Five NHL goaltenders who have become starters this season

There was an interesting little tidbit that arose before  last Saturday’s contest between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the San Jose Sharks--both starting goaltenders used to be backups on the LA Kings. Jonathan Bernier served as Jonathan Quick’s second in command off and on through the 2012-13 season while Martin Jones was Quick’s backup up until this current campaign.Jones—who...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NWHL’s Denna Laing suffers serious injury

Denna Laing fell during the Outdoor Women’s Classic, crashing headlong into the boards before being carried off the ice on a stretcher, eventually transported via ambulance to a local hospital. Yesterday, we received word that her injury was indeed a spinal cord injury, and she has lost feeling in her legs, and her upper body only has limited movement. The game was wrapped in...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Sabres snap skid with 4-1 win over Hurricanes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Chad Johnson made 27 saves, Jack Eichel got his eighth goal of the season and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday night to end a six-game losing streak. Josh Gorges, Brian Gionta and David Legwand also scored for Buffalo, and Jamie McGinn had two assists. The Sabres had lost their last four home games. Victor Rask scored Carolina's...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning beat Sabres again 4-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov scored in the first period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Buffalo 4-1 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win over the Sabres. Tampa Bay's early barrage chased goaltender Linus Ullmark, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves for the Lightning. Victor Hedman added an empty-net goal. The Lightning had lost...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 4

Welcome to our weekly Hockey Tweets of the Week feature on Puck Drunk Love. We will aim to give you the most entertaining tweets each week from hockey players, writers and fans. Week four starts … and ends … in Montreal. Fitting, because the hockey world sometimes revolves around the city of Montreal as they have the most storied hockey franchise on the planet. (Sorry, Avangard...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 4

Welcome to our weekly Hockey Tweets of the Week feature on Puck Drunk Love. We will aim to give you the most entertaining tweets each week from hockey players, writers and fans. Week four starts … and ends … in Montreal. Fitting, because the hockey world sometimes revolves around the city of Montreal as they have the most storied hockey franchise on the planet. (Sorry, Avangard...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Old habit costs Flyers a point

  At 4-2-1, the Flyers entered Tuesday's game with a chance to prove this wasn't last year's team. They had survived the early flurry of challenges and picked up four wins to boot, the last coming in a shootout no less. That kind of momentum would need to be sustained. Facing a 2-6-0 Buffalo Sabres team, you wouldn't know the Flyers had come off two of their most emotional...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop sets franchise mark for wins as Lightning top Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Bishop set a team record for career wins, Alex Killorn scored a go-ahead goal with 3:57 left in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday night.Tampa Bay also got a goal from Vladislav Namestnikov.Sam Reinhart scored his first NHL goal for the Sabres, who have scored once in three of their five games this season.Tampa...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Eichel, Sabres hold off Wild in exhibition opener

At St. Paul, No. 2 overall pick Jack Eichel's short-handed goal 5:44 into the third period gave the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. Nicolas Deslauriers and Matt Moulson also scored for the Sabres. Eichel assisted on Moulson's tying goal 1:36 into the third. Chad Johnson made 15 saves in 40 minutes for Buffalo, while Nathan Lieuwen stopped all three shots he faced...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Backup Goaltending Saga

View image | Going into the 2015 off season there weren’t many needs on the New York Islanders checklist for General Manager Garth Snow to obtain in order to improve the team going into a pivotal 2015-16 inaugural season at the Islanders new home at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. The most pressing area of concern & the position that needed the biggest...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Goaltending still a question mark in Buffalo

The Sabres have had a revolving door in net since trading Ryan Miller during the 2013-14 season, but now that the team is rebuilding, the team could stabilize the goaltending situation soon.As it stands right now, Buffalo has Chad Johnson and Anders Lindback on its roster, but Lindback's contract is up and Johnson doesn't have the stats of a No. 1 goalie. The Hockey Writers speculated...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson Ready to Make a Good First Impression in Sabres Debut vs the Senators

Chad Johnson #30 of the New York Islanders makes a save against the Arizona Coyotes at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) The newly acquired Chad Johnson will get the nod in goal tonight for the Buffalo Sabres against the Ottawa Senators. The start will be Johnson’s first since being...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Get Blown Away By Hurricane

