NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/28/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
October 28, 2014
It was a pretty slow night in the NHL yesterday, but we’ve got a heavy 12-game set headed our way in the coming hours. There’s plenty to talk about in the meantime while we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, so with that said let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players everyone’s talking about this morning.
Rick Nash, LW, New York Rangers: This has got to be the craziest game of the young NHL season. New York went into the third period down 0-3 to the Minnesota Wild last night, yet somehow managed to scrape together a regulation win.
The team posted five goals in the third for a improbable 5-4 victory, propelled by Nash’s goal and assist, as well as Derick Brassard’s score and two helpers.
The Rangers were on penalty killing duties for 14 of the game’s first 40 minutes, and the fouls included a pair of five-minute majors. (On a related note, defenseman John Moore earned himself an automatic suspension. More on that as the review process plays out.)
The last time New York won a game after trailing by three goals or more was way back in February of 1992, so this has been a long time coming.
The onslaught of scoring sent Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper’s GAA from 0.81 to 1.56 on the season.
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Ben Scrivens, G, Edmonton Oilers: How about those Oilers? This game wasn’t quite the dramatic mess that the Rangers game turned out to be, but Edmonton showed that their early success can be sustained with their fourth win in a row last night, this one coming against the Canadiens.
Scrivens was a brick wall, helping the team to a 3-0 shutout on the strength of 29 saves. Benoit Pouliot (goal; assist) and Nail Yakupov (goal) helped out on the offensive end.
Edmonton lost their first five games of the season before this win streak, and now they stand at 4-4-1. All four of their victories have come against opponents from the Eastern Conference. The last time they had a win streak like this was when they recorded five straight victories in April of last year. The last time they shut out Montreal was way back in 1989.
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.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Boston Bruins (NBCSN, NESN)
Winnipeg Jets at NY Islanders (TSN3, MSG PLUS)
Los Angeles Kings at Philadelphia Flyers (TVA, FS-W, CSN-PH)
New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins (MSG, ROOT)
Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets (RDS2, TSN5, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (MSG-B, BELL TV, TSN4)
Arizona Coyotes at Tampa Bay Lightning (FS-A, SUN)
8:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks (PRIME, CSN-CH)
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars (FS-MW, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche (CSN-CA, ALT)
Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames (RDS2, CITYM, SNF)
10:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Vancouver Canucks (FS-CR, SNV)
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