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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Holt everything

Here's To Evil, Clink Chris Holt (Rutsch photo)

Chris "Five-" Holt saw his first-ever NHL action tonight when he was inserted in relief of Henrik Lundqvist for the final 8 minutes of a lopsided Rangers 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, with Holt somehow getting in the way of every shot he faced for the rest of the night. Rumor has it that Holt, who found himself on the losing end of more than a few lopsided scores while in Hartford and Charlotte this year, saw the 5-0 deficit on the scoreboard and instinctively left the bench to take to the ice, much in the same way a newborn baby sea turtle instinctively knows to return to its natural ocean habitat within minutes of being born.

New Wave As The Next Guy Thomas Pöck (Rutsch photo)

Meanwhile, The Hartford Wolf Pack won tonight in Portland, 5-4, on a goal by Thomas Pöck 37 seconds into overtime. It was the Wolf Pack's first win in overtime this year, after five previous OT losses (0-2-3). Portland has now lost 4 of their last 5, allowing the Wolf Pack to creep within 4 points of the second-place Pirates in the Atlantic Division standings. Dwight Helminen scored two goals in the game for Hartford.


Anonymous turd ferguson said...

Chris Five Holt has been sent back to Charlotte. This is a good thing. Go back and get some playing time, and work his way back to the Pack -- hopefully next season.

12/7/05, 10:58 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

Chris Holt went from being Swiss cheese in college two years ago (5-17-2, 3.24 GAA), to having his stock rise suddenly after one good year as a sopohmore, to going back to not being able to stop a beach ball now.

Charlotte's been playing with a short hand and has had to sign emergency back-up goalies for one game a couple of times this season, so yeah, maybe Holt should stay down there a while.

12/7/05, 7:39 PM

Blogger Brushback said...


Here's something else that's going on (from a link that I saw posted on HockeyTurd):

Goaltender Ty Conklin has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment

12/7/05, 8:11 PM


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