If you haven’t seen the goal that Seth Griffith scored for the Boston Bruins on Monday night, I encourage you to do so with the video provided below. After you watch it I encourage you to watch it again.
Griffith flashed some skill and a bit of luck on what will mostly likely be in the running for “goal of the year”. It started with a shot block and a race down the ice before Griffith was spun around firing a shot backwards between his legs and past Cory Schneider. It was a little like the way I play pool which is “poke and hope”. Nonetheless the puck went in the net for his fourth goal of the season, and the Bruins went on to a 4-2 win over New Jersey.
The win was the Bruins fifth in a row and the loss was the Devils fourth.
GOAL! What an effort. Seth Griffith double-teamed on his way to the net, but flips puck between his legs backhand with his back to the net
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 11, 2014
Jaromir Jagr scored his 708th career NHL goal moving him into sixth place on the all-time list.
Jagr’s third goal of the season at 13:00 evens the game at 2 and ties Mike Gartner for sixth on the all-time #NHL goals list (708).
— NHLDevilsPR (@NHLDevilsPR) November 11, 2014
Carolina Beats Calgary, 4-1
Less than 10,000 fans were in attendance Monday to see the Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Calgary Flames 4-1. Justin Faulk had a goal and two assists for Carolina who have now won five out of their last six games. Calgary have now lost two out of three after winning three in a row.
Rapid reaction from Calgary perspective. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
Jeff Skinner records his 100th career NHL goal in win over Flames. [News Observer]
NHL Roster Moves, Injuries, Suspensions, Etc…
- New York Rangers have recalled Jesper Fast from Hartford of the AHL, and have sent Ryan Malone and Conor Allen to Hartford
- Toronto Maple Leafs send a trio down to their AHL affiliate. [Toronto Star]
- Nashville Predators place Vikto Stallberg on injured reserve. [Rotowire]
It wasn’t a very busy day in the NHL but any hockey at all is good hockey, even if there were only two games on the schedule. Tuesday will be much busier as 10 game are on the schedule.
John Is a contributor with The Hockey Writers covering the Buffalo Sabres. He is also a Senior Writer and Editor at MetsMerizedOnline.