The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 16 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the past week around the hockey world. Playoff races are in full swing, and we’ll get you caught up with where every team stands.  We also have the latest ownership news out of Carolina and Seattle.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the Minor League Hockey Minute, The NCAA hockey minute and our picks of the week.


THN Season 2, Episode 16 (Episode 61) Show Notes 11/30-12/7

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • Big Olympic news this week, leaving the hockey tournament in a very uncertain state.
  • Lots of honors this week. We’ll have details.
  • Fan voting for all stars is under way, than the NHL has made it fool proof to ensure there are no more John Scotts.
  • Of course we have the rest of the NHL news of the week.
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.
  • We’ll have all this and more.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

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Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bos: 3-0 W @ Phi on 12/2, 5-3 L @ Nsh on 12/4 (last game outside the ET zone until Van/CGY/Edm Feb 17-20)

Car: 5-1 L @ NYR on 12/1, 3-2 OTW vs FLA on 12/2, 3-0 L @ Van on 12/5 (only 5 home games in Dec (15 tot))

NYR: 5-1 W vs Car on 12/1, 4-3 W @ Pit on 12/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/30:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171130
Friday, 12/1:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171201
Saturday, 12/2: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171202
Sunday, 12/3: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171203
Monday, 12/4: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171204
Tuesday, 12/5: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171205
Wednesday, 12/6: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171206

 

 

NHL Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

NHL Transactions:

  • Forward Scott Wilsonwas acquired by the Buffalo Sabres in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.  Wilson, 25, has no points, 13 shots on goal and a minus-3 rating in 20 games this season. He played three games with the Pittsburgh Penguins before he was traded to Detroit on Oct. 21, along with a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, for forward Riley Sheahan and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft.  Selected by the Penguins in the seventh round (No. 209) in the 2011 NHL Draft, Wilson has 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) in 123 regular-season games and six points (three goals, three assists) in 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games.  The Sabres also placed forward Matt Moulson on waivers If Moulson, who has no points in 14 games, is unclaimed by noon ET on Tuesday; he will be assigned to Rochester of the American Hockey League.
  • Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades

 

 

Injuries:

  • Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongowill be out for several weeks with a lower-body injury, coach Bob Boughner said Wednesday.  “Whether that’s three weeks, four weeks, five weeks; we’ll see how his rehab goes,” Boughner said. “Definitely out for a while. Obviously lower body, and it’s going to be an extended period of time.”  Luongo was injured Monday against the New York Islanders when he made a pad save with his right leg on a slap shot by Ryan Pulock at 2:31 of the second period. Luongo immediately lay on his stomach and then didn’t put any weight on his right leg when he was being helped off by two trainers.  Luongo left with the score tied 1-1 after making 12 saves. James Reimer made 16 saves in relief in a 5-4 shootout loss.  Luongo had hip labrum surgery in May 2016 and missed the final six weeks of last season with hip problems, but Boughner said this injury is not related to those issues.  “It’s not the hip, I can tell you that,” he said. “When he went down, everybody was worried about that.”  Luongo was out almost eight weeks (24 games) with a groin injury during the 2008-09 season, when he was with the Vancouver Canucks.  Reimer is 4-6-3 this season with a 3.67 goals-against average and .892 save percentage. He started six consecutive games from Oct. 21-Nov. 2 when Luongo was out with a hand injury.  The Panthers recalled goaltender Harri Sateri from Springfield of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, and Boughner didn’t rule out the possibility of acquiring another goaltender.
  • Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishopis day to day with a sore back and will miss their game at the St. Louis Blues on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-SW, NHL.TV).  It is hoped Bishop will be able to return when Dallas hosts the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said.  Backup goaltender Kari Lehtonen will start against the Blues. The Stars will recall a goaltender from Texas of the American Hockey League to back up Lehtonen, likely Landon Bow or Mike McKenna, Hitchcock said.
  • Calgary Flames forward Kris Versteegwill have hip surgery Monday and is out indefinitely.  Versteeg was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after missing two games with the injury, which occurred Nov. 24 against the Dallas Stars.  Versteeg, 31, has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 22 games this season. He was averaging 13:08 of ice time per game, including 3:15 on the power play, which ranks third among Flames forwards behind Sean Monahan (3:28) and Johnny Gaudreau (3:25).   Versteeg had hip surgery May 2, 2012 after playing that season for the Florida Panthers. He played 10 games the following season.
  • Defenseman Adam Larssonwas placed on injured reserve by the Edmonton Oilers on Friday because of an upper-body injury.  Larsson did not play in a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday because of the injury.  Larsson last played in a 3-2 overtime win against the Arizona Coyotes last Tuesday. He can return against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.  Larsson, 25, has four points (three goals, one assist) in 25 games this season and is second on the Oilers in ice time per game at 22:52. He leads the NHL with 90 hits and has 52 blocked shots.
  • Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawfordwas placed on injured reserve Friday because of an undisclosed injury.  Crawford, who made 31 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday, will miss at least the next three games and is eligible to return against the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 8.  In 21 games this season, Crawford is 11-7-2. Among NHL goaltenders to play at least 10 games, he’s fourth with a .930 save percentage and sixth with a 2.29 goals-against average.  Anton Forsberg likely will start against the Stars. Forsberg is 1-2-2 with a 3.67 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in seven games this season.  Goaltender J.F. Berube was recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League. In 12 AHL games, he is 6-6-0 with a 2.54 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. Berube has 21 games of NHL experience, including 14 games with the New York Islanders last season.
  • Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvatwill be out up to six weeks because of a fractured foot.  Horvat was injured with 11:10 remaining in the third period of a 3-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.  The Canucks said the 22-year-old will be seen by a specialist Thursday.  Horvat has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 28 games. He is Vancouver’s second-leading scorer behind rookie right wing and linemate Brock Boeser (25 points), and leads Canucks forwards with an average ice time of 18:36 per game. He plays in front of the net on the top power play and kills penalties.  The No. 9 pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, Horvat has 137 points (59 goals, 78 assists) in 259 games with the Canucks. He led Vancouver with 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists) in 81 games last season, the first time since 2005-06 someone other than Daniel Sedin or Henrik Sedin led them in scoring.
  • Defenseman Justin Schultzwas placed on injured reserve by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.  Schultz sustained a lower-body injury against the New York Rangers on Tuesday. He left the game in the first period, returned in the second but left again after playing three shifts.  Schultz has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 23 games this season. He’s averaging 18:40 of ice time.
  • On IR / Off IR: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions

Suspensions/Fines:

  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillonhas been suspended for one game, without pay, for slashing Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey during NHL Game No. 412 in Washington on Monday, Dec. 4, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday.  The incident occurred at 19:55 of the third period. Dillon was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing.  Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Dillon will forfeit $17,580.65.
  • San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thorntonhas been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnsonduring NHL Game No. 399 in Tampa on Saturday, Dec. 2, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced on 12/3.  The incident occurred at 19:51 of the second period.
  • Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachukhas been suspended for one game, without pay, for unsportsmanlike conduct during NHL Game No. 426 in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 6, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 14:07 of the first period.  Tkachuk is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $11,280.49.

Other Interesting Stories:

 

  • https://www.nhl.com/news/hockey-hall-of-fame-labels-phil-kessel-as-amandas-brother/c-293592160
  • Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner, said he will not entertain a hometown discount when it comes time to negotiate his next contract, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Karlsson, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2019, spoke about his contract situation Thursday after practice in New York.  “When I go to market, I’m going to get what I’m worth, and it’s going to be no less, no matter where I’m going,” the 27-year-old said.  Karlsson is in the sixth season of a seven-year contract worth $45.5 million, an average annual value of $6.5 million. He and the Senators can begin to negotiate a new contract July 1, 2018.  If Karlsson doesn’t sign a contract before the 2018-19 season, concerns that he could leave as an unrestricted free agent could cause the Senators to entertain the idea of trading him instead of losing him for nothing.  Karlsson could earn more than $10 million per season in a long-term contract. Shea Weber of the Montreal Canadiens is the highest-paid defenseman in the NHL at $12 million in salary and signing bonuses this season, the sixth of the 14-year contract he signed with the Predators in 2012, according to CapFriendly.com. However, his salary cap charge is $7,857,143. Predators defenseman K. Subban, who will make $11 million this season, has a $9 million salary cap charge, the highest for the position.  Karlsson said he is not looking to change teams but that he wants fair-market value for his skills.  “I like it here, I’m comfortable here, I’ve been here my whole career,” said Karlsson, who was taken by the Senators in the first round (No. 15) of the 2008 NHL Draft. “It’s something that I invested all my time in and something I would like to see all the way through. But at the end of the day, when it comes down to it, if it’s not the right fit and it’s not going to work out business-wise, then you’re going to have to look elsewhere because that’s what [owners] are going to do, as well.”
  • http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/nhl-could-be-looking-at-team-in-seattle-after-keyarena-renovation-deal Seattle City Council approved a $600-million renovation of KeyArena, and it might only be a matter of time before the NHL shows up with a team now that there’s an arena deal in place. The shine hasn’t yet worn off the NHL’s newest toy, the Vegas Golden Knights, but after overwhelming approval by Seattle City Council of a $600-million renovation to the existing KeyArena, it appears the league could be putting down roots in a new city in the near future.  On Monday, by a vote of 7-1, Seattle City Council green-lit a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Oak View Group, an organization co-founded by Tim Leiweke, who was formerly the president and chief executive officer of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns the Los Angeles Kings, and operated in the same roles with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment from August 2013 until October 2015. And the MOU has finally given some clarity to an arena situation that has been watched, and watched closely, by those who believe Seattle is next up on the NHL’s docket after expanding to Las Vegas ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.   Follow Link…  The NHL and board of governors aren’t under the gun when it comes to Seattle, mind you. According to Baker, Seattle’s KeyArena renovation, once approved by the mayor, isn’t expected to get underway until late next year and the project isn’t expected to be complete until October 2020, meaning any team playing at the arena likely wouldn’t begin play until the 2020-21 campaign. So, no matter which direction the NHL chooses to go — team or no team, expansion or relocation — the league will have more than enough time to figure out the right way to approach Seattle now that it seems to have its arena situation ironed out.
  • http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/21679458/russian-olympic-committee-banned-2018-winter-olympics-happens-now The International Olympic Committee’s executive board, led by president Thomas Bach, took the unprecedented step Tuesday of suspending the Russian Olympic Committee for “systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system,” but will permit individual athletes to compete in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Games if they meet standards determined by an IOC-convened panel. The ruling comes after months of investigations that uncovered voluminous evidence of corruption and sabotage leading up to and during the Sochi 2014 Games, implicating every segment of Russia’s Olympic sports industry: athletes, team officials, scientists, anti-doping administrators and government authorities.  With the Pyeongchang Winter Games less than 10 weeks away, the IOC is will now deal with the question of which Russian athletes should be eligible. It’s a partial replay of the events preceding Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Summer Games, when the IOC also faced pressure to exclude Russia. This time around, there is was far stronger and more comprehensive evidence on the table, making the last-minute nature of the IOC’s decision more glaring.  Anti-doping agencies from 37 countries, including the United States, called for a blanket ban on the Russian Olympic Committee, citing the scope and detail of the conspiracy and the odds that few prominent actors in Russian sport could have been unaware of it. That group did advocate that a path should be created for clean athletes to make their cases, and offered to help provide criteria for that process.  The news has several major consequences. The foremost one: whether a Russian team competes in the hockey tournament. If it does, it would do so under a neutral flag.  Then there’s the Kontinental Hockey League issue.  If the Russians do participate in the hockey tournament, the majority of the team’s players will be from the KHL, since the NHL decided to not participate in the Games.  The KHL already has an Olympic break (from Jan. 29 to Feb. 26) built into its season schedule. But Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport told ESPN last month that the KHL would eliminate the break in its schedule if Russia was banned. “If Russia is not admitted to the Olympics for doping reasons, the KHL will cancel the pause window in one month, which is now in the regular season,” he said.  KHL board member Alexander Medvedev told Russian news agency TASS last month that “contracted players won’t be able to go anywhere” should the IOC ban Russia from the 2018 Games. There was also talk that the Russian parliament was preparing a bill that would ban KHL players from leaving for the Games.  That decision would send ripples through several countries. There were 15 KHL players on the Team Canada roster for the Karjala Cup tournament, which is an Olympic showcase. There were seven KHL players on the Team USA roster for the upcoming Deutschland Cup tournament.  Another Article:  http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/21678949/2018-winter-olympics-russian-ban-more-chaos-2018-olympic-hockey
  • Defenseman K. Subbanmight see a familiar face in the opposing goal when the Nashville Predators host the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena on Friday (8 p.m. ET; FS-TN, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV).  Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban, P.K.’s younger brother, could start against the Predators. If so, P.K. said, it would be the first time the two have played against each other at any level.  Karl Subban, P.K. and Malcolm’s father, will be on hand as part of the Golden Knights’ fathers’ trip.  P.K., 28, has watched Malcolm’s whirlwind of a season with the Golden Knights from afar. Malcolm, 23, was in training camp with the Boston Bruins, who took him in the first round (No. 24) in the 2012 NHL Draft, when he was placed on waivers and claimed by the Golden Knights on Oct. 3.  P.K. said playing against Malcolm for the first time may present some challenges.  “I haven’t shot on him in a while, so maybe that’s part of his thing is kind of not having me shoot on him so I don’t know where to go,” he said. “But I’ll find a way.”

