The schedule has flogged the guy who does the blog, so we’ll keep it to a short shift on what’s supposed to be a day of rest. (Man, tell it to the ECHL schedule makers, who today have the Alaska Aces playing their fifth game in six nights. Good times).
In the NHL, center Scott Gomez of Anchorage provided the New Jersey Devils their only goal – a power-play marker – in a 4-1 loss to visiting Tampa Bay. That gives the King of Airport Heights 10-33—43 totals in 48 games this season. Sunday, he was even with three shots on goal in 18:48 of ice time and won 9 of 14 draws.
In the American Hockey League, rookie winger Joey Crabb of Anchorage notched his first multiple-point game in more than three months to help the Chicago Wolves earn a 6-2 win over visiting Syracuse. Crabb contributed one goal and one assist and owns 6-14—20 totals in 49 games after this third multiple-point game of the season.
Also in the ‘A,’’ former Aces and UAA Seawolves goaltender John DeCaro, who made his AHL debut Saturday, came in off the bench in the Philadelphia Phantoms’ 5-4 loss at Toronto. DeCaro stopped four of five shots after Martin Houle got the hook in the second period with Philly trailing 4-2.