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Jice update, November 15, 2017

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

An all-too-infrequent update about what the Chosen Frozen are up to:

  • Michael Cammalleri, So much for that homecoming. The LA Kings traded Cammalleri to the Edmonton Oilers yesterday for Jussi Jokinen. The deal was made on the same day this article came out.  He goes from a team in first place in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference to one in seventh (7-9-2). Cams had three goals and four assists in 15 games for the Kings, averaging 12:38 minutes of time on ice.
  • Jason Demers, Arizona Coyotes (2-15-3, eighth/last in the Pacific Division with the worst record in the league): 20 games, two goals, six assists.
  • Josh Ho-Sang, NY Islanders (9-6-2, fifth in Metropolitan Division of Eastern Conference) was recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Veterans Day and provided immediate results, scoring a goal to help the team beat the visiting St. Louis Blues, 5-2. Unfortunately, he’s questionable for tomorrow night’s game after missing practice yesterday due to an illness (the NHL is so sketchy with its injury reports). Let’s hope he can stick around awhile this time. Ho-Sang has appeared in seven games with the lone goal and four assists.
  • Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs (12-7-0, second place in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference): 19 games, four goals, six assists.
  • Luke Kunin, Minnesota Wild (8-7-2, fifth in the Central Division of the Western Conference): 14 games, two goals, two assists.
  • Brendan Leipsic, Vegas Golden Knights (10-6-1, second in the Pacific Division): eight games, no goals, four assists.
  • Jason Zucker, Wild, is on a tear, having scored seven goals in his last four games including a hat trick to provide all the scoring in a 3-0 win over the host Montreal Canadiens last Thursday. He also scored the only goal in Saturday’s 1-0 win over the host Philadelphia Flyers. All that scoring netted him NHL First Star honors for the week. And as if all this wasn’t enough reason to celebrate, Zucker and his wife Carly just became first-time parents on Oct. 27. Mazel tov. Overall, Zucker has 10 goals and five assists in 17 games.

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Jewps/Jice update, weekend edition

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by Ron Kaplan


http://pics.mcclatchyinteractive.com/wire_photos/1k977n/picture64366312/ALTERNATES/FREE_960/Kings%20Spurs%20Basketball.JPEGOmri Casspi scored six points in 21 minutes in the Sacramento Kings’ 104-94 loss to the host San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Not a shocker — the Spurs are undefeated at home this year (30-0). His long-distance woes continued, connecting on none of his four three-point attempts. He pulled down four rebounds and had three steals and a blocked shot in the loss. The Kings fall to 25-36, five games back of the eighth place Houston Rockets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Worth noting: Last weekend, Steph Curry received even more attention than usual. He connected on a dozen three-point lofts for the Golden State Warrior in an 121-118 overtime win against Oklahoma City Thunder. In doing so, Curry broke his own record for most three-point goals in a season … with 24 games left to play as of that point. Pundits were going out of their collective minds trying to make this relatable across the sports world. Some compared him to Babe Ruth hitting 60 home runs in a single season (Pardon the Interruption did a segment on if this was possible with the “vote” being split between co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon).

Yesterday the lowly LA Lakers (12-51 going into the game) handed the Warriors — 55-5 and seeking to break the league record for most wins in a season — their worst defeat of the season, 112-95. This was the biggest margin between two such divergent teams in the sport’s history. One of the reasons? Golden State connected on just four of 30 attempts from downtown.


Jason Zucker returned to action for the Minnesota Wild (31-26-10, eighth place West) for Saturday’s 3-2 shootout win over the host Buffalo Sabres. Zucker, who sustained a concussion in the team’s outdoor game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 21, took two shots on goal in 16:59. The next day, he took four SOG in 14:18 as the Wild fell to the visiting St. Louis Blues, 4-2.


The Toronto Maple Leafs (21-33-10, last place East) called up Brendan Leipsic again. He contributed an assist — his second in five games — in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the visiting Ottawa Senators. His assist came in the second period to briefly give the Leafs a 2-1 lead before the Senators scored twice in the third for the victory. Leipsic was on the ice for 11:35; MOT teammate Zach Hyman played 14:59.

Andre Burakovsky took three shots on goal in 14:29 for the Washington Capitals (48-13-4, first place East) in a 3-2 loss to the visiting NY Rangers on Friday. On Saturday, his 19th assist came in overtime to give the Caps a 2-1 win over the host Boston Bruins. He played 14:06 in that one. 

Jason Demers took no shots on goal in his two weekend games for the Dallas Stars (40-20-7, second place West) but he did lead them in TOI: 26:13 in a 4-2 win over the visiting NJ Devils on Saturday and 24:54 the next day in a 2-1 win over the host Senators.

Different team, same result: Mike Brown was once again a scratch for the Montreal Canadiens (30-30-6, 13th place East) in their 4-2 loss to the host Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

See above: David Warsofsky missed both of the Devils’ games (31-29-7, 11th place East) with a lower body injury: Stars on Saturday, and his old team — the Pittsburgh Penguins — in a 6-1 home loss on Sunday.

Eric Nystrom remains on injury reserve for the Nashville Predators (33-21-12, sixth place West) who beat the host Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, 5-2. Michael Cammalleri has been out of action for the Devils since Jan. 26.

What’s the point?
Through March 6, 2016

Player Games Goals Assists Points Time on Ice/Game
Mike Brown, Montreal Canadiens 46 1 2 3 7:21
Andre Burakovsky, Wash. Capitals 62 13 19 32 12:50
Michael Cammalleri, NJ Devils 42 14 24 38 19:17
Jason Demers, Dallas Stars 60 7 15 22 21:04
Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 0 0 15:43
Brendan Leipsic, Toronto Maple Leafs * 6 1 2 3 14:14
Eric Nystrom, Nash. Predators 40 7 0 7 11:38
David Warsofksy, NJ Devils 13 1 0 1 17:48
Jason Zucker, Minn. Wild 60 12 10 22 15:46

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