I bet you guys didn't know that there was an Orlando goaltending scramble yesterday.
This is how it happened. Over the weekend Jonathan Bernier was injured in an undisclosed bedroom incident [Species added that! OMG. - Acha]. James Reimer took over for him in net, and then Antoine Bibeau was recalled from the Marlies to backup Reimer. Garret Sparks took the starting job for the Marlies, and Solar Bears starter Rob Madore was recalled from the Solar Bears to back him up.
With Madore gone, Ryan Massa took over in Solar Bears net. But who backs up the third tier? EBUG (Emergency Backup Goaltender) does! Yesterday, a guy who works at the local practice rink got signed on an EBUG contract. Everybody welcome RDV Sportsplex goaltender Bobby Fowler to the system.
Fowler has actually been an ECHL backup goaltender for a few years, and he's garnered the Bears an overtime point in a preseason game against the Florida Everblades, so he's been tested before. It looks like Orlando was prepared for just such an event.
Dispatches from Furies Road | PPP Fanpost by Ms Nafio
Shots On Goal: An Inconsistent Issue | PPP Fanpost by Mr. Steve_May
Morgan Rielly a star in third season with Leafs | PPP
Marlies Week In Review: Running Away from Home | PPP
Mike Babcock to coach Team Canada at World Cup | PPP
Penalties a problem for Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs... and trade suitors? | PPP
Stability between the pipes rare for Maple Leafs | Toronto Star
Rumblings: Offside ruling for coach's challenge won't change | ESPN
Mike Babcock, Maple Leafs to face Ottawa Senators in Saskatoon pre-season game | Star Phoenix
Toronto Maple Leafs OHL Prospects Update – November Edition Part 2 | MLHS
Last Night's Games (by Species)
ok here is the McDavid injury pic.twitter.com/fpi51N7mI0— Stephanie (@myregularface) November 4, 2015
Oilers’ Connor McDavid out ‘long term’ with upper-body injury | SI
Of course the Flyers broke hockey. Geez.
Species [6:43 AM]
The DoPS has announced Brandon Manning will be sentenced to fight Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren in a cage in Bettmans office
Skyonair [6:44 AM]
all the while Bettman chants "BLOOD GOOOOOOOD" maniacally.
Species [6:45 AM]
Chris Pronger was personally asked to review the video to determine punishment
The Sharks lost to the Blue Jackets (LOLSHORKS!) despite this embarrassing goal.
got a request for another view of the play on Pavelski's 2nd goal. Steal by Donskoi pic.twitter.com/gWpLM5RuBO— Stephanie (@myregularface) November 4, 2015
Seguin brought a Stars fan to tears. Then he scored a hat trick. This means the Leafs win the Kessel trade, or something, right?
The Blues Reaves dished out a stick butt to Anze Kopitar's face
When a Win is a Loss - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers win 4-2 to the Flyers but lose McDavid to a shoulder injury long term.
Blue Jackets 5 Sharks 2 -- Quick Thoughts - The Cannon
The Blue Jackets posted their best effort of the year in defeating the Sharks and getting a great start to the California swing.
Tyler Seguin's Hat Trick Power Stars to 5-3 Win Over Bruins - Defending Big D
The former Bruin made up for lost time, scoring his first goal as a visitor at TD Garden and then some as the Stars beat Boston.
Rangers 5, Capitals 2 - Blueshirt Banter
Rangers score early, score often in defeat of the Washington Capitals.
Islanders 2, Devils 1: Casey Cizikas wins it late off Brian Strait shot - Lighthouse Hockey
The New York Islanders found a third way to lose that third-period one-goal lead, but this time they got a regulation win over the Devils via some unlikely heroes.
Craig Anderson Leads the Senators past the Canadiens - Silver Seven
A recap of the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators.
Red Wings Recap: Detroit beats Tampa 2-1. - Winging It In Motown
Detroit once again faced off against the team that eliminated them from last year's playoffs.
Game Recap: Avalanche Defeat Flames - Mile High Hockey
It's not a secret among discerning Avalanche fans: the team simply doesn't shoot enough to consistently score goals. Tonight they got 42 shots on net and -- gasp -- scored five non-empty-net goals....
Other Hockey News
Former hockey pros and the NHL are locked in a legal war over head trauma | SBN by Scott Wheeler
Four Nations Cup Preview | HEOTP
By our own Gunnar, so go read!
Four Nations Cup: Team Previews | Victory Press
"As the Four Nations Cup approaches, it’s important to note that Team Canada has won 14 of its 19 tournament gold medals, including the last two tournaments in Lake Placid, NY and Kamloops, BC."
NHL Fan Fair comes to Nashville for All-Star festivities | NHL
Oh, snap, it's in Nashville? I could actually go to this thing.
Tim Hortons wedding: Hockey-mad Alberta couple brew up very Canadian vows | CBC
I am in no position to judge, I live in Florida.
Bodies on the line: why it's so tough to play defense in the NHL | The Guardian
How concerning are the slow starts for seven NHL stars? | USA Today
Angela Ruggiero enters Hall compared to Orr | NHL
Fourth woman to be inducted enters HHOF.
Apéritif: Isles, Barclays Center resolve media food crisis - Lighthouse Hockey
BUT HOW DID THE SCHNITZEL TASTE?