NHL News: Sabres, Avalanche, Ovechkin, Stralman and Wilson, Kempny and Johnson

NHL News: Sabres, Avalanche, Ovechkin, Stralman and Wilson, Kempny and Johnson

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Alex Ovechkin and Anton Stralman
On the Buffalo Sabres …

Sabres PR: The Sabres have signed defenseman Lawrence Pilut to a two-year entry-level deal.

John Vogl: Source saying that Pilut will get the rookie max of $925,000.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Ryan Boulding: The Avalanche have signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a two-year contract at a $1.45 million salary cap hit.

On Alex Ovechkin

Jeff Veillette: “Since 2005/06, 219 NHLers have taken 9 shots in a game.

Only 105 have done it multiple times.
Only 28 have done it 5+ times.
Only 7 have done it 10+ times.
Only 1 player has done it 20+ times.
Last night was Alex Ovechkin’s 65th time.”

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Jeff Veillette: List only goes back to 1988 – leaders who have taken 9 shots in a game.

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On the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning …

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Tom Wilson wasn’t happy with Anton Stralman‘s hit on him: “He leaves his feet, I’m in a pretty vulnerable spot and he drives my head through the glass.”

Tarik El-Bashir: Wilson: “He sees numbers the whole way…That’s a lot of don’ts…If I make that hit, 100-percent, I’m probably sitting out.”

Bryan Burns: Lightning forward Tyler Johnson left the game hunched over after taking a cross-check from Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny. Kempny was fined in for a cross-check in Game 2.