NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/5/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
November 5, 2014
After a busy 12-game set last night, the NHL is slowing things down a bit this evening, with just three games on the schedule (all featuring New York teams, incidentally). Not to worry, though; there are some nice matchups mixed in there. Let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there before we get settled in for game-time.
Brad Marchand, LW, Boston Bruins: With the Bruins down some key players due to injury (David Krejci, Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller, Torey Krug), they’ve needed their remaining players to step up.
That’s just what happened last night against the Panthers at TD Garden. Marchand finished with a goal and an assist to continue his hot run, while Patrice Bergeron notched a goal in Boston’s 2-1 overtime win. Marchand logged the game-winner here with just 1:33 left in the extra period.
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Jakub Voracek, RW, Philadelphia Flyers: Speaking of being on a hot run, Voracek fits that description nicely as well. He scored twice in the first period to help his Flyers break their two-game skid and post a 4-1 win over the Oilers last night. Steve Mason anchored the defense here on 35 saves and collected his first victory of the year in the process.
The Oilers certainly had their chances to even things up; they came up empty on all four power play opportunities--two of them coming in the third period.
Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks: Toews had a red-letter date in his career yesterday, notching his 200th NHL goal and his 450th point, both in the same game. He scored and had a helper in the Blackhawks’ 5-0 win over the Canadiens last night, with Duncan Keith (assist) and Patrick Kane (goal) helping out along the way. Kris Versteeg also managed a pair of scores himself.
Corey Crawford got the win in goal, posting his 11th career shutout with Chicago. The team had previously dropped five of their last seven games.
Thomas Greiss, G, Pittsburgh Penguins: No one really expected backup net-minder Greiss to start last night against the Wild, but he did great regardless. He managed 33 saves on 34 shots in the Penguins’ 4-1 victory over the Wild at Xcel Energy Center last night, starting over No. 1 goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who is 0-5-0 against Minnesota.
Nick Spaling, Brandon Sutter, Chris Kunitz and Patric Hornqvist each had a goal for Pittsburgh.
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.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres (SN, RDS, MSG-B)
8:00 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at NY Rangers (NBCSN, TVA, SN1)
10:30 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Anaheim Ducks (MSG+, FS-W)
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