Ducks beat Capitals 4-0 to move up to second in Pacific
Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle doesn’t know what’s behind the confluence of streaks bolstering the Ducks’ playoff chances. Right now, he’s just trying to make it last.
John Gibson made 36 saves for his 14th career shutout, Rickard Rakell scored for the fourth straight game and the Ducks extended their home point streak to nine games with a 4-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
Asked Tuesday about his little pest’s ability to score when it matters, his coach, Bruce Cassidy, said:
“I appreciate all of it. I’ve known Brad a long time. I’ve got a lot of respect for the way he plays the game, the way he conducts himself as a person, as a pro, and we need it.
“I was chuckling after the game because, you know, there he is, puck finds him, but he’s on it, doesn’t quit, made some real nice plays tonight.”
Bergeron was on his way right into the MVP race when he got hurt and you could easily make the argument Marchand is now part of that discussion.
Tuukka Rask, who has missed the last two games with what is being called a minor injury, shut the Flyers out 3-0 in Philadelphia back on Dec. 2. Anton Khudobin has played very well in the two games and could be back in there Thursday night.
Cheechoo, 37, is a member of the Cree First Nations and grew up more than 500 miles north of Toronto in Moose Factory, Ontario. He played 501 regular-season and 59 playoff games with the Sharks and Ottawa Senators. He had 170 goals and 135 assists for 305 points in his career and will be recognized by the Sharks on March 24 when they host the Calgary Flames.
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a news release that Cheechoo “completed a remarkable journey from one of North America’s remote locations to an elite National Hockey League player.”
Cheechoo retires eighth on San Jose’s career scoring list and sixth in goals. His Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys nine hat tricks are still the most in franchise history.
Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube is scheduled to start for the Blackhawks Basketball Jerseys Cheap (29-30-8). Berube earned the victory in Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime conquest of Colorado and has a 2-1-0 record with a 3.10 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in five games (three starts).