NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/22/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Niemi, tonight's TV schedule and more
October 22, 2013
Last night was a pretty laid-back Monday evening in the NHL, with just three games on the schedule. The proverbial floodgates will be opening tonight, however, as we’ve got eight games to look forward to in the coming hours. While we’re waiting on those to get started, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy names making headlines around the league this morning. Here’s the latest.
Antti Niemi, G, San Jose Sharks: If you’re a fan of defense, this was the game for you. Niemi was perfect in the Sharks’ 1-0 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings, snatching 24 saves in the shutout. Logan Couture was the offensive hero, tallying the shootout score in round two.
That leaves the Sharks as the final NHL team without a loss in regulation (they’re 8-0-1). Looking ahead, we’ll see if they can keep this streak going as they continue their current road trip. They’ve got four games left, with a stop in Boston next on the schedule for Thursday.
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Jean-Sebastien Giguere, G, Colorado Avalanche: Another big defensive battle came last night with the Avalanche against the Penguins. Giguere was unblemished in the 1-0 victory, stopping all 34 shots he faced. Even more impressive, Colorado faced seven power plays throughout the course of the night and still came out on top.
That’s Giguere’s second shutout in three starts this year. Gabriel Landeskog provided the lone goal in the game.
The Avs are cooking right now; they’ve got just one blemish on their 8-1-0 record so far. They’ll have a couple of days to go home and savor this one; their next game is on Friday against the visiting Hurricanes.
Mike Cammaleri, LW, Calgary Flames: Offensively speaking, the most active game of last night’s schedule was the Flames’ 3-2 victory over the L.A. Kings. Cammaleri made his season debut in the game, and had an immediate impact, posting a goal and an assist in the win. T.J. Brodie was another big contributor for the Flames, breaking a 2-2 tie on a power play goal late in the third period.
Calgary currently sits at 4-2-2. They’re in the middle of a five-game road trip, during which they’ve gone 1-2 thus far. Next up is a trip to Phoenix in the late game tonight, followed by a swing over to Dallas to finish things out on Thursday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be in action tonight, which means it’ll be a busy evening for hockey fans. Here’s a look a the full schedule, with the start times and TV stations you can catch the games on.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013:
7:00 PM ET Games:
Anaheim at Toronto (PRIME, SNET-O)
Vancouver at NY Islanders (SNET-P, MSG PLUS)
New Jersey at Columbus (MSG, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET Games:
Edmonton at Montreal (RDS, SNET-W, TSN-HABS)
Chicago at Florida (CSN-CH, FS-F)
8:00 PM ET Games:
Nashville at Minnesota (TSN, NBCSN)
Washington at Winnipeg (CSN-DC, TSN-JETS)
10:00 PM ET:
Calgary at Phoenix (SNET-W, SNET-CGY, FS-A)
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