Who doesn’t love a fight between goalies? (From opposing teams, I mean). Presumably not Calagary Flames boss Darryl Sutter, still steaming over last night’s 7-4 loss to Colorado. From the Calgary Sun’s Randy Sportak.
Joe Sakic snapped his 10-game goal-scoring drought in superstar fashion, tallying twice and adding an assist en route to a 7-4 win over the Flames last night.
The game ended with a last-minute melee that involved both starting netminders. Calgary’s Philippe Sauve skated the length of the ice and dropped the gloves with Avs goalie David Aebischer.
Flames head coach Darryl Sutter wasn’t impressed.
“I wish (Sauve’s) game plan wasn’t to be a fighter,” Sutter said.
“I wish it was to stop pucks.”
Sauve had trouble in that department, especially when facing Sakic, whose two goals gives him 561, good for 18th place on the all-time NHL goal scoring list, ahead of Guy Lafleur.
“I saw (Aebischer) throw a punch and, in my book, that makes it six-on-five,” said Sauve, who received an instigator penalty as well as a major for fighting.
“My instinct was to go down there. It probably wasn’t the best decision but it’s done with.”
Former Newsday staffer Tim Moriarty, who covered the New York Islanders throughout their Stanley Cup run from ’79-’82, passed away yesterday at the age of 82. A member of the Hockey Hall Of Fame, Moriarty was on the Islanders’ beat for two decades.