Honors/Milestones:

  • Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Priceand Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Dec. 3.  Wheeler led the NHL with 2-8-10, including a trio of three-point performances, in four contests to propel the Jets (17-6-4, 38 points) to a 3-0-1 week and the top of the Western Conference standings.  Price went 4-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .950 save percentage to help the Canadiens (13-12-3, 29 points) post a perfect week and extend their win streak to five games overall.  Faksa registered a League-best five goals (5-2-7) and +7 rating (tied) in four games to power the Stars (16-10-1, 33 points) to a 4-0-0 week.
  • Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersenand St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of November.  MacKinnon registered 5-15-20 in 12 outings, leading the NHL with 1.67 points per game and a +11 rating to power the Avalanche (12-9-2, 26 points) to a 6-4-2 November.  Andersen went 9-2-1 with a 2.14 goals-against average, .938 save percentage and two shutouts to guide the Maple Leafs (17-9-1, 35 points) to a 10-4-1 November.  Schenn recorded 7-12-19 in 12 contests, an average of 1.58 points per game, to propel the Blues (17-7-1, 35 points) to a 7-5-0 November and the top of the Western Conference standings.
  • Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser, who led all NHL players with 11 goals in 15 games (11-5-16), has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for November. Boeser edged New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (3-14-17 in 12 GP), Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat (10-4-14 in 13 GP), Colorado Avalanche center Alexander Kerfoot (5-6-11 in 12 GP) and New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (3-8-11 in 14 GP) for the honor.  Boeser became the second rookie in Canucks history to register double-digits in goals in one calendar month, joining Pavel Bure (12 in March 1992). The 20-year-old Burnsville, Minn., native also became the first rookie to score 11 goals for any NHL team in one calendar month since Nail Yakupov posted an equal number with the Edmonton Oilers in April 2013.  Boeser, the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, added goals in four straight games from Nov. 16-22 (6-0-6) and now paces all rookies with 13 goals and 25 points in 23 total appearances this season. He joins Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller (October) as a Rookie of the Month winner in 2017-18.
  • Rob Blake, Chris Chelios, Daniel Alfredsson and Jere Lehtinen are among eight people voted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame for 2018. The induction ceremony will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the final weekend of the 2018 IIHF World Championship, which is scheduled for May 4-20.  Blake, the general manager of the Los Angeles Kings, played 20 seasons in the NHL with the Kings, Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks. He helped the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in 2001, won the Norris Trophy in 1998 and was a finalist for the award four times. Blake was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.  Internationally, he helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, which earned him membership in the Triple Gold Club. He had won the gold medal with Canada at the 1994 IIHF World Championship.  Chelios is sixth all-time in NHL games played with 1,651, in 26 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers. He won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1986, and with the Red Wings in 2002 and 2008, and won the Norris Trophy three times (1989, 1993, 1996).  Chelios played for the United States in the Winter Olympics four times, and was the captain in 1998, 2002 and 2006. He helped the U.S. win the silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and was the tournament’s best defenseman. Chelios also won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 1996 World Cup.  Alfredsson played 17 of his 18 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators. His 444 goals and 1,157 points are second among Sweden-born NHL players to Mats Sundin (564 goals, 1,349 points). He helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2007, played in the All-Star Game six times, and won the King Clancy Trophy in 2012 and the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2013.  Internationally, Alfredsson played in the Olympics for Sweden five times, winning a gold medal in 2006 and a silver medal in 2014. He also helped Sweden win the silver medal at the World Championship in 1995 and 2004, and the bronze medal in 1999 and 2001.  Lehtinen spent his 14-season NHL career with the Dallas Stars, finishing with 514 points (243 goals, 271 assists) in 875 games. He helped the Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1999 and return to the Final in 2000. Lehtinen also won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward three times, and was a finalist six times. He’s one of five players (Patrice Bergeron, Bob Gainey, Guy Carbonneau, Pavel Datsyuk) to win the Selke at least three times. The Stars retired his No. 26 on Nov. 24.  He won a silver medal with Finland at the 2006 Torino Olympics, as well as a bronze medal in 1994, 1998 and 2010. Lehtinen also helped Finland win the gold medal at the 1995 World Championship, and the silver medal in 1992, 1994 and 2007. He was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.  Also entering the IIHF Hall of Fame are France national team member and executive Philippe Lacarriere; former referee Bob Nadin; Jesper Damgaard, who played in 17 consecutive World Championships with Denmark and is the winner of the Torriani Award, given to players outside the top hockey nations; and Kirovs Lipmans of Latvia, the winner of the Paul Loicq Award for outstanding service to hockey.
  • Daniel Sedinbecame the 87th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points when he scored the tying goal for the Vancouver Canucks in a 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.  Sedin, who was two points shy of 1,000 entering the game, had one goal and two assists.  Sedin has 376 goals and 625 assists in 1,251 NHL games.  Henrik reached 1,000 points on Jan. 20. They are the only two players to score that many playing for Vancouver, and the only brothers to do so in NHL history.  Selected by Vancouver with the No. 2 pick in the 1999 NHL Draft, Daniel is the Canucks’ all-time leader in goals and is second in games played, points and assists. Henrik, the No. 3 pick in the 1999 draft, is first in games played (1,274), assists (796) and points (1,035).

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Tampa Bay (1)
  2. St Louis (2)
  3. Winnipeg (3)
  4. Nashville (4)
  5. Columbus (5)
  6. Islanders (6)
  7. New Jersey (7)
  8. Toronto (8)
  9. Vegas (9)
  10. Los Angeles (10)
  11. Washington (11)
  12. San Jose (12)
  13. Rangers (13)
  14. Dallas (14)
  15. Pittsburgh (15)
  16. Chicago (16)
  17. Calgary (17)
  18. Boston (18)
  19. Colorado (19)
  20. Carolina (20)
  21. Minnesota (21)
  22. Vancouver (22)
  23. Anaheim (23)
  24. Detroit (24)
  25. Philly (25)
  26. Montreal (26)
  27. Florida (27)
  28. Edmonton (28)
  29. Ottawa (29)
  30. Buffalo (30)
  31. Arizona (31)

 

 

Looking ahead:

Bos: vs Ari on 12/7, vs NYI on 12/9, @ Det on 12/13

Car: @ SJ on 12/7, @ LA on 12/9, @ ANA on 12/11, @ VGK on 12/12

NYR: @ WSH on 12/8, vs NJD on 12/9, vs Dal on 12/11, @ Ott on 12/13

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 12/7:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171207
Friday, 12/8:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171208
Saturday, 12/9: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171209
Sunday, 12/10: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171210
Monday, 12/11: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171211
Tuesday, 12/12: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171212
Wednesday, 12/13: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171213

 

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

Wayne:  1:  https://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2017/11/30/16690940/2018-winter-olympics-ice-hockey-players-khl-ahl-college-hockey   2:  http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/29/portlands-new-pro-hockey-team-unveils-its-logo-team-colors/

Steve:

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  2-2 tie and a 6-2 W last week vs VT (last home games until Jan 16), @ Quinnipiac this week for 2 games.  Then no games until 12/29.  Now 6-7-1, 4-4-1 in HE

 

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:
7:00 ETBoston University7@(15) Boston College4
7:35 ET(5) Cornell1@Miami2

Saturday:
4:05 ETPenn State4@(11) Ohio State0
7:07 CT(14) Wisconsin3@(7) Minnesota2
7:00 ETYale5@(19) Union3
7:00 ET(9) Providence0@(13) New Hampshire1
4:05 ET(17) Colgate1@Army West Point3

Big games this week (both teams ranked):
This is last weekend of full NCAA action until week of 12/28-1/3

6:35 ET(7) Minnesota@(15) Ohio State  (2G)
8:07 ET(4) Notre Dame@(12) Wisconsin  (2G)
7:37 CT(5) North Dakota@(2) St. Cloud State  (2G)
7:00 ET(10) Northeastern@(14) Boston College  (SAT Only)

 

Poll:

 

December 04, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (39) 9- 3-2 987 1
2 St. Cloud State ( 9) 11- 2-0 947 2
3 Clarkson ( 1) 13- 3-1 879 3
4 Notre Dame ( 1) 14- 3-1 874 4
5 North Dakota 10- 4-4 792 6
6 Cornell 10- 2-0 756 5
7 Minnesota 10- 7-1 667 7
8 Minnesota State 9- 5-0 643 8
9 Providence 9- 6-1 571 9
10 Northeastern 9- 5-1 467 12
11 Western Michigan 9- 7-1 450 10
12 Wisconsin 10- 7-2 432 14
13 New Hampshire 8- 5-1 412 13
14 Boston College 9- 6-2 396 15
15 Ohio State 8- 4-4 388 11
16 Colgate 8- 5-4 176 17
17 Minnesota Duluth 7- 8-2 160 16
18 Penn State 9- 7-2 138 NR
19 Union 9- 7-1 115 19
20 Niagara 9- 5-1 62 NR
Others receiving votes: UMass Lowell 36, Omaha 32, Bowling Green 30, Michigan 29, Boston University 28, Miami 13, Massachusetts 6, Canisius 5, Harvard 5, Army 3, Colorado College 1.

