October 23, 2011
Even though he's a rookie, forward Matt Read(notes) has obviously acclimated to the Philadelphia Flyers tradition quite quickly. Here's how he disrupted a line change by the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night, shoving Matt D'Agostini(notes) back on the pine with a crosscheck:
D'Agostini got the last laugh, icing the game with a power-play goal just 1:06 after Matt Carle(notes) cut the Blues' lead to two goals in the third period. St. Louis skated away with a 4-2 victory, as Brian Elliott(notes) won his second straight game with Jaroslav Halak(notes) watching from the bench.
As for Read, he's making Bob McKenzie of TSN look like a genius. Read was his preseason Calder pick; he currently has six points in seven games, trailing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins(notes) by one point for the rookie lead.