NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/28/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Sharks, Avs, tonight's TV schedule and more
October 28, 2013
Yesterday was a nice day for hockey fans. There were five good matchups happening around the NHL, and they made for a solid nightcap on a sports-heavy day. We’ve got more to look forward to tonight, as another five games are all set on the schedule. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and see what we should be expecting in the near future. Here’s the latest.
Tomas Hertl, C, San Jose Sharks: We haven’t talked about Hertl in a while, so let’s check in and see how he’s doing. The dynamic rookie posted a goal yesterday, his first point in the last four games. The score helped the Sharks take down the Senators 5-2, and was Hertl’s eighth goal of the season. Helping out defensively was goalie Alex Stalock, who managed an impressive 38 saves in relief of Antti Niemi.
The 10-1-1 Sharks will be finishing up their road trip on Wednesday with a visit to Los Angeles. After that, they’ll open up a three-game home-stand this weekend.
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Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Perry posted yet another game-winner last night against the Blue Jackets, capping off a 4-3 victory in which he also had an assist. That gives him six scores and seven helpers on the year thus far (with four points in the last two games), and 24 game-winning goals since the beginning of 2010-11.
This has been an up-and-down road trip for the 9-3-0 Ducks so far. They’re 2-2 currently, with four more games to go before they can head back home. Next up is Philadelphia tomorrow, then Boston on Halloween.
Matt Duchene, C, Colorado Avalanche: Duchene and the gang almost let this one slip through their fingers, but kept their cool against the Jets. The team faced a 1-2 deficit at the start of the third period, but posted a pair of scores to take the victory 3-2. For his part, Duchene managed a goal, which ended up being his ninth of the year. Also of note, Gabriel Landeskog had a pair of assists.
The 10-1-0 Avalanche have been very impressive thus far. They’ll finish October with a single blemish: a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings on the 17th. After a few days’ rest, they’ll open things back up on Friday with a road game against the Stars.
Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: Saves-wise, Quick didn’t have to do much against the Oilers, but it ended up being a very tense goalie battle. The game ended on a three-round shoutout, giving the Kings the win 2-1. Quick posted 18 saves and is enjoying his fourth win in the last five games. On the other side, Edmonton net-minder and horror writer Richard Bachman posted 47 saves in something of a wasted effort.
The Kings sit at 8-4-0 right now, and they’ve got two more games before they can call it quits on October. They’ll be in Phoenix tomorrow, then head home to host the Sharks on Wednesday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be out on the ice tonight, with the action spread out pretty evenly across the evening. Here’s a closer look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Monday, October 28, 2013:
7:00 PM ET Games:
Dallas at Buffalo (FS-SW, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Pittsburgh at Carolina (ROOT, FS-CR)
7:30 PM ET:
Montreal at NY Rangers (RDS, NBCSN, TSN-HABS, MSG)
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago at Minnesota (CSN-CH, FS-N)
10:00 PM ET:
Washington at Vancouver (CSN-DC, SNET-VAN)
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