Pairwise:  http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/

 

 

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Fantasy Hockey Segment

 

The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 15 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the past 2 weeks around the hockey world. We have reached the ¼ season mark, and the unofficial Thanksgiving milestone point in the season.  We’ll tell you where every team stands at this important measuring point of the season.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the Minor League Hockey Minute, The NCAA hockey minute and our picks of the week,


THN Season 2, Episode 15 (Episode 60) Show Notes 11/16-11/30

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • 2 Weeks since last show thanks to the Thanksgiving Holiday, and we have a lot to catch up on.
  • The NHL officially celebrated it’s 100th Birthday on 11/26.
  • Of course we have the NHL news of the week.
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.
  • We’ll have all this and more.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

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Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bos: 2-1 W @ LA on 11/16, 3-1 W @ SJ on 11/18, 3-2 SOW @ NJ on 11/22, 4-3 W vs Pit on 11/24, 4-2 L vs Edm on 11/26, 3-2 W vs TB on 11/29

Car: 6-4 L @ NYI on 11/16, 3-1 W @ Buf on 11/18, 4-2 W vs NYI on 11/19, 6-1 L vs NYR on 11/22, 5-4 L vs Tor on 11/24, 4-3 SOW vs NSH on 11/26, 3-2 SOL @ CBJ on 11/28

NYR: 2-0 L @ CBJ on 11/17, 3-0 W vs Ott on 11/19, 6-1 W @ Car on 11/22, 2-1 OTW vs Det on 11/24, 4-3 SOW vs Van on 11/26, 5-4 L vs Fla on 11/28

 

 

 

 

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/16:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171116
Friday, 11/17:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171117
Saturday, 11/18: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171118
Sunday, 11/19: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171119
Monday, 11/20: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171120
Tuesday, 11/21: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171121
Wednesday, 11/22: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171122

Thursday, 11/23:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171123
Friday, 11/24:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171124
Saturday, 11/25: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171125
Sunday, 11/26: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171126
Monday, 11/27: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171127
Tuesday, 11/28: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171128
Wednesday, 11/29: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171129

 

 

NHL Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

NHL Transactions:

  • Defenseman Brayden McNabbsigned a four-year, $10 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.  The contract runs through the 2021-22 NHL season with an average annual value of $2.5 million. The 26-year-old could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018.  McNabb has two assists, is plus-10 and leads the Golden Knights with 56 hits and 52 blocked shots in 20 games. He is one of six players in the NHL who have more than 50 hits and 50 blocked shots this season.  McNabb has 52 points (seven goals, 45 assists) in 257 NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings and Golden Knights.
  • Forward Torrey Mitchellwas traded to the Los Angeles Kings by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday for a conditional pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.  If the Kings make the playoffs, the Canadiens will receive the 2018 fourth-round pick they traded to Los Angeles for forward Dwight King in a deal that was finalized on Nov. 15. If the Kings do not make the playoffs, Montreal receives Los Angeles’ 2018 fifth-round pick.  Mitchell, 32, played in 11 games with the Canadiens this season. He was scoreless with two penalty minutes.   He has 141 points (61 goals, 80 assists) in 617 NHL games with the Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks.   The Kings (12-8-2) are in second place in the Pacific Division with 26 points. The Canadiens (8-12-3) are in sixth place in the Atlantic Division with 19 points.
  • Forward Cam Atkinsonsigned a seven-year, $41.125 million contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on 11/17.  The contract, which will run through the 2024-25 NHL season, has an average annual value of $5.875 million. The 28-year-old could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018.  Atkinson has 233 points (125 goals, 108 assists) in 397 games with the Blue Jackets, who selected him in the sixth round (No. 157) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
  • Center Adam Henrique, forward Joseph Blandisiand a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft were acquired by the Anaheim Ducks in a trade with the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional third-round draft pick.  Henrique, 27, has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 24 games this season. He’s second among Devils forwards in average ice time at 18:15, including 2:54 per game on the penalty kill, also second among Devils forwards.  Vatanen, 26, has four points (one goal, three assists) and a minus-6 rating in 15 games this season, and was third on the Ducks in average ice time (21:06). He missed the first seven games of the season recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
  • Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades

 

 

Injuries:

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray is week to week with a lower-body injury. Murray was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after leaving a 5-4 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday with 4:21 remaining in the second period. He had to be helped off the ice after Flyers forward Jakub Voracek crashed into him following a breakaway.  Murray is 11-7-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in 21 games (20 starts) this season.  Tristan Jarry, 22, made eight saves on 10 shots in relief of Murray. He has stopped 41 of 45 shots in two straight wins after beginning his NHL career 0-1-2.  Pittsburgh selected Jarry in the second round (No. 44) of the 2013 NHL Draft, one year after they drafted Murray in the third round (No. 83). Jarry said Murray has provided advice.  The Penguins recalled goalie Casey DeSmith, 26, from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday. He allowed three goals on 15 shots in his NHL debut, a 7-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 29, after Murray allowed four goals on nine shots and was pulled.  DeSmith is 9-2-1 with a 2.29-goals against average and .924 save percentage in 12 AHL games this season.
  • Florida Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonovis expected to miss 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury.  Dadonov was injured in a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday when he was hit by defenseman Cody Franson in front of the Chicago net 9:47 into the third period.  Dadonov ranks fourth on the Panthers with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 22 games playing mostly with center Aleksander Barkov and left wing Jonathan Huberdeau. He replaced Jaromir Jagr on the top line after the Panthers opted not to re-sign Jagr, who signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Calgary Flames on Oct. 4.  Dadonov, 28, signed a three-year, $12 million contract June 30. He was selected in the third round (No. 71) of the 2007 NHL Draft by the Panthers and played 55 games from 2009-12 and spent the past four seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.
  • New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieriwill be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a broken right foot.  Palmieri was injured blocking a shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba during the Devils’ 4-3 overtime win Last Monday.  Palmieri, who finished the game, will work out off the ice and be evaluated by the Devils medical staff during that time. He has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 13 games and missed six games after injuring his left foot in practice on Oct. 22.
  • Vancouver Canucks forward Derek Dorsettleft the team Tuesday and returned to Vancouver to see a specialist after experiencing stiffness in his neck and back.  Dorsett had cervical spine fusion surgery on Dec. 5 after a neck injury that left his arms numb and threatened to end his playing career.  Canucks coach Travis Green said Dorsett left practice Monday after 10 minutes.   “The symptoms just slowly came around over the last week or so, and my understanding is he’s going back to see the surgeons and our doctors, and we’ll know over the course of the next few days,” Green said.  He hasn’t played since.  Todays update:  Vancouver Canucks forward Derek Dorsett has been forced to retire from the NHL because of health reasons and risks associated with playing, general manager Jim Benning said Thursday.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkinwill not play against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday because of an upper-body injury.  After practicing Monday, Malkin didn’t skate Tuesday because of the injury sustained in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Malkin will be re-evaluated Thursday to determine his status for games against the Boston Bruins on Friday and Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.  He hasn’t played since 11/18.  Malkin is second on the Penguins with seven goals and 21 points. Linemate Phil Kessel leads them with eight goals and 24 points.
  • Dallas Stars defenseman Marc Methotwill be out 4-6 weeks after he had arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee last Sunday. Methot, 32, hasn’t played since Nov. 6 against the Winnipeg Jets because of the injury.
  • `New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad is out indefinitely with a concussion, coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday. Zibanejad is going through concussion protocol and there is no timetable for his return.  Vigneault said Zibanejad was injured on a hit by Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm during New York’s 2-1 overtime win Friday. Zibanejad played in a 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday and took part in the morning skate and warmup Tuesday before being scratched for the game against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden.
  • Goaltender Cam Talbotwas placed on injured reserve by the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Coach Todd McLellan said he will be out for at least two weeks.  Talbot was injured during a 6-2 win at the Detroit Red Wings on Nov. 22, McLellan said. Talbot finished that game and then played in consecutive wins, 4-2 at the Boston Bruins on Nov. 26 and 3-2 in overtime against the Arizona Coyotes at Rogers Place on Tuesday.  Talbot is 10-10-1 with a 3.00 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in 22 starts. He finished fourth in Vezina Trophy voting last season after leading the NHL with 44 wins and 73 games, finishing with a 2.39 GAA.
  • On IR / Off IR: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions

Suspensions/Fines:

  • Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumbahas been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for unsportsmanlike conduct during NHL Game No. 365 in Winnipeg on Monday, Nov. 27, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Wed.  The incident occurred at 20:00 of the first period. Dumba was assessed a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kanehas been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie during NHL Game No. 366 in Chicago on Monday, Nov. 27, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Wed.  The incident occurred at 15:47 of the third period. Kane was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.
  • Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskoghas been suspended for four games, without pay, for cross-checking Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk during NHL Game No. 356 in Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 25, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced tues.  Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Landeskog will forfeit $119,815.68.  The incident occurred at 15:18 of the first period. Landeskog was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.
  • Winnipeg Jets defenseman Ben Chiarothas been fined $3,763.44, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for butt-ending Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry during NHL Game No. 337 in Anaheim on Friday, Nov. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Sat.  The incident occurred at 14:22 of the second period.
  • Chicago Blackhawks forward John Haydenhas been fined $2,486.56, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for high-sticking Tampa Bay Lightning forward T. Brown during NHL Game No. 328 in Tampa on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced last Thurs.  The incident occurred at 5:49 of the first period. Hayden was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking.
  • Nashville Predators forward Austin Watsonhas been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Colorado Avalanche forward Dominic Toninato during NHL Game No. 302 in Nashville on Saturday, Nov. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced on 11/19.  The incident occurred at 11:47 of the first period. Watson was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding.  Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Watson will forfeit $11,827.96.
  • Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudashas been suspended for 10 games, without pay, for slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault during NHL Game No. 284 in Winnipeg on Thursday, Nov. 16, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced on 11/19.  The incident occurred at 9:50 of the first period. Gudas was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing.  Gudas is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $408,536.60.
  • Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Witkowskiwas suspended for 10 games by the NHL Department of Player Safety on 11/16.  Witkowski was automatically suspended under rule 70.6 for actions during a game against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. He returned to the ice to take part in an altercation after being escorted off by an official.   Rule 70.6 states in part, “Any player who has been ordered to the dressing room by the officials and returns to his bench or to the ice surface for any reason before the appropriate time shall be assessed a game misconduct and shall be suspended automatically without pay for the next ten (10) regular League and/or Play-off games.”  Witkowski has no points in eight games this season. He would be eligible to return on Dec. 11.  Mathew Tkachuk was suspended 1 game for his role in the same incident.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquettewill have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday for boarding against Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug.  The incident occurred at 2:26 of the second period at TD Garden on Wednesday. Paquette received a minor penalty for boarding, and he and Bruins forward Frank Vatrano each received a minor penalty for roughing. Vatrano also received a minor penalty for tripping.  The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: boarding. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

 

Other Interesting Stories:

 

  • Connor McDavidapparently has been wearing the wrong sized skates this whole time, at least according to a well-intentioned rink worker in Boston. The Edmonton Oilers captain skates tried to rent skates with his brother Cam and a friend at Boston Common Frog Pond on Saturday, only to be told that he was asking for the wrong size.  “The lady was trying to give me some advice on what size I should go with,” McDavid said Tuesday. “I went with it. I wasn’t going to argue with her.”  McDavid was the winner of the fastest skater competition last season with a time of 13.02, but imagine how fast he’d gone if he’d been wearing the proper sized skates?  Even though the fit was unnatural, McDavid said his rented boots were fine.  “The skates were a little big, but they did the trick,” he said.
  • The National Hockey League (NHL®) announced on 11/19 that the Philadelphia Flyers® will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins® outdoors at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as part of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™. This will be part two in the outdoor “Battle for Pennsylvania.” The Penguins took round one in 2017, playing to a crowd of more than 67,000 at Heinz Field when they edged out the Flyers in a 4-2 win. The game will be the Flyers fourth regular-season appearance outdoors, and the Penguins fifth such game. The 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will mark the sixth consecutive year that Coors Light has been the title partner.
  • Last Saturday, the Calgary Flames were traveling to Washington D.C but also back in time. With the team opting for a chartered train over flying, they decided their threads would also have to match the style of transportation.  Hours after they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime, the Flames donned their finest old school attire to ride the rails to the nation’s capital.  Each player wore a fedora or newsboy cap, and many of the Flames carried canes and pretended to smoke cigars. There were even a few pairs of saddle shoes in the mix.   Forward Kris Versteeg went all out with a red satin jacket and matching shoes. Troy Brouwer had a pocket watch attached to his vest, and goalie Mike Smith even used a prop pipe. Mark Giordano and Travis Hamonic also had winning looks.  The Flames fully committed to this one. There was no iPad or cell phone games on the train. The team instead opted for a card game.
  • The 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Chicago Blackhawks® and Boston Bruins® outdoors on Jan. 1, 2019 at Notre Dame Stadium, home of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced on 11/18. The New Year’s Day matchup will be Chicago’s fourth NHL Winter Classic appearance and Boston’s third. The Chicago Blackhawks previous appearances in the NHL Winter Classic include the 2009 NHL Winter Classic against the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field (6-4 loss); a road trip to play the Washington Capitals in 2015 at Nationals Park (3-2 loss); and a matchup against the St. Louis Blues in 2017 at Busch Stadium (4-1 loss). The Boston Bruins were the home club in their two NHL Winter Classic games; a 2-1 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park in 2010 and a 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in 2016 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.  “The Blackhawks and Bruins, two of our most historic franchises, will be meeting outdoors for the first time at the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman “Notre Dame Stadium, with its capacity approaching 80,000, will provide an ideal setting for this ground-breaking event and will host the largest live audience ever to witness a game by either of these teams.”  https://www.nhl.com/news/2019-winter-classic-bruins-blackhawks-announced/c-293098132
  • An absent-minded moment for Jonathan Drouinresulted in a splatter onto the ice and a roasting from his captain.  The Montreal Canadiens forward forgot that he’d gotten new skates fitted with his old blades, so when he laced up for practice Tuesday, he put on the old skates, which had no blades in them.  And when he stepped out onto the ice, well, he went splat.  A dumbfounded and giggling Drouin had to be dragged off the ice, and his teammates got a good laugh out of it, including forward Max Pacioretty, who roasted him for his silly mistake.
  • The NHL is being cautious about further expansion and wants to keep current franchises where they are, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday. https://www.nhl.com/news/gary-bettman-cautious-about-nhl-expansion-relocation/c-293103190
  • http://www.wralsportsfan.com/-multiple-groups-still-pursuing-hurricanes-franchise/17149140/ http://www.wralsportsfan.com/greenberg-on-the-record-about-potential-hurricanes-sale/17150194/

