Alumni Report – 11/15/16
Every week we take you around the hockey world to bring updates on Winterhawks alumni in the news. Here is this week’s edition:
Dumba’s OT Heroics
Last week we highlighted the overtime heroics of Seth Jones, who fired the Columbus Blue Jackets into the win column with his top-shelf wrister. Well, Matt Dumba wanted to get in on the act of former Winterhawks star defensemen leading their teams to overtime glory.
Sunday afternoon the Wild headed to Ottawa to face the Senators. With 3-on-3 overtime the perfect platform for a mobile and creative offensive defenseman like Dumba, he and Markus Granlund combined on the winner:
Niederreiter Lighting the Lamp
Matt Dumba wasn’t the only former Hawk who had a strong week in Minnesota. Nino Niederreiter struck twice this week, first on Thursday in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh:
Then, he picked up his fourth of the year and goals in two straight games Saturday in Philadelphia:
Dubinsky Scores His First of the Year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are a team that can run up the score, apparently. They torched the Montreal Canadiens 10-0 a couple weeks ago, and this past Friday it was the St. Louis Blues who were on the wrong end of a large score. 8-4 Blue Jackets was the final, and former Winterhawk Brandon Dubinsky, who’d been in-and-out of the lineup due to injury this season, fired home his first of the year:
For the Blue Jackets, they’re having to play without Seth Jones for a while, but with the offensive contributions from Dubinsky and others, they look like they’ll attempt to outscore everyone.
Baertschi Scores his First
Like Brandon Dubinsky in Columbus, Sven Baertschi recorded his first goal of the season last week. Baertschi’s goal came in a 5-3 win for Vancouver in New York Against the Rangers, and was the game winner as the Canucks’ snapped a 9-game losing streak:
Marian Hossa is Good
Trust us, he really is. He scored in a 2-1 overtime win on Wednesday:
Then he scored in a 3-2 overtime loss on Friday against Washington in the final 30 seconds to earn his team a point:
And, for good measure, he scored Sunday in the Hawks’ 3-2 win over Montreal:
For those of you keeping score at home, that’s a four game goal streak for Hossa, who now has nine goals on the year. Of those nine goals, eight have come in the last nine games. Oh, and the Blackhawks are in first place in the Central Division. Business as usual in Chicago for Hossa.