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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/25/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Kopitar, the Bruins, tonight's TV schedule and more

October 25, 2013

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There was plenty of action out on the ice last night, as we saw 10 games across the NHL. This evening should be another good one; we’re slated for six more to kick off the weekend. In the meantime, there are plenty of noteworthy players to check in on, so let’s see what’s happening around the league. Here’s the latest.

David Krejci, C, Boston Bruins: The Sox may not have been able to get it done last night, but the Bruins were able to bring some joy to Boston. The game against the Sharks was a thriller, too; Krejci posted an assist on the Bruins’ first goal, then potted the game-winner with just one second left in the third period to secure the dramatic win 2-1.
The victory ends the Sharks’ reign as the only NHL team yet to lose in regulation, and continues Boston’s impressive run thus far. They currently stand at 7-2-0 with a four-game win streak to their credit. They’ll host the Devils tomorrow.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/25/13

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Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: Nearly as dramatic as the Bruins’ win last night was the game between the Lightning and the defending champion Blackhawks. There were lead changes all over the place in this back-and-forth game, with Tampa Bay ultimately coming out on top 6-5 in overtime. Stamkos notched four points in the win: two goals and two assists. He now has seven scores and seven helpers so far.
Through six games of their current seven-game home-stand, the Lightning have gone 4-2. They’ll play at home once more against the visiting Sabres tomorrow before hitting the road to play the Panthers on Sunday.

Alex Chiasson, RW, Dallas Stars: Chiasson scored the first goal and helped on the last in Dallas’ 5-1 victory over the Flames last night. He’d end up with a pair of scores and the helper in just 13:37 on the ice. That gives the youngster five goals and four assists in nine games thus far.
Also of note in this one was Kari Lehtonen’s first appearance in the last five games (lower body injury). He posted 29 saves in the victory.
The 4-5-0 Stars are just 2-4 in their last six games, but maybe this is a sign of good things to come. We’ll see when they take the ice tomorrow at home against the Jets.

Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: It took him a while, but Kopitar finally scored in the Kings’ victory over the Coyotes last night. He posted a goal and two assists in the 7-4 win, which gives him 10 helpers on the year. Dwight King also had a notable performance, grabbing himself an unexpected hat trick--the first of his career.
The 7-4-0 Kings are 2-1 in this current four-game home-stand, which will finish up Sunday against the Oilers. After that it’s off to Phoenix, then back to L.A. for another four-game set.

NHL Daily Schedule: A full dozen NHL teams will be hitting the ice tonight, which will begin the barrage of weekend matchups that will carry us through the next few days. Here’s a look at the full schedule for this evening, including the times and TV networks carrying the games.

Friday, October 25, 2013:

7:00 PM ET Games:
NY Islanders at Pittsburgh (RDS2, MSG PLUS, ROOT)
Toronto at Columbus (LEAFS TV, FS-O)

7:30 PM ET Games:
Anaheim at Ottawa (NHLN-US, PRIME, SNET-E, TVA)
Buffalo at Florida (MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
Vancouver at St. Louis (SNET-P, FS-MW)

9:00 PM ET:
Carolina at Colorado (SPSO, ALT)

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