Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday Rookie Tournament Wrapup

Sea Dogs forward Tomas Jurco was sidelined with a lower body injury Tuesday and did not play for the Detroit Red Wings that night.

“Not playing tonight, my hip flexer won’t let me,” tweeted Jurco yesterday. “I hope I’ll feel better tomorrow so I can play.”

The Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Tuesday in Traverse City.

The St. Louis Blues put up six goals against the Dallas Stars but none of the Saint John Sea Dogs playing in the match registered any points.

Ryan Tesink was a -1 and had three shots in the 6-1 victory while Stephen MacAulay no points, shots, or penalty minutes and had a zero rating.

Scott Oke isn’t listed as being in the Stars lineup.

Fredericton’s Jake Allen got the win in net, making 27 saves.

Mike Thomas had a good night as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Tuesday night in Traverse City.

Thomas opened in the scoring in the first period on a goal assisted by Adam Payerl and Dalton Smith. The former Sea Dogs captain was a +1 and had two shots and a tripping penalty.

Sea Dogs goaltender Mathieu Corbeil did not dress for the contest.

Zack Phillips was a -1 and had one shot for Minnesota.

The Pittsburgh Penguins went winless at the 2011 NHL Prospects Tournament in Oshawa after dropping their final game 4-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Nick Petersen was scratched again. Simon Despres was paired with Carl Sneep and Alex Grant with Ben Strait.

PEI Rocket goaltender Maxime Legace started in goal.

Here are some highlights from a Pens practice earlier in the week. Despres pulls off a sweet shootout goal.

The New York Islanders avenged their loss on Monday with a 7-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night on Long Island.

Former Sea Dogs tough guy Brett Gallant had two fights apparently.

PEI Rocket head coach Gordie Dwyer considers Gallant a legit NHL prospect.

Brett Gallant should see time in the NHL with the Islanders this winter,” Dwyer tweeted yesterday. “Tough as nails and improved conditioning, he is well worth a look.”

Jonathan Huberdeau had the only goal for the Florida Panthers in a 3-1 loss on Tuesday afternoon against the Nashville Predators.

"They were a little bit bigger. They were a little bit more skilled…they were good players," said Huberdeau to the Florida Panthers website. "They were a bit better than Tampa. But we have to forget about that and get ready for tomorrow."

Huberdeau has scored in both Panther rookie games. They close out their mini-tournament this afternoon against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Panthers website is stuck in 2001 and won’t let any videos from last be embedded. Their website has highlights and a Huberdeau interview.

The Winnipeg Jets fell 2-0 to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday in Penticton.

Michael Kirkpatrick was held off the score sheet. No individual stats were recorded again.

Prior to the game, the Jets website posted that Kirkpatrick played on a line with Levko Koper and Jordan DePape.

Kirkpatrick got good reviews following Monday’s game against the San Jose Sharks.

“I thought he looked very dangerous early on and faded somewhat as the game wore on,” writes Kyle of Illegal Curve. “His compete level is very high and had a good battle with a 6’5 San Jose defender early in the game.”

Rogers Sportsnet had a piece on Nathan Beaulieu earlier this week.

Beaulieu scored in a scrimmage at Canadiens camp yesterday.

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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