The Calgary Flames scored two goals in regulation against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. Both were on the power play. Neither should have surprised you, despite Calgary previously having gone 1-for-25 on the power play, because Chicago’s penalty kill is demonstrably the worst thing in hockey right now.
Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf was banged up in his team’s overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night and it is bad enough to keep him out of the lineup entirely on Wednesday when they host the Nashville Predators. The Ducks announced the news just before puck drop on Wednesday. Getzlaf played only 10 minutes on Tuesday night before exiting the game. The Ducks are also playing without goaltender Jonathan Bernier who was also injured on Tuesday, resulting in the team calling up Dustin Tokarski for Wednesday’s game. Tokarski will serve as the backup for John Gibson. Getzlaf is definitely the bigger loss here for the Ducks on Wednesday, not only because Gibson was likely to start
Alain Vigneault was asked on Tuesday about how he felt the Rangers team defense had been through the early part of the season. Vigneault said that he thinks the Rangers have been "very good" and that their quickness and speed have played a big factor. He added, "It hasn't been perfect but I do believe we are on the right track as far as playing, when we don't have the puck, how we have to play." The Rangers rank third in the NHL in shots allowed per game at 25.3 and ninth in goals against per game at 2.67. Last year the Rangers allowed an average of 30.4 shots per game. At 5-on-5 the Rangers are controlling 50.85% of the shot attempts which is 13th in the NHL. (Natural Stat Trick) According to