NHL Daily Fix: Brendan Shanahan explains process, Bryz is Mr. Universe
The NHL Daily Fix is your morning wakeup call, with news and notes for the day's hockey action. Here's what's going on Tuesday: Brendan Shanahan explains goalie interference thought process and Bryzgalov is Mr. Universe. Or just The Universe.
The NHL Daily Fix is your morning wakeup call, with news and notes for the day's hockey action.
• Everybody always wants explanations from Brendan Shanahan on nonsuspensions. While the above video isn't exactly perfect, it's a really interesting breakdown to see how the league rules on goalie interference in the supplemental discipline process. Very thorough.
• Who is the premier shootout specialist in the NHL? Forget Pavel Datsyuk, Todd Bertuzzi or Patrick Kane, it's Frans Nielsen of the Islanders (although Jonathan Huberdeau could join the conversation soon, wow). Now if he could just get that scoring at 5-on-5 thing down ... (Wall Street Journal)
• Alex Ovechkin had a huge game Saturday with a hat trick. His fiancee and tennis player Maria Kirilenko was in the stands. Coincidence? Probably not. Or maybe. I don't know. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)
• Ilya Bryzgalov is now Mr. Universe. Or just drop the Mr.; he is The Universe. That's what Siri says, anyway. (Philly.com)
• The Penguins signed Mark Eaton to a one-year deal. The Pens are one of those great teams that does release the money particulars. The deal pays him $725,000 for the one season (prorated, naturally). (Penguins)
Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers (7 ET)
Dallas at Columbus (7 ET)
Carolina at Washington (7 ET)
Boston at N.Y. Islanders (7:30 ET)
Pittsburgh at Florida (7:30 ET)
Buffalo at Tampa Bay (7:30 ET)
Calgary at Minnesota (8 ET)
Phoenix at Vancouver (10 ET)
Colorado at San Jose (10 ET)
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