NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/18/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News
We’ve officially reached the weekend, which means the second installment of Saturday NHL hockey for the 2014-15 season. We’ve got some nice matchups brewing in the next several hours, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s in the news right now.
Roberto Luongo, G, Florida Panthers: If you like tightly-contested goalie battles, this game was the one for you last night. Luongo and the Panthers outlasted the Sabres for their first win under the new regime, posting a 1-0 victory.
Luongo managed the victory on 26 saves, while his counterpart Jhonas Enroth posted 34 saves on 35 shots. Sean Bergenheim claimed the lone goal for Florida.
It was the 67th career shutout for Luongo, who is now tied for 13th place on the all-time list.
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Henrik Zetterberg, LW, Detroit Red Wings: Zetterberg was quite the enabler last night against the Maple leafs. He posted a total of four assists in his team’s 4-1 win, aiding on every shot. Johan Franzen had two goals, while Gustav Nyquist put up a score and a helper of his own.
Mike Santorelli had the lone goal for Toronto, with Leo Komarov and David Clarkson assisting. Komarov now has four helpers on the season.
Pekka Rinne, G, Nashville Predators: Rinne and the Predators have a lot to smile about this morning, as they’re coming off a nice effort against the Jets. The Nashville net-minder had 31 saves in a 2-0 shutout last night, with Anton Volchenkov pitching in for a pair of assists.
Rinne’s counterpart Ondrej Pavelec had 25 saves on 27 shots.
Scoring goals for the Preds were Mike Ribeiro and James Neal. Filip Forsberg had an assist on the second score, and he now has four helpers this season.
Andrew Cogliano, C, Anaheim Ducks: This was a good game. The Ducks and Wild clashed last night in a low-scoring affair, with Anaheim eventually coming out on top 2-1. The Wild carried a 1-0 lead into the third but couldn’t hold on.
Cogliano scored a shorthanded goal to tie things up, while Corey Perry notched the game-winner at the 11:35 mark. It was his fifth score of the year.
Frederik Andersen held down the fort for Anaheim, notching 27 saves on 28 shots overall.
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.
Saturday, October 18, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (FX-CA, NESN, MSG-B)
Colorado Avalanche at Montreal Canadiens (TVA, CITY, ALT)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Ottawa Senators (SN1, FS-O)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings (CBC, NHLN-US, FS-D)
San Jose Sharks at New Jersey Devils (CSN-CA, MSG)
NY Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins (MSG PLUS, ROOT)
Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals (FS-F, CSN-DC)
8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Dallas Stars (CSN-PH, FS-SW)
8:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks (FS-TN, WGN)
9:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Arizona Coyotes (FS-MW, FS-A)
10:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks (CBC, TVA2, SUN)
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