NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/25/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
October 25, 2014
We’re coming off a pretty busy evening in the NHL, and there’s lots more to look forward to with 11 more matchups in the coming hours. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making noise out there in the headlines.
We’d be remiss this morning if we didn’t take a moment to talk about Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara’s injury. We got some new information on his status yesterday, so let’s take a look at that to see what to be expecting.
Chara tore his PCL in his left knee during Thursday’s game against the Islanders. The good news is that he won’t be needing surgery. That said, he’s expected to be out 4-6 weeks while he recovers.
In the 20 games the Bruins have been without Chara during his tenure, the team is 8-7-5. If they’re above .500 when he comes back it should be considered a win.
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Matt Duchene, C, Colorado Avalanche: If you like high-powered offense, yesterday’s Avalanche-Canucks game was the one for you. Colorado posted most of the scoring here, however, with Duchene accounting for a goal and two assists in the 7-3 rout. Jarome Iginla (two goals; assist) and Tyson Barrie (three assists) helped out on the offensive end as well.
The victory ends a four-game losing streak for the Avalanche, who didn’t score more than three goals in any game before yesterday.
Jordan Eberle, RW, Edmonton Oilers: Here’s another pretty high-scoring affair. The Oilers looked good against the woeful Hurricanes yesterday, posting a nice 6-3 victory.
Edmonton was carried by Eberle, who logged two goals and an assist. Leon Draisaitl also managed his first NHL goal in the win.
The Oilers now have a three-game win streak for the first time since late January. Conversely, the ‘Canes are 0-5-2 right now.
Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Perry is just plain shredding it right now. He logged another goal and added an assist in the Ducks’ 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets last night, and now has a league-leading nine scores on the season.
Anaheim held Columbus to just 17 shots on goal, and also got nice contributions from Sami Vatanen (goal; assist) and Devante Smith-Pelly (goal).
The win marks seven straight victories for the Ducks, who are 7-1-0 to start the season. Needless to say, hopes are high in Anaheim.
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 25, 2014:
4:00 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at San Jose Sharks (MSG-B, BELL TV, CSN-CA)
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC, NHLN-US, NESN)
NY Rangers at Montreal Canadiens (TVA, CITY, MSG)
New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators (SN1, MSG PLUS 2)
Dallas Stars at NY Islanders (FS-SW, MSG PLUS)
Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers (SN360, FS-D, CSN-PH)
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues (FX-CA, WGN, FS-MW)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators (ROOT, FS-TN)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild (SUN, FS-N, FS-WI)
9:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Arizona Coyotes (FS-F, FS-A)
10:00 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames (CBC, TVA2, CSN-DC)
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