NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/16/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
November 16, 2014
We’ve been on a pretty good stretch when it comes to NHL hockey, and that will continue today. We have six more games on the schedule as we round out the weekend, and there are some pretty good matchups mixed in there. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players out there making headlines.
Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: Many Rangers fans probably shut off the TV last night when it appeared Dan Boyle had scored the winning goal in the shootout last night against the Penguins. That goal ended up being disallowed, however, and the teams came back on the ice to finish. Pittsburgh ended up winning the shootout, coming away with a 3-2 victory for their efforts.
Malkin posted a goal and an assist in the victory, while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 of 31 shots.
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Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins: Speaking of stopping shots, that’s what Rask was doing well last night against the Hurricanes. He made 33 saves to anchor the defensive effort in what turned out to be a 2-1 win at TD Garden, halting the Bruins’ two-game losing skid.
Patrice Bergeron ended up with the game-winner on a first-period goal.
Boston had been crushed 11-2 combined in their previous two games, so it was good to see the team get a solid defensive effort. They’re 11-8-0 on the year.
Tyler Ennis, C, Buffalo Sabres: Where’d this offensive explosion come from? The Sabres were all over the place against the Maple Leafs last night, logging a 6-2 victory for their first regulation home win of the season. Ennis posted a goal and two assists, while Zemgus Girgensons had a pair of scores himself. Drew Stafford added a goal and an assist as well.
Buffalo now sits at 4-13-2 on the year, and hadn’t posted more than three non-shootout scores in any matchup before this.
Jaden Schwartz, LW, St. Louis Blues: The Blues registered a nice effort in all phases of the game last night against the Capitals, cruising to a 4-1 win that rounded out their five-game home-stand at 4-1-0.
Schwartz put up a goal and an assist, as did David Backes. Kevin Shattenkirk ended up with a pair of helpers himself.
St. Louis has now won 10 of their last 11 games and is one of the hottest teams in the league.
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, November 16, 2014:
5:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Carolina Hurricanes (CSN-CA, SPSO)
Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild (TSN3, FS-N)
7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings (CITY, RDS, FS-D)
Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks (TVA, FS-SW, WGN)
8:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Anaheim Ducks (FS-F, PRIME)
9:00 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers (FS-A, SNW)
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