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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/30/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Toews, Kessel, tonight's TV schedule and more

October 30, 2013

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Last night was a good one for NHL fans. There were 16 teams in action around the league, and we saw some intriguing happenings out there on the ice. While we’re waiting on tonight’s four-game set, let’s take a closer look at some of the news-making players out there and try to get a feel for their immediate futures. Here’s the latest.

Kyle Palmieri, RW, Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks got a significant test last night in Philadelphia, but they emerged victorious to keep on rolling. Palmieri posted a pair of goals in the 3-2 victory, helping Anaheim to battle back from an 0-2 deficit after the first period. That gives Palmieri three goals on the year, and he’s also got two assists.
Next up for the Ducks, their road trip continues in Boston tomorrow night. After that, they’ll face the Sabres on Saturday and the Rangers on Tuesday to finish off their east-coast swing.

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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/30/13

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Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks: Considering these close games lately, it seems like the Blackhawks have been playing with fire. As long as they keep getting big performances like Toews had last night, however, they’ll keep coming out on top. He had a hat trick and an assist in a wild 6-5 win over the Senators; a game which saw Chicago down 2-4 in the second.
Some of the blame for the deficit can be put on ‘Hawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, who has allowed 10 scores on the last 47 shots. Corey Crawford came in during the second and recorded the win.
Next up for the defending Cup champs is a Saturday trip to Winnipeg, followed by a home game against Calgary on Sunday.

Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: Steen is on fire right now, and his stellar statistical play helped the Blues to another win against the Jets last night. He tapped the game-winner on a power play at the 19:00 mark in the third, breaking a 2-2 tie to take the victory. Steen now has 11 goals and five assists in his first 10 games.
The Blues will take a couple days off before hitting the road late this week. Their next game is against the Panthers on Friday, then they’ll swing over to Tampa Bay for a Saturday matchup.

Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs: Kessel had a monster game in Edmonton last night, helping the Leafs dominate the Oilers. He had a hand in all four goals, with two scores and a pair of assists in the 4-0 victory. Kessel has been hot over the past four outings, accounting for seven goals and three assists in that span.
The 9-4-0 Leafs have won three of their last four, and they’ll look to keep it going tonight in Calgary. After that they’ll head to Vancouver Saturday to finish off their current road trip.

NHL Daily Schedule: We’ll see another eight teams out there on the ice tonight, so it’ll be another busy evening for hockey fans. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and the TV stations you can find the games on.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013:

8:00 PM ET Games:
Boston at Pittsburgh (RDS2, NBCSN)
Toronto at Calgary (TSN)

10:30 PM ET Games:
Detroit at Vancouver (TSN, FS-D)
San Jose at Los Angeles (CSN-CA, FS-W)

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