Among the burning questions with Riley Sheahan who has 2 goals and a-29 rating in his last 88 games is whether a change of scenery/system can lead to him being more effective in adjusting to the NHL's new wave of a speed game
Final: A.Niemi 25 Saves, .781 SV%
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