Which is more remarkable? The fact the Bridgeport Sound Tigers faced 13 Springfield power plays -- yes, thirteen -- last night, or the fact they killed off all of them in Anders Nilsson's 3-0 shutout win?
Bridgeport coach Scott Pellerin, in the Connecticut Post:
"Bogy (assistant coach Eric Boguniecki) and I were talking going off the ice and saying that's the Anders we remember," Bridgeport coach Scott Pellerin said.
"That's his game. He made big saves. He covered rebounds. ... He was tracking the puck."
It was Nilsson's second shutout of the season, in his second game since being returned from the Islanders after Evgeni Nabokov came off IR.
And video highlights from the Sound Tigers YouTube channel:
Also from Michael Fornabaio's reporting in the above, Pellerin said Ryan Strome is day-to-day.
- Last night's NHL scores. A bushel of games last night -- Columbus and Philadelphia won -- and just two mid-day games on the docket today, Super Bowl Sunday. The Isles' next opponent, Washington, hosts the Red Wings at 12:30.
- Proving that nothing ever makes sense in hockey, Calgary just swept a five-game home stand for the first time since 1997.
- Vladimir Tarasenko scores with a laser from the high slot. I feel like I've heard that before.
- Toronto had a big comeback win over the Senators, powered by a Phil Kessel hat trick. There was also a controversial hit by Nazem Kadri on Cody Ceci.
- Hey, did you know GM Dave Nonis saved the season with a pep talk a while back? True story.
- Steven Stamkos' candidacy for the Olympics is feeling shaky.
- On Ben Scrivens: "The fact that he faced 59 shots at all is significantly more shocking than the fact that he stopped them all."
- When Ken Hitchcock started his NHL coaching career, he tried to emulate the old champion Oilers, but then realized he had to emulate the Canadiens. I assume he knew there was no emulating the Islanders.