourth straight game and recorded his second straight shut out.

Detroit 4, San Jose 2 -- Bryan Rafalski had three helpers for the Red Wings, and Chris Osgood (jeez, doesn't it feel like he's been around forever?) made 23 saves.

NY Islanders 5, Washington 2 -- Bill Guerin single-handedly defeated the Capitals, by scoring three goals. Two of those came on the power play. Bryan Berard (wow, it's weird seeing him play for the Isles again) recorded the game winner and Chris Campoli added four assists for the Islanders. Alex Ovechkin added his fourth of the year for Washington.

Toronto 3, Florida 2 -- Bryan Mccabe and Jason Blake scored for Toronto before Nik Antropov scored his sixth goal of the season to help the Leaves overcome a 2-0 deficit.

Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1 -- Marco Sturm had a pair of goals for the Bruins.

Edmonton 4, Phoenix 2 -- Edmonton power play... zero.


  1. i have to disagree- guerin couldn't have won the game for the isles without help from kolzig!

  2. Keenan's head isn't exploding until Kiprusoff is signed.