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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/1/13

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

November 1, 2013

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Last night’s three-game set in the NHL will look like an appetizer compared to tonight’s schedule. There will be 16 teams in action this evening, which should provide hockey fans with a great way to kick off their month--and their weekend. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there who are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.

Zdeno Chara, D, Boston Bruins: One of the two games last night to be decided on a shootout was the Bruins’ comeback victory over the Ducks. Chara served as one of the heroes, tying things up on a power play goal late in the third. Boston would eventually emerge as the winners 3-2 after a three-round shootout.
For Chara, that’s his second goal of the year, which gives him a total of four points when you throw in his pair of assists. He managed 19 points in 48 games last season.
Next up for the Bruins is a trip to New York to face the Islanders tomorrow night. After that it’s back to Boston for a home-stand beginning Tuesday against the Stars.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/1/13

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Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: Lundqvist has had an up-and-down year thus far, but he had it working last night against the Sabres. He stopped all 29 shots he faced to help the Rangers to a 2-0 victory and their second win in a row. That’s Lundqvist’s first winning outing since October 16, which was coincidentally also a shutout effort. He’s 3-5 thus far with a 2.84 GAA.
The Rangers’ four-game home set continues tomorrow night, as the Hurricanes will be coming to visit. Next week, they’ll host the Ducks on Monday and the Penguins on Wednesday.

Shane Doan, RW, Phoenix Coyotes: Doan has been very effective statistically over the past handful of games, and the Coyotes are reaping the benefits. They crawled out of a 2-4 hole in the third period against the Predators last night, and eventually took it 5-4 in a five-round shootout. Doan had a goal and an assist in the game, which gives him four scores and four helpers in his last eight outings.
The 9-3-2 Coyotes have won their last three games and five of their last six overall. They’ll head to San Jose for a tough matchup tomorrow night.

NHL Daily Schedule: Tonight’s eight-game set will serve as a nice transition into the weekend, as we have plenty of intriguing matchups set for the coming days. Let’s take a closer look at the full schedule, as well as the TV stations and start times for each game.

Friday, November 1, 2013:

7:00 PM ET Games:
Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers (NHLN-US, CSN-DC+, CSN-PH)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins (FS-O, ROOT)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes (SUN, FS-CR)

7:30 PM ET Games:
NY Islanders at Ottawa Senators (MSG PLUS, SNET-E)
St. Louis Blues at Florida Panthers (FS-MW, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Minnesota Wild (RDS, FS-WI, FS-N+)

8:30 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars (ALT2, FS-SW+)

9:00 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Calgary Flames (FS-D+, SNET-W)

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