NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/4/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Wild, the Flames, tonight's TV schedule and more
November 4, 2013
Yesterday was a relatively light day out on the ice, with only three games happening around the NHL. We’ll get one fewer this evening, but we should be seeing some pretty good hockey from both matchups. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy players and storylines out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Bobby Ryan, RW, Ottawa Senators: Ryan has been posting some solid statistical outings recently, but they aren’t translating to success for the Senators. He notched a goal and an assist in last night’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Stars (his score forced overtime) and now has five points in the last three games. Ryan has eight goals and six helpers on the year, but the Senators have only managed a 4-6-4 record thus far and have dropped their last five games.
Ottawa will try to get it going in Columbus tomorrow, then will head back home to host Montreal on Thursday and the Panthers on Saturday.
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Reto Berra, G, Calgary Flames: Talk about a trial by fire. Berra jumped right into the thick of the NHL competition during his first career start last night, and performed admirably against the defending Stanley Cup champs at the United Center. He posted 44 saves on 46 shots, helping the Flames to a 3-2 overtime victory. We’ll likely see Berra again very soon, as Calgary has a busy week ahead.
Three road games are in their immediate future, with stops in Minnesota tomorrow, St. Louis on Thursday and Colorado on Friday.
We’ll also recognize the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane here, as he managed to post a goal and an assist in the losing effort. That gives him eight scores and five helpers on the year.
Nino Niederreiter, RW, Minnesota Wild: Niederreiter doubled his season assists total with a three-helper performance against the Devils last night. Minnesota blanked New Jersey 4-0, a trend that continued the Devils’ offensive struggles.
Wild goalie Josh Harding had a busy first period--stopping 10 shots--but cruised after that to end up with 19 saves in the shutout. It was Harding’s seventh victory in nine tries this year, and his second shutout.
The Wild now have a two-game win streak going, and they’ll be looking to extend it tomorrow night at home against the Flames. After that, they’re on the road, with games in Washington on Thursday and Carolina on Saturday.
NHL Daily Schedule: There are only four teams in action around the NHL this evening, but things will be picking up again very soon. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Monday, November 4, 2013
7:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at New York Rangers (RDS, TSN2, NBCSN, MSG)
8:00 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets (FS-D, TSN-JETS)
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