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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/10/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Monahan, tonight's TV schedule and more

October 10, 2013

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Last night was a relatively quiet evening in the NHL, with just three games on the schedule. (All were very competitive one-goal wins, however.) That’ll change tonight, however, as we’ve got a full load of 10 matchups coming our way. While we’re waiting for those games to get started, let’s take our daily look around the league at the noteworthy players everyone is talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.

Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks: Considering the playoff baseball happening in St. Louis last night, the Blackhawks-Blues matchup was almost an afterthought. Toews and the gang continued their rocky start to the 2013-14 season, falling 2-3 for their second consecutive loss of the season. For his part, Toews tallied a goal and an assist, giving him three points on the season thus far.
Hawks fans aren’t used to seeing numbers in the L column, especially this early in the season. Last year, Chicago was winning these gritty, close games, and they’ll have to recapture that magic if they want to repeat as cup champs. They’ll play the Islanders at home on Friday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/10/13

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Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: Meanwhile, on the winning side, the Blues gave St. Louis another victory to cheer over after their counterpart Cardinals won their game (and series) as well. Steen played well once again, notching the game-winning goal late in the third to take it in regulation. He’s now got four points (three goals; one assist) in three games so far this year.
The 3-0 Blues will be looking to keep their train rolling when the Rangers come to town on Saturday night.

Sean Monahan, C, Calgary Flames: The sixth pick in this year’s NHL draft is helping his own cause. Monahan scored yet again last night, helping the Flames to a 3-2 win over Montreal. It was his third game in a row with a goal, and he’s got a pair of assists in four games as well.
Monahan is amidst a nine-game audition before the Flames decide if he’ll remain at this level, and if the first four are any indication, he’ll be sticking around. Game five is tomorrow night at home against the Devils.

Dustin Brown, RW, Los Angeles Kings: Last night’s overtime win was a coming out party for Brown, but the Kings almost blew it. He scored twice in the opening period, putting L.A. up 3-0. Ottawa came storming back, however, forcing overtime but eventually falling on a Jeff Carter tip-in. (Carter had a pair of goals himself, along with an assist.)
It’s been a pretty mixed bag of results for the Kings so far; they’re struggling at times to find their groove. The second road trip of the year begins tomorrow night against the Hurricanes.

NHL Daily Schedule: It’ll be a busy evening for hockey fans. The 10 upcoming games will be stretching into the wee hours, so be sure to take a nap if you want to make it through the whole slate. Here’s a look at the matchups on tap, as well as the TV networks you can catch the games on.

October 10, 2013:

7:00 PM ET Games:

Colorado at Boston (ALT, NESN)
Columbus at Buffalo (FS-O, MSG-B)
Carolina at Washington (SPSO, CSN-DC)

7:30 PM ET Games:

Phoenix at Detroit (NHLN-US, FS-A, FS-D)
Florida at Tampa Bay (FS-F, SUN)

8:00 PM ET Games:

Toronto at Nashville (LEAFS TV, FS-TN)
Winnipeg at Minnesota (TSN-JETS, FS-N, FS-WI)

9:30 PM ET:

Montreal at Edmonton (RDS, TSN-HABS, SNET-EDM)

10:00 PM ET Games:

San Jose at Vancouver (CSN-CA, SNET-VAN)
NY Rangers at Anaheim (MSG, PRIME)

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