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It been a minute since wee had the postman deliver us some questions. There no better time than now with the regular season winding down, and with the Golden Knights at San Jose tonight for an important divisional matchup.Thanks to those who sent in your questions. Some solid ones. If you like to contribute to these going forward, make sure youe locked in on Twitter.SJenkins00 What team would you like the Golden Knights to face in the playoffs?Literally any team but the Minnesota Wild at this point Oscar Lindberg Jersey. That who Vegas should avoid, and it would help the Golden Knights’ cause if Minnesota started winning and the Colorado Avalanche strung some losses together.If the playoffs began today, the young, scrappy Avs would draw Vegas in the first round. Colorado trails Minnesota by two points for third place in the Central Division. Vegas, rest assured, is looking at that race closely. The neck-and-neck battle between Anaheim and Los Angeles also holds importance for the home stretch — for third place in the Pacific and the wild cards.If the Golden Knights are looking for the most reasonable path to get to, at least, the Western Conference Finals, the Avalanche are the desirable first-round opponent. Minnesota has punched Vegas in the mouth three times. Playing the Wild in a seven-game series has 2007 Dallas Mavericks-Golden State Warriors written all over it — it a bad matchup. This version of Colorado hasn seen the playoffs, while Vegas has enough of a veteran presence on this roster to claim the Knights hold the edge.kwlvrealtor When William Carrier comes off IR, who do you think gets scratched?Carrier has not played since Feb. 4. Have we reached the point of putting his face on the side of a milk carton?Carrier continues to do light skating after practices, giving indication he closer to returning and that he might be ready for the playoffs. He not the difference maker for the Golden Knights, but he the quickest player on that fourth line with the wrecking ball mentality that coveted.It not even certain Carrier comes off IR in time for the playoffs, but let play Professor Optimistic. The problem is who the Golden Knights take out of the lineup. Ryan Carpenter has benefitted the most from Carrier absence, scoring all 10 of his goals since Feb https://www.knightsstoreonline.com/William_Karlsson_Jersey-40. 4. You can take him out. Cody Eakin may not be an offensive savant, but Gerard Gallant trusts him to be the veteran anchor and two-way player on that young third line featuring Carpenter and Alex Tuch.The obvious choice might be Ryan Reaves, but the Golden Knights’ “if it ain broke, don fix it” will be tested. If this two-game winning streak — albeit against Calgary and Vancouver — has any carryover to the upcoming road trip at San Jose and Colorado, Reaves may play his way into a playoff roster spot. Reaves does what Carrier can do, minus the speed and plus the bone-jarring hits . Keep an eye on how Reaves plays down the stretch. If he doing more nothing than good, hel be the odd man out in the bottom six.If Vegas keeps winning, then ... yeah.FigmentofYour19 What are your thoughts on Cody Eakin?Eakin is solid. Not great, not impactful, but solid. I have my occasional conversations to myself https://www.knightsstoreonline.com/Reid_Duke_Jersey-30, about two or three times a game, where I try to comprehend why Eakin doesn shoot while skating toward the net and rather act like he going to shoot backhand, but it not enough to make me think he completely terrible. There are definitely better options than him that could be the third-line center, but he solid. I really interested to see what he does in the playoffs. His two stints in Dallas were some of his best hockey ever.OutsideTheStar Did the Canucks sacrificing a gummy bear have anything to do with Fleury going down?I am not one to feed into the art of conspiracy theories.That being said, this is absolutely plausible.A gummy sacrifice was made in the name of a Canucks comeback.2nd period. Here.
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Jeff Glass is starting to get comfortable in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. Glass, the 32-year old rookie who bounced around the hockey world before finally reaching the NHL last month, made 23 saves to lead Chicago to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. This is my chance right now, Glass said after securing his second career NHL victory. We played a strong game as a unit John Hayden Jersey, I just did my part. It was a lot of fun out there.Article continues below ... Patrick Sharp broke a tie early in the third period as the Blackhawks concluded a six-game trip. Nick Schmaltz, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane also scored Contributing offensively is to be expected from every line, Sharp said. Were more than capable of doing it but more than anything, I thought we played real stingy tonight and didnt give up a whole lot so that was one of the keys tonight. Nick Holden and Mika Zibanejad scored for New York in the Rangers second regulation loss at home since Nov. 28. New York struggled to get through the neutral zone most of the evening and only converted one power play chance on six opportunities in their first game back since the Winter Classic at Citi Field. I saw one team playing hockey and the other chasing the whole night, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh said. It really disappointing. We know we are coming off a big emotional win and a big stage but were almost at the halfway point of the season where we need to start playing with some consistency and we didnt give ourselves a chance there https://www.blackhawksoutlet.com/Steve_Larmer_Jersey-31. They were able to do whatever they wanted.  We didnt finish checks, slow them down, their speed.  They had time and space and we left our goalie out to dry. Glass, a well-traveled hockey veteran has played on six Kontinental Hockey League teams and three American Hockey League teams before being called up on Dec. 27 when Corey Crawford was placed on injured reserve. I think Glasser came in and gave us a little jolt of personality and energy, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. After coming out of three tough games going into the break, coming out of it not the way you want to be playing on the road. Well go back home, we showed a lot better of an effort. I liked the response, the way we finished up the trip. Sharp, a three-time Cup winner with Chicago who returned this season after spending the previous two years in Dallas, scored at 224 of the third when his wrist shot sailed past goalie Henrik Lundqvist glove. I saw a lot of good things, a lot of the speed in the game, Joel Quenneville said. We got to a lot of pucks first. We did a lot of good things, we were more disciplined than weve been in maybe any other game. We found a way to kill some big penalties. Hinostroza opened the scoring with 351 left in the first period. After an offensive zone faceoff win, Toews retrieved a loose puck in the corner and slipped a backhand pass to Hinostroza Brent Seabrook Jersey. The Rangers tied it two minutes later when Nick Holden fired a slap shot from the right point past Glass. Chicago took a 2-1 lead midway through the second when Nick Schmaltz converted a breakaway. Rangers defenseman, Marc Staal, inadvertently put the puck in his own net before knocking the net off the moorings. Zibanejad tied it on a one-timer with 728 to go in the period. They were better, Lundqvist said after his 30 save performance. They started the game better, they had more jump.  It felt like a lot of their chances came from odd-man rushes, hard to defend. They have a lot of patient players. NOTES New York scratched defenseman Steven Kampfer and forward Vinni Lettieri.  Chicago scratched defensemen Michal Kempny and Jan Rutta, and forward Richard Panik.
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