Thursday, February 10, 2011

Joe Vitale vs. Jon Quick

Joe Vitale of Pittsburgh makes his NHL debut tonight vs. the Kings.

Since both teams have former Hockey East players, I did a quick check of statistics for games in which Vitale (Northeastern) and Quick (UMass) both played.

In three career games against each other:

Vitale: 0G, 1A, (team record 1-2)
Quick: 3GA, 70SV, SV% .959 (team record 2-1)

The lone Northeastern victory over a Quick-led UMass team during Vitale's tenure was, interestingly, during my freshman year, when the team won only 3 games while losing 24 and tying 7. They managed a 2-0 victory with Adam Geragosian (!) making 26 saves for the shutout.

Ideally, Vitale nets a hat trick while the Kings win 4-3. The game is on the NHL network starting at 4:00 Pacific.

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