After seeing images of Fischer collapse on the Detroit Red Wings bench Monday night when his heart stopped, Pronger reflected on the night he collapsed on the ice at Joe Louis Arena.
-- Chris Pronger had his very own close call in the same building where Jiri Fischer nearly lost his life. Louis Blues, was struck in the chest by a shot off the stick of Dmitri Mironov at the exact moment his heart was between beats.
"We'd be in the playoffs and he'd be in the room and he'd already turned the page and everybody's looking at him like, 'What's wrong with this guy? Whether you lose or you win, you need to be able to turn the page as quick as you can and focus on the next opponent." That would be Boston on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. In the third period, it was obviously our best period and we need to play 60 minutes like that." Mason will start Saturday. "As long as you're not starting 20 games in a row, you should be fine.
The Bruins (76 points) are in a playoff spot - they sit third in the Atlantic Division - while the Flyers (70 points) are five points behind the Islanders (75), who hold the Eastern Conference's last wild-card spot. "Every game for us is basically a must-win from now on," Giroux said. He had played four straight games - going 3-0-1 with a 1.45 goals-against average and .945 save percentage - before Neuvirth got the call Thursday and was shaky early. Four, five games in a row isn't that big a deal for me." The Bruins have been on a roll.
Even that was a major undertaking, requiring the full seven games and a Game 7-winning goal by former Blackhawks forward Troy Brouwer.The first NHL Winter Classic outdoor game played in St. It’s only fitting, given the long-running rivalry between the two Midwestern franchises dating back to the Blues joining the league in 1967.Saturday’s clash between the Blues and Blackhawks at Scottrade Center was another reminder of how each game seems to add just a little bit more to this hockey blood feud.I could see how heated the games were, so coming into last year I had a little better idea what the games were going to be like.Then the whole playoff experience against them just took it to another level.CRASHED HEADFIRST Former Oiler Kelly Buchberger relayed a story at practice yesterday about a Tier II junior teammate in Melville, Sask., who crashed headfirst into a goalpost and was luckily revived on the ice.