Quick Hits: The Top Targets Edition
In Red Wings Land
Steve Yzerman Q&A: On draft strategy, analytics and a couple of top prospects in Detroit’s range | The Athletic ($)
Two of the prospects that Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman (<— still fun to type) talks about are USA hockey’s elite goal scorer Cole Caufield and Russia’s Vasili Podkolzin. Both guys seem to be very viable options for the Wings at #6.
Around the League
Dominik Hasek’s 70-save playoff shutout: An oral history, 25 years later | ESPN
The Devils won Game 5 at home to take a 3-2 series lead, and they had a chance to eliminate the Sabres in Buffalo in a game that started on April 27, 1994 -- 25 years ago this Saturday. But it wouldn’t end until April 28 at 1:52 a.m. ET, after a four-overtime affair that saw Hasek make 70 saves. Seventy saves and zero goals against. Dave Hannan finally beat Brodeur (who had 49 saves) at 5 minutes, 43 seconds of the final stanza, giving the Sabres a 1-0 victory and forcing a Game 7.
Dominik Hasek is the greatest goaltender in hockey history.