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Sixteen games into what appears to be his big break in the NHL,
28-year-old rookie Greg Mauldin on Tuesday absorbed another reality pinch.
His locker stall at the Colorado Avalanche's practice facility used to belong to legendary center Joe Sakic.
"I'm really honored," Mauldin said when told of the significance of the corner stall. "Obviously you look up to him. If you didn't look up to him, you better find a new line of work."
Mauldin appeared in his 15th game with Colorado last night, and had two shots on goal to help the Avalanche to a 3-2 overtime win in Washington. Mauldin had 17 shifts for 12 minutes of ice time during even strength and shorthanded situations. Mauldin has four goals and four assists, along with a plus-7 rating this season.
Quick was between the pipes for Los Angeles last night, which suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota. Quick face 21 shots during the game, making 18 saves. Quick is 14-5-1 this season with a 1.92 goals against average and .927 save percentage.
Greg Mauldin's boxes remain over a thousand miles away, untouched and unpacked in his new Cleveland apartment.
His home for the past few weeks has been the somewhat spacious but decidedly bland confines of a Residence Inn room in Denver. But for now, Mauldin would rather keep collecting those Marriott points than decorate his new digs.
The Holliston native is currently in his third tour of duty in the National Hockey League, although this one has been by far the most rewarding.Click here to read the entire story.
Former UMass hockey standout Greg Mauldin scored his first career NHL goal on Friday night after being recalled to the Colorado Avalanche from the Lake Erie Monsters. The opponent, none other than the team that originally drafted Mauldin - the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here is the box score which includes video highlights.
Talk about making an immediate impact.
On just his seventh shift in an Avalanche uniform, forward Greg Mauldin scored a short-handed goal during the second period of Friday night's 5-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
It was a sweet moment for Mauldin, who netted his first National Hockey League tally against the team with which he began his professional career. Mauldin was originally a seventh-round selection of the Blue Jackets in the 2003 Entry Draft.
Recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters on Thursday in the wake of recent injuries to forwards T.J. Galiardi and David Van Der Gulik, Mauldin played on the Avalanche's fourth line during his debut alongside Philippe Dupuis and Cody McLeod. He also saw some time on the penalty kill, which is where he made his biggest contribution Friday night.
Former UMass standout Greg Mauldin has been recalled by the Colorado Avalanche from the Lake Erie Monsters. The Avalanche will face Columbus tonight at 5 PM - no word yet on if Mauldin will be in the line-up.