NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/31/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
October 31, 2014
After last night’s packed NHL schedule, we’re getting relatively few matchups on the slate tonight (four). That said, we should be seeing some interesting things out there on the ice in the coming hours. Let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the notable players out there.
Chris Kunitz, LW, Pittsburgh Penguins: One of the marquis matchups on the schedule last night didn’t end up being very close. The Penguins blanked the defending champion Kings by a score of 3-0, led by Chris Kunitz, who had two goals and an assist. Marc-Andre Fleury recorded the shutout on 36 saves, while Kris Letang also contributed a goal.
As for Fleury, he now has 30 career shutouts. 16 of his 36 saves came in the third period last night.
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Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: The Lightning are off to a nice start this season, thanks mostly to the heroics of Stamkos. He posted two more goals and an assist last night against the Flyers, powering his team to a 4-3 win at Amalie Arena. That gives Stamkos eight goals through 11 games; he’s on quite a pace so far.
The Lightning are now 7-3-1 and have won the first pair of games in their four-game home-stand.
Semyon Varlamov, G, Colorado Avalanche: Let’s head to Pepsi Center and check out the Avalanche, who are celebrating a 5-0 win over the Islanders this morning. The team was anchored defensively by Varlamov, who posted his 14th career shutout on 40 saves. He’s stopped 141 of 148 in his last four appearances.
Nathan MacKinnon (two goals) and Cody McLeod (goal; assist) led the way for Colorado on the offensive end.
Jake Allen, G, St. Louis Blues: While we’re on the subject of shutouts, let’s check out Allen’s 2-0 win over the Ducks last night. He recorded 24 saves in the blanking, helped out by Ryan Reaves and Alexander Steen, who each scored a goal.
Interestingly enough, the Blues were without some key pieces and still managed to prevail. David Backes, T.J. Oshie, Paul Stastny and Joakim Lindstrom were all out for this one due to injuries.
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.
Friday, October 31, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets (SNO, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Detroit Red Wings (SNE, SNP, TVA2, PRIME, FS-D)
8:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars (FS-W, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames (FS-TN, SNW)
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