The New York Islanders might still win the Metropolitan division this year. They also might lose it by a point or two. If the latter scenario plays out, they will look back to this game as one they let slip from their grasp. There are no sure things in today’s NHL. No easy wins. No pushover teams. But when you are at home, playing a team that is in last place in your division with...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Should Consider Splitting Playing Time In Goal

Chad Johnson‘s last four starts in the Islanders’ goal have been a welcome site for Garth Snow, Jack Capuano and Islanders’ fans. The goaltender, who has often caught the ire of critics after strings of poor performances this season, has clearly turned a corner and is performing like the goalie Snow envisioned when he signed him to a two year deal worth 2.6 million dollars...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|25|15

The Islanders exploded in the third period of last night’s game against the Coyotes, scoring four goals in approximately six minutes, which led the way to the team’s 40th win of the season. The Isles remain at the top of the Metropolitan Division, currently two points ahead of the second place New York Rangers. Chad Johnson played another strong game, making 27 saves on 28 shots...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Keep On Keepin’ On – Red’s Rewind: Volume XVI

Welcome to Red’s Rewind: a weekly look at the New York Islanders through the eyes of a redhead… Looking Back At a time in the season when it’s crucial for any team to be grabbing as many points as possible, it’s clear that the Islanders have put their best effort forward every night to do exactly that. However, this week the team was not rewarded as much as they’ve been...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals 3, N.Y. Islanders 2: Highlights, Recap, Reaction

The Washington Capitals moved within four points of the first place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division after their 3-2 shootout win over the Isles. Evgeny Kuznetsov beat Isles goalie Chad Johnson in the first round of the shootout. That’s all the Capitals needed because goalie Braden Holtby stopped all...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|18|15

The Islanders returned to action yesterday after a heartbreaker on Long Island against the Rangers, and responded well. The Isles beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 yesterday, with Chad Johnson making 37 saves in net. If there was ever a time the Islanders needed Johnson to win a game, it was last night. Long Island’s hockey team was expected to come out sluggish after a track meet...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Backup G Johnson makes 37 saves, carries Islanders over Hurricanes

  Backup Chad Johnson made 37 saves and four players scored to lead the New York Islanders past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Michael Grabner and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, who took a 3-0 lead in the season series between the first- and last-place teams in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders improved to 19-3 against the...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 2/14/15

The New York Islanders continue their long stretch of home play as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets during what will be yet another winter storm with wind-driven snow expected to hit the area this evening into tomorrow morning. Good thing the team does not have to leave the friendly confines of home just yet as they remain in their local zip code for a match with the charging...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 61

There’s a first time for everything. Like trying eel or going mountain climbing. Or if you are Chad Johnson, it’s losing in Boston as the Islanders slump continues. Nothing like a quick turnaround to remedy things. While we looked back on an old coach on Day 64, we’ll be doing the same with 61 days remaining until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum. But this...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Bear Down In Third, Slip Past Islanders 2-1

TONIGHT’S RECAP Well, it’s official. The Islanders are in their first prolonged slump of the season. The Isles made a valiant effort, but fell to the Bruins 2-1, Saturday night in Boston. The Islanders are clearly missing Kyle Okposo. They just do not have the same jump, and they have not been scoring at nearly the same pace. The Islanders have lost four of the last five. Aside...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Islanders

BOSTON — The Bruins open a difficult weekend back-to-back with a game Saturday night against the New York Islanders before a Sunday night showdown versus the rival Montreal Canadiens. Boston is expected to start Saturday’s matchup with the same lineup that was used at the beginning of Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers. B’s head coach Claude Julien has switched...
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders At Boston Bruins: Pregame Report

New York Islanders at Boston Bruins: Pregame Report When: Saturday, February 7th, 2015Where: TD Garden, Boston, MATime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG2+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM Tonight, the New York Islanders (33-17-1) visit the Boston Bruins (27-17-7) for the third and final meeting between the two teams this season. The teams...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Islanders Preview: Boston, New York End Season Series At TD Garden

The Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will play for the final time in the regular season Sunday at TD Garden, but Boston cannot overlook its Saturday night opponent. The New York Islanders are in town and present a difficult matchup for the Bruins. Similar to the New York Rangers, who beat the Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night, the Islanders are capable of exposing Boston’s defense with...
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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