Tag Archives: NHL

  • Stat Line of the Night — 1/8/2014 — Justin Fontaine

    Stat Line of the Night — 1/8/2014 — Justin Fontaine

    Through the first 38 games of his NHL career, Minnesota Wild right winger Justin Fontaine had scored a respectable eight goals.  In game 39 of his NHL career, he added three more to his career totals. Despite seeing only 13:23 of ice time, Fontaine was still able to record his first career hat-trick.  And those […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 1/6/2014 — John Tavares

    Stat Line of the Night — 1/6/2014 — John Tavares

    Had Auburn held onto its 18-point lead during last night’s BCS National Championship Game against Florida State, we’d probably be talking about Tigers running back Tre Mason and his 237 total yards and two touchdowns.  Unfortunately for him and the rest of his Auburn teammates, they couldn’t hold onto their lead and ended up losing […]

  • The 2014 Winter Classic Was Both Winter and Classic

    The 2014 Winter Classic Was Both Winter and Classic

    The NHL’s Winter Classic is not about showcasing hockey’s speed and skill. The goal is to remind everyone—in the dead of winter—that hockey is the winter sport par excellence. And yesterday the annual New Year’s Day outdoor game did exactly that. With 105,491 fans at Michigan’s famous “Big House”—braving snow and a game time temperature […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 31st) — Mario Lemieux

    This Day In Sports History (December 31st) — Mario Lemieux

    It was on this day in 1988 that Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux scored five goals in five different ways.  Lemieux recorded a goal at even-strength, shorthanded, on the power-play, on a penalty shot and into an empty-net. Lemieux became the first, and remains the only, player to accomplish this impressive feat.  Along with scoring […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 30th) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (December 30th) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1981 that Edmonton Oilers center Wayne Gretzky scored his 50th goal of the season in just his 39th game.  Gretzky broke the record of 50 goals in 50 games that was held by both Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy. Wayne Gretzky entered game #39 with 45 goals and needed […]

  • Stat Line of the Night – 12/19/2013 – Claude Giroux

    Stat Line of the Night – 12/19/2013 – Claude Giroux

    After getting out to a slow start this season, it appears as though Claude Giroux has finally found his form. The Philadelphia Flyers’ star forward was riding a four-game point streak heading into last night’s contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and he extended that streak to five games by recording two goals and two […]