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greeting teammates between periods with his usual jokes.,That’s why it was so encouraging — even more than the 5-2 victory over the Wings — that Girardi was okay

"He was himself," Stamkos said. "He was making,Authentic Jonathan Drouin jersey, laughing., jokes

"The usual ‘G’, one of Girardi’s closest friends.,?’’ said wing Ryan Callahan

Girardi didn’t return to the game,Authentic Victor Hedman jersey, but he made enough of an impact to get named the third star. Girardi scored the first goal, but returned to Tampa with the team to undergo more tests. He may have played less than half the game, on a nifty re-direction, tipping a shot to the back post where Tyler Johnson put it in. Then,Authentic Nikita Kucherov jersey, a key cog of a penalty kill that thwarted two Detroit 5-on-3., midway through the first. He assisted on the second one, of course, were Girardi’s two blocked shots

"The kid has guts," Cooper said.,adidas Nikita Kucherov jersey, man

So did the Lightning (30-9-3). The night before in Ottawa, saying that "entitlement’ had started creeping in with the league’s best team., Cooper delivered a pointed message in his postgame news conference

This wasn’t pretty, with its backup goalie in — to finish a five-game road trip with seven of 10 possible points., but Tampa Bay found a way — in the second half of a back to back

"I thought it was outstanding,Authentic Daniel Sedin jersey," Cooper said. "You challenge these guys and they continue to answer the bell. This was an easy one to mail in. It’s a five-game road trip, you go through customs (Saturday night). Pretty gutty effort by the guys.", back to back

who stopped 34 of 36 shots in his first NHL start since getting dropped by the Coyotes in late October.,This was an impressive Lightning debut for Louis Domingue

The players showed some fight in a chippy game befitting two division rivals who dislike each other. Yanni Gourde had two goals and his first career Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, fight). Nikita Kucherov scored his league-high matching 27th., assist

" Stamkos said. "I don’t think anyone feels entitled.","We believe in each other in this room

call it getting comfortable. The good thing about this group is we know how to self-check and self-evaluate.",Said Callahan: "Everyone here knows how to play. Call it what you want. Call it entitlement

Girardi, $6 million deal, is part of that leadership group. He’s fit in perfectly on the third pairing with Braydon Coburn, and is a key cog on the penalty kill. He’s also a presence in the room and in the community. There’s a reason that Girardi, he asked former Rangers teammate Anton Stralman who he modeled himself after in New York. Stralman said Girardi., in the first of a two-year, like Callahan, is a former captain with the Rangers. Cooper said when they were going to sign Girardi in the summer

calling him one of the funniest guys in the room. That’s why it wasn’t a surprise for teammates to see Girardi making light of his situation between periods.,Teammates gravitate toward him

"He’s a guy that’s going to lay everything on the line for teammates, so we’ll see."," Johnson said. "He looked like he was in a lot of pain. But he looks good now

I remember asking Girardi what goes through his mind when he’s trying to block a shot, stepping in front of a rubber puck going 100 miles per hour. Girardi laughed, or it’ll drive him crazy., saying he doesn’t think about it at all

It’s unclear when Girardi will be back on the ice. The next game is Tuesday at home against Carolina. But you can bet, Girardi will jump in front of it., the next time a sharpshooter winds up

"There’s no doubt in my mind when he’s back on the ice, he’ll be doing the same thing, that’s how he’s built. That’s what’s made him so successful."," Callahan said. "That’s how he’s made

prospects,NHL trade deadline, Petr Mrazek

There’s no rush to sell this far ahead of the Feb. 26 deadline. As teams decide whether a playoff run is realistic, prices will go up. Look at what Ken Holland got last year for Brendan Smith (a third-round pick in 2017 and a second-round pick in 2018). Mike Green should fetch more than that; his offensive skills are exactly what a Cup-contender wants to add.

As for the prospects, it will depend on the situation — if for example, the Grand Rapids Griffins are finally showing signs of playing well again after a rough first half. If the Wings need to call up someone, the Wings see a playoff push is not realistic for them but is realistic for the Griffins, the Wings are more likely to call up a veteran and let prospects be go-to guys in a competitive situation.

Via e-mail from a Mr. Rosenthal: Petr Mrazek has not performed well as a backup and doesn’t give the team a chance to win when he plays. What are the chances the Wings waive him and make Coreau the back up? They need an effective back up to have any chance of making the playoffs.

Mrazek has struggled to adapt to the backup role, Mrazek has not given the Wings reason to bestow regular starts, while Jimmy Howard has. Mrazek maybe had a chance to challenge Dec. 2 at Montreal (Howard had let in 10 goals the two games prior) but he didn’t look any better than his teammates that night. In the 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday, ,adidas Jonathan Drouin jerseywhich can be challenging especially for a guy used to playing regularly. However, Mrazek denied an early Tampa attack while Detroit’s skaters did little to push back. Mrazek has shown he can be elite, but he set himself back last season with his attitude.

