NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/12/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blues
Yesterday was a super-busy day for NHL hockey, so there’s plenty of news to go over this morning. We’ve got some more action coming in from around the league today, so before those pucks drop let’s take our daily look at the headlines.
Braden Holtby, G, Washington Capitals: The Caps didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with the Bruins last night, thanks to a big effort from Holtby. He posted 29 saves on 29 shots for a 4-0 shutout. On the offensive side, Alex Ovechkin (two goals) and Nicklas Backstrom (two assists) were the big contributors.
The big boost here was from Washington’s power play. They went 2-for-4 last night after going 0-for-5 in the season opener.
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Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins were all about the offense last night against the Maple Leafs. Crosby posted a goal and two assists in the 5-2 win, while Evgeni Malkin managed a goal and two assists himself.
New arrival Patric Hornqvist put up a score and a helper, which gives him two goals and two assists in two games so far this season.
Eric Gelinas, D, New Jersey Devils: The Devils are off to a nice start, and most of that is due to some solid offense here in the early-going. Gelinas posted a pair of assists in the 5-1 win over the Panthers last night, while Damon Severson managed a score and a helper himself.
That gives the Devils an early 2-0 record, as they bested the Flyers 6-4 in their season opener on Thursday. We’ll see what they’re made of from here.
Darcy Kuemper, G, Minnesota Wild: So far, Kuemper has been the Wild’s MVP, and it’s not even close. He made 30 saves against the Avalanche last night for a 3-0 win at Pepsi Center. That marks Kuemper’s second consecutive shutout to open the season, both against the Avalanche.
As for Colorado, that’s the first time they’ve dropped the first two games to open up a season since the 2008-2009 campaign. We’ll see if they’re able to recover in the coming days and get back in the win column.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Sunday, October 12, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at NY Rangers (NHLN-US, TVA, CITY, MSG)
10:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Los Angeles Kings (TSN3, FS-W)
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