Jonathan Cheechoo has retired from hockey after playing seven NHL seasons and finishing with four years in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.
Cheechoo announced his retirement through the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. He played six seasons with the Sharks, including 2005-06 when he won the Rocket Richard Trophy for leading the league with 56 goals.
Darling shined as Crawford’s backup in Chicago, but has endured a bumpy season with the Hurricanes. He is 10-16-7, 3.09, .889 in 35 games (32 starts). He faced the Blackhawks once in Carolina but never in Chicago. In his first matchup Nov. 11, he allowed four goals on 30 shots and absorbed the loss in overtime.
Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane praised Darling’s skills regardless of any recent struggles by the netminder.
“It’ll be good to see Scotty back here,” said Kane, who once acted on stage alongside Darling during the team’s fan convention. “I’m sure he’ll get a great ovation from the crowd. Did some great things here.”
The Ducks are 7-0-2 in their last nine home games and 7-1-1 in their last nine overall. Gibson has won a career-best six consecutive starts, and Rakell has six goals in his last four games.
“Our power play was (expletive) tonight,” Philadelphia center Claude Giroux said after Wednesday’s game.
Philadelphia faces a Bruins team that lost Patrice Bergeron before the start of this streak but have cruised along, anyway. They lost rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy to a knee injury that should cost him a month, and will also be without veteran David Backes, who received a three-game suspension from the NHL on Wednesday for a Tuesday night hit on Detroit’s Frans Nielsen.
But with Bergeron out, his linemate, Brad Marchand, playing with Riley Nash as his substitute center, has been magical. He has scored overtime goals in the last two games, giving him the club regular season record with 11 and capped a three-goal/two-assist effort when he scored the winner in Tuesday’s Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys sloppy 6-5 win over the Red Wings.
For the season, Marchand has 28 goals, 66 points and is a plus-31 in 51 Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys games.