NHL Round Up
WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets are bringing up forward Eric O’Dell from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League to play for the Jets. O’Dell has been playing for the IceCaps in the AHL.
The Winnipeg Jets have announced plans to move the St. John’s IceCaps to Thunder Bay.
Jets – Canucks
O’Dell, 23, has played in 39 games with the IceCaps so far this season. In that time, he has recorded 38 points (16G, 22A) and 31 penalty minutes. The Ottawa, ON native has also played in 14 games with the Jets this season for three points (2G, 1A) and eight penalty minute.
He was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round, 39th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Across the NHL on Thursday night, action continued.
Leafs Roast Kings for Road Warrior Win
The Toronto Maple Leafs beat down the Los Angeles Kings. However the team almost ran out of goaltenders.
The Toronto Maple Leafs nearly ran out of healthy goaltenders late in the second period.
But by the time the final horn sounded Thursday night, it was Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings who were shaking their heads in disbelief.
James Reimer stopped all 31 shots he faced after he replaced injured Jonathan Bernier to start the second period and Mason Raymond scored a game-winning shorthanded goal to lead Toronto past Los Angeles 3-2 and snap the Kings’ eight-game winning streak.
The Maple Leafs (36-24-8) finished the California portion of their five-game trip 2-1-0 and erased a two-goal deficit against one of the best closing teams in the NHL. They are three points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the race for second place in the Atlantic Division.
“For us, we need every point that we can possible get, and we’re in desperation mode,” Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said. “We just found a way to gut it out.”
The Kings (38-23-6) were attempting to equal a franchise record with their ninth straight win and give coach Darryl Sutter his 500th career victory. L.A. is third in the Pacific Division but fell 11 points behind the second-place San Jose Sharks, who beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in a shootout.
With Files from NHL.com