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Eagles in the Pros 2/6 - 2/12: Patrick Eaves Sets a New Career Record

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Featuring new career highs for Eaves and Chris Kreider, Zach Sanford’s 1st NHL goal, and Cam Atkinson’s 27th goal of the season.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

When I’m not arguing the merits of covering women’s sports on BCI, I am mostly obsessively following the pro careers of all BC MIH and WIH alums! Last week was another great one for Patrick Eaves and Cam Atkinson. There was also some impressive play from both Chris Kreider and Paul Carey, and Zach Sanford scored his first NHL goal. Here’s the rundown:

NHL

Cam Atkinson (Columbus Blue Jackets): Atkinson scored 2 goals last week, continuing to be one of the best offensive players in the league right now. His GWG against Detroit was his 27th of the season, matching his career record.

Brian Boyle (Tampa Bay Lightning): Boyle scored the game-winning goal in Tampa’s victory over Winnipeg. The redirect was his 13th goal this season.

Patrick Eaves (Dallas Stars): Eaves scored twice to help Dallas defeat Carolina last week. He now has 21 goals this season, a career high - he hasn’t had a 20 goal season since his rookie year. (I know he has been player of the week a lot but I’m just so happy for him that he’s having a career season so far into his career!)

Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames): The Flames played only 1 game last week and Gaudreau went without a point.

Brian Gionta (Buffalo Sabres): Gionta assisted on 2 goals in Buffalo’s win over San Jose on Tuesday.

Stephen Gionta (New York Islanders): Gionta picked up a primary assist in the only game he played in last week.

Noah Hanifin (Carolina Hurricanes): Hanifin played in both of Carolina’s games last week, both of which were losses.

Jimmy Hayes (Boston Bruins): Hayes played in all 3 games under new Bruins coach, Bruce Cassidy. Hayes recorded 1 assist last week - only his second of the year.

Kevin Hayes (New York Rangers): Hayes picked up 4 assists last week, in addition to scoring an empty net goal in NY’s win over Colorado. Three of Hayes’ assists were scored in NY’s victory over the Preds.

Chris Kreider (New York Rangers): Kreider recorded a goal and an assist last week. He scored off a deflection in NY’s victory over Nashville. Kreider has scored a career high 22 goals this season.

Mike Matheson (Florida Panthers): Matheson had 10 SOG over 2 games last week but was unable to pick up a goal.

Brooks Orpik (Washington Capitals): Orpik had 3 SOG, 8 hits, and 11 blocks over 3 games last week.

Zach Sanford (Washington Capitals): Sanford scored his first NHL goal in Washington’s win over Anaheim... and it ended up being the game-winner.

Steve Santini (New Jersey Devils): Santini had 5 SOG, 4 hits and 5 blocks over 2 games last week.

Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils): Schneider made 22 saves in a win over the Sabres and 34 saves in a loss to San Jose.

Ben Smith (Toronto Maple Leafs): Smith played in all of Toronto’s games last week.

Miles Wood (New Jersey Devils): Wood had 6 SOG and 5 hits over 2 games last week.

AHL

Patrick Brown (Charlotte Checkers): Brown scored the final goal in Charlotte’s 3-1 win over Stockton.

Paul Carey (Hershey Bears): Carey continues to be a top offensive player for Hershey and I continue to complain that he hasn’t gotten his NHL chance. Last week he scored twice and also picked up a helper.

Tommy Cross (Providence Bruins): Cross had a great week all around. He recorded 2 assists and scored 2 goals, as well as continuing his usual strong defense.

Thatcher Demko (Utica Comets): Demko made 25 saves and allowed 5 goals in a loss to Toronto and made 14 saves in a 3-2 loss to Syracuse.

Brian Gibbons (Albany Devils): Gibbons had 6 SOG over 4 games last week - and a few penalties.

Adam Gilmour (Iowa Wild): Gilmour played in all 3 of Iowa’s games last week.

Ian McCoshen (Springfield Thunderbirds): McCoshen recorded an assist last week as well as scoring the lone Springfield goal in a 2-1 loss to Utica.

Parker Milner (Hershey Bears): Milner made 23 saves in Hershey’s 4-2 win over Hartford. he was brought in as backup on Sunday and made another 23 shots, allowing only 1 goal. Milner is definitely proving to the Bears that he belongs in the AHL.

John Muse (Rochester Americans): Muse did not play last week. (#FreeJohnMuse)

Philip Samuelsson (St. John’s Ice Caps): Samuelsson played in 2 of St. John’s 3 games last week.

Rob Scuderi (Ontario Reign): Scuderi did not play last week.

Alex Tuch (Iowa Wild): Tuch scored a goal and picked up 2 assists in his return to the Wild, helping Iowa earn a 4-2 win over Grand Rapids.

Joe Whitney (San Antonio Rampage): Whitney recorded a goal and an assist last week. His goal tied the game, but San Antonio would ultimately lose.

ECHL

Patch Alber (Adirondack Thunder): Alber picked up 2 assists last week - the first in a 3-2 win over South Carolina and the second in Adirondack’s 10-4 blowout win over Manchester.

Teddy Doherty (Manchester Monarchs): Doherty recorded an assist in Manchester’s 3-2 win over Adirondack. He also had 9 SOG over 2 games last week.

Travis Jeke (Toledo Walleye): Jeke played in all 3 games for Toledo last week and had 4 SOG.

NWHL

Lexi Bender (Boston Pride): Bender did not play last week.

Blake Bolden (Boston Pride): Bolden participated in last weekend’s NWHL All Star Game.

Alex Carpenter (Boston Pride): Carpenter participated in last weekend’s NWHL All Star Game.

Emily Field (Boston Pride): Field did not play last week.

Kaliya Johnson (Connecticut Whale): Johnson did not play last week.

Meagan Mangene (Connecticut Whale): Mangene did not play last week.

Emily Pfalzer (Buffalo Beauts): Pfalzer participated in last weekend’s NWHL All Star Game.

Haley Skarupa (Connecticut Whale): Skarupa participated in last weekend’s NWHL All Star Game.

Kelli Stack (Connecticut Whale): participated in last weekend’s NWHL All Star Game.

Dana Trivigno (Connecticut Whale): Trivigno participated in last weekend’s NWHL All Star Game.

CWHL

Melissa Bizzari (Boston Blades): The Blades did not play last week.

Kristina Brown (Boston Blades): The Blades did not play last week.

Dru Burns (Boston Blades): The Blades did not play last week.

Meghan Grieves (Boston Blades): The Blades did not play last week, but Grieves appeared in the CWHL All Star Game.

Erin Kickham (Boston Blades): The Blades did not play last week.

Kate Leary (Boston Blades): The Blades did not play last week.

Europe

Barry Almeida (Coventry Blaze): Almeida had 2 assists last week. He also scored this goal:

Nathan Gerbe (Geneve-Servette HC): Geneve-Servette did not play last week.

Tim Kunes (Stavanger Oilers): Stavanger did not play last week.

Pat Mullane (HC Karlovy Vary): Karlovy Vary had a bye week last week.

Ryan Shannon (ZSC Lions): ZSC had a bye week and did not play last week.

Dave Spina (TPS): Spina played for only 5 minutes last week and did not play again - I’m assuming he was injured but everything is in Finnish so it’s hard to say.

Cam Spiro (Gentofte): Spiro has 16 goals and 12 assists this season.

SPHL

Brad Barone (Mississippi River Kings): Barone made 21 saves in a 5-3 win over Evansville.

Brian Billett (Knoxville Ice Bears): Billet was pulled from the only game he started last week after allowing 3 goals on 12 shots in 13 minutes.