I truly wouldn’t have bet this in a million years. Adam Werner, 40 saves IN RELIEF of a teammate who got hurt in the first minute of a hockey game.
Adam Werner makes 40 saves in his first NHL game, IN RELIEF OF A TEAMMATE WHO GETS HURT IN THE FIRST MINUTE. I don’t have too many words for that.
It wasn’t just a token thing either, where the team packs it in around him and he makes saves any goalie should. The 22-year-old ROOKIE made about a dozen highlight-reel saves.
OK, so about the injury stuff:
- Francouz, no update.
- Kadri, no update.
I’m worried about Kadri. I have asked the Avs and gotten a bit of a worrisome “no comment” kind of thing, so I worry about what it could be with his lower body. That would be a tough loss at this point, him going out too. He’s a tough guy, though, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
I’ll be on the road starting tomorrow, so I’ll be the reporter on the scene learning more.
But about Adam Werner: I thought he looked bad in the preseason and in the Rookie Showcase. When Francouz went out tonight, I had already conceded the game to the Jets.
Shows how much I know about the game of hockey.
Wow, what a story.
And what about Nathan MacKinnon tonight? Not bad. Not bad at all.
More later, including a podcast.