NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/26/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
October 26, 2014
It’s been a pretty busy weekend so far around the NHL, and we’ve got more to look forward to within today’s set of five games. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s check out some of the headlines from around the league in our daily wrap-up.
Dougie Hamilton, D, Boston Bruins: The Bruins needed Hamilton to step up in a big way yesterday against the Maple Leafs, and that’s exactly what he did. He finished with three points--a goal and two assists--in the team’s 4-1 victory. It was Boston’s first game since the loss of their captain Zdeno Chara, who hurt his knee last week. He’ll be out 4-6 weeks.
Hamilton was aided by Patrice Bergeron (two assists) and Tuukka Rask (32 saves on 33 shots).
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Frans Nielsen, C, New York Islanders: Every day, there’s usually at least one game in the NHL schedule that’s a complete offensive juggernaut. That one yesterday was between the Stars and Islanders, with the 7-5 win going to New York.
The Isles were buoyed completely by Frans Nielsen, who put the team on his shoulders with a hat trick--and all three goals came in the third period. Nikolay Kulemin also contributed with a goal and an assist of his own.
Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Nashville Predators came into yesterday’s game without a regulation loss, but then they ran into the Penguins. Pittsburgh rode the usual suspects to a 3-0 win: Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists; Evgeni Malkin had a goal; Marc-Andre Fleury posted 25 saves in the shutout victory.
Nashville now sits at 5-1-2 on the season, while Pittsburgh improves to 4-2-1. The Predators had just 12 shots on goal through the first two periods, which was the most obvious sign of their futility here.
Jakub Voracek, RW, Philadelphia Flyers: Voracek was in a giving mood last night against the Red Wings. He provided a pair of assists--one on the game-winner--in Philadelphia’s 4-2 win.
The game was tied at 2-2 until Brayden Schenn’s goal on a power play with only 8:38 remaining in the game. Michael Raffl would post an empty-netter later on to complete the win.
This was the ninth straight home victory by the Flyers over Detroit in the regular 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.
Sunday, October 26, 2014:
3:00 PM ET;
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets (ALT, TSN3)
4:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Los Angeles Kings (FS-O, FS-W)
7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Chicago Blackhawks (NHLN-US, TVA, CITY, WGN)
8:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks (CSN-CA, PRIME)
9:30 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks (CSN-DC, SNV)
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