NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/18/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
November 18, 2014
After just one game in the NHL last night, the league is picking things back up again, with 11 matchups on the schedule. Before we get settled in and wait for those pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable happenings around the league.
Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: With Ryan Callahan returning to the Garden for the first time since being traded to Tampa, the Lightning were out to prove they got the better end of that deal. They did exactly that, logging a dominating 5-1 win over the home team, with Callahan accounting for a pair of goals himself.
Stamkos also contributed heavily, ending up with a goal and two assists. Tyler Johnson added two helpers of his own. Goalie Ben Bishop didn’t have to do much, as most of the action was on the other side all night, but he still had 15 saves on 16 shots.
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The Sabres’ Michal Neuvirth will get the start in goal tonight against the Sharks. This opportunity will give him a chance to build on his solid outing in Saturday’s win, when he posted 32 saves on 34 shots.
The Sabres still don’t have a clear frontrunner for the No. 1 goalie gig, but a strong effort tonight could edge Neuvirth ahead.
Thanks to a lower-body injury on veteran Bryce Salvador, the Devils called up Peter Harrold to the big club yesterday. He’ll serve as a depth piece until Salvador gets off IR or the team comes up with another strategy.
There’s a possibility that the Penguins’ Olli Maatta could hit the ice tonight against Montreal; he’ll be a game-time decision.
Even with the optimism here, sources close to the team believe it’ll be pretty surprising if Maatta is able to play tonight. He had a tumor removed from his neck recently and hasn’t had much recovery time. Still, the possibility is there.
The Ducks’ Francois Beauchemin will be traveling with the team on their two-game road trip this week. He’s getting over an illness and got an IV treatment this weekend at the hospital. It seems like he’ll be good to go for tonight, once the Ducks get him off IR.
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.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins (TVA, FS-MW, NESN)
Tampa Bay Lightning at NY Islanders (SUN, MSG+)
Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets (FS-D, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Buffalo Sabres (NBCSN, CSN-CA)
Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-TN, TSN4)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens (ROOT, RDS, SNE)
8:00 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Winnipeg Jets (MSG+ 2, TNS3)
8:30 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Dallas Stars (SPSO, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames (PRIME, SNW)
Washington Capitals at Arizona Coyotes (CSN-DC, FS-A)
10:30 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Los Angeles Kings (FS-F, FS-W)
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