Brent Sopel Sighting! Good to see the guy doing well, he is a great guy.

There were many former Blackhawks to take the ice the past four days. Only three goals were scored and only four assists during these games. The goalies showed some very good success but others showed some pretty shit performances which have been expected from them as of late. There was a Brent Sopel sighting this weekend as well. I will keep the talk short so you can read about the many of games and guys that have played. Also sorry for no post on Friday, my internet went out. Hope you enjoy!

Click the jump for updates from the weekend’s games

Thursday

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
18:26 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM, 5 of 14 on face-offs

Sergei Samsonov – Carolina
11:36 TOI, three shots

Shawn Thornton – Boston
8:27 TOI, one goal (8), plus one, 5 PIM, three shots, 0 of 1 on face-offs

Kris Versteeg – Toronto
14:44 TOI, one goal (14), plus one, 2 PIM, five shots, 1 of 1 on face-offs

Tim Brent – Toronto
13:32 TOI, plus one, two shots, 8 of 11 on face-offs

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
26:57 TOI, minus one, three shots

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
20:24 TOI, one shot

Brent Sopel – Atlanta
15:50 TOI, one shot

J.P. Dumont – Nashville
10:12 TOI, one shot

Craig Anderson – Colorado
Loss (13), 21 saves on 25 shots, .840 SV%
Four straight losses

David Koci – Colorado
Scratched

Martin Havlat – Minnesota
17:23 TOI, one assist (31), 4 PIM, three shots

John Madden – Minnesota
14:37 TOI, one shot, 4 of 11 on face-offs

Cam Barker – Minnesota
7:19 TOI, 5 PIM

Rene Bourque – Calgary
17:00 TOI, one shot

Adam Burish – Dallas
8:22 TOI, one assist (4), plus one, 5 PIM, 7 of 9 on face-offs
Got his assed kicked by Ference in this one, which has put him on IR

Friday

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
12:44 TOI, two shots, 1 of 2 on face-offs

Dan Cleary – Detroit
16:57 TOI, minus one, two shots, 0 of 2 on face-offs

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
14:51 TOI, 11 of 23 on face-offs

Colin Fraser – Edmonton
4:47 TOI, 2 of 5 on face-offs

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
16:16 TOI, 9 PIM, one shot

Adam Burish – Dallas
Adam Burish on injured reserve with an orbital bone injury — the result of a fight Thursday with the Boston Bruins’ Andrew Ference.


Saturday

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina
18:20 TOI, one assist (29), minus two, 7 of 11 on face-offs
Career high 29th assist.

Sergei Samsonov – Carolina
15:23 TOI, minus one,

Brian Boucher – Philadelphia
Win (12), 30 saves on 31 shots, .968 SV%

James Wisniewski – Montreal
Scratch due to the Flu

Shawn Thornton – Boston
7:58 TOI, one shot

Kris Versteeg – Toronto
15:08 TOI, one assist (20)

Tim Brent – Toronto
11:50 TOI, 2 PIM, 9 of 13 on face-offs

Dustin Byfuglien – Atlanta
23:48 minus one, 4 shots
Thirteen games in a row without recording a point. This is exactly what we saw from Buff when he was here in Chicago. Great at times but he seems to disappear for periods of times. He only has one point in the year 2011.

Andrew Ladd – Atlanta
23:31 TOI, one shot, 0 for 3 on face-offs

Brent Sopel – Atlanta
20:00 TOI, one goal (2), one shot
First goal since November 13th

Dan Cleary – Detroit
17:52 TOI, three shots, 1 of 1 on face-offs
Detroit has lost two games in a row.

Sammy Pahlsson – Columbus
18:06 TOI, one shot, 5 of 11 on face-offs

Steve Sullivan – Nashville
9:04 TOI, one shot
First game back since December 23rd.

J.P. Dumont – Nashville
7:10 TOI
Check out the goal by Sergei Kostitsyn… wow.

David Koci – Colorado
Scratch

Martin Havlat – Minnesota
18:02 TOI, minus one, three shots

John Madden – Minnesota
16:07 TOI, 7 of 12 on face-offs

Cam Barker – Minnesota
14:08 TOI, minus one, 2 PIM, three shots

Rene Bourque – Calgary
15:40 TOI, minus two, 4 PIM, two shots, 0 for 1 on face-offs

Colin Fraser – Edmonton
Scratch

Nikolai Khabibulin – Edmonton
Loss (24), 30 saves on 34 shots, .882 SV%
Most losses in the NHL, and has now lost 13 straight games… TERRIBLE!

Jim Vandermeer – Edmonton
17:10 TOI, minus three, 4 PIM, one shot

Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
23:15 TOI plus one, four shots

Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
17:39 TOI, seven shots

Antti Niemi – San Jose
Win (15), 26 saves on 26 shots, 1.000 SV%
Third shutout of the season, and first since New Years Day.

Ben Eager – San Jose
12:04 TOI, 7 PIM
Has a total of 88 penalty minutes this season

Scott Nichol – San Jose
9:21 TOI, 1 of 3 on face-offs

Sunday

Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
12:52 TOI, minus one, 2 of 6 on face-offs

James Wisniewski – Montreal
Scratch due to the flu

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