NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/6/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Ovechkin, the Sabres' stunning win and more
November 6, 2013
After a pretty quiet evening on Monday, the NHL kicked back into gear last night with nine matchups on the schedule. We’ll be getting just four games tonight, but there should be some pretty good hockey mixed in there. While we’re waiting on those pucks to hit the ice, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines. Here’s the latest.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: When Ovechkin is on his game (which is usually the case), the Capitals can bury just about anybody. We’re betting the team was very glad to have him back after he sat out with an injury for an eight-day stretch, as the veteran was able to post a pair of goals and an assist in the 6-2 victory over the Islanders. That gives Ovechkin 12 scores and six helpers on the year so far.
Looking at the rest of the Caps’ week, they’ve got two more games on the schedule. They’ll be at home against the Wild tomorrow night, then it’s off to Phoenix on Saturday. (Then they’ll finish off the two-game road swing in Colorado Sunday.)
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Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: Even with Ovechkin’s outbreak, Steen was able to keep a hold of the league lead in goal-scoring with a first-period slapshot at home against Montreal. The Blues would need a three-round shootout to take the victory 3-2, with T.J. Oshie posting the deciding score. Also of note was Kevin Shattenkirk, who burst into double-digits with his 10th assist of the year on the tying goal.
The Blues will be playing every other day for the rest of this week. They’ll kick off a lengthy home-stand tomorrow with the Flames coming to town, then they’ll host the Penguins on Saturday.
Mark Arcobello, C, Edmonton Oilers: In 15 games to start the year, Arcobello had failed to record a goal. He made up for that statistic in a big way during game number 16, however, with a pair of scores in the Oilers’ 4-3 overtime win over the Panthers. His deciding score came at the 01:55 mark in the extra period. Arcobello also has 10 assists on the year to go with his pair of scores.
Edmonton’s road swing continues this week, with a stop in Tampa Bay tomorrow. After that, they’ll be in Philadelphia Saturday and Chicago on Sunday.
Tyler Ennis, LW, Buffalo Sabres: In the league’s most surprising result last night, the Sabres fought off a very good Sharks team to take a wild 5-4 shootout win. Ennis started out a very busy third period of scoring with his second goal of the year, and also added assist number three later on.
That’s just the third win of the year for the Sabres, who snapped a four-game losing streak with the road victory. They’ll try to get some momentum going as their west coast trip continues. The Sabres will be in L.A. tomorrow and Anaheim on Friday.
NHL Daily Schedule: Eight teams will be in action across the NHL tonight, serving as an appetizer for the heavy schedules later in the week. Here’s a look at the full slate of games, as well as the start times and TV networks you can tune into if you want to catch a particular matchup.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013:
7:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Rangers (TSN2, RDS2, NBCSN)
8:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks (TSN, CSN-CH+)
9:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche (FS-TN, ALT)
10:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks (KTVK, FS-W)
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