NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/30/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
October 30, 2014
Last night was a thin one in the NHL (two games), but not to worry: we’ve got 10 matchups headed our way this evening. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Craig Smith, C, Nashville Predators: Maybe the Oilers should see about switching conferences. Back in the West, the Predators took care of business against Edmonton--who had built up a four-game win streak against Eastern Conference opponents.
Nashville took the victory 4-1 on the strength of Craig Smith’s two goals. Matt Cullen (assist) and Roman Josi (two assists) also aided the cause.
In the net, Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne managed 26 saves and recorded his sixth victory of the 2014-15 campaign. On the other side, Ben Scrivens stopped 31 of 35 shots that came his way.
The Oilers are still winless against teams from the Western Conference.
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Justin Abdelkader, LW, Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings took advantage of some sloppy puck play from the Capitals, turning turnovers into points in a 4-2 victory at Verizon Center last night.
Abdelkader led the way for the Motor City with two goals and an assist, while Pavel Datsyuk logged a score and a helper himself. Gustav Nyquist had the other goal.
Goalie Jimmy Howard posted 25 saves in the win.
Strangely enough, Caps star Alex Ovechkin failed once again to record a point. It’s the fifth straight game he’s been shut out on the score sheet. He had seven shots on goal in this one.
Moore Suspension: Yesterday, we learned that New York Rangers defenseman John Moore had been suspended for five games thanks to a hit on Wild center Erik Haula on Monday.
Moore elbowed Haula in the head and forced him from the game. Moore was thrown out for that one.
This isn’t an isolated incident for the young defenseman. Moore was slapped with a two-game ban for a hit on Dale Weise in the Conference Finals last year.
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.
Thursday, October 30, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (NESN, MSGB)
Winnipeg Jets at New Jersey Devils (MSG)
Los Angeles Kings at Pittsburgh Penguins (FSWHD, ROOT, NHLN-US)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators (CSNC)
Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning (CSN, SUN)
Arizona Coyotes at Florida Panthers (FSAZ, FSFL)
8:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at St. Louis Blues (FSW2, FSMW)
San Jose Sharks at Minnesota Wild (CSNCAL, FSN+)
9:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Colorado Avalanche (MSG+, ALT)
10:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks (RDS)
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