Honors/Milestones:

  • Roberto Luongo won his 200th game for Florida by making 23 saves in a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devilsat Prudential Center. The 200 wins are significant because they put Luongo in the company of Hockey Hall of Famer Patrick Roy as the only goalies in NHL history to win 200 games with two teams.  Luongo had 252 wins for the Vancouver Canucks from 2006-14. Roy had 289 victories for the Montreal Canadiens and 262 for the Colorado Avalanche.  Luongo averaged 37 wins per season with the Canucks from 2006-12. He brought Vancouver to the brink of a Stanley Cup championship in 2011, only to lose 4-0 against the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.  He doesn’t have a Stanley Cup ring, but he’s up to 459 wins in his NHL career, fourth all time, 25 behind Hall of Famer Ed Belfour for third and 92 behind Roy for second. He has 56 more wins than his childhood idol, Hall of Famer Grant FuhrMartin Brodeur, who grew up a few blocks away from Luongo in St. Leonard, Quebec, is the NHL all-time leader with 691 wins.
  • If it seems like the Vegas Golden Knights are setting some sort of record almost every day, it’s because they are. Their 4-2 win at the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday was their fifth in a row, the second time they’ve won five consecutive games in their first season. That matches the total of five-game winning streaks by first-year teams during the NHL’s first 99 seasons; the 1926-27 New York Rangers and 1979-80 Edmonton Oilers each did it.  The win at Arizona was the 15th in 22 games for the Golden Knights, making them the fastest first-year team in NHL history to reach 15 wins; the 1926-27 Rangers had been the fastest by doing it in 25 (15-7-3). The Golden Knights have already won more games in less than two months than the first-year Washington Capitals (8-67-5, in 1974-75), Ottawa Senators (10-70-4, in 1992-93), New York Islanders (12-60-6, in 1972-73) and Atlanta Thrashers (14-57-4-7 in 1999-2000) managed in their first full seasons.
  • Carolina Hurricanes left wing Teuvo Teravainen, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersenand Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 19.  Teravainen led the NHL with five goals and 10 points in four games (5-5-10) to propel the Hurricanes (9-6-4, 22 points) to a trio of victories.  Andersen was perfect in two starts, stopping all 75 shots he faced to help the Maple Leafs (14-7-0, 28 points) extend their winning streak to six games.  MacKinnon collected 2-5-7 in three games to power the Avalanche (10-8-1, 21 points) to a pair of wins.

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Tampa Bay (2)
  2. St Louis (3)
  3. Winnipeg (4)
  4. Nashville (9)
  5. Columbus (7)
  6. Islanders (10)
  7. New Jersey (5)
  8. Toronto (11)
  9. Vegas (6)
  10. Los Angeles (1)
  11. Washington (17)
  12. San Jose (15)
  13. Rangers (13)
  14. Dallas (20)
  15. Pittsburgh (12)
  16. Chicago (16)
  17. Calgary (23)
  18. Boston (22)
  19. Colorado (19)
  20. Carolina (24)
  21. Minnesota (27)
  22. Vancouver (8)
  23. Anaheim (25)
  24. Detroit (18)
  25. Philly (21)
  26. Montreal (26)
  27. Florida (30)
  28. Edmonton (29)
  29. Ottawa (14)
  30. Buffalo (28)
  31. Arizona (31)

 

 

Looking ahead:

Bos: @ Phi on 12/2, @ Nsh on 12/4 (last game outside the ET zone until Van/CGY/Edm Feb 17-20)

Car: @ NYR on 12/1, vs FLA on 12/2, @ Van on 12/5 (only 5 home games in Dec (15 tot))

NYR: vs Car on 12/1, @ Pit on 12/5

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/30:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171130
Friday, 12/1:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171201
Saturday, 12/2: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171202
Sunday, 12/3: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171203
Monday, 12/4: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171204
Tuesday, 12/5: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171205
Wednesday, 12/6: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171206

 

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

Wayne:  Champions Hockey League:  Quarterfinal is set to come up 12/5-12/12.  https://www.championshockeyleague.com/en/standings#tab_standings=group-stage&select_standings=0 https://www.championshockeyleague.com/en/news   Games on NHL Network!

Steve:

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  Maine in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the Friendship 4 Tournament.  Maine/Providence and RPI/Clarkson. Maine lost 3-0 then won vs RPI, 4-2.  #5 Clarkson beat #10 Providence in championship, 4-2.

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:
7:37 CTUnion4@(3) North Dakota1

Saturday:
7:07 CT(8) Minnesota State1@(16) Minnesota Duluth3
7:05 ETMercyhurst3@(9) Wisconsin2
7:05 ET(18) Colgate5@(11) Western Michigan1
 

 

Tuesday:

7:05 ET(12) Northeastern1@Connecticut4

 

Big games this week (both teams ranked):

Fri:

7:07 CT (14) Wisconsin @ (7) Minnesota

7:15 ET(13) New Hampshire@(9) Providence
7:07 CT(1) Denver@(16) Minnesota Duluth (2g)
7:37 CT(10) Western Michigan@(6) North Dakota (2g)
7:07 CT(2) St. Cloud State@(20) Nebraska-Omaha (2g)

Sat:

7:07 CT (14) Wisconsin @ (7) Minnesota

7:00 ET(9) Providence@(13) New Hampshire

 

Poll:

November 27, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (39) 7- 3-2 984 1
2 St. Cloud State ( 9) 9- 2-0 946 2
3 Clarkson ( 1) 12- 3-1 862 5
4 Notre Dame ( 1) 12- 3-1 860 4
5 Cornell 9- 1-0 793 7
6 North Dakota 8- 4-4 714 3
7 Minnesota 9- 6-1 676 6
8 Minnesota State 9- 5-0 568 8
9 Providence 8- 5-1 512 10
10 Western Michigan 9- 5-1 501 11
11 Ohio State 8- 3-3 465 15
12 Northeastern 7- 4-1 425 12
13 New Hampshire 7- 4-1 386 13
14 Wisconsin 9- 6-2 382 9
15 Boston College 8- 5-2 375 14
16 Minnesota Duluth 7- 6-2 300 16
17 Colgate 8- 4-4 260 18
18 UMass Lowell 8- 6-0 142 19
19 Union 8- 6-1 130 NR
20 Omaha 6- 5-1 65 NR
Others receiving votes: Michigan 48, Boston University 22, Niagara 19, Michigan State 14, Canisius 11, Penn State 11, Bemidji State 3, Bowling Green 3, Harvard 3, Holy Cross 3, Miami 3, Colorado College 2, Massachusetts 1.

 

Pairwise Rankings:  http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/ 1st look of the year!

 

 

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Fantasy Hockey Segment

 

The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 14 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. The Hockey Hall of Fame had their induction ceremonies this week, as two former Ducks entered the hall together.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the NHL Standings couldn’t be tighter.  We’ll tell you where every team stands. We’ll have the details of all this plus the Minor League Hockey Minute, The NCAA hockey minute and our picks of the week…


THN Season 2, Episode 14 (Episode 59) Show Notes 11/9-11/16

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • Hall of Fame ceremonies happened over the weekend, and it hit home for me on a lot of levels.
  • Another big week of upsets in college hockey.
  • Of course we have the NHL news of the week.
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.
  • We’ll have all this and more.
  • I’m going up north!

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

 

Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bos:  3-2 OTL @ TOR on 11/10, 4-1 L vs TOR on 11/11, 4-2 L @ ANA on 11/15

Car:  3-1 W @ CBJ on 11/10, 4-3 OTL vs CHI on 11/11, 5-1 W vs DAL on 11/13

NYR: 4-2 W vs EDM on 11/11, 6-3 L @ CHI on 11/15

 

 

 

 

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/9:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171109
Friday, 11/10:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171110
Saturday, 11/11: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171111
Sunday, 11/12: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171112
Monday, 11/13: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171113
Tuesday, 11/14: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171114
Wednesday, 11/15: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171115

 

 

NHL Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

NHL Transactions:

 

 

Injuries:

  • Nashville Predators forward Scott Hartnellwill be out 3-5 weeks with a lower-body injury, and defenseman Yannick Weber will be sidelined 2-4 weeks with a lower-body injury. Each was placed on injured reserve. Center Nick Bonino, who missed 12 games with a lower-body injury, will be in the lineup when the Predators host the Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSWA, NHL.TV).  Hartnell and Weber were injured during a 5-4 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Hartnell, 35, has seven points (four goals, three assists) in 16 games this season. He signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Predators on July 1 after playing the past three seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets.   Weber, 29, has two assists in 12 games this season.
  • New York Islanders forward Nikolay Kuleminhad surgery to repair an upper-body injury and will be out for six months.  Kulemin, 31, could miss the rest of the regular season, which ends on April 7. He was injured in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Barclays Center on Nov. 7.  Kulemin has three points (goal, two assists) in 13 games this season. He signed a four-year, $16.75 million contract with the Islanders on July 2, 2014 and could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
  • On IR / Off IR: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions

Suspensions/Fines:

  • Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandellahas been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist during NHL Game No. 267 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Nov. 14, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Wed.   The incident occurred at 10:21 of the second period. Scandella was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.
  • San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined $2,403.67, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for roughing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto during NHL Game No. 260 in San Jose on Saturday, Nov. 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Sunday.  The incident occurred at 18:37 of the third period. Meier was assessed a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct.

