Tip Ins: Canucks-Flames Line Brawl, Martin St. Louis Goes H.A.M. and NHL Dictionary

Posted: January 18, 2014 by Lamar Lester in Tip Ins
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Tip Ins is a weekly update for all the news that happened in the NHL.

2 seconds into tonight's game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames and we have a line brawl. (USA Today)

2 seconds into tonight’s game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames and we have a line brawl. (USA Today)

  • VIDEO: Tonight, the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames had a bit of a disagreement. So much so that at the start of the game, there was a line brawl. Why? No one knows. But the extracurriculars didn’t even on the ice. On his way back to the locker room, Canucks coach John Tortorella was so livid at what happened that he took a detour to the Flames locker room where he nearly tried to take on the entire Flames team, fronted by tough guy Brian McGrattan, to get to their coach Bob Hartley. (YouTube Brawl, John Tortorella)
  • Martin St.Louis was a man possessed this evening as his Tampa Bay Lightning took on the San Jose Sharks. Before the 2nd period was  over, he had already recorded 4(FOUR!) goals. It would even up for not as his team would go on to lose on the back of a Joe Pavelski hat trick. Tough way to lose. (Sportsnet)
  • Like any sport, hockey has developed its own vocabulary over the years. These specialized terms are often confusing for those who are new to the game, and can occasionally trip up even the most devoted fan. Character guy, enforcer, enigmatic, and quiet room are among the fun ones. (Grantland)

  • Following the Penguins’ 2-1 road win against the Flames Saturday, Root Sports’ Dan Potash conducted an interview with near the visiting team’s dressing room. In the background was a doorway to the visiting team’s change room where players usually dress after showering. Defenseman Kris Letang opened the door and inadvertently gave Root Sports viewers a glimpse of Penguins center Brandon Sutter which left little to the imagination. His response,”It was a freak accident. It is what it is. At first, I didn’t know what to think but I think down the road, I’ll probably find it kind of funny. My brother and sister thought it was pretty funny.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • Skating straight ahead, Steven Stamkos is all good. Doing plyometrics in the gym and taking force on his right leg as it hits the ground? Not a problem. It is when the Lightning’s star center tries crossover skating or accelerating from a stop that he feels the most discomfort in the leg broken Nov. 11 at Boston. “It’s the torquing, when all the weight is on that leg and you’re turning, that’s the stuff that bothers me most. Each time I’ve been on the ice, for the most part, I’ve felt better each time,” Stamkos said Monday. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle has reached the point where he is ready to talk about what he has gone through over the past three months. Sleep deprivation. Balance issues. A general lack of energy. How his life and his play suffered after a hit from behind in St. Louis left him unconscious for six minutes and grappling with the aftereffects of a concussion ever since. “In hindsight, you see guys that don’t even get knocked out and they’re gone for two or three months,” Boyle said Friday. “In hindsight — and it wasn’t the team that was forcing me, it was all me — it would have been a good idea for me to stay away a little longer.” (Mercury News)
  • Washington Capitals top prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov has had a tough time this year. Over the last few months, he’s suffered three injuries. In a Russian language interview, the 21-year-old star said he has ended negotiations with Traktor and reiterated that this will be his last season in the KHL. “It’s been decided for a long time now, there should be no questions,” Kuznetsov said. “I won’t even stay for $10 or $15 million. The people [in Washington] have been waiting for me for three years.” (Russian Machine Never Breaks)
  • Things you can do in a second: Blink several times; score a buzzer-beater; “like” a Facebook post; or, in the case of Tom Sestito of the Vancouver Canucks, accumulate 27 penalty minutes in one second, a.k.a. your total ice time for the night. Overall, the teams combined for 110 penalty minutes in the Kings’ 1-0 win. (Puck Daddy)
  • Two days later, the Anahein Ducks lit up the Vancouver Canuck by a 9-1 score. The Ducks set a franchise record for goals in a single game with nine. They also set a record for most PPG in a single game with six. In the game Teemu Selanne recorded his 110th GWG, tying him for fourth all-time with Brett Hull. Ryan Getzlaf recorded his 400th career NHL assist. A dooooozy. Tough week for the Canucks. (Anaheim Ducks)
  • The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, have announced that the game originally scheduled on Saturday, December 7 against Las Vegas will be made up on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. for the team’s first-ever “Undie Sunday.” When the team scores their first goal, similar to Teddy Bear Toss, fans are encouraged to chuck their underwear (new, please!) onto the ice for donation to charity. (Bakersfield Condors)
  • Alex Ovechkin will appear on NBC’s “Today Show” Monday to discuss the Sochi Olympics. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie will interview Ovechkin the morning after the Capitals play the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. That should be fun. (Washington Post)



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