Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin and Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jaromir Jagr have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Oct. 30.
When you’re a little thin on the blueline, two things can save you: great goaltending and players who stick to the system. We can all see what Nikolai Khabibulin’s doing, but Edmonton is really getting that second thing. It doesn’t hurt, one scout said, that this is also a team committed to working hard.
Want proof? Blocked shots. Last season, the Oilers were 21st with 571. So far, they are third with 184. That’s a difference of nine per game. When you allow 30 shots a night, like Edmonton does, that really helps.
Workers at a Taiwanese fishing port clean and process a haul of shark fins in new pictures taken by the U.S.-based Pew Environment Group.
Released October 19, the images show fins and body parts of vulnerable shark species—including the scalloped hammerhead and oceanic whitetip—being prepared for sale.
Up to 73 million sharks are caught each year for the global fin trade, which fuels a demand for shark-fin soup, according to Pew. Fishers usually slice the animals’ fins off and throw their still-living bodies overboard.