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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/5/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Zetterberg, Anderson and more

October 5, 2013

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We’re coming off a pretty eventful six-game set last night in the NHL, and today marks the first weekend play of the 2013-14 season. We’ve got a whopping 11 games happening around the league tonight, so it’ll be easy for hockey fans to find an excuse to hit the couch. While we’re waiting for the pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there, as well as the upcoming set of Saturday games.

Craig Anderson, G, Ottawa Senators: If you’re into low-scoring goaltending battles, this was the game for you. Anderson came out on top in a tense effort against the Sabres, notching a 35-save shutout in the 1-0 Senators victory.
Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller also deserves credit for his work on the other end, allowing just the one goal late in the third alongside 46 saves of his own.
We’ll have to see if Anderson is in there again in this opening back-to-back for the Sens; they head to Toronto tonight.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/5/13

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Henrik Zetterberg, C, Detroit Red Wings: Detroit is off to a nice 2-0 start thus far, and Zetterberg was able to contribute to last night’s victory. He posted a goal and an assist (his first of both on the year) in a 3-2 OT affair over Carolina. It was a nice win for the Red Wings, who were down 2-0 at the beginning of the third period. Zetterberg’s score was the tying goal, which sent the game to overtime.
After tonight’s game in Boston, Detroit will get a few days off before a home game against Phoenix on Thursday.

Devin Setoguchi, RW, Winnipeg Jets: New Jet Setoguchi, fresh off an early-July trade with the Wild, made a big impact in the win last night. He posted a pair of goals and an assist in a 5-3 win over the Kings, who are popular picks to make a deep playoff run this season. Setoguchi’s goals both came in the third, putting the Jets up 4-1 at the time.
Winnipeg is now sitting pretty at 2-0 on the year after an opening-night victory over Edmonton. They’ll take the ice at home against the Ducks tomorrow.

P.A. Parenteau, RW, Colorado Avalanche: This one was pretty close for most of the game, but Avs managed to come out on top. Parenteau posted a pair of goals--his first scores of the year--in a 3-1 victory over the Predators. Colorado was up just 2-1 for most of the third period before Parenteau tallied an empty-net goal to seal the win.
That gives the Avalanche a 2-0 start to begin the year. They’ll try to stay perfect when they hit the road next week, beginning Tuesday in Toronto.

NHL Daily Schedule: There’s a lot happening out there in the NHL tonight, with games stretching into the wee hours. Here’s a look at the Saturday schedule for 10/5, as well as the TV stations where you can catch the games.

7:00 PM ET Games:
Detroit at Boston (NHLN-US, FS-D, NESN)
Ottawa at Toronto (CBC)
Philadelphia at Montreal (CBC, RDS, CSN-PH)
Columbus at NY Islanders (FS-O, MSG PLUS)
Buffalo at Pittsburgh (MSG-B, ROOT)

8:00 PM ET Games:
Tampa Bay at Chicago (SUN, CSN-CH)
Florida at St. Louis (FS-F, FS-MW)
Washington at Dallas (CSN-DC, TXA 21)
Anaheim at Minnesota (PRIME, FS-N)

10:00 PM ET Games:
Edmonton at Vancouver (CBC)
Phoenix at San Jose (CSN-CA)

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