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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.