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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/7/13

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

November 7, 2013

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With four games on the NHL schedule last night, things were a little more active than a normal Wednesday. That trend will continue this evening, as we’ve got 11 more matchups on the way. Before we get into the frenzied round of games, let’s take a closer look at some of the news-making players out there. Here’s the latest.

Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: Lundqvist bounced back from a loss against the Ducks in his previous outing to score a solid victory against Pittsburgh. He stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Rangers cruised to a 5-1 win, helped out by a slew of Rangers. That brings Lundqvist’s record to 5-6-0 on the year.
The 7-8-0 Rangers will be in Columbus tonight to finish off their week. They’ll pick things back up again on Sunday, as the Panthers will come to town for an evening game.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/7/13

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Patrick Sharp, LW, Chicago Blackhawks: Wait, didn’t the Blackhawks just play the Jets a few days ago? They sure did, and they’ve won both games. Sharp scored yet again during Chicago’s 4-1 win last night, and added an assist for good measure. That gives him four scores and seven helpers on the year. Also of note was Duncan Keith, who managed a pair of assists for an even dozen thus far.
The Blackhawks get a couple of days off before resuming action in a busy weekend. They’ll head to Dallas on Saturday, then come back home to host the Oilers the following day.

Colin Wilson, C, Nashville Predators: In last night’s “we didn’t see that coming” result, the Predators took care of business against the Avalanche, giving them just their second loss of the season. Wilson posted the game-winner in a wild 6-4 offensive explosion, all part of a two-goal, two-assist outburst that also fits the “we didn’t see that coming” category.
The Predators have four more games left on their road trip: tomorrow in Winnipeg, Sunday in New Jersey, Tuesday in New York (Islanders) and next Friday in Pittsburgh.

Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks: Getzlaf has been peppering in the points this season, and he managed a couple more last night in a solid win against the streaking Coyotes. He posted a goal and an assist in the 5-2 victory, giving him seven scores and 11 helpers on the season thus far. The goal came on the power play, which is an area the Ducks have been sorely lacking at recently.
The Ducks are 6-0-0 at home this season, which is a franchise record at Honda Center. They’ve got a pretty busy week ahead, with two games at home--tomorrow against the Sabres and Sunday against the Canucks--before they hit the road again.

NHL Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be out on the ice tonight, so it’ll be a good time to camp out on the couch for the evening. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Thursday, November 7, 2013:

7:00 PM ET Games:
Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins (FS-F, NESN)
Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators (CBC, RDS)
New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers (MSG PLUS, CSN-PH)
Minnesota Wild at Washington Capitals (FS-N, CSN-DC)
NY Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes (MSG PLUS 2, SPSO)
NY Rangers at Columbus Blue Jackets (NHLN-US, MSG, FS-O)

7:30 PM ET Games:
Dallas Stars at Detroit Red Wings (FS-SW, FS-D)
Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning (SNET-EDM, SUN)

8:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at St. Louis Blues (SNET-CGY, FS-MW)

10:30 PM ET Games:
Buffalo Sabres at Los Angeles Kings (MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-W)
Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks (CSN-CA)

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