Other Interesting Stories:

 

  • K. Subbanand Braden Holtby are NHL All-Stars who are winning off the ice as well.  The Nashville Predators defenseman and Washington Capitals goalie, both 28, were named in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for sports personalities for 2018. Forbes cites Subban’s sponsorship deals with Samsung, Listerine, Gatorade and Bridgestone, as well as his Olympic gold medal in 2014, two All-Star selections and 2013 Norris Trophy win, as reasons for his being on the list.  For Holtby, winning the 2016 Vezina Trophy, being a member of two All-Star teams and playing on the 2016 World Cup champion Team Canada were all grounds for selection on the prestigious list.  Subban’s honor adds to his list of accolades in 2017. Besides helping the Predators reach the Stanley Cup Final, Subban was he was named as one of Canada’s 25 hottest bachelors by Hello! Magazine in October.  Hilary Knight, the 28-year-old forward for the U.S. ice hockey women’s team, was also on the list. The star-studded group of 30, who are winning on and off the field, was chosen by “a blue-ribbon panel of experts in their fields,” according to Forbes.
  • The 2017 SAP NHL Global Series could be the start of another longstanding run of playing regular-season games in European markets that’s similar to the NHL Premiere, which ran from 2007-11. “The vision and hope is to establish a more regular and predictable presence for our international events,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said prior to the first of two Global Series games between the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators at Ericsson Globe on Friday.  “While we currently have worldwide sponsorship and advertising and licensing agreements, in order for us to really begin to grow the game internationally — which is great for fans who are following the game from outside North America in North America and encourages the continuing development of world-class players, Sweden being a great example — we need to have regular presence with events,” Commissioner Bettman said. “The international strategy doesn’t work without major events, whether it’s exhibition games against local clubs, preseason games, regular-season games, clinics and the like. That’s something that we do in conjunction with the Players’ Association, and that’s something we’re in discussions with them on and working on. But our hope is to establish a regular predictable calendar.”  The Global Series games are the 27th and 28th regular-season NHL games overseas. The League played regular-season games in London, Stockholm, Prague, Helsinki and Berlin during the run of the NHL Premiere. It previously played regular-season games in Tokyo and Saitama, Japan.  Commissioner Bettman said the League will be focused on European markets with strong hockey infrastructure for future regular-season games. He said continuing to bring the NHL to strong European hockey markets will allow fans to gain a greater interest in the League and continue to encourage the development of world-class players.  Commissioner Bettman cited Sweden as an example. He said 10 percent of current NHL players come from Sweden and that more than 300 Swedes have combined to play 90,000 NHL regular-season games and approximately 8,000 more in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He said they’ve combined for roughly 15,000 goals and 30,000 assists.
  • Boston vs Chicago at Notre Dame

 

Honors:

  • Seven members were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Monday. Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Danielle Goyette and Jeremy Jacobs all gave speeches during their induction. Michael Cabinet, grandson of Clare Drake, spoke on behalf of his “Gramps.” Kariya thanked mentors from throughout his life and career, starting with Enio Sacilotto, who coached him in midget at Burnaby Winter Club. Sacilotto gave the team a sports visualization tape.  “For the rest of my career,” Kariya said, “I would spend countless hours with my eyes closed, visualizing in my mind being Wayne Gretzky, coming behind the net, setting up Jari Kurri in the slot, or going across the top of the circles like Brett Hull, one-timing a no-look, backhand pass from Adam Oates.  “As I walk through this Hall, and as I look out into the audience tonight, I am reminded how many Hall of Famers influenced the way I tried to play or took me under their wings and taught me what it takes to be a professional on and off the ice. So, thank you to the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame for the inspiration and guidance you gave me.”  Kariya also thanked one of his coaches at Maine, Grant Standbrook who he said had “such a profound impact on (his) life, he will always cherish their friendship”.  Kariya thanked all his teammates, but two in particular.  “Steve Rucchin, who was my center for nine seasons, thank you for doing all the things I couldn’t do on the ice, by forechecking, backchecking, going into the corners or playing defense, just to name a few,” Kariya said. “And Teemu, I simply would not be standing here tonight if I didn’t get the chance to play with you. We will always be brothers, in this life and the next.”  Jeremy Jacobs has owned the Boston Bruins since 1975. In 2011, they ended a 41-year Stanley Cup drought.  Jacobs represents the Bruins on the NHL’s Board of Governors and was elected chairman in 2007. Despite owning the Bruins for 42 years, Jacobs gave credit to the fans for serving as the driving force behind the franchise.  “In Boston, we are blessed to have the best sports fans in the world,” Jacobs said. “I made the economic investment in the Bruins, but our fans have made the emotional investment. They are the true owners of this Original Six team.”  Through his 22-year career, Recchi played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, Atlanta Thrashers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins.  His playing days ended on the perfect note, winning the Stanley Cup in 2011 in his home province after he and the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena.
  • Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherovand Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtbyhave been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 12.  Zucker led the NHL with six goals and seven points in four games (6-1-7) to power the Wild (7-7-2, 16 points) to a pair of victories.  Kucherov ranked second in the NHL with 2-5-7 in three games to propel the League-leading Lightning (14-2-2, 30 points) to a perfect road trip through California.  Holtby went 3-0-0 with a 1.27 goals-against average and .952 save percentage to backstop the Capitals (10-7-1, 21 points) to three wins in four contests.
  • Holtby became the second-fastest goaltender in NHL history to reach 200 wins, making 27 saves in the Washington Capitals’ 4-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena on Friday. Holtby got his 200th win in his 319th game. Only Dryden, a six-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens who got 200 wins in his first 309 games, got there faster. Holtby, who has won his past five starts, is 9-3-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. In those five games, he has a 1.98 GAA and .939 save percentage. He is tied for the second-most wins in the NHL behind Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who has 12.

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Los Angeles (1)
  2. Tampa Bay (2)
  3. St Louis (3)
  4. Winnipeg (4)
  5. New Jersey (5)
  6. Vegas (6)
  7. Columbus (7)
  8. Vancouver (8)
  9. Nashville (9)
  10. Islanders (10)
  11. Toronto (11)
  12. Pittsburgh (12)
  13. Rangers (13)
  14. Ottawa (14)
  15. San Jose (15)
  16. Chicago (16)
  17. Washington (17)
  18. Detroit (18)
  19. Colorado (19)
  20. Dallas (20)
  21. Philly (21)
  22. Boston (22)
  23. Calgary (23)
  24. Carolina (24)
  25. Anaheim (25)
  26. Montreal (26)
  27. Minnesota (27)
  28. Buffalo (28)
  29. Edmonton (29)
  30. Florida (30)
  31. Arizona (31)

 

 

Looking ahead:

Bos: @ LA on 11/16, @ SJ on 11/18, @ NJ on 11/22

Car: @ NYI on 11/16, @ Buf on 11/18, vs NYI on 11/19, vs NYR on 11/22

NYR: @ CBJ on 11/17, vs Ott on 11/19, @ Car on 11/22

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/16:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171116
Friday, 11/17:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171117
Saturday, 11/18: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171118
Sunday, 11/19: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171119
Monday, 11/20: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171120
Tuesday, 11/21: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171121
Wednesday, 11/22: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171122

 

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

Wayne:  Chris Bourque:  https://www.capfriendly.com/players/chris-bourque https://theahl.com/stats/player/156/57/chris-bourque http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=78707

Steve:  Jordan Murray

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  off last week, BU @ Maine this weekend

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:
7:00 ET(8) Providence2@Massachusetts5
7:35 ET(4) Minnesota4@Michigan5OT
7:00 ET(5) Harvard1@Colgate2
7:00 ET(16) Quinnipiac3@Rensselaer5
7:00 ETUMass Lowell2@(9) New Hampshire1
7:05 MT(1) St. Cloud State2@(3) Denver4
7:07 ET(20) Northern Michigan1@Michigan Tech4

Saturday:
7:05 ET(7) Wisconsin0@Michigan State2
7:00 ET(5) Harvard2@(14) Cornell3
7:30 ET(16) Quinnipiac1@Union4
7:00 ET(9) New Hampshire0@(15) Boston University4
7:00 ET(13) Northeastern2@UMass Lowell4
7:05 MT(1) St. Cloud State1@(3) Denver5
7:07 CT(18) Western Michigan5@(12) Minnesota Duluth0

Other Story:  http://www.uscho.com/2017/11/14/nchc-issues-letters-of-reprimand-to-denver-coach-montgomery-st-cloud-state-coach-motzko/

 

Big games this week (both teams ranked):

Fri:

7:07 CT (17) Michigan @ (9) Wisconsin
7:00 ET (8) Clarkson @ (19) Colgate

7:05 MT(3) North Dakota@(1) Denver

7:07 CT (13) Harvard @ (7) Minnesota

 

Sat:

7:07 CT (17) Michigan @ (9) Wisconsin
7:00 ET (8) Clarkson @ (6) Cornell

7:05 MT(3) North Dakota@(1) Denver

7:07 CT (13) Harvard @ (7) Minnesota

 

 

Poll:

November 13, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (43) 6- 2-2 992 3
2 St. Cloud State ( 1) 7- 2-0 914 1
3 North Dakota ( 2) 7- 2-3 913 2
4 Notre Dame 8- 3-1 809 6
5 Minnesota State 8- 3-0 710 10
6 Cornell ( 4) 6- 0-0 709 14
7 Minnesota 7- 4-1 699 4
8 Clarkson 8- 3-1 670 11
9 Wisconsin 7- 5-1 542 7
10 Providence 6- 4-0 507 8
11 New Hampshire 6- 3-1 434 9
12 Northeastern 6- 3-1 432 13
13 Harvard 2- 3-0 422 5
14 Minnesota Duluth 5- 5-2 327 12
15 Western Michigan 6- 4-1 259 18
16 Ohio State 6- 3-3 256 17
17 Michigan 6- 3-1 230 NR
18 Boston University 5- 6-1 208 15
19 Colgate 6- 2-4 165 NR
20 Northern Michigan 6- 4-0 74 20
Others receiving votes: Boston College 61, Colorado College 49, Omaha 28, UMass Lowell 19, Bowling Green 17, Army 12, Penn State 10, Quinnipiac 10, Union 7, Yale 6, Niagara 4, Bemidji State 2, Rochester Institute of Technology 2, Princeton 1.

Pairwise Rankings:  http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/ 1st look of the year!

 

 

Picks of the week:

 

Listener Feedback / Action item for the week

 

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Close the show

 

Next scheduled stream:   Thursday, 11/30.  (Skipping a week due to Thanksgiving Holiday.  May insert a solo short one if something newsworthy comes up.

 

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  • Covering all of the game action and news of the week

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Fantasy Hockey Segment

 

The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 13 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. The Matt Duchene Saga has finally come to a conclusion with one of the biggest trades we have seen in years.  We’ll tell you how the teams involved improved themselves in one way or another.  Two teams are headed to Sweden to play a couple games, and the Rangers and Bruins played their first head to head matchup this season.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the Minor League Hockey Minute, The NCAA hockey minute and our picks of the week!


THN Season 2, Episode 13 (Episode 58) Show Notes 11/2-11/9

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • Matt Duchene saga has finally been resolved.
  • Bruins and Rangers played their first head to head game this season. We’ll discuss the results.
  • 2017 SAP Global Series is this week. What is that?  We’ll tell you.
  • Tons of upsets in college hockey this week, and we have a new #1 team in the nation. We’ll tell you who…
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.
  • We’ll have all this and more.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

 

Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bos:  2-1 W vs LV on 11/2, vs 3-2 L WSH on 11/4, 5-3 W vs Min on 11/6, 4-2 L @ NYR on 11/8.

Car:  5-3 L@ COL on 11/2, 2-1 SOL @ ARI on 11/4, 3-1 W vs FLA on 11/7.

