NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/23/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Ovechkin, the Ducks, tonight's TV schedule and more
November 23, 2013
Last night’s set of five games in the NHL provided a nice opener into the weekend, and we’ll be getting things going in a big way today, with 12 games on the schedule. Before we get settled in to watch the pucks drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players out there and see who’s making headlines. Here’s the latest.
Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: Last night against the Islanders, Crosby posted a game that he’ll remember for quite a while. He netted the game-winner in the 4-3 victory, and also added his 18th assist of the year. Crosby’s score was the 250th goal in his career, all part of 695 points in 493 games.
Crosby will get a chance to extend his three-game points streak tonight in Montreal. After that it’s off to Boston on Monday.
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Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: The Canadiens got off to a very fast start against the Caps last night, posting three goals in less than five minutes during the first period. Washington fought back to narrow the gap, but it wasn’t enough as Montreal emerged victorious 3-2. Ovechkin netted both goals for his team, which gives him 19 scores on the year and six in his last five games.
The Capitals have lost their last two, and they’ll try to remedy that tonight in Toronto. After a three-day break they’ll be back at home against the Senators on Wednesday.
Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver Canucks: There were a lot of major contributors in the Canucks’ victory over the Blue Jackets last night, but we’ll start with Sedin. He posted two goals in the 6-2 win, which gives him three scores in his last three games. Also aiding the cause were Daniel Sedin (one goal; two assists) and Alexander Elder (one goal; one assist).
It was a much-needed win for the Canucks, who will try to keep the ride going at home tonight against the defending champion Blackhawks.
Jonas Hiller, G, Anaheim Ducks: If you like defense (not to mention strange endings), this was the game for you. Hiller held strong for three periods and the vast majority of an overtime session before Ryan Getzlaf scored to give the Ducks a 1-0 victory. Hiller came in after an early Viktor Fasth injury and was rock-solid with 31 saves. Getzlaf’s goal got a bit of tip-in help and a friendly bounce, but Anaheim will gladly take the win.
As for Fasth, he sustained a lower-body injury during pre-game warm-ups. We’ll keep you posted on his status.
NHL Daily Schedule: A full 24 teams will be in action today, so we’ll have plenty to talk about through the weekend. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can find the games on.
Saturday, November 23, 2013:
1:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins (NHLN, SPSO, NESN)
3:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets (FS-N, TSN-JETS)
7:00 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC, NHLN, CSN-DC+)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, ROOT)
Ottawa Senators at Detroit Red Wings (CBC, FS-D)
NY Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers (MSG PLUS, TCN-PH)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues (TXA 21, FS-MW)
NY Rangers at Nashville Predators (MSG 2, FS-TN)
Anaheim Ducks at Phoenix Coyotes (PRIME, FS-A)
10:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks (CBC, NHLN, WGN)
10:30 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings (RDS2, ALT, FS-W)
New Jersey Devils at San Jose Sharks (MSG PLUS, CSN-CA)
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