Sunday, February 6, 2011

He's A Super Sized Super Scorer

On Super Bowl Sunday, it was only fitting that Christian Thomas played as the New York Ranger's 2010 2nd round pick has been super all season long.

Thomas earned the game's third star after a 3 assist performance to help his Oshawa Generals win their third straight game 5-4 over the Sudbury Wolves. Thomas has been a huge reason why the Generals have that streak as the young sniper is 3-6-9 with a 3 game scoring streak.

Thomas had 1 primary and 2 secondary assists as the Generals used a 3 goal 2nd period to jump out to a 4-2 lead and then held off the Wolves. The win also keeps the Generals just 4 points behind the Ottawa 67's in the race for the OHL's East Division and the 2nd seed in the OHL's Eastern Conference.

Thomas is now 37-32-69 which is a new career high in points and moves him into 10th place among OHL scorers. With 18 games remaining Thomas has a shot at a 51-44-95 season.

Calvin De Haan (NYI 2009 1st), Tony DeHart (NYI 2010 5th), and Dan Maggio (NYR 6th) were all scoreless for the Generals. The Islanders duo were each a +1, Maggio a -2 with DeHart taking a tripping call that helped lead to Sudbury's 4th goal.

Still the Generals are now just 2 points away from clinching their first playoff spot since the 2007-08 season. Their first chance to clinch will be on Thursday when they face the Brampton Battalion.

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Monday night will bring us the opening round of the 59th Beanpot Tournament and the game to watch is going to be Chris Kreider (NYR 2009 1st) leading his top ranked Boston College up against Corey Trivino's (NYI 2008 2nd) Boston University Terriers. 

The Terriers will remember this moment from last year's Beanpot Championship when Chris Kreider scored this goal on them




(Thomas/Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

1 comment:

Thane said...

Jess I sure hope Dylan McIlrath (NYR 2010 1st) pans out for the Ranger. I thought Cam Fowler should have been the pick, over Dylan.
I thought the same thing when Zach Parise entered the draft, being from North Dakota and watching him play for the Fighting Sioux, I wanted my favorite college hockey player to play for my favorite pro team.
Now that Cam starts for the Ducks, and made an apperence at the all star game. I wonder who dropped the ball on that one?