NYR: 2-1 OTW vs @TB on 11/2, 5-4 OTW @FLA on 11/4, 5-3 W vs CBJ on 11/6, 4-2 W vs BOS on 11/8.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/2:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171102
Friday, 11/3:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171103
Saturday, 11/4: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171104
Sunday, 11/5: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171105
Monday, 11/6: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171106
Tuesday, 11/7: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171107
Wednesday, 11/8: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171108

 

 

NHL Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

NHL Transactions:

  • Center Matt Duchenewas traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday as part of a three-team trade that also sent center Kyle Turris from the Senators to the Nashville Predators.  Duchene dressed for Colorado’s game at the New York Islanders and played 1:59 in the first period before being removed from the game.  “I’m excited,” Duchene said as he was walking out of Barclays Center to get into a car that would take him to the airport for a flight to Ottawa. “I’m extremely grateful for my years in Colorado. It was my favorite team as a kid and it was an absolute honor and privilege to play here. It’s bittersweet for sure, but I’m excited for a new opportunity in Ottawa. It’ll be amazing to be close to home. They’ve got a team that can win a Stanley Cup. I’m really excited to go there and just nothing but a pleasure to have played here for Colorado.”  The Senators sent goaltender Andrew Hammond, their first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and forward Shane Bowers, their first-round pick (No. 28) in the 2017 NHL Draft, to Colorado. Nashville sent the Avalanche a second-round pick in 2018, 19-year-old defenseman Samuel Girard, a second-round selection (No. 46) in the 2016 NHL Draft, and forward Vladislav Kamenev, a second-round choice (No. 42) in 2014.  Turris, whose five-year, $17.5 million contract expires after this season, signed a six-year, $36 million contract that will keep him with Nashville through the 2022-23 season.  Duchene, 26, had 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 14 games with Colorado this season, including a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout win at the Philadelphia Flyers. He had 41 points (18 goals, 23 assists) and was minus-34 in 77 games last season, when Colorado finished last in the NHL with 48 points (22-56-4).  Duchene was taken by the Avalanche in the first round (No. 3) in the 2009 NHL Draft and has played his entire NHL career with Colorado. He has 428 points (178 goals, 250 assists) in 586 games.  Turris, 28, has nine points (three goals, six assists) in 11 games for Ottawa this season. He scored an NHL career-best 27 goals last season and finished with 55 points. He has 320 points (136 goals, 184 assists) in 544 NHL games with the Senators and Phoenix Coyotes, who took him in the first round (No. 3) in the 2007 NHL Draft.
  • Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades

 

 

Injuries:

  • Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlafhad surgery to repair a broken bone in his cheek and could need up to two months to recover, general manager Bob Murray said Tuesday.  Murray called the injury a complex fracture of the zygomatic bone in Getzlaf’s cheek and said screws were needed to stabilize it.  Getzlaf, 32, hasn’t played since Oct. 29, when teammate Corey Perry‘s shot was redirected by Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho and hit him in the face 23 seconds into the Ducks’ 4-3 shootout win. Getzlaf played six more shifts in the first period after returning from the locker room but did not come out for the second period.  Getzlaf, Anaheim’s captain, has seven points (one goal, six assists) in six games. He missed the first two games of the season and then three in a row from Oct. 13-20 with a lower-body injury.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthewsmissed the game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN, TVA Sports, FS-N+, NHL.TV) with an upper-body injury. He’s day to day.  It was the first time in Matthews’ NHL career that he has missed a game. He played all 82 games last season and won the Calder Trophy as the League’s top rookie after finishing with 69 points (40 goals, 29 assists). Matthews leads the Maple Leafs in scoring this season with 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 16 games.  Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, played 21:11 and had an assist in Toronto’s 4-3 shootout win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday despite what Babcock called soreness. Matthews said then he had been dealing with a lingering injury, which he aggravated during a 6-4 loss at the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. He did not practice Tuesday.
  • Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Pricehas a lower-body injury and did not play against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV).  The Canadiens called the injury minor and said the decision to keep Price out Saturday was a preventative measure.  But he also hasn’t played since.  Price is 3-7-1, 3.77, .877 so far this season, and clearly hasn’t been himself.  Montreal is also 3-0 without him in net as Al Montoya and Charlie Lindgren have been holding the fort down.
  • Forward Marcus Johanssonhas a concussion and was not in the lineup for the New Jersey Devils against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Friday (9 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, MSG+).  Johansson, who has five points (three goals, two assists) in 10 games this season, was injured after falling head-first into the end boards 57 seconds into the first period of a 2-0 win at the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Devils coach John Hynes provided no timetable on when Johansson would return after the skate on Friday.  Johansson, acquired in a trade with the Washington Capitals for two draft picks on July 2, set NHL career highs in goals (24), points (58) and plus/minus (plus-25) in 82 games for the Capitals last season. He had eight points (two goals, six assists) in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
  • Brad Marchandis the latest banged-up Bruin, as he sat out Monday night’s tilt with the Minnesota Wild with a lower-body injury suffered against the Capitals over the weekend. He also missed Wednesday’s game vs the Rangers.  Boston’s top winger joins the list of 11 Bruins who have missed time with injury so far this season. So far this season, the Bruins have dealt with an inordinate amount of injuries to their core with Noel AcciariDavid Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Anton KhudobinDavid KrejciTorey KrugAdam McQuaidKevan MillerTuukka Rask, and Ryan Spooner all missing time for various ailments.
  • Others put on IR: Jared Boll ANA, Nikolai Kulemin NYI, Anders Nilsson VAN, Justin Bailey BUF, Matt Calvert CLB, David Krejci BOS, Matt Nieto COL, Anton Lindholm COL, Brett Ritchie DAL, Nathan Beaulieu BUF, Niklas Hjalmarsson ARZ, Travis Hamonic CGY.
  • Coming off IR: Justin Schultz PIT, Jaromir Jagr CGY, Adam Lowry WIN, Gabriel Bourque COL, Gabriel Carlsson CLB, Kevin Bieksa ANA, Roberto Luongo FLA, Jared McCann FLA, Justin Falk BUF, Antti Raanta ARZ, Brian Boyle NJD.

Suspensions/Fines:

  • New York Rangers forward Kevin Hayesand Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos each have been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for unsportsmanlike conduct during NHL Game No. 189 in Tampa on Thursday, Nov. 2, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 3:01 of the third period.

Other Interesting Stories:

 

  • 2017 SAP NHL Global Series features games between the Colorado Avalanche and the Ottawa Senators on Friday (2 p.m. ET; NHL Network, TSN5, RDS, ALT, NHL.TV) and Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHL Network, SN, RDS, ALT, NHL.TV) at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.  Both teams are already there.
  • The National Hockey League (NHL) and Montreal Canadiens will host a series of events and ceremonies on Nov. 17-19, 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League. The celebration will take place in Montreal, where the NHL was founded at the Windsor Hotel in November 1917. Representing the Original Six roots of the NHL, Hall of Famers Ray Bourque (Boston Bruins), Yvan Cournoyer (Montreal Canadiens), Rod Gilbert (New York Rangers), Dave Keon (Toronto Maple Leafs), Frank Mahovlich (Detroit Red Wings), and Denis Savard (Chicago Blackhawks) – who have won a combined 22 Stanley Cup championships, scored 2,934 goals and produced 7,625 points in 8,156 regular-season and playoff games – will make special appearances throughout the weekend.  The activities will launch with a General Managers meeting at the historic Windsor – where, according to the handwritten minutes taken 100 years ago, a meeting was called “to ascertain if some steps could not be taken to perpetuate the game of hockey,” and the National Hockey League officially came into being on Nov. 26, 1917. The League will honor that moment on Nov. 17, 2017 with a gathering of top hockey operations executives representing the League and its 31 franchises.  Following the meeting, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the NHL General Managers, Hall of Famers and representatives from the Government of Canada will dedicate a plaque recognizing the historic site as the birthplace of the League. The plaque will honor a century of NHL memories, moments and milestones.  Later Friday, Commissioner Bettman will join Montreal Canadiens owner, President and CEO Geoff Molson, the General Managers and Hall of Famers at a Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal business luncheon at the Hotel Bonaventure. The event, a salute to 100 years of the NHL, will include unique programming featuring League and Club executives.  On Saturday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre following a ceremonial puck drop featuring the legendary Hall of Famers, including Keon and Cournoyer – rivals from Maple Leafs and Canadiens, respectively, during the 1960s and 1970s.  The weekend will be accentuated by the presence of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, a touring tribute to a century of NHL hockey. The free, interactive experience located outside Bell Centre on Saturday and Sunday, features an innovative museum, original video content, and a first-of-its-kind virtual reality game. Saturday will also include special appearances and Q&A sessions with the Hall of Famers. Fans also will have the opportunity to have their photos taken with the Stanley Cup – the most revered trophy in sports, the trophy earned by the Canadiens 24 times, more than any other NHL franchise.  Free fan activities also will include the first-ever public display of the 100 Greatest Player portraits. All player portraits have been painted by renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris (@THFineArt). Based in Ottawa, Ont., Harris was specially commissioned to create the 100 original portraits. Harris’ work captures the character and spirit of each player in a one-of-a-kind 11×14 canvas. Since January 2017, the start of the NHL Centennial celebration, the oil-based paintings have been digitized and shared online for fans around the world to enjoy. Over the course of the weekend, fans in Montreal can view all 100 paintings, which will be on display at historic Windsor Station.
  • Tyler Seguinfinally beat Mark Scheifele at rock-paper-scissors, kind of.  The Dallas Stars forward and Winnipeg Jets forward have a standing game of R-P-S that takes place at the end of warmups whenever their teams play. They have played twice before. Twice Scheifele has won.  Before Monday’s game, Seguin… won?  Video of the matchup showed Scheifele clearly threw out scissors.  But Seguin? He kind of threw a rock/paper hybrid with wiggling, rounded fingers.  Scheifele walked off in disbelief. A laughing Seguin followed knowing he protected home ice.  Let’s hope this is a best of seven series.  Mark Scheifele got the last laugh, though, as he scored 2 goals and the Jets won the game, 4-1.  Reason behind this?
  • Kerry Fraser, who retired in 2010 after spending 30 years as an NHL referee, was recently diagnosed with a rare chronic blood disorder called essential thrombocythemia. As part of Hockey Fights Cancer Month, Fraser shares his diagnosis and his outlook with NHL.com. https://www.nhl.com/news/kerry-fraser-story-on-cancer-fight-diagnosis/c-292541764
  • Center Vadim Shipachyov has voluntarily retired from the NHL, Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee said Thursday. Shipachyov, 30, who signed a two-year, $9 million contract with Vegas on May 4, is eligible to play in the Kontinental Hockey League immediately, McPhee said. The Golden Knights will recoup the pro-rated amount of his $2 million signing bonus.  “Sometimes it just doesn’t work out,” McPhee said, “and you have to know that going in.”  McPhee said there was a trade in place for Shipachyov but he didn’t want to be moved to another NHL team.  “We gave them permission to seek another deal in the NHL if they wanted to,” McPhee said. “We found a deal in the NHL, he didn’t want to play. He wanted to go home.”  Shipachyov did not make the Golden Knights’ opening-night roster and didn’t make his NHL debut until their fifth game of the season on Oct. 15, a 3-1 win against the Boston Bruins, when he scored a goal. It was his only goal in three games with Vegas, and he was suspended on Oct. 29 after failing to report to Chicago of the American Hockey League.  “He needed to play,” McPhee said. “Everyone here was playing better than he was. He needed to play and we were willing to have him play in Chicago.”  “He just wanted to go home, and we accommodated him and we wish him well,” McPhee said. “He’s a good player, a good guy and it just didn’t work out for us, for him here.”

 

Honors:

  • Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey and San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Joneshave been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 5.  Crawford went 2-1-0 with a 0.68 goals-against average, .979 save percentage and two shutouts to lead the Blackhawks (7-6-2, 16 points) to a pair of wins.  Bailey collected a League-leading seven assists in three games to guide the Islanders (8-5-1, 17 points) to a 2-1-0 week.  Jones picked up three victories in three starts, compiling a 1.30 goals-against average and .938 save percentage to backstop the Sharks (8-5-0, 16 points) to a perfect week.

