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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/13/14

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

November 13, 2014

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We’re coming off a pretty light evening in the NHL, with just two games on last night’s schedule. We’ve got a hefty set of nine games coming up this evening, though, so you’ll want to reserve your spot on the couch extra-early. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the notable players out there right now.

Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs: The Maple Leafs’ top line was working like a well-oiled machine last night against the Bruins. Kessell scored twice in the 6-1 rout, and his mates Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each accounted for a goal and two assists. The team did so well that Bruins starting goalie Tuukka Rask--who normally is pretty solid--was pulled after allowing four scores on 16 shots. Niklas Svedberg would come in as a replacement.
Boston didn’t have Zdeno Chara or David Krejci for this game, and saw their five-game win streak broken.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/13/14

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Ryan Kesler, C, Anaheim Ducks: Kesler got to play the hero last night in the Ducks’ come-from-behind win over the Kings. He had two regulation goals and an assist, and also scored in the shootout as Anaheim beat L.A. 6-5.
Jakob Silfverberg posted a goal and a helper in regulation and posted the other shootout score for his team. The Ducks outshot the Kings 49-26.

We’re still not sure what to make of the Capitals’ Brooks Laich, and neither is the team, apparently. There’s still no concrete word on his return date from his shoulder injury, and all reports coming from DC have been pretty fuzzy.
Laich has been bothered by this nagging shoulder issue since at least last month, and though he’s been skating he’s been limited in practice. This injury doesn’t look like it’ll resolve itself anytime soon.

The Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk was able to practice yesterday, which raises hopes that he’ll be able to play tomorrow. He’s been out for the team’s most recent pair of games, but should be able to provide a nice offensive spark when he’s back out there.

The Flames’ Mason Raymond (LW) and Joe Colborne (C) were able to skate yesterday in practice. Raymond is still considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury, while Colborne also needs some more time to mend after his wrist injury.

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, November 13, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at NY Rangers (NHLN-US, ALT, MSG)
Winnipeg Jets at Carolina Hurricanes (TSN3, FS-CR)

7:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens (SN360, NESN, RDS)
San Jose Sharks at Tampa Bay Lightning (CSN-CA, SUN)

8:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues (FS-TN, FS-MW)
Buffalo Sabres at Minnesota Wild (MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-N, FS-WI)

9:00 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames (FS-A, SNF)

9:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers (RDS2, TSN5, SNOL)

10:30 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Los Angeles Kings (FS-SW+, FS-W)

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