Matt Hendricks was highlighted during a couple of fights, but will be most remembered by the HBO audience from his look after a fight during a Caps/ Rangers game. In talking about the fight, Matt said:
"It comes down to having a job and making a career. I think it all started last year when I went into training camp. The season before that, I had a really good camp, had some goals, and still got sent down to the minors. I got called up for four games throughout the year, but it wasn't enough. I needed to figure out a way to make the opening night roster. And talking to a good friend of mine, he said 'You've got to fight.' He said, 'If you don't do it, someone else will,' and I kind of stick by that motto now."
|Former St. Cloud State Player Matt Hendricks|
Andrew Gordon was also called up from the Capitals AHL affiliate Hersey Bears. Andrew was lucky enough to have his first ever NHL goal captured by HBO cameras. He also scored his first NHL goal on (probable Hall of Fame) goaltender Martin Brodeur. You can see the goal below:
|Former St. Cloud State Player Andrew Gordon scores 1st NHL goal|
You can read a story a story about Gordon's goal here.
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Way to go St. Cloud State alums Matt Hendricks and Andrew Gordon in representing St. Cloud State Hockey!