Monday, November 10, 2008

Stat Of The Day

From the fine folks at Elias Sports Bureau (via the NHL) comes this gem:

"The Maple Leafs beat the Canadiens, 6-3, on Saturday and all nine goals were scored by European players: Toronto’s Niklas Hagman (Finland, 2 goals), Mikhail Grabovski (Belarus), Nik Antropov (Kazakhstan), Pavel Kubina (Czech Republic) and Alexei Ponikarovsky (Ukraine), and Montreal’s Robert Lang (Czech Republic), Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic) and Saku Koivu (Finland).

"The nine goals equaled the most ever in an NHL game in which all the goals were scored by players born outside North America. The only previous instance was the Maple Leafs’s 5-4 win over the Capitals in Nov. 26, 2002. The goal scorers in that game were Toronto’s Nik Antropov, Tomas Kaberle, Robert Reichel, Mikael Renberg and Robert Svehla, and Washington’s Dainius Zubrus, Calle Johansson, Mikael Nylander (sic) and Ivan Ciernik."

3 comments:

Rage said...

What, no label love for Mr. Ciernik?

wittcap79 said...

I'm sure the idea of having all goals scored by the 2 premier Canadian (or is it Canadien)teams makes the xenophobic bile in Don Cherry's soul come up a little in his mouth...as Samuel L would say,"How's it taste m*****f****!"

Anonymous said...

wait...
mikael?