NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/27/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Steen, the Wild, tonight's TV schedule and more
October 27, 2013
Saturday evening was a pretty hectic one in the NHL, as the vast majority of the 11 games around the league took place at night. Things will get started a bit earlier today, as we’ll only have to wait until the late afternoon to get our hockey fix from the five-game set. In the meantime, let’s check in on some of the news-making players out there and see what’s happening. Here’s the latest.
Andy Greene, D, New Jersey Devils: Greene tripled his season points total last night against the Bruins, notching his first goal of the year in the process. He scored at the 19:15 mark in the third on a power play, giving New Jersey the game-winner in a 4-3 finish. Greene’s goal came just seconds after the Devils posted the tying goal, a power-play score by Marek Zidlicky.
It was just the second victory of the year for the struggling New Jersey club, who stand at 2-5-4 thus far. They’ll host Tampa Bay and Philadelphia this week in a two-game home-stand.
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Logan Couture, C, San Jose Sharks: After failing to record points in his last two outings, Couture stormed back in a big way against Montreal. He posted both of the Sharks’ goals in the 2-0 win, helped out by Patrick Marleau on both scores. The solid offensive showing helped out goalie Antti Niemi, who notched his second shutout of the year on 22 saves.
That’s four games in a row that the 9-1-1 Sharks have allowed fewer than 25 shots. We’ll see if they can keep it going tonight in Ottawa as their five-game road trip continues.
Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: It was a good night for St. Louis, as both the Cardinals and the Blues were able to notch victories. Steen has been smoking lately, and he added another pair of goals to his season total in the big 6-1 win over the Predators. That brings him into a tie with Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin for the league lead so far (10).
Next up for the Blues (6-1-2) is a Tuesday game against the visiting Jets. After that it’ll be a three-game road trip to start out November, with games against the Panthers, Lightning and Canadiens.
Jason Pominville, C, Minnesota Wild: The Wild were the latest team to conquer the struggling Stanley Cup champs, with a dominant 5-3 win over the Blackhawks. Pominville posted two goals in the victory, giving him six scores on the year. Helping out were Mikael Granlund (two assists), Ryan Suter (two assists) and Niklas Backstrom (36 saves).
Minnesota’s record (6-3-3) so far has been pretty strange. They started out with three straight losses, then picked up three straight wins. After that, they went on a three-game skid again, then followed it up with three more victories. Hopefully they’ll be able to break that trend tomorrow in a home rematch against Chicago.
NHL Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be in action today, which should provide a nice bookend to all the football games out there. Here’s a detailed look at the schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Sunday, October 27, 2013:
5:00 PM ET Games:
San Jose at Ottawa (CSN-CA, SNET-OTT, TVA)
Tampa Bay at Florida (SUN, FS-F)
6:00 PM ET:
Anaheim at Columbus (PRIME, FS-O)
8:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg at Colorado (TSN-JETS, ALT)
9:00 PM ET:
Edmonton at Los Angeles (SNET-EDM, FS-W)
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