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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/9/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Kessel, the Avs' latest win and more

November 9, 2013

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Last night was a pretty calm one in the NHL, with just four matchups on the schedule. We got some pretty good hockey out of it, though, and today we’ll be getting a larger dose. There are 10 games on today’s schedule, so make sure you reserve that spot on the couch extra-early. While we’re waiting on the pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there making headlines.

Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs: After a four-game points streak, Kessel went silent for two games. He was back in a very important way last night against the Devils, however, providing the Leafs’ only regulation goal in an eventual 2-1 shootout victory. Things were quiet for most of the game before Kessel notched a gorgeous power play goal at the 08:12 mark in the third period for his 10th score of the year.
The Leafs will head to Boston tonight, then they’ll get a few days off before visiting Minnesota on Wednesday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/9/13

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Ondrej Pavelec, G, Winnipeg Jets: After a pair of losses in his last two appearances, Pavelec had a lot to prove last night against the Predators. He did just that, notching 41 saves in a dominant 5-0 shutout win, bringing his record to 5-7 on the year. Pavelec got some help on the offensive end from Olli Jokinen (one goal and one assist) and Bryan Little (two goals).
Coming up for the Jets is a home game against the Sharks tomorrow, then they’ll head to Detroit on Tuesday.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, G, Colorado Avalanche: Giguere was solid once again last night in a win over the Flames, helping the Avalanche to continue their dominance thus far. He notched 30 saves on 32 shots in the 4-2 victory, bringing his record to a perfect 5-0 on the year. He’s allowed just five goals in that span.
The Avs will have a busy week in the upcoming seven-day stretch. They’ll host the Capitals (Sunday), then head to Carolina (Tuesday) and St. Louis (Thursday), and close out the week with a home game against the Panthers.

Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks: The biggest individual performer of the evening went to Getzlaf, who posted a monster outing at home against the Sabres. He managed a hat trick and an assist--and did it all in the first period--during the Ducks’ dominant 6-2 win. Strangely enough, it was Getzlaf’s first career hat trick. He now has 10 scores on the season.
He’ll get plenty of chances to net a few more in the upcoming week. The Ducks will host Vancouver tomorrow, then they’ve got a trio of road games against the Panthers (Tuesday), Lightning (Thursday) and Hurricanes (Friday).

NHL Daily Schedule: We’ll be seeing 20 teams in action today, with the games spread out from the early afternoon into the late evening hours. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch your favorite teams on.

Saturday, November 9, 2013:

1:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Philadelphia Flyers (NHLN-US, SNET-W, CSN-PH)

2:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Ottawa Senators (FS-F, SNET-E, TVA)

7:00 PM ET Games:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (CBC, NHLN-US, NESN)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings (RDS, SUN, FS-D)
Minnesota Wild at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-N, FS-WI, FS-CR)
NY Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets (MSG PLUS, FS-O)

8:00 PM ET Games:
Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues (ROOT, FS-MW)
Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars (WGN, FS-SW+)
Washington Capitals at Phoenix Coyotes (CSN-DC, FS-A)

10:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings (CBC, FS-W)

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