Even with Aroldis Chapman, Yankees still have room for major signings down the road
And for the eighth game, Carey rested. Tonight in St. Louis, Al Montoya will be in goal when the Habs take on the Blues at Scottrade. The decision will end Carey Price‘s streak of consecutive starts at seven, and give Montoya his first nod since allowing three goals on 18 shots in a loss to Carolina on Nov. 18. Since then, it’s been all Price, all the time. The former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner closed out November in style — finishing the month with a .944 save percentage — but could definitely use a break, especially after a wild game on Sunday in which he beat the Kings, 5-4, in a shootout. It’ll be really interesting to see how Montoya does tonight. He was infamously left in for every goal
Bryce Rogerson’s dream of joining the New York Rangers hockey team recently came true when the 11-year-old was brought on as an honorary coach. The fifth-grader, who was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, “coached” his favorite sports team through Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams Foundation during their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Nov. 29. Bryce, who had three open heart surgeries as a baby, was put on the transplant list in March 2011.
Here’s some good news for a Florida Panthers team that can use it: Keith Yandle‘s injury isn’t so bad, after all. Or, failing that, the blueliner is just flat-out tough. Earlier on Tuesday, the Panthers indicated that Yandle would be out for “a while” with a lower-body injury. It looked like his ironman streak would end at 578 games. Nope. Instead, he’s playing against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, his 578th consecutive contest. Yandle has his critics (as many puck-moving defensemen do), yet moments like these should help him gain a little respect. Of course, this doesn’t mean Yandle won’t face a setback and miss time in the long run. It will be interesting to see what kind of minutes