1987 was also the first time Doc called the Stanley Cup Finals. A watershed moment in his career, Doc’s stamp on the series came in game six of the series. With the Flyers trailing 3-2 in the series and having overcome a 2-0 deficit in the third, the team desperately needed another goal to extend their Cup hopes.
But the Sharks are left with two of the league’s worst performers from the 2019-20 campaign. In terms of goals saved against average, Jones (minus-15.01) and Dubnyk (minus-16.23) only fared better than Washington’s Braden Holtby (minus-16.76) and Detroit’s Jimmy Howard (minus-22.12). Dubnyk had the NHL’s second-worst goals-against average (3.35) while Jones struggled and posted a 3.00 GAA last season.
• The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp this week with Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins playing on Connor McDavid‘s wings. This is not the first time they have used Kassian in that spot, with mixed results in the past. It certainly boosts Kassian’s production to skate in that spot. Sportsnet has more on that.
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Texas is currently allowing its professional sports teams to have 50% capacity at indoor events, though there are some social distancing and spacing requirements.
The first reunion is scheduled for Jan. 26 in Nevada, with a rematch in the desert two days later. Pietrangelo, whose wife and four young children are St. Louis natives, makes his first return to Missouri on March 12.
”You get a fresh start,” said Jeff Skinner of the Buffalo Sabres, who haven’t played a game since March. ”When you get to take a lot of time off, it sort of builds that anticipation to when you can get back, and now we’re here and it’s an exciting time.”
James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.
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