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Los Angeles (3)
  2. Tampa Bay (1)
  3. St Louis (2)
  4. Winnipeg (12)
  5. New Jersey (5)
  6. Vegas (4)
  7. Columbus (6)
  8. Vancouver (11)
  9. Nashville (18)
  10. Islanders (7)
  11. Toronto (10)
  12. Pittsburgh (9)
  13. Rangers (26)
  14. Ottawa (8)
  15. San Jose (20)
  16. Chicago (17)
  17. Washington (19)
  18. Detroit (16)
  19. Colorado (25)
  20. Dallas (13)
  21. Philly (14)
  22. Boston (22)
  23. Calgary (21)
  24. Carolina (24)
  25. Anaheim (15)
  26. Montreal (30)
  27. Minnesota (23)
  28. Buffalo (28)
  29. Edmonton (29)
  30. Florida (27)
  31. Arizona (31)

 

 

Looking ahead:

Bos:  @ TOR on 11/10, vs TOR on 11/11, @ ANA on 11/15

Car:  @ CBJ on 11/10, vs CHI on 11/11, vs DAL on 11/13

NYR: vs EDM on 11/11, @ CHI on 11/15

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/9:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171109
Friday, 11/10:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171110
Saturday, 11/11: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171111
Sunday, 11/12: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171112
Monday, 11/13: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171113
Tuesday, 11/14: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171114
Wednesday, 11/15: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171115

 

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

Wayne:  https://sports.yahoo.com/news/meet-the-hockey-goalie-thats-allergic-to-ice-151956740.html Thanks to Chris Viggars (@TheNewerBlack) for the link!

Steve:

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  L 3-2, W 6-2 @ UMass Lowell last weekend.  Off this weekend????

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:
7:05 MTArmy West Point3@(19) Air Force2
7:00 ETYale5@(3) Harvard2
7:00 ET(18) Cornell2@(11) Quinnipiac1
7:30 ET(6) Providence0@(12) Boston University2
7:05 ET(1) Denver5@Western Michigan6
7:07 ETBowling Green2@(20) Michigan Tech1
7:05 ETMercyhurst7@(17) Penn State4

Saturday:
7:35 MTArmy West Point2@(19) Air Force0
7:00 ETColgate4@(11) Quinnipiac1
7:00 ET(15) Northeastern4@(12) Boston University1
7:05 ET(1) Denver4@Western Michigan7
7:07 ET(9) Minnesota State1@Northern Michigan4

Big games this week (both teams ranked):

Fri:
7:35 ET(19) Penn State@(6) Notre Dame (2G)
7:00 ET(15) Boston University@(13) Northeastern
7:05 MT(?) St. Cloud State@(3) Denver (2G)  Games of the week!!!
7:07 CT(18) Western Michigan@(12) Minnesota Duluth (2G)

Sat:

7:00 ET (5) Harvard @ (14) Cornell

7:00 ET(9) New Hampshire@(15) Boston University
 

 

 

 

Poll:

November 06, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 St. Cloud State (50) 7- 0-0 1000 2
2 North Dakota 6- 2-2 913 4
3 Denver 4- 2-2 870 1
4 Minnesota 7- 3-0 847 5
5 Harvard 2- 1-0 806 3
6 Notre Dame 6- 3-1 660 10
7 Wisconsin 6- 4-1 605 7
8 Providence 5- 3-0 602 6
9 New Hampshire 6- 1-1 552 13
10 Minnesota State 6- 3-0 547 9
11 Clarkson 6- 3-1 541 13
12 Minnesota Duluth 4- 4-2 442 8
13 Northeastern 5- 2-1 433 15
14 Cornell 4- 0-0 419 18
15 Boston University 4- 5-1 306 12
16 Quinnipiac 3- 3-1 214 11
17 Ohio State 5- 3-2 155 16
18 Western Michigan 5- 3-1 113 NR
19 Penn State 5- 5-0 79 17
20 Northern Michigan 5- 3-0 61 NR
Others receiving votes: Michigan 55, Colorado College 53, Omaha 52, Colgate 45, Bemidji State 41, Michigan Tech 18, Air Force 17, Army 17, Boston College 12, Bowling Green 7, Niagara 6, Yale 5, UMass Lowell 4, Miami 3.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/#ixzz4xuiYxstH

 

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Fantasy Hockey Segment

 

The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 12 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. As we take a look back at the first month of the season, there are teams that are struggling that shouldn’t be and teams that are rolling over opponents that shouldn’t be.  Also, Steve and I attended an American Hockey League game last week, and Steve killed a potential shutout for the home team.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the Minor League Hockey Minute, The NCAA hockey minute and our picks of the week!


THN Season 2, Episode 12 (Episode 57) Show Notes 10/24-11/2

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • Back to our normal night this week. 9 days to catch up on!
  • Golden Knights are running out of goalies
  • Kings and Lightning are rolling, while the Oilers and Leafs are struggling. Canadiens and Rangers are beginning to climb the standings.
  • Lots more injuries this week. NHL announced players of the month.
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.
  • We took a trip into Charlotte to take in AHL game…

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

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Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bos:  2-1 W vs SJ on 10/26, 2-1 OTL vs LA on 10/28, 4-3 SOL @ CBJ on 10/30
Injuries:  Backes, Bergeron, Krejci, Rask, Spooner, McQuaid, Acciari, Beleskey, Khudobin, Krug

Car:  5-1 L vs TBL on 10/24, 6-3 W @ Tor on 10/26, 2-1 L vs StL on 10/27, 4-3 SOL vs ANA on 10/29

NYR: 5-2 W vs ARI on 10/26, 5-4 L @ Mon on 10/28, 6-4 W vs VGK on 10/31

 

 

 

 

Notable games:

Thu 10/26:
Ducks 3 Panthers 8
Capitals 2 Canucks 6

Fri 10/27:
Senators 4 Devils 5 SO

Sat 10/28:
Flyers 4 Maple Leafs 2
Ducks 4 Lightning 1
Islanders 6 Preds 2
Pens 1 Wild 2
Blackhawks 3 Avs 6

Sun 10/29:
Pens 1 Jets 7
Capitals 1 Flames 2

Mon 10/30:
Coyotes 4 Flyers 3 OT
Canadiens 8 Sens 3

Wed 11/1:
Pens 3 Oilers 2
Leafs 3 Ducks 1
Preds 1 Sharks 4
 

 

Other teams to talk about:  NJ (9-2), Pit (8-5-1), TB (10-2-1), Tor (8-5), Ott (5-2-5), Was (5-6-1), Mon(4-7-1), Arz (1-11-1), Edm (3-7-1), Van(6-4-2), LV(8-3-0), LA(9-2-1), Win(6-3-2), StL (10-2-1)

 

 

NHL Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

NHL Transactions:

  • The Devils traded Goalie Scott Wedgewood to Arizona for a 2018 5th round draft pick.  Since trade, Wedgewood has played 2 Games and has 3.41, .900.  He is 1-1, and has Arizona’s only win.  Raanta Injury creates a shortage of goalies in the organization…
  • Follow up on the slides: Mikhail Sergachev (TB), Alex DeBrincat (Chi), Pierre-Luc Dubois (CLB), Victor Mete (Mon), Jesper Bratt (NJ), Nico Hischier (NJ) have all passed the 9 GP threshold.
  • Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades

 

 

Injuries:

  • Boston Bruins forward David Backeswill have surgery Thursday to remove a portion of his colon and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.  Backes, 33, was diagnosed with diverticulitis on Oct. 5, his second episode in two months, the Bruins said. It was complicated by an abscess or infection adjacent to the colon that required drainage.  “Repeated episodes, like what David experienced, have a very high likelihood of recurrence in the near term, which is why he was advised to have surgery to remove the area of colon causing the problem,” Bruins internist Dr. David Finn said in a statement. “It was determined that attempting to delay the surgery until after the season was an unacceptable risk to his health.” Backes wasn’t at risk while he was playing, the Bruins said.  Backes, who has one assist in five games this season, is the latest Bruins player to be sidelined. Boston is missing forwards David Krejci (upper body), Ryan Spooner (groin) and Noel Acciari (hand).
  • Center Nolan Patrickwas placed on injured reserve by the Philadelphia Flyers with an upper-body injury on Tuesday, and is listed as day to day.  Patrick, the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, hasn’t played since being hit by Anaheim Ducks center Chris Wagner during the Flyers’ 6-2 loss on Oct. 24. He has 1G, 2A in 9 games so far this year.  Patrick practiced the following day but has sat out games against the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Arizona Coyotes.  Patrick and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (upper body) skated on their own before practice Tuesday but did not travel with the Flyers for games against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV) and the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.  The Flyers also placed defenseman Andrew MacDonald on injured reserve and called up defenseman Will O’Neill from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League. MacDonald is out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury, sustained in a 2-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 21.
  • Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlafwas placed on injured reserve Tuesday with swelling from a facial injury sustained against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.  Getzlaf will be re-evaluated Monday and is expected to miss at least the next three games. He was injured 23 seconds into the Ducks’ 4-3 shootout win against the Hurricanes when teammate Corey Perry‘s shot was redirected by Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho and hit him in the face. He played six more shifts in the first period after returning from the locker room but did not come out for the second period.  Getzlaf, 32, has seven points (one goal, six assists) in six games. He missed the first two games of the season and then three in a row from Oct. 13-20 because of a lower-body injury.  Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa skated Tuesday but remains day to day with an injury to his left hand.
  • The Vegas Golden Knights now have more injured goalies signed to NHL contracts than they have healthy ones. It’s become one of the strangest subplots in what has been arguably the NHL’s best story in the first month of the season. Oskar Dansk sustained a lower-body injury and left after allowing a power-play goal at 14:50 of the second period in Vegas’ 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders at Barclays Center. Maxime Lagace, the fourth of Vegas’ five goalies signed to NHL contracts, made seven saves on 11 shots in what was his NHL debut in relief of Dansk.  The Golden Knights announced Tuesday that Dansk has been put on injured reserve and will miss at least the remainder of their road trip, which has five games left. The Golden Knights recalled 19-year-old junior goaltender Dylan Ferguson on an emergency basis from Kamloops of the Western Hockey League.  Lagace started against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; SN1, MSG, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV). Lagace gave up 4 goals in 11 shots in relief of Dansk on 10/30, and he gave up 5 goals in 37 shots on 10/31 vs the Rangers, both games losses for Vegas.  Ferguson is 4-9-0 with a 4.05 goals-against average and .878 save percentage in 13 appearances with Kamloops this season.  Ferguson is a 2017 7th round (194) draft pick (Dallas) and is projected to be a long shot to be a regular NHLer. “It’s all part of it, I guess,” Gallant said. “It’s the next guy up. [Lagace] went in there and played his first NHL game. He’s going to battle hard and work hard and we’ll see where it goes.”
  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowlerwill be out another 3-7 weeks because of a knee injury.  Fowler hasn’t played since he was injured in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 20. He had to be helped off the ice and could not put any weight on his right leg.  Fowler has two points (one goal, one assist) in seven games and leads the Ducks in average time on ice (22:43). He set personal NHL bests last season in goals (11) and points (39) in 80 games, and had nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultzwas placed on injured reserve last Thursday.  Schultz sustained a concussion during the first period of Pittsburgh’s 2-1 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers last Tuesday.  In 10 games this season, Schultz, 27, has three points (one goal, two assists) and is third among Penguins defensemen with 18:36 of ice time per game.  The Penguins recalled defenseman Frank Corrado from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Corrado has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 71 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Penguins.
  • Others put on IR: Kyle Palmieri (NJ), Antti Raanta (Ari), Nikita Sherbak (Mon), Colin Wilson (Col), Gabriel Bourque (Col), Tyler Graovac (Was), Kevin Bieksa (Ana), Carter Rowney (Pit)

 

Suspensions:

  • Center Vadim Shipachyov was suspended by the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. The Golden Knights assigned Shipachyov to Chicago of the American Hockey League on Oct. 24. He did not play in Chicago’s 2-1 victory against Milwaukee on Saturday, and Sportsnet reported that he was suspended after leaving the team.  The Golden Knights signed Shipachyov, 30, to a two-year, $9 million contract on May 4. Playing for SKA St. Petersburg in 2016-17, Shipachyov was third in the Kontinental Hockey League with 76 points (26 goals, 50 assists) in 50 games.  Shipachyov began the season with Chicago but was recalled by the Golden Knights and scored a goal in his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins on Oct. 15. It was his only point in three games with Vegas before being sent back to Chicago.
  • Chicago Blackhawks forward Ryan Hartmanhas been fined $2,320.79, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb during NHL Game No. 135 in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced last Wednesday.  The incident occurred at 14:07 of the second period. Hartman was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.

