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

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Corey Crawford, tonight's TV schedule and more

October 13, 2013

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After yesterday’s busy 11-game set around the NHL, things will be relatively subdued today. We’ve got four matchups coming our way today, spread out from the early afternoon and into the evening hours. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the noteworthy players and storylines out there. Here’s the latest.

Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins: Rask is off to a nice start thus far in the 2013-14 season, and as such so are the Bruins. They took care of the Blue Jackets in a 3-1 road win last night, bringing the team to 3-1 on the season. Rask was able to stop 26 of the 27 shots that came his way, and he’s allowed just one goal in each of his four games this season.
Up next for Rask and the Bruins is a Monday afternoon game against the Red Wings. That one’s at home, but after that they’ll head out on a three-game road trip that begins Thursday against the Panthers.

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

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Henrik Zetterberg, C, Detroit Red Wings: Detroit got on the right side of .500 yesterday, pushing their record to 3-2 on the strength of a 5-2 victory over the Flyers. The Red Wings never trailed in the game, with Zetterberg helping to keep the pressure on with a pair of goals and an assist. That officially doubles his output so far this season: he has four scores and a pair of helpers on the year.
Tomorrow, Detroit will pick things back up in Boston, then head home to host the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins ran their record to 4-1 yesterday with a big win over the Lightning. Crosby was going off, posting a hat trick and an assist in the tightly-contested 5-4 win. He’s already cooking statistically, with five goals and four helpers on the young season.
On a bit of a troubling note, Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury managed just 14 saves on 18 shots. The team got the win so it’s not as noticeable a flaw, but it could have an effect on his confidence moving forward.

Corey Crawford, G, Chicago Blackhawks: This one was perhaps a little closer than the Blackhawks would have liked, but they ended up with a victory. Crawford was solid in the 2-1 victory over the winless Sabres, posting 29 saves in all. Also of note was Buffalo’s Ryan Miller, who managed 40 saves himself.
The defending champs are 3-2 heading into this week. They won’t see the ice again until Tuesday, when they’ll head out for a road game against the Hurricanes. After that it’s back home for St. Louis on Thursday.

NHL Daily Schedule: Mixed in alongside the football today will be a four-game set in the NHL. There are some pretty intriguing matchups on the slate this afternoon, so even if your favorite NFL team is losing, you can always switch the channel and get your hockey fix. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the TV networks you can catch the games on.

Sunday, October 13, 2013:

1:00 PM ET:
Phoenix at Carolina (NHLN-CA, KTVK, SPSO)

3:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles at Florida (FS-W, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET Games:
New Jersey at Winnipeg (MSG PLUS, TSN-JETS)
Ottawa at Anaheim (SNET-E, TVA, PRIME)

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