NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/20/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News
There’s just one NHL game on the schedule tonight, but don’t worry because we’ve got a packed day ahead tomorrow. In the meantime, there’s plenty to talk about in the headlines, so with that said let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making waves out on the ice.
Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: The defending Stanley Cup champs were out on the ice yesterday, taking on the Wild in a very closely-contested matchup. Quick came out on top here, logging 40 saves on 41 shots in a 2-1 win. Offensively, Tyler Toffoli was the big contributor with a goal and an assist.
Interestingly enough, Quick currently sits tied with Rogie Vachon for the franchise record for shutouts (32). Only a flukey late goal kept him out of the record books.
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Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: The Rangers needed a strong effort on both sides of the ice last night to gain some traction after a sketchy start to the season, and they got it yesterday against the Sharks.
Lundqvist led the defensive effort on 33 saves in a 4-0 shutout of San Jose in the Big Apple. Offensively, Carl Hagelin and Rick Nash led the way, both logging a goal. It was the first regulation loss of the season for the Sharks.
Mason Raymond, LW, Calgary Flames: The Jets needed a jolt in the arm after a recent slump, and it appeared they’d get it after a first-period goal against the Flames yesterday. Calgary turned things around promptly, however, scoring four unanswered to make it a 4-1 loss for the Jets.
Raymond led the charge with a goal and two assists, while Jonas Hiller shored up the defensive lines with 34 saves on 35 shots. The end result was a 4-2-0 road trip for a promising young Flames team.
Frederik Andersen, G, Anaheim Ducks: It seems there was a lot of stellar goalie play yesterday, and Andersen got in on it as well. He posted 28 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Blues, improving to 25-5-0 in his young NHL career.
Interestingly enough, Andersen is joined only by Ross Brooks (Bruins ‘72-’74) as the only two net-minders in league history to win at least 25 of their first 30 games. Congrats to him.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Monday, October 20, 2014:
9:30 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Edmonton Oilers (TVA, SUN, SNW)
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