Matthew Lombardi

#45C,
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 195
Born:
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec
Draft: 2002 3rd round (90th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • NHL stars on knocking off Penguins, the ‘heavyweight champs’
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    NHL stars on knocking off Penguins, the ‘heavyweight champs’

    Each time Seth Jones felt like the Columbus Blue Jackets were dominating, the Pittsburgh Penguins went down the ice and scored. T.J. Oshie knows the feeling because the Penguins did it to the Washington Capitals often during playoff series the past two years. Opportunistic, well-coached and talented, Pittsburgh has won eight consecutive playoff series to become the NHL’s only back-to-back Stanley Cup champion of the salary-cap era and the first since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998.

  • NHL Players to Watch: Sabres Eichel has plenty to prove
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    NHL Players to Watch: Sabres Eichel has plenty to prove

    Sabres center Jack Eichel isn't mincing words when assessing his first two NHL seasons. "Actually, I think I've proven nothing," the 20-year-old face of the franchise said before bluntly outlining his lack of accomplishments. "If you look at what I've done, it hasn't been a whole lot," Eichel said. "Two mediocre seasons on a losing team." The player selected No. 2 in the 2015 draft behind Connor McDavid might be overstating his case given he produced at nearly a point-a-game pace last year despite missing 21 games with a sprained left ankle. And yet, the comments reflect Eichel's level of motivation to establish himself as one of the league's top young players. The competitor in Eichel was miffed

  • 30 Days of Lundqvist: Crazy Comeback vs Minnesota Wild
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    30 Days of Lundqvist: Crazy Comeback vs Minnesota Wild

    It was not exactly the most inspiring goaltending performance I’d ever seen… through two periods when the New York Rangers faced off against the Minnesota Wild on October 27, 2014. To be fair, the first forty minutes of this game were about as dreadful as could be in every respect, with the Rangers largely ceding puck possession and scoring chances to the Wild through the first period, and then giving up three unanswered goals to Minnesota in the second. Things seemed pretty dire, and most fans had left the game early by the time the clock wound down on the second period. Why on Earth then would we want to reminisce about this game? Well, because what happened next. The Rangers came out swinging