Via HockeyFights.com, here’s Friday’s fight between Justin Dickinson and Kyle Haas.
What a tilt.
With Dickinson’s fights this weekend, he is now tied with Oliver Cooper for the team lead with six.
Charlie Coyle was sent back down to the American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros on Thursday. In five games with the Minnesota Wild, Coyle was held pointless with a -1 rating, two penalty minutes, and six shots on goal.
Despite going pointless in his first NHL stint, he played well.
“I think it’s going to help immensely,” Wild coach Mike Yeo told the Minnesota Star Tribune. “Just learning from the opportunity -- but I just finished talking to him -- and knowing that he can play at this level and knowing that he can be effective. All he has to do is play his game. So he should go back down and be very confident with that. Not sure of the timing, but I’m pretty much all but certain that we’ll see him again at some point.”
He’ll be back in the NHL at some point. In 46 games in the AHL, Sir Charles has 14 goals and 11 assists.
Former Sea Dogs goaltender Robert Mayer was on the Montreal Canadiens’ bench last night. He was called up from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs to backup Peter Budaj with Carey Price out sick.
Mayer did not see any action as Montreal beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Saturday night. He wore No. 65.
Mayer was sent back down to the AHL today where he has a 11-10-3 record with a 2.99 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.
Steven Duda’s billet family is involved in the Dodge Family All-Stars contest. All details on that can be found here.
Stanislav Galiev continues to play with the East Coast Hockey League’s Reading Royals but you have to believe he could soon be headed back to the AHL.
Galiev has six goals and three assists in nine games this month alone. Overall, the former Sea Dogs forward has 13 goals and 17 assists in 28 games. But the most impressive stat is that Galiev has a crazy 109 shots in those 28 games.
THE WEEK AHEAD
The Sea Dogs have yet another busy week ahead with three games on the schedule. That includes a tough home-and-home series with the league’s top team – the Halifax Mooseheads.
The Sea Dogs host the Mooseheads on Wednesday night at Harbour Station. Former Sea Dog Stephen MacAulay, who was traded to Halifax during the trading period, will be honoured.
The Dogs travel to Halifax to face the Moose on Friday night. Then on Sunday, Saint John hosts the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Irving Oil Minor Hockey Night. Game time for that one is 3pm.
Saint John only has six regular season home games remaining on their schedule.