NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/20/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Oilers, the Blues, tonight's TV schedule and more
November 20, 2013
It was a busy evening in the NHL last night, and we’re still dizzy from all the action. Things will be comparatively quiet tonight, with just four games on the schedule. That said, there’s still plenty to talk about as we wait on the pucks to drop. Let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there making headlines. Here’s the latest.
Brenden Morrow, RW, St. Louis Blues: After missing some time earlier this month, Morrow has begun to find his groove out on the ice. He posted a pair of goals in the Blues’ 4-1 victory over the Sabres yesterday, which were his third and fourth scores in 14 games of action. Helping out was Chris Stewart, who notched a pair of assists in the win.
The Blues will finish out their road trip in Boston tomorrow night, then they’ll head back home for a Saturday evening game against the Stars.
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Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs: Kessel hit a milestone last night against the Islanders, notching his 400th career point. He had a pair of goals in the 5-2 victory, helped out on one by Joffrey Lopul, who had a trio of assists on the evening. Kessel now has 12 scores and nine helpers on the year.
The Maple Leafs will finish off this relatively quiet week with a pair of home games: tomorrow night against the Predators and Saturday against the Capitals. They’ve got a busy four-game set coming next week.
Semyon Varlamov, G, Colorado Avalanche: The Avs came into last night’s game against the defending Cup champ Blackhawks needing a win after a three-game slide. They got it, and in convincing fashion. Varlamov stopped 37 of 38 shots in the 5-1 victory, and Colorado made it look easy by scoring the first five goals. Paul Stastny (one goal, one assist) and Tyson Barrie (two assists) posted some notable lines.
The Avs will try to keep the good vibes flowing as their two-game road set concludes the week’s activities. They’ll be in Phoenix tomorrow and L.A. on Saturday.
David Perron, LW, Edmonton Oilers: If you like blowouts, this was the game for you. The Oilers destroyed the Blue Jackets at home, taking a 7-0 victory. One of the many offensive contributors was Perron, who notched two goals and two assists. That gives him 11 points in his last 10 games.
The Oilers need to sustain this run for some badly-needed momentum in the win column. They’ve got two more games in this current home-stand: tomorrow against the Panthers and Monday against the Blackhawks.
NHL Daily Schedule: Eight teams will be in action tonight, and we should get some pretty good hockey out of it. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013:
7:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Ottawa Senators (RDS, TSN, FS-WI, FS-N+)
8:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals (TSN2, NBCSN)
10:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Calgary Flames (FS-O, SNET-W)
New Jersey Devils at Anaheim Ducks (MSG PLUS, FS-W)
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