NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/13/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News
It’s been a nice opening weekend in the NHL, and we’ve got a solid set of games headed our way on this holiday. Before we get settled in and wait on those pucks to drop, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs: The Leafs got their first win of the 2014-15 campaign yesterday, and they did it in grand style. The team beat the defending East champ Rangers by a margin of 6-3, thanks to some decisive puck moves, strength and speed.
Kessel led the way for his team, logging a goal and pair of assists. Nazem Kadri (goal) and James van Riemsdyk (goal; assist) helped out along the way.
The Leafs scored five of their goals on normally-solid net-minder Henrik Lundqvist within a span of 9:54, eventually getting him pulled from the game in the second. Overall, Lundqvist allowed six scores on 24 shots before his replacement Cam Talbot came in to stop the bleeding.
Of concern here, however is Toronto goalie James Reimer, who exited with 13:17 left in the third after making 24 saves on the night. He sustained a shot to the head by the Rangers’ Dominic Moore. We’ll see how he fares this week. Reimer was making his first start of the year after Jonathan Bernier took the first two.
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Jeff Carter, C, Los Angeles Kings: Now let’s move on to the other game of yesterday’s action and see what the Kings were able to do. The defending Stanley Cup champs certainly looked the part against the Jets, posting a 4-1 victory at Staples Center.
Carter led a host of notable contributors for the Kings, posting a goal and an assist for his part. Also managing those same stats were Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli.
This was the first win of the Kings’ season so far, coming on announcer Bob Miller’s 76th birthday.
Net-minder Martin Jones make his first appearance of the year, stopping 29 shots in an overall solid performance. It was a good look at the Kings’ youngsters, who should be able to contribute quite a bit to the cause this season.
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.
Monday, October 13, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Boston Bruins (TVA, ALT, NESN)
3:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Buffalo Sabres (PRIME, MSG-B, BELL TV)
7:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers (RDSI, TSN5, FS-F)
Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning (RDS, CITYM, SUN)
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