Two Newfoundland NHLers in Saturday hockey game
Boston — It was Ryane Clowe and the San Jose Sharks getting one up on Michael Ryder and the Boston Bruins in a Saturday NHL matinee featuring a pair of Newfoundlanders on Boston ice.
Clowe, from Fermeuse, assisted on both goals as the Sharks got the better of Bonavista’s Ryder and the Bruins 2-0 at TD Garden.
For Clowe, a model of consistency for the Sharks this season, it was his fifth and sixth points in four games (two goals, four assists) since returning from a leg injury that forced him to miss four games.
As for Ryder, his scoring drought continues, reaching eight games.
Both Clowe and Ryder each have 14 goals on the year. But Clowe has 43 points to Ryder’s 29, putting the big Sharks winger third in San Jose scoring.
Clowe and Ryder are two of five Newfoundlanders in the NHL this season, joining Dan Cleary of Riverhead, Harbour Grace (Detroit Red Wings), Adam Pardy of Bonavista (Calgary Flames) and St. John’s native Ted Purcell (Tampa Bay Lightning).
Last week, Colin Greening of St. John’s played in his first NHL game, with the Ottawa Senators. He has since been reassigned to the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators. And rookie Luke Adam has appeared in 18 games with the Buffalo Sabres, but is back with the Portland Pirates of the AHL.