NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/29/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
October 29, 2014
After a stuffed 12-game schedule last night, the NHL will be taking a bit of a breather this evening, with just two games on tap in the coming hours. That said, there’s plenty to talk about in the meantime, so let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the hot-topic players and storylines out there right now.
John Gibson, G, Anaheim Ducks: What a game this was--especially if you like defense-heavy goalie duels. Gibson made some incredible saves en route to a 38-save shutout of the Blackhawks, a game that ended via a shorthanded goal by Devante Smith-Pelly in the third.
Scott Darling took the hard-luck loss here with 24 saves on 25 shots. The loss pushes Chicago to 5-3-1 to start out the year. Meanwhile, the Ducks improve to 8-2-0.
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Steve Downie, RW, Pittsburgh Penguins: Devils fans who went to bed early last night thinking New Jersey had a lock on the game against the Penguins awoke to a rude surprise this morning. Pittsburgh came from two goals down (3-1) early in the second period to score seven unanswered and get the eventual blowout victory 8-3.
Leading the charge on offense were Steve Downie (goal; assist) and Simon Despres (two assists). Seven different players recorded goals for the Pens.
Nikita Kucherov, RW, Tampa Bay Lightning: Kucherov logged an evening he’ll never forget against the Coyotes, recording his first career hat trick to help lead his team to a 7-3 win. He was aided on offense by a strong all-around effort, including four assists from Tyler Johnson and two goals from Brian Boyle.
With the win, the Lightning improve to 6-3-1. This was the first of a four-game home-stand for them.
Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, St. Louis Blues: Not to be outdone, Tarasenko also managed a hat trick (with an assist as well) in the Blues’ win over the Stars last night. St. Louis emerged victorious in overtime when Tarasenko netted the game-winner for a 4-3 result.
Jori Lehtera helped out with his goal and two assists, while Trevor Daley accounted for a goal and an assist on the other side.
St. Louis net-minder Brian Elliot posted 25 saves in the victory.
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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, TVA, SN1)
10:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers (SN1, FS-TN)
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