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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/18/13

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

November 18, 2013

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With five games happening around the NHL last night, it was a pretty busy evening for a Sunday. That said, we’ll be slowing down a bit tonight, with just three matchups on the schedule. While we’re waiting for those pucks to drop, let’s take a look around the league and see who’s making news out there on the ice. Here’s the latest.

Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: There was a shakeup atop the NHL’s goal-scoring leader board yesterday, as Ovechkin wrangled himself into a tie for the league lead. He notched a pair of goals in the first period of Washington’s 4-1 victory over the Blues, which pulled him even with Alexander Steen with 17 on the year. Steen, meanwhile was held scoreless, snapping his 13-game points streak.
Ovechkin and company will be in action on Wednesday, when the Penguins come to town. They’ll be at home again Friday against Montreal before heading to Toronto on Saturday.

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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/18/13

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Ben Scrivens, G, Los Angeles Kings: Scrivens was the proud owner of yesterday’s only shutout. He managed 37 saves on 37 shots in the Kings’ 1-0 victory over the Rangers. It’s his second shutout in a row, and his third win in as many games. Scrivens must really like playing on the East Coast.
Unfortunately for him, the team must now return to L.A. They’ll take the ice tomorrow against the Lightning, then host the Devils on Thursday and the Avalanche on Saturday.

Patrick Sharp, LW, Chicago Blackhawks: Sharp and the defending champion Blackhawks needed a big win yesterday against the Sharks, and that’s exactly what they got. For his part, Sharp posted a pair of goals and an assist in the 5-1 victory, which gives him seven scores and 13 helpers on the season. Also of note was G Corey Crawford, who posted saves on 23 of 24 shots.
Chicago will be back out there on Tuesday in Colorado, which is the first of their three-game road swing this week. They’ll be in Winnipeg on Thursday and Vancouver on Saturday.

Kari Lehtonen, G, Dallas Stars: Lehtonen is on something of a roll. He posted an impressive performance in a 2-1 victory in Vancouver yesterday, notching 42 saves on 43 shots. He’s now won six of his last seven games, and has given up four goals in his last three appearances. Lehtonen carries a 10-3 record on the season.
The Stars have a relatively light week ahead. They’ll play against the Rangers on Thursday, then head to St. Louis for a Saturday matchup.

NHL Daily Schedule: Six teams will be out on the ice tonight, which really isn’t too bad for a Monday. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the game times and TV stations you can catch the matchups on.

Monday, November 18, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes (NESN, FS-CR)

7:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins (RDS, TSN2, NBCSN, ROOT)

8:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets (SNET-W, TSN-JETS)

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