Sunday, June 01, 2008

Darren Haydar: [Insert Superlative Here]

2003 AHL Rookie of the Year. 2007 AHL Scoring Champion. 2007 AHL MVP. Captain. Record setter.

En route to a 4-2 win and a 2-0 series lead today in the AHL's Calder Cup Playoff Finals for his Chicago Wolves, Darren Haydar set the all-time AHL playoff goal-scoring and point records.

Unbelievable. Incredible. Phenomenal.

The title-linked story from lends plenty of perspective.

Darren scored twice in his 91st AHL playoff game, first to break the goal scoring record with his 52nd goal (the previous record was held by AHL Hall of Famer Jody Gage who played in 115 games) and the second time to claim the all-time playoff point-getting record, 120 points (previously held by AHL Hall of Famer, Willie Marshall, 112 games, since 1971) and simultaneously raise the goal scoring record to 53. He then went on to add an assist to move the points record to 121 points. Haydar has led the league in playoff scoring in three post-seasons - 2004, 2006 and 2007 - in just 6 seasons (this IS his sixth!).

Jason Krog picked up two more assists to maintain his lead in playoff points (Haydar is third) and John Curry, W-B/S goaltender and BU alum, has allowed nine goals in the first two games of the series.

*See the Highlights!

Congratulations Darren!

Go Wolves!

Go 'Cats!


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