NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/8/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Quick, tonight's TV schedule and more
October 8, 2013
Yesterday made for a relatively quiet evening in the NHL; there were only two games on the schedule. We’ll get back to a heavy slate tonight, though, as the league kicks back into full gear with eight matchups on tap. While we’re waiting on those games, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there and see what’s in the headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Damien Brunner, C, New Jersey Devils: Brunner has had a good year so far statistically, but his team hasn’t been able to turn those numbers into wins. Last night, he managed a power-play goal and an assist against Edmonton, but the Devils promptly lost on a shootout.
Still, Brunner is playing well: he’s got four points in the past two games. We’ll see if he can help the team figure out their issues tonight in Vancouver.
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David Perron, LW, Edmonton Oilers: On to the winning team in last night’s Devils-Oilers matchup. Perron emerged the hero in this one, tallying a goal and an assist. As if that weren’t enough, he also scored on the shootout to give his team a close 5-4 win.
That gives Perron three points (one goal; two assists) over his past pair of appearances. That was Edmonton’s first win of the year, so we’ll see if they can make it two Thursday night at home against Montreal.
Brad Richards, C, New York Rangers: Richards came up empty in the Rangers’ season opener, but he got on track in a big way last night against the Kings. He posted a pair of goals--his first points of the year--in a big 3-1 road win for the Rangers.
That should be the first of a big season for Richards, who will be a key component of New York’s attack. We’ll see him in action again tonight in San Jose.
Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: Let’s head over to the losing side and take a look at Quick. He was picked by most folks to be one of the league’s most dominant net-minders, but he’s had a rough time of things so far.
Through three outings, Quick has allowed a total of nine goals. His three last night came on the heels of him being yanked in the last period of Friday’s game after allowing four in a road loss to Winnipeg. We’ll have to see how the Kings handle this situation; they’ve definitely got to figure it out if they want to have a shot in the playoffs. L.A. is at home against Ottawa tomorrow.
NHL Daily Schedule: After a two-day lull, we’re getting back to the heavy scheduling this evening, with eight games set for the coming hours. Let’s take a look at the matchups, as well as the TV networks you can catch the games on.
7:00 PM ET Games:
Colorado at Toronto (TSN, RDS2, ALT)
Phoenix at NY Islanders (MSG PLUS)
Florida at Philadelphia (FS-F, CSN-PH)
Carolina at Pittsburgh (FS-CR, ROOT)
7:30 PM ET Game:
Tampa Bay at Buffalo (TSN2, NBCSN)
8:00 PM ET Game:
Minnesota at Nashville (FS-N, FS-WI, FS-TN)
10:00 PM ET Game:
New Jersey at Vancouver (TSN, NHLN-US, MSG PLUS)
10:30 PM ET Game:
NY Rangers at San Jose (MSG, CSN-CA)
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