Oh, Milan Lucic. The 6’4″ Vancouver native is back to his regular antics. Slashed in the wrist in front of the net by Arizona’s Kevin Connauton, the former Boston Bruin resorted to not only slashing Connauton in the leg but then sucker punching him to the ice. He was ejected right after.
The LA King had issues with Jarret Stoll and Mike Richards off the ice, but acquired a goon like Lucic to enforce. Is he the modern day Sean Averey with less style? The Kings knew what they were getting into when they signed him, though. Darryl Sutter did not look happy.
I mean, if I don’t react, I don’t think he even calls a penalty. Same guy – Brad Meier. I think this is the fourth time he’s kicked me out of a game. It’s always the same thing with him, It’s if guys can take liberties on me and it’s not a penalty. If I do something, then I’m automatically kicked out of the game. It’s just unfortunate that it is that way with him, and I’ve just got to move on and not get frustrated by the referees in the game. Via LA Kings Insider
Don’t forget he was ejected opening night after recieving a hit from Logan Couture and Meier was refereeing that night as well. NHL Player Saftey announced Lucic will have a hearing regarding the punch.
There’s no question the Dallas Stars were the better team in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center Saturday night. Not only did the Stars have the majority of puck possession, but they willfully outshot the Avalanche 43 to 15.
It’s strange to see the top offensive team in the league get shut down, but they had a woeful night on the powerplay and gave up two critical goals on the powerplay as well. But if it weren’t for Semyon Varlomov and his 42 saves, this game would have had a completely different outlook.
There’s nothing much better than watching a goalie get undressed. I’m sure Jurco’s been taking some pointers from the “Magic Man” Pavel Datsyuk over the years.