First, goaltender Ben Scrivens made 59 saves in the Edmonton Oilers’ victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. Then, Daniel Carcillo scored the winning goal in the New York Rangers’ win Wednesday over the Islanders. Finally, Jeff Zatkoff was in goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-1 victory Thursday over the Kings. The Kings traded Scrivens and Carcillo earlier this season, but didn’t acquire much in return. They also didn’t have a place in the lineup for Zatkoff.
Zatkoff expressed no ill will towards the Kings. In fact, he sounded a thankful tone.
“I never played any regular-season games, but I spent a lot of time in this organization and they’re a big part of the reason I’m here today with this organization,” Zatkoff said. “They put me in an opportunity to succeed in Manchester and they gave me two of the best goalie coaches in the game with Bill Ranford and Kim Dillabaugh there that I was able to work with for five to six years, so I owe a lot to them.”