Saturday, November 17, 2012
At the moment, it seems so very long ago but back on November 19, 2011 the Edmonton Oilers trio of Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a coming out party of sorts. During the late game of CBC's Hockey Night In Canada , the trio of youngsters torched Jonathan Toews and his Chicago Blackhawks teammates by the score of 9-2, sending a ripple of excitement across not only the Alberta Capital but with hockey fans across the country. Funny how things can change in one calendar year.
Defenceman Taylor Fedun notched his first goal as a pro and Mark Arcobello scored the overtime winner, as the Oklahoma City Barons edged the Milwaukee Admirals 2-1 in Friday night AHL action. Yann Danis was sensational in making forty-three stops and rookie Justin Schultz picked up two more points, giving him twenty for the season, as he continues to lead the American Hockey League in scoring.
Friday, November 16, 2012
With the 2012 CHL Subway Series on the line and playing their sixth game in eleven nights, Team Russia elevated their game but the WHL All Stars could not do the same. Defenceman Mikhail Naumenkov led the Russian attack with a three point night, on the way to an easy 5-2 victory and winning only their second Super Series Championship in ten tries.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In what was arguably the finest game of the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series, it would be the two netminders who would steal the show in Vancouver. Edmonton Oil Kings Laurent Brossoit and Saskatoon Blades Andrey Makarov each pitched a shutout during sixty minutes of regulation, before the WHL All Stars pulled away in the shootout, giving the CHL a 3-2 lead over Team Russia, heading into Thursday night's series finale in Victoria.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In what was a tale of three hockey games, the Toronto Marlies won a wild shootout Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma City, edging the Barons 6-5 in an overtime thriller. Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner scored the OT winner for the visiting Marlies, wasting a furious third period OKC comeback, which was lead by the Edmonton Oilers dynamic quartet.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
All the hype heading into the fourth game of the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series was surrounding the return of Edmonton Oilers prospect Nail Yakupov, to his old stomping grounds. While the former Sarnia Sting standout manged to the light the lamp for Team Russia on Monday night, it was the OHL All Stars who would get the last laugh, evening the series at two, with a 2-1 victory.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
After being shutout in back-to-back outings, the Oklahoma City Barons offence finally showed signs of life, beating the Abbotsford Heat 2-1 on Saturday night. Defenceman Justin Schultz scored the winner early in OT and Taylor Hall ended the Barons 187 minute scoreless drought, with a third period power play marker, improving the Barons record to 6-5-0-1 on the season.