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Eagles in the Pros 2/27 - 3/5: Thatcher Demko Leads Utica to Victory With First Pro Shutout

Featuring great goaltending, 5 points for Alex Carpenter, and Patrick Eaves’ 23rd career goal.

Vancouver Canucks v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

A handful of Eagles started playing with new teams last week following the NHL trade deadline, including Patrick Eaves who now has a career high 23 goals this season. Other Eagles who played well last week include Thatcher Demko, Alex Carpenter, and Tommy Cross.

NHL

Cam Atkinson (Columbus Blue Jackets): Atkinson picked up 2 helpers last week, but no goals.

Brian Boyle (Toronto Maple Leafs): Boyle picked up an assist in his first game with the Maple Leafs.

Patrick Brown (Carolina Hurricanes): Brown played in 2 of Carolina’s 3 games last week.

Paul Carey (Washington Capitals): Carey played in 1 of Washington’s games last week.

Brian Dumoulin (Pittsburgh Penguins): Dumoulin assisted on the GWG in Pittsburgh’s win over Buffalo.

Patrick Eaves (Anaheim Ducks): Eaves continues to have the offensive year of his career. He scored a goal in both of Anaheim’s games last week and now has 23 this season. He scored an empty-netter against Toronto and this one timer against the Canucks.

Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames): Gaudreau recorded 1 assist last week, setting up Sean Monahan’s goal against the Islanders.

Brian Gionta (Buffalo Sabres): Gionta recorded 2 goals and 2 assists last week, all of which came in Sabres losses. His most impressive goal came against Nashville from behind the net.

Stephen Gionta (New York Islanders): Gionta played in 1 of NY’s 3 games last week.

Noah Hanifin (Carolina Hurricanes): Hanifin scored a goal and recorded an assist in Carolina’s loss to Tampa. The slapshot was his 3rd goal of the season.

Jimmy Hayes (Boston Bruins): Hayes played in 2 of Boston’s 3 games last week.

Kevin Hayes (New York Rangers): Hayes had an unusual slow offensive week, recording 4 SOG and no points.

Chris Kreider (New York Rangers): Kreider scored the only Rangers goal in their 4-1 loss to Montreal.

Mike Matheson (Florida Panthers): Matheson had 10 SOG last week and continues to see significant ice time.

Brooks Orpik (Washington Capitals): Orpik had 2 SOG, 10 hits, and 7 blocks in 2 games last week. He did not play in Washington’s win over the Rangers.

Zach Sanford (St. Louis Blues): Sanford played in 1 game for the Blues after being traded and recorded 4 blocks.

Steve Santini (New Jersey Devils): Santini assisted on New Jersey’s first goal in their loss to Boston.

Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils): Schneider played in all of New Jersey’s games last week, all of which were losses. He made 37 saves in the loss to Boston.

Ben Smith (Toronto Maple Leafs): Smith was a healthy scratch in all 3 of Toronto’s games last week.

Miles Wood (New Jersey Devils): Wood recorded an assist in NJ’s loss to Montreal. He played in 3 of NJ’s 4 games last week.

AHL

Tommy Cross (Providence Bruins): Cross scored 2 goals and recorded 1 assist last week over 2 games.

Thatcher Demko (Utica Comets): Demko earned 3 wins last week, including his first pro shutout in which he made 38 saves.

Brian Gibbons (Albany Devils): Gibbons had 7 SOG over 2 games last week, but wasn’t able to find the back of the net.

Adam Gilmour (Iowa Wild): Gilmour had 3 SOG in Iowa’s only game last week.

Ian McCoshen (Springfield Thunderbirds): McCoshen had 3 SOG over 3 games last week and recorded a +1.

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

Philip Samuelsson (Charlotte Checkers): Samuelsson recorded 1 goal and 2 assists last week. He’s playing better in Charlotte than he did in St. John’s.

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

Alex Tuch (Iowa Wild): Tuch had 4 SOG in Iowa’s only game last week.

Joe Whitney (Tucson Roadrunners): After being traded to Tucson, Whitney picked up an assist in both games last week.

ECHL

Patch Alber (Adirondack Thunder): Alber scored a goal in Adirondack’s 6-3 loss to Kalamazoo on Sunday.

Teddy Doherty (Manchester Monarchs): Doherty recorded 5 SOG over 3 games last week.

Travis Jeke (Reading Royals): Jeke played in 1 game for Reading last week.

Parker Milner (South Carolina Stingrays): Milner struggled in his first two games back with the Stingrays, allowing 7 and 5 goals. On Saturday he made 28 saves in a 4-1 win over Colorado.

NWHL

Lexi Bender (Boston Pride): Bender had 3 SOG and a +2 over 2 games last weekend.

Blake Bolden (Boston Pride): Bolden had 6 SOG in 2 victories last weekend.

Alex Carpenter (Boston Pride): Carpenter scored 1 goal and recorded 4 assists over 2 games for Boston.

Emily Field (Boston Pride): Field played in 1 of Boston’s 2 games over the weekend.

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

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

Emily Pfalzer (Buffalo Beauts): Pfalzer had 1 SOG and 1 blocked shot in Buffalo’s loss to Boston.

Haley Skarupa (Connecticut Whale): The Whale did not play last week.

Kelli Stack (Connecticut Whale): The Whale did not play last week.

Dana Trivigno (Connecticut Whale): The Whale did not play last week.

CWHL

The CWHL season is over for Boston, the only team in the CWHL with BC alums on the roster.

Europe

Barry Almeida (Coventry Blaze): Almeida has been in a bit of an offensive drought lately. He had 0 points in Coventry’s game last week.

Nathan Gerbe (Geneve-Servette HC): Gerbe had a quiet game in his team’s loss to EV Zug.

Tim Kunes (Stavanger Oilers): Kunes had 2 SOG in the Oilers’ only game last week.

Pat Mullane (HC Karlovy Vary): Mullane did not play last week - he appears to be injured.

Ryan Shannon (ZSC Lions): Shannon had 1 SOG in ZSC’s only game last week.

Dave Spina (TPS): Spina did not play last week. I believe he is still injured.

Cam Spiro (Gentofte): Spiro has 31 points in 41 games this season.

SPHL

Brad Barone (Mississippi River Kings): Barone played in 1.5 games last week, both of which were losses for Mississippi.

Brian Billett (Knoxville Ice Bears): Billet played in two games this weekend. He recorded 31 saves in a win on Friday and 27 saves in a shootout loss on Saturday.