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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/3/13

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

November 3, 2013

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It was a very hectic day in the NHL yesterday, as the on-ice action stretched from the afternoon to the early morning hours. We’ll have a comparatively laid-back schedule today, but we should be in for some competitive hockey all the same. While we’re waiting for things to get started, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy names around the league who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Patrick Sharp, C, Chicago Blackhawks: We’re mentioning Sharp here, but the most notable name was Jonathan Toews, who returned to his hometown last night in a dominating 5-1 game against the Jets. For his part, Sharp managed a goal in the second period, which was his third score on the year. Toews, meanwhile, didn’t tally a point but was surrounded by family and friends as the ‘Hawks improved to 9-2-3 thus far.
Chicago will host Calgary tonight, then the Jets will come visit for a rematch chance on Wednesday. After that, it’s back on the road again to Dallas on Saturday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/3/13

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Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: The first period of the Ducks-Sabres matchup last night was scoreless, which may have indicated a tough defensive battle. That wasn’t to be, however, as the floodgates opened in the second. The Ducks ultimately dominated the game 6-3, with Perry accounting for a pair of goals. He’s now got eight on the season. Also of note (as usual) was Ryan Getzlaf, who managed a score and two helpers for 16 points on the year.
The 11-3-1 Ducks have won four of their last five games. They’ll finish off their current road trip tomorrow night against the Rangers. After that they’ll begin a three-game home-stand against Phoenix on Wednesday.

Derek Stepan, C, New York Rangers: Well, this was unexpected. Stepan notched a hat trick--which was his first in nearly three years--against the Hurricanes. The three goals were his first of the season in the 5-1 win, all part of a nine-point night by him and his wingers. Also of note was goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who posted 28 saves on 29 shots for his fourth win of the year and second in a row.
The 6-7-0 Rangers are on a three-game win streak, with two more games coming up at home. Tomorrow they’ll get a tough matchup with the Ducks, then Tuesday the Penguins come to town.

Daniel Alfredsson, RW, Detroit Red Wings: Alfredsson assisted on the Red Wings’ first goal of the night against the Oilers, and that would have been enough. He also added another helper in the second in what would eventually become a 5-0 victory for Detroit. Alfredsson has 10 assists and three goals on the year.
The Red Wings (9-4-2) have recorded victories in three of their four games on the current road trip, with the deciding matchup coming tomorrow night in Winnipeg. They’ll host Dallas on Thursday.

NHL Daily Schedule: There are only six NHL teams in action today, but the games will stretch from the afternoon and into the evening hours. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Sunday, November 3, 2013:

1:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Ottawa Senators (FS-SW, SNET-E, TVA)

7:30 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks (SNET-W, SNET-CGY, CSN-CH)

8:00 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Minnesota Wild (MSG PLUS, FS-N)

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