04-04-2011 08:54 PM
Player of the Game & The Good, The Bad, The Redden: Game #80 vs. Boston Bruins
The Rules What is the poll for?
You are voting for the player of the game - the one who put forth the most effort, who put the team on his shoulders, who contributed the most.
Do not vote for the player who had the best statistical game just because he had the best statistical game.
This does not mean you should not vote for the player of who had the best statistical game, but do not vote for him just because of that fact.
Who can I vote for?
You may vote for any player who dressed for the game and played at least one shift. If the player you want to vote for is not included in the poll, select "Other" and indicate in your post who you wish to vote for. In the case that I egregiously miss the player who everyone wants to vote for in the poll, I will count the votes in the thread.
What is this "The Good, The Bad, The Redden" nonsense?
It is my twist on the title of the famous spaghetti western movie, . The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Since multiple players may have outstanding games and you can only vote for one player in the poll, this affords you the opportunity to recognize multiple players, or a facet of the team, for their commendable play ( "The Good"). This also affords you the opportunity to rip players, or a facet of the team, for their particularly substandard play ( "The Bad"). Finally, just as "The Player of the Game" affords you the opportunity to recognize the best, this affords you the opportunity to commend the crème de la crème of the worst, who delivered an atrocious performance, or whose singular (or multiple) bad plays directly led to the the detriment of the team ( "The Redden").
Alexander Frolov Memorial Trophy http://i.imgur.com/jZuit.png
The Alexander Frolov Memorial Trophy is awarded to the player who most exemplifies the qualities that Alex brought to the ice game in and game out. Most notable was his talent for wraparounds. Thusly, this award is given to the player who has the most wraparound attempts throughout the game.
The award tonight goes to The Ghost of Alex Frolov, with 1 wraparound attempt against Boston.
The Hall of Wraparounds
Game Trophy Recipient Wraparounds (Opposing Goaltender) #44 Sean Avery 2 (Alex Auld) #45 Brandon Dubinsky 1 (Cory Schneider) #46 Sean Avery/Brandon Dubinsky/Brandon Prust 1 (Carey Price) #47 Mats Zuccarello 1 (Brian Boucher) #48 Marian Gaborik 1 (Jonas Gustavsson) #49 Brian Boyle/Marc Staal/Wojtek Wolski 1 (Cam Ward) #50 Mats Zuccarello 1 (Ondrej Pavelec) #51 Chris Drury 1 (Braden Holtby) #52 Sean Avery/Marian Gaborik 1 (Tomas Vokoun) #53 Chris Drury 1 (Marc-Andre Fleury) #54 Vaclav Prospal 1 (Martin Brodeur) #55 Artem Anisimov/Vaclav Prospal 1 (Carey Price) #56 Brian Boyle 1 (Jimmy Howard) #57 Derek Stepan 1 (Ondrej Pavelec) #58 Sean Avery 1 (Marc-Andre Fleury) #59 Brandon Dubinsky/Brandon Prust 1 (Jonathan Bernier) #60 Erik Christensen 1 (Johan Hedberg) #61 Ryan Callahan/Marian Gaborik/Marc Staal/Wojtek Wolski 1 (Brian Boucher) #62 Vaclav Prospal/Wojtek Wolski 1 (Cam Ward) #63 Brandon Dubinsky 1 (Michal Neuvirth) #64 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Dwayne Roloson) #65 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Ryan Miller) #66 Vaclav Prospal 2 (Jose Theodore) #67 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Craig Anderson) #68 Brandon Prust 1 (Brian Boucher) #69 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Dan Ellis) #70 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Antti Niemi) #71 Artem Anisimov/Sean Avery 1 (Al Montoya/Nathan Lawson) #72 Ryan Callahan/Vaclav Prospal 1 (Carey Price/Alex Auld) #73 Brian Boyle 1 (Marc-Andre Fleury) #74 Ruslan Fedotenko 1 (Tomas Vokoun) #75 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Craig Anderson) #76 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Tuukka Rask) #77 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Jhonas Enroth) #78 Sean Avery 1 (Al Montoya) #79 Brian Boyle 1 (Sergei Bobrovsky) #80 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Tim Thomas)
Player Number of Wraparounds Number of Trophies Sean Avery 0-7 4 1/3 Vaclav Prospal 0-6 3 1/2 Brian Boyle 0-4 3 1/3 Brandon Dubinsky 0-4 2 5/6 Chris Drury 0-2 2 Mats Zuccarello 0-2 2 Brandon Prust 0-4 1 5/6 Marian Gaborik 0-3 1 3/4 Artem Anisimov 0-2 1 Erik Christensen 0-1 1 Ruslan Fedotenko 0-1 1 Derek Stepan 0-1 1 Wojtek Wolski 0-3 11/12 Ryan Callahan 0-2 3/4 Marc Staal 0-2 5/12
