NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/12/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
November 12, 2014
After a pretty heavy schedule last night, we’ve got just two games on tap for this evening in the NHL. That said, we’ll be getting back to the heavy sets tomorrow, so in the meantime let’s check out some of the notable players around the league right now. Here’s the latest.
Jaroslav Halak, G, New York Islanders: Last night was a good one for New York hockey, as both teams shut out their opponents at home. The Isles got a good all-around effort in their 6-0 victory over the Avalanche, with each goal being scored by a different player. Jaroslav Halak held down the fort in net with 20 saves in his second straight shutout. He hasn’t allowed a goal in the last 143 minutes and 27 seconds of game-time. Nikolay Kulemin and Ryan Strome each had a goal and an assist to rank as game stars.
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Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: The Rangers got a nice effort from their entire team as well, leading to a 5-0 victory over the previously streaking Penguins. New York came into this one with a two-game losing streak in tow, but once again proved their dominance over Pittsburgh on the strength of Lundqvist’s 33 saves and three goals in the first period alone.
Rick Nash got his 12th score of the year in this one, and also registered a pair of assists.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: The Caps are on a roll; they’ve won three straight. The latest victory came last night at Verizon Center against the slumping Blue Jackets. Ovechkin led the way with two goals in the 4-2 win, with Marcus Johansson posting the other two scores. It was Johansson’s first multi-goal game since January of 2012. He’s averaging 2.46 shots on goal per game, which is near double what he was averaging last season.
Jori Lehtera, C, St. Louis Blues: Lehtera was simply on fire last night against the Sabres, firing off a natural hat trick for the first three goals of the game and burying Buffalo early. St. Louis would go on to win 6-1 in dominating fashion. Lehtera’s line-mates Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko also got in on the action, accounting for a combined five assists. That line has 25 points in the past six games, helping the team win seven of their last eight.
St. Louis currently stands at 10-4-1 on the year, and they’ll be very tough if that trio continues its dominance.
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 12, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (NBCSN, TVA, SN)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN, SN1)
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