Former Wichita Thunder Goalie Reaches Nhl

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Darling, 26, made his first career start for the Chicago Blackhawks and claimed a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. The Lemont, Illinois native made 32 saves for his hometown team and was given the first star of the game. He made 16 saves in the third period to secure the win. Darling was a sixth round draft pick of the Phoenix Coyotes in 2007, taken 153rd overall. He was called-up from the Mississippi RiverKings of the SPHL and appeared in one game during the 2011-12 season in a 5-2 loss against the Texas Brahmas on January 21st. Darling also joined the Thunder as an emergency back-up during the 2012 CHL Finals against the Fort Wayne Komets. His best season as a pro came during the 2013-14 season when he went 13-6-2 for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL), sporting a 2.00 goals against average and a save percentage of .933. Before being called-up to the Blackhawks, he appeared in two games for the Rockford IceHogs this season, winning both games and only allowing three goals against and making 55 saves. Prior to turning pro, Darling attended the University of Maine, where he appeared in 54 games. In his two seasons as a Black Bear from 2008-10, he was 25-20-6 with a 2.93 GAA and a save percentage of .893. source: http://www.kake.com/sports/headlines/Former-Wichita-Thunder-goalie-reaches-NHL-280547682.html

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Anaheim (7-2-0) had won seven straight but couldn’t get much going in a 4-1 loss to San Jose on Sunday. The Ducks allowed the first four goals before Matt Beleskey scored on the power play with just over five minutes remaining in the third. ”The whole game was pretty deflating for us,” said captain Ryan Getzlaf , who had an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second before being sent off for fighting with 3:06 left in the game. ”We’ve been playing pretty good hockey as of late, and you’re going to play one of these kinds of games once in a while.” The contest was chippy, with the clubs combining for 165 penalty minutes – 90 for the Ducks. ”We weren’t ready from the beginning,” goaltender Frederik Andersen said. ”That’s just not good enough. We got the two points the last seven games, but I think we started thinking it was probably a little bit too easy.” Anaheim’s road trip may prove to be anything but simple, as the Ducks face St. Louis on Thursday, Dallas on Friday and Colorado on Sunday. First up is a Chicago team that improved to 4-0-1 at the United Center with Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Ottawa. The Blackhawks (5-2-1) snapped a two-game skid on goals from Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook in the second period. Chicago scored during that 20-minute segment for the first time this season. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ducks-blackhawks-preview-202526490–nhl.html

“There are a lot of things that I know, but I cant go in my brain and retrieve the word that Im looking for and throw it out of my mouth.” View gallery . Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images Roenick, right, at a Players Against Concussions event in October. To prevent future generations from being left with the same feelings of anger and frustration, Roenick teamed up with former Chicago Bears football star Jim McMahon earlier this year to form a nonprofit group called Players Against Concussions . The group seeks to educate young players and their parents about what happens to their brains after they are concussed and to facilitate more research on the topic. Still, there is only so much education can do. Roenick says that had he known during his playing days what he knows now, he would have taken more time off to heal from injuries but he would not have changed his self-described “reckless” style of play. While he applauds the efforts the NHL has taken to limit the damage concussions do to its players, he says that as long as people are colliding while skating at 30 mph, head injuries are always going to be part of the game. For its part, the NHL has instituted rules mandating that players be taken out of games if they appear to have concussions and requiring them to be taken immediately to a quiet room for examination by a doctor. It has also barred hits that target a player’s head. “Theres no way to avoid it, but the NHL has done a really good job of making sure the players that get it are immediately put into a quiet room and put out of action until they can pass certain tests to make sure the brain has enough time about a week to heal,” Roenick says. “And that’s as good as you can possibly get.” Not everyone agrees with Roenick’s assessment of the league’s actions. Since November 2013, more than 200 former players have filed a series of lawsuits against the NHL alleging that the league hid concussion risks and failed to take action to protect its players. source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/9-time-nhl-star-jeremy-090000691.html

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On average, forward Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche was drafted in the third round in Yahoo leagues, but he has no goals and four assists in nine games. This start might have owners thinking sophomore slump, but don’t forget he had seven points in his first 11 games last season, yet finished the season with 56 points in his next 71. The talented center could be had for a low price. FANTASY HOCKEY ANALYSIS The 2014-15 NHL season is underway, so NHL.com has you covered with weekly fantasy hockey positional rankings, real-time spin updates and waiver wire advice. Top 100 forwards | Top 60 ‘D’ | Top 30 goalies SIGN UP FOR YAHOO FANTASY Goaltender Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins , the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, is off to a slow start with a .897 save percentage and is now playing without his biggest weapon, defenseman Zdeno Chara , for the next 4-6 weeks. Email, text or tweet the owner of this talented goalie in your league and watch how they will be eager to trade him for a Darcy Kuemper or Frederik Andersen . They’re solid goalie options, but don’t forget Rask’s best months in his career are December (1.85 goals-against average) and March (20 career wins). WAIVER WIRE WATCH Devante Smith-Pelly , Anaheim Ducks (owned in 12 percent of Yahoo Leagues) — The 22-year-old has the fantasy golden spot playing on the wing of Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and has responded with two points in his past three games. The 6-foot, 220-pound wing came onto the scene last season when he led the Ducks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with five goals and looks primed to start this season the way the last one finished. The Ducks have four games this week, all on the road (@CHI, @STL, @DAL, @COL), and Smith-Pelly had seven points in his 14 road games last season. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/fantasy-access-buy-low-mackinnon-rask-160000199–nhl.html

 

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