Found November 05, 2011 on The Hockey Program:
Ian Gooding delivers "The Goods" again on Saturday with his patented Pick Six.  As always you can find all his fine work on Kuklas Korner. ---------------------------------------------------------------- A total of 22 teams out of 30 are in action on a typical busy Saturday. So let’s not waste any time with the Pick Six, which includes the usual batch of hot and cold players. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WAS – start This might seem like a “no duh” recommendation. Just in case you were wondering if Bruce Boudreau was going to bench Ovechkin for longer than the final minute of Friday’s game. Ovie played 20 minutes on Friday, recording two assists. Message sent, message received. Now we can get on with our lives. Josh Harding, G, MIN – start Is there a goalie controversy in Minny? Following back-to-back wins against Detroit and a win against Vancouver with a combined two goals allowed, Harding will start his fourth consecutive game on Saturday against St. Louis (Hockey Wil...
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