10/11 Recap: Kassian continues to flex; McNabb day-to-day

Written By Kris Baker on Monday, October 11, 2010 | 10/11/2010

Zack Kassian continued his early season tear through the OHL Monday, scoring a goal, three assists, and a clear decision to propel Windsor to a 5-3 win over Sarnia. The four-point night, Kassian's second such output this season, gives him 11 points through four games since returning from Buffalo.

With three helpers in the bag and the Spits ahead 3-1 in the early stages of the second period, Kassian elected to give 6'7 Kyle Flemington a title shot to earn his first fighting major of the season.




After landing some major licks, the 6'3, 226-pounder would complete the Gordie Howe hat trick at 11:26 of the third period when he put a backhander behind Hamburg, NY native John Cullen. Not everything was rosey in the win though, as it was a Kassian turnover in the neutral zone that resulted in the second Sting goal. But hey, his overall game is coming together and mistakes will happen when you're seeing the amount of ice time that the impact forward is reaping thus far.

Also from the OHL, Gregg Sutch recorded an assist as Mississauga (5-1-0-0) needed a shootout to defeat Brampton, 5-4. The Majors' checking forward now has three assists through five games. Barclay Goodrow ('11) had a pair of goals to pace the Battalion.

In the WHL, Kevin Sundher (-3) was again held without a point as Chilliwack stumbled against Prince Albert, 5-2. Through four games, the six-foot center has no points and a cumulative -4 rating for the Bruins (3-3-0-0).

A game removed from a season-high +4, Mark Pysyk finished -4 as Edmonton edged Prince George, 8-7. Travis Ewanyk ('11) recorded a hat trick for the Oil Kings (5-2-0-0).

Corey Fienhage checked-out at -2 as Kamloops lost to Vancouver, 5-4. Colin Smith ('11) scored two goals and an assist for the Blazers (3-4-0-1).

Brayden McNabb sat out Kootenay's 1-0 shootout loss to Swift Current with a sore shoulder. The 6'4 defenseman is listed as day-to-day. The Ice (3-2-0-1) will faceoff with Regina on Tuesday.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad the Sabres cant call him up for the next Blackhawks game...

boos said...

during the sept. 28, 2019 preseason game vs. the sens. dennis mccauly laid out matt carkner with a clean check...carkner jumped up and the two began to square off...the sens chris neil proceeded to give mccauley two quick crosschecks to the back as mccauley and carkner tangled...kassian was on the ice and basically did nothing except stand by neil and chat...

check out the vid (about the 4:40 mark)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY_7Mds2_B4

(shrugs)...pretty unimpressive

Anonymous said...

Kassian for the most part I think can be responsible and show discipline when he has to. I look back at the Memorial Cup last year where i don't think he took 1 penalty. From his perspective, he would want to impress the Sabres and coaching staff in the preseason by not being a punk. I'm not saying going after someone in preseason would necessarily make him look bad, I think that's just being cautious. Aside from his monsterous hit that got him suspended, he's got good hockey intelligence; reads the play well, makes crisp passes, and a rifle of a wrist shot

boos said...

@4:12
i was really surprised at how much hockey sense he showed during the preseason...

imo, though, the opportunity was there for him to take on a noted pest who's been a thorn in the side for the sabres for years (remember the drury hit?)and he didn't...

no biggie, though

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