There was no market for him this summer (as evidenced by the NHL expansion draft) and he hasn’t done anything to improve his trade value. Maybe a taker materializes in the coming weeks, he has not stood out with the Griffins in the first half (2.77 goals-against average, .906 save percentage in 25 games) and he,Authentic James Van Riemsdyk jersey, as half of Mrazek’s $4 million salary is gone. Regarding Jared Coreau, too, had trouble last season in the NHL when he didn’t start regularly.

It was a busy night on the ice across the National Hockey League on Saturday night with 18 teams in action. In Vegas there is a thing called the 'Grand Salami', and Saturday featured no shutouts.,adidas James Van Riemsdyk jersey, where you can wager on the total number of goals on any given night from all of the games. On Saturday, and when that happens you know it was a good night from a fantasy perspective. In fact, ,adidas Victor Hedman jersey11 of the 18 teams scored three or more goals, the Salami went way over the total,Authentic Auston Matthews jersey, with four clubs going for six or more markers. On the flip side, it wasn't a banner night for goaltenders

Boston's Patrice Bergeron caught fire against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes, as he faced 46 shots in the 6-3 victory., while partner in crime Brad Marchand chipped in with four helpers and a plus-4 rating. Those were the two biggest contributors for fantasy owners and DFS players, but there were many other productive players,adidas Auston Matthews jersey, potting four goals with an assist and plus-4 rating, too. Ottawa's Craig Anderson received plenty of support against the league's highest-scoring offense, the Tampa Bay Lightning. He needed it

Sean Couturier's magical season continues, back in 2014-15, as he bagged two more goals to get him up to 21 goals and 40 points across 41 games. His previous career best in goals was 15,adidas Daniel Sedin jersey, and his second goal helped him to a new career best in points, besting his previous highs of 39 set in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

his second straight multi-point outing. Since Dec. 6 he has one goal and 10 assists on the man advantage,Claude Giroux picked up a goal and three points, and a total of three goals with 20 assists over the past 14 games since Dec. 6.

picking up a goal and assist in Philadelphia. He has posted two goals,Paul Stastny is starting to show signs of life, four points and a plus-4 rating in three games since flipping the calendar from 2017 to 2018 after closing out December when no goals and two assists over his final 10 games.

Ivan Barbashev picked up a goal and assist on Saturday. It doubled his overall offensive production, as he entered the game with just one goal and two points over his first 15 outings.

Vladimir Tarasenko picked up two assists and a plus-2 rating for his first multi-point game since Dec. 16, and his best plus-minus rating since also posting a plus-2 back on Nov. 25.

Brian Elliott allowed three goals on 31 shots in a victory against the Blues, his former team. It is his first time with back-to-back wins since rattling off six consecutive wins from Dec. 4-16.

getting the quick hook from bench boss Bill Peters in Boston. Scott Darling wasn't much better,Cam Ward allowed two goals on two shots in just 5:43, coughing up five goals on 28 shots as the Bruins were just too much.

As mentioned above, but they weren't the only ones. David Pastrnak recorded a power-play goal with a pair of assists with a plus-3 rating. Kevan Miller also finished with an assist, Bergeron and Marchand posted big nights, three hits and a plus-4 rating.

there were some awful stat lines for the guys in red. Derek Ryan and Jeff Skinner were each scoreless with a minus-5 rating,On the flip side of those big performances, while Elias Lindholm was blanked with a minus- 4.

Anton Khudobin received all the offensive support he needed in the first few minutes of the first period, allowing just one goal on 28 shots to pick up the victory. He improved to 9-2-3 with a 2.37 goals-against average while posting a .925 save percentage in 15 appearances.

and not the sexiest fantasy stat,It might be overlooked in the box score, but Sean Kuraly won 10 of his 11 faceoffs.

as both netminders allowed two goals on 36 shots. The game was decided in a shootout,Both Frederik Andersen and Jacob Markstrom were locked in a goaltender duel in Toronto on Saturday, with Tyler Bozak sending the home crowd away happy. Bozak also scored in regulation while winning 11 of his 17 faceoffs.

Auston Matthews has been red hot since returning from a two-week absence due to an upper-body injury. He has six goals and seven points in seven games since returning. The Big Cactus remains on pace for a 40-goal season.

Brock Boeser flicked the switch for the 22nd time, as he has come out of nowhere to lead the team in goals. He nearly had another goal, the potential game winner in overtime, burying a first-period goal to open the scoring in Toronto. He has scored at least one goal in nine of his past 13 outings, but he rang it off one post, it hit the other and never crossed the line. Replay confirmed.

Sam Gagner continues to play well. He posted a power-play goal, giving him four goals with eight points over the past nine outings.

Gagner's marker on the man advantage snapped an 0-for-15 skid on the power play.

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