Ottawa Senators’ Kaspars Daugavins scores first career NHL goal

OTTAWA – For a while the Ottawa Senators felt like they were playing a road game in their own building. But a key goal by Kaspars Daugavins quited the Maple Leaf fans at Scotiabank Place as the Senators hung on against their provincial rivals. Daugavins’ first career goal stood as the winner as the Senators

Ilya Bryzgalov and Nikolai Khabibulin’s reversal of fortunes

Via Ken Baker – It’s a tale of two Russians. One’s a comeback story starring Edmonton’s 38-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin, who, after a lackluster 2010-11 season and then a summer in which he spent 15 days in an Arizona jail on a driving-under-the-influence charge, was not expected to do great things this year. The other

Nikolai Khabibulin may be returning to his old form

Via John Kreiser – Nikolai Khabibulin has been reminding NHL shooters that he used to be one of the League’s premier goaltenders. Khabibulin and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers had a miserable season in 2010-11 — they finished last overall for the second straight season, and he went 10-32-4 with a 3.40 goals-against

Mikael Samuelsson’s Top 5 Goals in a Vancouver Canucks unifrom

Via The Vancouver Sun Sports Blog – Pass it to Bullis The dude could play, and he scored some meaningful goals in a Canucks uniform. Here are his five best. He was recently traded to the Florida Panthers. ———————- 5 ———————- This goal features two elements I can always, always get behind. The first is

Puck Daddy chats with Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin

via Yahoo’s Puck Daddy Has there been a more surprising resurgence in the NHL this season than that of Nikolai Khabibulin(notes)? Last year saw the Edmonton Oilers goaltender playing in the shadow of his DUI charges from Feb. 2010, for which he’d eventually spend 15 days in an Arizona detention facility. He played 47 games

Nikolai Khabibulin’s Netminding Making All The Noise

Via ESPN’s Cross Checks Blog A tip of the old blocker to veteran netminder Nikolai Khabibulin, whose career looked to be in shambles both physically and emotionally after last season. The veteran netminder was hampered by ongoing back issues, then was arrested for extreme drunken driving in the Phoenix area while rehabbing in February 2010. Khabibulin

Video: Kaspars Daugavins makes 2011-12 NHL Debut for Ottawa Senators

Last night, Kaspars Daugavins appeared in his second career NHL game with the Ottawa Senators. He was called up on October 24 due to the injury to Daniel Alfredsson. The Latvian native played 15:25 in the Senators’ 3-2 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes. He made his first NHL appearance his on January 14, 2010 in

Tim Erixon Settling In With New York Rangers

via The Rangers Tribune Marc Staal’s post-concussion headaches, leading to his absence from the lineup, have taken a major blow to the Ranger defense. Your blue-line will never be the same without its best player, and that’s a pretty simple concept to grasp if you ask me. In Staal’s absence, though, opportunities have arose for

Nikolai Khabibulin steps up for Edmonton Oilers

Via Jim Jamieson – The Province With everybody expecting the Oilers’ young guns to be scoring their way out of trouble this season, not many saw the resurgence of goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin leading the team to early season respectability. The Oilers are right where they left off last season in terms of producing goals. A