Montgomery’s Denver debut stellar

Jim Montgomery notched a pair of wins in his debut weekend for the University of Denver men’s hockey team. (Photo: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post)

You can’t help but wonder if Jim Montgomery had visions of romping Merrimack 14-2 during the 1993 season when his Denver Pioneers took the ice against the Warriors over the weekend. Continue reading

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Howard shines to notch third win; Nyquist secures win for Grand Rapids

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Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made 32 stops and allowed two goals in a 5-2 Detroit win Saturday against Philadelphia, giving Howard his third win of the season. Howard sported a pink mask and pink pads in support of breast cancer awareness.

Ben Bishop remains day-to-day with a lower body injury.

Gustav Nyquist came through int he clutch for the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday night as he scored the lone goal in a shootout against Hamilton to give the Griffins the 4-3 win. Nyquist also had a goal and an assist in the game.

Will O’Neill registered a goal for St. John’s Saturday night, and Spencer Abbott picked up assists on a game-tying and the game-winning goal for Toronto as the Marlies beat the visiting IceCaps 6-3 in AHL action.

Maine hockey looks to reverse trend of losing non-conference openers

St. Lawrence swept Maine at Alfond Arena last season. Will Maine pay back the favor this weekend? (Photo: Bangor Daily News)

The University of Maine men’s hockey team hasn’t won back-to-back non-conference games to open a season since 2006, when the black bears begun their Frozen Four run with a 7-1-1 record.

Red Gendron and the Black Bears will travel to Canton, N.Y. this weekend to open the regular season against St. Lawrence of the ECAC — the first time Maine will play a true road game against SLU in 10 years. Continue reading

Bishop stellar in Tampa Bay win

Former Black Bear Ben Bishop made 37 saves against Chicago Saturday night. (Photo: Associated Press)

Ben Bishop earned the Tampa Bay Lightning its first win of the season Saturday night, standing tall in a shootout to help secure a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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