If the Canucks haven’t hit rock bottom they’re well on their way, Subban shows up and fans show their support, Lehner brought out his crazy eyes, and what a night for goaltender gaffes. It’s four things we learned in the NHL.
Two 47 per cent Corsi teams entered the Scotiabank Saddledome and one got trounced on the scoreboard. Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik paced the Flames with a goal and an assist apiece. T.J. Brodie totaled three assists in the win.
It was a record-setting evening for the Canucks. Hardly a desirable footnote in NHL history.
The Canucks have dropped nine of their last 12 games. Vancouver also sports the Western Conference’s second worst goal differential at -30, leading only the Edmonton Oilers.
Canadiens fans show support for Subban
Therrien ostensibly blamed Subban for Wednesday night’s loss to the Colorado Avalanche. The star defenceman shrugged it off on Friday, denying that there was rift between himself and Therrien.
Whatever the case, Canadiens fans voiced their support for the one-time Norris Trophy winner by chanting his name early in the game versus the Philadelphia Flyers.
Subban picked up a pair of assists in the 3-2 shootout win, bringing his season total to 41.
Lehner went looking for a fight
The Buffalo Sabres downed the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 Friday. A third period fracas almost saw a rare-goaltender-versus-position-player fight, before Jack Johnson thought better of mixing it up with Robin Lehner.
The big Swedish goaltender picked up two minutes for leaving his crease and two minutes for roughing. Jack Johnson also picked up a two-minute minor for roughing, but at least he’ll live to see another day.
Good news for people who love goalie blunders
There were plenty of goaltender gaffes on this Friday night.
Meanwhile, the Canadiens jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when Dale Weise banked one in off Flyers’ Nick Schultz Friday. Said lead lasted all of 10 seconds when Mike Condon got beat by a Nick Cousins shot he probably should have had.