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Leaf Bernier pitches half a shut-out in relief of Reimer

Didn’t even allow a goal in the shoot-out. He’s 2-0. Leafs are 3-0. Watching NHL Network highlights tonight, I also saw goals by Matt Moulson, Brad Richardson, Teddy Purcell, Lubomir Visnovsky, interviews with Purcell and Bernier, Jason Labarbera in goal for Edmonton. I didn’t even realize he was an Oiler. Top four goalies in GAA…

Kings’ old 3C is Hawks’ new 2C

Though we all know Michal Handzus was the Kings’ best (or at least most important — see defense) center on many nights. For me, he’s the silver lining in the Hawks’ 2013 cup win. Handzus aims to keep 2C job with ‘Hawks | ProHockeyTalk Michal Handzus isn’t your prototypical second-line center on a Stanley Cup-winning…

Goth-EE-er? With an accent on the e?

Gabe Gauthier — a k a Go-Chay — new hockey coach job at Metro State Folks in Denver and Maine will never forget his goal. Sophomore Gabe Gauthier beat All-American goalie Jimmy Howard five-hole to ultimately give the Denver Pioneers a 1-0 victory over Maine in the 2004 NCAA championship game. Probably the best, most…

New Kings: #17, #21, #54, #55

The Kings roster on NHL.com has some new jersey numbers for in-coming players. Daniel Carcillo will be wearing #17 (most recently worn, not by Wayne Simmonds — as I had been thinking — but by Ethan Moreau). Matt Frattin will wear #21 (last worn by Scott Parse). Ben Scrivens will wear #54. Jeff Schultz will…

My favorite 25 Kings under 25

I was asked to contribute my own list to the Top 25 Under 25 feature now running over at Jewels from the Crown. Every time they post a new name (25, 24, 23…), I have to go check my own list to see what I said about so-and-so. To make that task easier on me…