NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/17/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
November 17, 2014
We had a pretty busy weekend of NHL action over the past couple of days, and tonight it’s time to slow things down a bit. There’s just one game on the schedule this evening, but the rest of the league will be back in action soon. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the NHL and check out some of the notable names out there.
Troy Grosenick, G, San Jose Sharks: Not too many people saw this coming. In his NHL debut last night, Grosenick tossed a shutout against the Hurricanes, putting up 45 saves in the 2-0 victory. Tomas Hertl scored late in the first, and that goal would hold up as the game-winner. Joe Thornton put an exclamation point on the win with an empty-netter.
Grosenick is a 22-year-old undrafted free agent. He went 7-2-1 in the AHL this season.
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Dustin Tokarski, G, Montreal Canadiens: Not to be outdone, Tokarski had himself a nice evening against the Red Wings. He posted 28 saves on 29 shots in the Canadiens’ 4-1 victory in the Motor City, with star defenseman P.K. Subban providing some offense on a goal and an assist.
It’s been a four-games-in-six-days stretch for the Canadiens, who have weathered the storm with six consecutive victories. They’re 14-4-1 and No. 1 in the NHL with 29 points.
Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: heading into the third period last night, the Blackhawks and Stars were all knotted up at two goals apiece at the United Center. That all changed in a flurry of Chicago scoring, and in the end the final result was a 6-2 Chicago win. Kane logged a goal and two assists, while Duncah Keith added a goal and a helper of his own.
Brad Richards also had a memorable evening in his 1,000th NHL appearance, posting a pair of assists. He now has 599 helpers in his career.
The Blackhawks currently stand at 10-7-1.
Nick Bjugstad, C, Florida Panthers: It’s been a long time since Florida has won a game in Anaheim, so you could say they were overdue. Bjugstad helped his team to a 6-2 victory last night by providing two goals and two assists. Brad Boyes was great as well on two scores and a helper.
The Panthers recorded their first win in Anaheim in six years, despite the Ducks getting back star winger Corey Perry, who was recovering from the mumps.
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.
Monday, November 17, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at NY Rangers (TVA, SN1, SUN, MSG)
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