Anton Babchuk becoming nice piece on Calgary’s blueline

It wasn’t that long ago a hard-shooting first round draft pick arrived in Calgary with impressive offensive credentials, but a reputation for being suspect defensively. He was quiet and reserved, but boy, did he have a cannon from the point. If that description sounds like early-season acquisition Anton Babchuk, it’s because it is. But it

Hedberg remains steady, wins 6th consecutive start

Goaltender Johan Hedberg made and won his sixth consecutive start, making 24 saves. Over the six consecutive wins, Hedberg has allowed only seven total goals. “I thought he was steady,” Devils coach Jacques Lemaire said “Every game he’s been in, he’s been good. That’s why we keep going with him.” Hedberg said he wasn’t surprised

Kovalchuk Scores 20th As Devils Win 5th In Row

Kovalchuk skated out to the point, reversed direction, went back down to the left circle, hit the brakes to lose defenseman Joe Corvo and then let loose a shot that beat Cam Ward to the glove side. The goal allowed the Devils to take another step in their unlikely playoff push with a 3-2 victory

Volchenkov: ‘I always try to play clean’

Anton Volchenkov prides himself on playing a clean game. The elbow he delivered to the head of Zach Boychuk on Tuesday wasn’t intentional, but it will cost him. The League announced Wednesday that Volchenkov has been suspended three games for the hit. It occurred in the second period of the Devils’ 3-2 overtime victory over

Anton Babchuk Highlight Reel

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Pekka Rinne holds off the Hurricanes in 2-1 shootout win

Despite missing both David Legwand and Ryan Suter, the Nashville Predators hung on for a gritty shootout victory at Carolina tonight, their 3rd in the last five games. Rinne stopped 21 of 22 Hurricanes shots, including a wide open breakaway to keep the game close, and two out of three chances in the shootout. Jerred

Defenseman Anton Babchuk Traded To Calgary Flames In 4 Player Deal

Brett Sutter is leaving his father and his uncle in Calgary to join up with his cousin in Carolina. Along with defenseman Ian White, Sutter, a forward, was traded by Flames GM Darryl Sutter, his father, to the Hurricanes on Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Anton Babchuk and veteran forward Tom Kostopoulos. Brandon Sutter, the

Anton Babchuk Scores On Power-Play

Midway through the second, Carolina defenceman Anton Babchuk lifted his colleagues to within one with a power-play goal. A little more than two minutes later, onetime Canadien Tom Kostopoulos, who never quits, beat Carey Price with the tying goal. Click Here To Continue Reading Article

Anton Babchuk Assists In Hurricanes’ rout of Islanders

Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice thought his team was tense in the opening minutes against New York, but by the time the first period was over, Carolina had a 3-0 lead. By the time Carolina finished scoring a season-high seven goals, there was no anxiety at all in the victorious dressing room. “I didn’t want to