At 7:48 of the first period today, Derek Stepan opened the scoring in the 4-2 KalPa win.
Stepan received a pass just inside the blue line and had a step on his defender. Stepan was heading towards the net when the defender swung his stick and took out his feet. As Stepan was going down, he fired a shot through the goalies five-hole for the goal. Stepan popped up immediately and had a big smile on his face as he pointed to his teammate who gave him the pass.
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Stepan had three shots today in 17:22
According to the game sheet that HC Davos posted on Facebook, Rick Nash will not play today.
He is listed under the absent column.
Nash is reportedly battling a sore groin.
THIS SECTION is all about Nash and Davos
At Hockey Sverige, Carl Hagelin is interviewed and said that his shoulder is doing “better and better” and he isn’t having problems working out.
Hagelin said that he and his teammates take it easy when they do their workouts and tend to run drills and then some four on four that isn’t very “intense.”
He said that he is skating but hasn’t taken any contact and is just trying to be safe.
When asked what was next for Hagelin, he said “Try to work out and get fit again and strengthen the shoulder as much as possible.”
Jeff Klein wrote in the NY Times, “Team Richards goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who last played competitive hockey in May, when the Rangers lost to the Devils in the Eastern Conference finals, was brilliant. He stopped three breakaways, four penalty shots and 56 shots in all, showing the spectacular form that earned him the Vezina Trophy last season.”
Andrew Wisniewski tweeted, “he was stopping everything, breakaways, odd man rushes, tip-ins, it was quite the sight…even the flyer fans were applauding”
Pat Leonard tweeted this quote from Scott Hartnell, “We were joking after the 1st that now the Rangers will want to play really bad because he’s on fire.”
Following the game, Henrik told Pat Leonard “I’ve been skating with one guy. Mentally, it’s been terrible. But technically it’s been probably pretty good” and “I want to play real games, but it was probably the best feeling I’ve had in a long time.”
1:08PM Kutcha says that Nash is out of the lineup once again
7:50AM Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that the Rangers have been told that Nash was held out of yesterday’s game as a precaution.
The injury to his groin isn’t serious.
3:47PM: Nash has a sore groin according to Larry Brooks and it isn’t believed to be serious
1:37PM: According to Marcel Kutcha, Davos is playing today without Rick Nash in the lineup.
The ZSC twitter account, the team Davos is playing says that Nash is “injured.
Henrik Lundqvist returned form Sweden and will be taking part in the charity game on Saturday in Atlantic City.
In an interview with the AP, Henrik Lundqvist talked about trying to stay busy in case something happens either here or in Sweden.
Lundqvist said that he is skating every week but the situation isn’t ideal.
He is very excited about playing in an actual game on Saturday.
Lundqvist said, “This is our lives. There is a business side to this sport; there is no way around it. When it comes down to just playing the game, I miss the lifestyle, I miss travelling and playing the games and having the adrenaline. It’s just such a big part of my life. It’s definitely been a weird two months here not having that. That’s why it’s a lot of fun to get together and play the game.”
He said that he was a little embarrassed that a deal hasn’t happened yet.