A large portion of the hockey-loving population in Montreal let out a big sigh on Tuesday night. Especially worrisome types may still be holding their breath about Carey Price, however. Many gasped after hearing that Price left pre-game warm-ups early after taking a Paul Byron shot up high. Video even surfaced of the moment, with Price looking very uncomfortable following the shot. (Byron might have felt uncomfortable too.) Yikes. It doesn’t sound like Price is going to miss time because of that incident. Of course, in many cases upon further reflection/once the adrenaline of competition wears off, he might think differently. So we’ll see.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin does the micro version, which is to take over individual shifts in a game – and sometimes, it’s the most important shift of the night. Bear witness to this overtime shift from Drouin on Sunday that resulted in the game-winning goal with 3:19 left in overtime, handing the Lightning a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Here is that incredible final shift by Jonathan Drouin in its entirety.
As Andre Burakovsky watched the game in his apartment on Saturday, the Capitals forward trio he’d typically be a part of hopped onto the ice with less than two minutes left in the second period in Detroit. Zach Sanford, playing for the injured Burakovsky at third-line right wing, snapped Lars Eller’s pass into the net for his second NHL goal in as many games. Sanford’s quick trigger in that moment even resembled Burakovsky’s. Burakovsky’s hand injury was unfortunate news for a young forward who was playing some of his best hockey this season and for a Washington team that was on a roll. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that with the trade deadline less than two weeks away, the Capitals can