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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/17/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blues, the Coyotes, tonight's TV schedule and more

November 17, 2013

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After what’s been a pretty busy weekend thus far, the NHL will continue the onslaught with a heavier-than usual Sunday set today. We’ve got another six matchups to look forward to today, but before those pucks drop let’s take a look at some of the notable players out there and see what everyone’s been doing this weekend. Here’s the latest.

James van Riemsdyk, LW, Toronto Maple Leafs: After coming up empty for the past five games, van Riemsdyk posted a stellar outing in the win against the Sabres yesterday. He tallied a pair of goals in the 4-2 victory, which gives him nine scores (to go along with six assists) on the year.
The Leafs will get a couple days off before continuing their home-stand on Tuesday against the visiting Islanders.

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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/17/13

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Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: After building up a 2-0 lead, the Blues allowed a pair of shorthanded goals against the Hurricanes yesterday. Steen saved the game in the third, however, posting the eventual game-winner in what would be a 4-2 victory. It was his NHL-leading 17th goal and would extend his point streak to 13 games. Steen also added an assist.
The Blues have won two in a row, and they’ll try to extend that streak on the road this week. They’ll be in DC today, followed by trips to Buffalo and Boston.

Craig Smith, C, Nashville Predators: The Notoriously streaky Smith was at the top of his game last night against the Blackhawks, helping his team to a rousing victory against the defending champs. He posted a goal and a pair of assists in the 7-2 win, which wasn’t even in question after the Predators had jumped out to a 4-0 lead late in the second.
We’ll see if Smith can stay hot when Nashville picks things up again in Detroit on Tuesday.

Martin Hanzal, C, Phoenix Coyotes: Hanzal had quite the productive night against the Lightning, and it led to a big win for the Coyotes. He tallied three assists and a goal in the 6-3 victory, which gives him six scores and 12 helpers on the year so far. Also of note was winger Radim Vrbata, who posted a trio of assists himself.
The Coyotes will get a few days off before resuming play this week. Their next outing is scheduled for Thursday at home against the Avalanche. After that, they’ll finish off the week at home against the Ducks on Saturday.

NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the full slate of games for the dozen NHL teams out on the ice today. We’ll also take a look at the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Sunday, November 17, 2013:

1:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Ottawa Senators (FS-O, SNET-E TVA)

6:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Washington Capitals (FS-MW, CSN-DC)

7:00 PM ET Games:
Los Angeles Kings at NY Rangers (FS-W, MSG)
San Jose Sharks at Chicago Blackhawks (CSN-CA, WGN)

8:00 PM ET Games:
Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild (TSN-JETS, FS-N)
Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks (FS-SW, SNET-P)

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