Monday, April 13, 2015

2014-15 Rocket Richard Trophy Winner

In what has become a familiar sight on NHL Awards night, Washinggon Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, winning the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL top regular season goal scorer.  

"The Great 8" has now won 3 Richard trophies in a row and 5 overall, this season he scored 53 goals to home the Rocket again.

The only other players to win the Richard Trophy more than once are Pavel Bure with 2, Jarome Iginla with 2 and Steven Stamkos with 2.

Top 10 NHL Goals of the Year (2014-15)

Jamie Benn Wins 2014-15 Art Ross Trophy

Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn became the first Stars player to win the NHL regular season scoring title by getting 4 points in the last game of the 2014-15 season against the Nashville Predators.

Benn finished the season with 87 points, 1 more than NY Islanders John Tavares and 2 more than Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby.

This is the first time in a non-lockout season since 1967-68 that the NHL scoring champion had less than 90 points.  

Stan Mikita twice won the Ross Trophy with 87 point seasons,
1964-65 and 1967-68.

Top Ten NHL Saves of the Year

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jagr Gets 1800th NHL Career Point

April 9th 2015
Florida Panther Jaromir Jagr assisted on Jonathan Huberdeau's goal Thursday night to pass former Penguins teammate Ron Francis for 4th on the NHL's all time point list.  
He is now 50 points behind 3rd place Gordie Howe and 87 behind 2nd place Mark Messier.  
He will not catch Wayne Gretzky who is the all time leader with 2,857 points.

Mike Richter Award Winner 2015

Zane McIntyre
(Jr. - Univ of  North Dakota)
29-10-3  2.05 GAA .929 Save %
first UND goaltender since 1966-67 to play every game of the season

Friday, April 10, 2015

2015 Hobey Baker Award Winner

Jack Eichel 
(Fr.) Center
Boston University
(24 Goals, 43 Assists, 67 points)
Only the second freshman to win the award as college hockey's best player, he has led the Terriers to the 2015 NCAA Final Game against Providence.
The 1st freshman to win the Hobey Baker Memorial trophy was Paul Kariya in 1993

Friday, April 3, 2015

1985 NHL Award Winners

Happy Birthday Bernie Parent

April 3rd 2015
Philadelphia Flyers legend Bernie Parent turns 70 

He made his legend in 1974 and 1975 by helping the Flyers to back to back Stanley Cup wins, winning the Vezina Trophy in '74 and '75 and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup MVP in both 1974 and 1975.

NHL Top 5 Plays (April 2nd 2015)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ovechkin Becomes Capitals All Time Leading Goal Scorer

April 2nd 2015
Alex Ovechkin becomes the Washington Capitals all time leading goal scorer with his 473rd career goal.
Scored against Cary Price of the Montreal Canadiens.
He passes Peter Bondra on the Capitals scoring list.
He also extends his lead in the race for the "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal scorer.  He now has 51 goals in the 2014-15 Season.
He is now 2 points behind Sidney Crosby of the Penguins for the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading point scorer.  Sidney has 80 to Ovechkins 78 points.

Crosby nets 300th Goal

April 1st 2015
Sidney Crosby scores his 300th Career goal against Steve Mason and the Philadelphia Flyers

Honda Nightly Recap: March 31, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015