First Star Second Star Third Star Vaclav Prospal Michael Sauer Brandon Dubinsky
Shots PIM Hits Giveaways Takeaways PP PK Faceoffs 26 2 32 5 8 0-4 1-1 20-47
Shots PIM Hits Giveaways Takeaways PP PK Faceoffs 30 8 27 6 5 0-1 4-4 27-47
Period Time Type Goal Primary Assist Secondary Assist 2nd 11:34 ES Prospal (7) Wolski (22) Staal (22) 2nd 18:26 ES Prospal (8) Wolski (23) Stepan (23) 3rd 16:12 ES Dubinsky (24) Callahan (25) Anisimov (25) 3rd 17:03 ES Sauer (3) Gaborik (25) Boyle (14) 3rd 19:07 EN Stepan (21) Fedotenko (14) Sauer (11)
Player Goals Assists Points PIM Prospal 2 0 2 0 Sauer 1 1 2 0 Stepan 1 1 2 0 Wolski 0 2 2 0 Dubinsky 1 0 1 0 Anisimov 0 1 1 0 Boyle 0 1 1 0 Callahan 0 1 1 0 Fedotenko 0 1 1 0 Gaborik 0 1 1 0 Staal 0 1 1 2
Goaltender Saves Shots Save % Lundqvist 27 30 .900
Player Won Taken FO % Boyle 5 13 38.5 Callahan 0 1 00.0 Christensen 1 1 100 Dubinsky 7 15 46.7 Prospal 1 4 25.0 Stepan 6 13 46.2
+/-, TOI, Shots
Left Wing Center Right Wing Prospal (+2, 21:14, 4) Stepan (+3, 19:25, 1) Wolski (+1, 17:20, 3) Dubinsky (+1, 20:42, 2) Anisimov (+1, 15:21, 1) Gaborik (+2, 17:49, 5) Fedotenko (E, 12:12, 0) Boyle (-1, 14:15, 2) Callahan (E, 19:55, 3) Avery (-1, 06:38, 2) Christensen (-1, 08:29, 0) Prust (-1, 07:50, 0)
Left Defense Right Defense Staal (+4, 25:29, 2) Girardi (+1, 20:57, 0) Eminger (+1, 18:55, 0) Sauer (+2, 19:50, 1) McDonagh (-3, 14:02, 0) McCabe (-1, 18:14, 0)
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Quotes to Note
This team has balls. It has had balls all year long. I'm not a big love-fest guy here, but I just like how we stuck to it. We showed balls.
- John Tortorella
We were sluggish early on and Boston won a lot of races to the puck. We had some struggles as far as their quickness, but there was no panic. For such a young group, to stay within themselves is a great lesson. It is obviously a huge two points. We still control our own destiny. We will enjoy, get ready tomorrow, and get ready for Atlanta.
- John Tortorella
This is not a one guy team, it’s a collective group. That’s the way we have to play. We’re not a terribly gifted hockey club.
- John Tortorella
We came from down three, and you make it 3-3, you feel like you’ve accomplished something. Again, we were driving. When you give up three, the momentum’s kind of against you. You’re vulnerable. That shift, we went out there, after we tied it, and lost a couple of draws, and didn’t do exactly what we wanted. Then we iced it, but we got a good forecheck, and it’s 4-3.
- Brian Boyle
It gives you goose bumps. It is a feeling you can’t describe. We fought so hard. We needed these points and that part of it makes it more emotional. We want to keep ourselves in the driver’s seat. That being said, we had a couple of minutes left in the game, so we had to settle the bench down and defend against one of the best teams in the league.
- Brandon Dubinsky on the Garden
As soon as we got the first one, it changes. On the ice, in the stands, they got going and we got going.
- Henrik Lundqvist on the Garden
They are there every night doing that. I think everyone is doing a great job paying the price. We are going to need it. We are going to need guys to sacrifice their bodies. That is the way we play…we play hard. When we do that we have a much better shot to win.
- Henrik Lundqvist on shot blocking
It’s up there, for a regular season game, it’s definitely up there. When you look at the importance of the game, and the way the game was played – they were all over us in the first, and then they got the third one, and we were so far away from a win. We just kept coming closer and closer, and then the atmosphere and everything. It’s definitely up there. A great feeling.
- Henrik Lundqvist on how this game ranks
Just an hour and a half ago, they booed us! It’s great that they cheer, but holy smokes, give us the help when we’re down, you know? Nothing against them! (Laughs) It’s easy to say right now, because there are times when they have the right to express their opinion, but we’re fighting for big points right now, and this is karma.
- Vaclav Prospal on the Garden
It seemed like as we kept crawling, little by little, they got more and more intense, and they started getting excited, and it just erupted. We fed off of that, and we got the win, and that was big for us.
- Michael Sauer on the Garden