NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/13/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Ovechkin, Marleau, tonight's TV schedule and more
November 13, 2013
Things will be relatively calm in the NHL tonight, and that’s okay since we’re still reeling from a busy 11-game set yesterday. There are plenty of storylines out there to go over, so with that in mind let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players around the league. Here’s the latest.
Martin Brodeur, G, New Jersey Devils: Brodeur was a pretty busy guy last night. He stopped 33 of the Rangers’ 35 shots in a close 3-2 road win that was his third straight victory. Helping Brodeur out on the offensive end was Ryan Carter, who managed his first two goals of the season.
The Devils will get a pair of home games to close out this week. Friday, the Kings will come to town, and on Saturday the Penguins will pay a visit.
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Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: Ovechkin plays the hero for the Capitals more often than not, and that was definitely the case last night against the Blue Jackets. He notched the game-winner in overtime, lifting his team to a 4-3 victory. It was Ovechkin’s 14th goal of the year, and his first in the last three games.
The Caps will get a couple of days off before heading to Detroit on Friday. After that, it’ll be a home game against the Blues on Sunday.
Jakub Voracek, RW, Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers didn’t have too much trouble with the Senators last night. Voracek alone accounted for two goals in the 5-0 shutout, and Philly fans are glad to see him come alive (he’s got just three goals on the season thus far). Goalie Steve Mason recorded the shutout, which was his first in the last 20 months. Also of note was Claude Giroux, who tallied a pair of assists.
The road trip continues for the Flyers tonight, as they head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins. Things will pick back up again Friday with a game in Winnipeg.
Patrick Marleau, C, San Jose Sharks: Marleau has slowed down a bit on the scoring recently, but he had a solid statistical outing last night. He managed a goal and an assist in the Sharks’ 3-2 overtime victory over the Flames, which signaled some resiliency for San Jose as they blew a 2-0 lead heading into the third period. For Marleau, he now has nine goals and nine assists on the year.
The Sharks have three more road games ahead before the weekend finishes up. They’ll head to Vancouver tomorrow, then Edmonton on Friday before closing out their trip in Chicago on Sunday.
NHL Daily Schedule: There are only three games on the NHL schedule tonight, but they should translate into some pretty good hockey. Here’s a look at the full slate, along with the start times and the TV networks you can catch the games on.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013:
7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Minnesota Wild (TSN, FS-N, FS-WI)
8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins (RDS, TSN2, NBCSN)
10:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers (TSN, FS-SW)
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