There are a few positives to be taken from last night's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. First off, James van Riemsdyk looked as good as you'd hope he would, scoring a goal and cashing in on his shootout attempt. Maybe David Clarkson didn't exactly sparkle in this one, but he made his presence felt with a couple good chances, a fight, and a shootout goal. Maybe we could call this a poor man's Gordie Howe hat trick. Jonathan Bernier only allowed one goal, and it was a tough deflection in front of him, so his work last evening is to be commended.
Who did you like? Any disappointments? Here's a link to the box score.
Jeffler's recap at TLN.
Seems to me like he's a lock.
Justin Bourne looks from both sides of the looking glass.
Leaving the bench to fight someone is a no-no.
Pretty funny photo, context notwithstanding.
Looking at last year's numbers, JvR looked good.
Hockey World Blog asked me to do a season preview. I try to be as balanced as I can.