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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/2/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More

November 2, 2014

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We’re coming off a pretty heavy Saturday in the NHL, and things won’t be lightening up in the coming hours. There are seven more matchups on the schedule today, so buckle in and get set for a full day of hockey. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at the notable players out there on the ice.

Matt Fraser, RW, Boston Bruins: Fraser was inserted into the Bruins’ lineup as an injury replacement for David Krejci just before the game started, and it’s a good thing he was. He ended up scoring a pair of goals on five shots to lead the team to a 4-2 win over Ottawa at TD Garden. It was Boston’s second win in a row.
Tuukka Rask anchored the defense with 27 saves on 29 shots, while Patrice Bergeron notched another assist.
Oddly enough, Fraser had just three goals in 31 career NHL games before this breakout.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/2/14


James Reimer, G, Toronto Maple Leafs: Reimer was a busy guy last night against the Blackhawks. He stood tall in the face of a peppering of shots, and ended up with 45 saves on 47 tries in a 3-2 victory at Air Canada Centre.
James Van Riemsdyk had the tying goal, while Peter Holland posted the game-winner in the third. During that period, the Blackhawks outshot the Maple Leafs 26-7.
It was Toronto’s third win in a row.

Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Pens are probably the hottest team in the NHL right now, and it’s been a group effort to get there. In the team’s latest victory--a 5-0 win over Buffalo yesterday--Evgeni Malkin added three more points to his yearly total on a goal and two assists, while Chris Kunitz managed two goals and an assist of his own.
Marc-Andre Fleury was once again a star, posting his third shutout in four games. In that span, he’s stopped 95 of 98 shots, including 18 yesterday.

Nikita Kucherov, RW, Tampa Bay Lightning: Tampa Bay continued their run of strong play last night against the Capitals at Amalie Arena. The Lightning would bag the win 4-3 on the strength of Nikita Kucherov’s goal and assist and Tyler Johnson’s two helpers. Jason Garrison notched the game winner in the third.
Ben Bishop was a pretty busy guy here, stopping 35 of 38 shots to help the Lightning to an 8-3-1 mark so far on the season. They’ve won three straight on their four-game home-stand and will try to keep it going on Thursday against the Flames.

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.

Sunday, November 2, 2014:

5:00 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres (TVA, FS-D, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-W, FS-CR)

7:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Montreal Canadiens (CITY, RDS)
Arizona Coyotes at Washington Capitals (FS-A, CSN-DC)

8:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Colorado Avalanche (PRIME, ALT)

9:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks (TSN3, WGN)

9:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks (FS-TN, SNP)

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