Other Interesting Stories:

 

 

Honors:

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherovand St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of October.  Stamkos led the NHL with 18 assists and 24 points (6-18-24) in 13 games to power the Lightning (10-2-1, 21 points) into first place in the League standings.  Kucherov topped the NHL with 13 goals and placed second with 21 points to help the Lightning reach 10 wins faster than any other season in franchise history.  Schwartz placed third in the NHL with 8-9-17 in 13 games to lift the Blues (10-2-1, 21 points) into first place in the Western Conference.
  • Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller, who led all rookies with nine goals and 15 points in 13 games, has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October. Keller edged Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (4-7-11 in 13 GP), New Jersey Devils teammates Will Butcher (0-11-11 in 10 GP) and Jesper Bratt (4-6-10 in 10 GP), and Los Angeles Kings left wing Adrian Kempe (6-3-9 in 12 GP) for the honor.  (McAvoy 10-1-8-8).
  • New York Islanders center John Tavares, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Oscar Danskand Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageauhave been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 29.  Tavares led the NHL with 6-1-7, including a pair of hat tricks, to power the Islanders (6-4-1, 13 points) to two wins in three starts.  Dansk went 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, .968 save percentage and one shutout to lead the Golden Knights (8-1-0, 16 points) to a perfect week, continuing the best start by an expansion team in NHL history.  Pageau collected 1-5-6 as the Senators (5-1-5, 15 points) went 1-0-2 to extend their point streak to five games (2-0-3).
  • Defenseman Mark Streitannounced his retirement from hockey Monday.  Streit, 39, played two games with the Montreal Canadiens this season. He was placed on waivers Oct. 12 and assigned to Laval of the American Hockey League the next day. When he refused to report, his contract was terminated Oct. 16.  A ninth-round pick (No. 262) of the Canadiens in the 2004 NHL Draft, Streit played 12 seasons with the Canadiens, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.  In 786 NHL games, Streit had 434 points (96 goals, 338 assists), and played in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game. He also played for his native Switzerland four times at the Olympics (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014).
  • Phil Kessel scored on a breakaway to reach the 300 goal milestone in his 843rd game. It was his second overtime goal in the past two games. He is the 18th United States-born player in NHL history to score 300 goals and is one of two active Americans to have reached that mark, joining Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise.
  • Rick Nash played in his 1000th game on Thursday vs Arizona.

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Tampa Bay (1)
  2. St Louis (5)
  3. Los Angeles (3)
  4. Vegas (4)
  5. New Jersey (7)
  6. Columbus (11)
  7. Islanders (16)
  8. Ottawa (8)
  9. Pittsburgh (9)
  10. Toronto (2)
  11. Vancouver (15)
  12. Winnipeg (17)
  13. Dallas (12)
  14. Philly (10)
  15. Anaheim (22)
  16. Detroit (19)
  17. Chicago (6)
  18. Nashville (14)
  19. Washington (18)
  20. San Jose (20)
  21. Calgary (21)
  22. Boston (23)
  23. Minnesota (24)
  24. Carolina (13)
  25. Colorado (25)
  26. Rangers (28)
  27. Florida (26)
  28. Buffalo (27)
  29. Edmonton (29)
  30. Montreal (30)
  31. Arizona (31)

 

 

Looking ahead:

Bos:  vs LV on 11/2, vs WSH on 11/4, vs Min on 11/6, @ NYR on 11/8.

Car:  @ COL on 11/2, @ ARI on 11/4, vs FLA on 11/7.

NYR: vs @TB on 11/2, @FLA on 11/4, vs CBJ on 11/6, vs BOS on 11/8.

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/2:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171102
Friday, 11/3:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171103
Saturday, 11/4: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171104
Sunday, 11/5: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171105
Monday, 11/6: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171106
Tuesday, 11/7: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171107
Wednesday, 11/8: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171108

 

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

Wayne:  The American Hockey League announced today that Stockton Heat forward Andrew (Mongipawnee) Mangiapane, Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Mike Vecchione (Union) and Utica Comets goaltender Thatcher Demko (BC) have been selected as the league’s award winners for October.  Mangiapane, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, has begun the season with a nine-game scoring streak for Stockton, recording five goals and 10 assists for 15 points to go with a plus-10 rating.   Vecchione, the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month, tallied two goals and eight assists for 10 points with a plus-8 rating in 10 games, helping the Phantoms to a 7-2-0-1 record and a share of first place in the Atlantic Division.  Demko, the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month, helped the Comets through the gauntlet of a season-opening seven-game road trip and allowed eight goals on 160 shots in five appearances, going 4-1-0 with a 1.61 goals-against average, a .950 save percentage and one shutout.

Steve:  Mike Keenan winnine his 100th game with the KHL and his goalie acquired from the NY Rangers during the offseason, Magnus Hellberg…

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  L2-1, L2-0 vs #10 Minn-Duluth @ Maine last weekend weekend.  @UMass Lowell for 2 games this weekend

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:
(Thu) 7:35 ETNebraska-Omaha6@(8) Notre Dame4
7:15 ET(20) Northeastern3@(17) UMass Lowell1
7:37 MT(4) North Dakota1@Colorado College2

Saturday:
7:35 ET(18) Air Force2@Canisius3
8:05 ETMichigan5@(15) Penn State2
7:00 ET(17) UMass Lowell4@(20) Northeastern5OT
7:00 ET(6) Boston University0@(11) Providence3
7:07 CTSt. Lawrence6@(5) Wisconsin3

Big games this week (both teams ranked):

Fri:
7:05 ET(10) Notre Dame@(16) Ohio State 2 gms

7:00 ET Yale @ (3) Harvard
7:00 ET (18) Cornell @ (11) Quinnipiac

7:30 ET(6) Providence@(12) Boston University
7:37 CT(8) Minnesota Duluth@(2) St. Cloud State 2 gms
7:07 CT(4) North Dakota@(7) Wisconsin 2 gms  Games of the Week!

 

Sat:
7:00 ET(15) Northeastern@(12) Boston University

Poll:

 

October 30, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (42) 4- 0-2 991 1
2 St. Cloud State ( 8) 5- 0-0 952 2
3 Harvard 1- 0-0 900 3
4 North Dakota 5- 2-1 775 4
5 Minnesota 5- 3-0 759 7
6 Providence 5- 2-0 689 11
7 Wisconsin 6- 3-0 654 5
8 Minnesota Duluth 4- 2-2 621 10
9 Minnesota State 5- 2-0 605 12
10 Notre Dame 4- 3-1 515 8
11 Quinnipiac 3- 1-1 459 13
12 Boston University 3- 4-1 436 6
13 Clarkson 4- 3-1 422 9
13 New Hampshire 5- 1-1 422 14
15 Northeastern 4- 2-1 268 20
16 Ohio State 5- 1-2 220 NR
17 Penn State 4- 4-0 194 15
18 Cornell 2- 0-0 133 NR
19 Air Force 5- 2-1 108 18
20 Michigan Tech 4- 4-1 95 16
Others receiving votes: Michigan 77, Omaha 52, Bemidji State 50, Colorado College 47, UMass Lowell 34, Northern Michigan 12, Boston College 5, Colgate 2, Miami 2, Brown 1.

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 11 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. There have been a number of injuries in the last several days, and teams are scrambling to keep good teams on the ice.  A minor league made big news this week with how they are handling their playoff format.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the NCAA hockey minute and our picks of the week


THN Season 2, Episode 11 (Episode 56) Show Notes 10/19-10/24

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • Doing the podcast early this week, as we both have tough schedules later in the week. We’ll have the details of all the news.
  • The injury bug hit the league hard this weekend. We’ll get you caught up.
  • New playoff format being tried in the minors. We’ll have details.
  • Power Rankings update
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bruins:  6-3 W vs Van on 10/19, 5-4 OTL  vs Buf on 10/21

Canes:  2-1 W @ CGY on 10/19, 4-3 L @ Dal on 10/21

Rangers:  4-3 SOL vs NYI on 10/19, 4-2 W vs NSH on 10/21, 4-1 L vs SJ on 10/23

 

NHL Transactions:

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Riley Sheahanin a trade with the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.  The Penguins, who also received a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, traded forward Scott Wilsonand their fifth-round pick in 2018.  Detroit and restricted free agent forward Andreas Athanasiou agreed to a one-year contract on Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but TSN reported the contract was worth $1.387 million.  The Red Wings were about $20,000 under the NHL salary cap of $75 million (according to CapFriendly.com) before trading Sheahan, who has this season remaining at $2.075 million before he can become a restricted free agent. Wilson’s cap charge is $625,000.
  • Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades

 

 

Injuries:

  • Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parisehad back surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.  Parise, who has not played this season, was injured during training camp. He had a herniated disk in 2015-16 and missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs that season because of a back injury.  The 33-year-old had a microdiscectomy, a procedure designed to provide relief from pain caused by a herniated disk, in which the herniated portion of the lumbar disk is removed, according to spine-health.com.  Parise had declined to confirm that the injury issues were related to his back but acknowledged it was a problem he wanted to have completely cleared up before playing in a game. Parise has missed 48 regular-season games because of injury in the past four seasons.  The Wild are also without forwards Charlie Coyle (fibula) and Nino Niederreiter (ankle), who were injured against the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 12 and placed on injured reserve the next day. Forward Mikael Granlund will return Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks at Xcel Energy Center (8 p.m. ET; FSN, SNV, NHL.TV) after missing five games with a groin injury.
  • Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaveswas diagnosed with what is suspected to be Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.  Eaves is resting comfortably in stable condition at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. He visited specialists last week after feeling signs of weakness, which later led to him being diagnosed and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. Eaves’ condition stabilized over the weekend and he was transferred out of the ICU.  The Ducks said Eaves, who has one goal in two games this season and hasn’t played since Oct. 13, is expected to make a full recovery.  Eaves, 33, signed a three-year contract extension with the Ducks on June 23 after setting NHL career highs in goals (32) and points (51) last season with Anaheim and the Dallas Stars.   “Our sole focus at this time is on Patrick’s general health and well-being,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said. “We are grateful his condition was diagnosed early by Dr. Robert Watkins Sr. and Dr. Danny Benmoshe, and thank the staff at Hoag Hospital and our own medical personnel for their efforts. What defines Patrick Eaves is his strength of character, and that will serve him well in his recovery. Our thoughts are with Patrick and his family at this time.”
  • Calgary Flames forward Jaromir Jagrwas placed on injured reserve Monday because of a lower-body injury.  Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said Jagr is expected to miss about a week.  Jagr was injured during the first period of a 4-2 loss against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.  He has two assists in five games since signing a one-year, $1 million contract with the Flames on Oct. 4, and had been playing on the top line with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan at the time of the injury.  Jagr is fourth all-time in NHL games played with 1,716, and needs to play 51 more to tie Gordie Howe’s record of 1,767. He is third with 765 NHL goals, behind Wayne Gretzky (894) and Howe (801), and is second in points with 1,916, behind Gretzky (2,857).
  • Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subbanis expected to miss four weeks because of a lower-body injury sustained in a 3-2 overtime win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.  Subban, who made 37 saves before leaving the game with 9:10 left in the third period, appeared to be hurt extending his right leg on a save attempt. He is 2-0-0 with a 2.06 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage this season.  Oscar Dansk made 10 of 11 saves in relief and got the win. He likely will start against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, NBCSCH, NHL.TV).  Vegas, which is without its No. 1 and No. 2 goalies after starter Marc-Andre Fleury was placed on injured reserve with a concussion on Oct. 15, is expected to recall a goalie from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League following their game on Sunday.  The Golden Knights are 6-1-0 this season, the best start in team history.
  • Forward Andre Burakovskywas placed on injured reserve by the Washington Capitals on Tuesday because of an upper-body injury.  Burakovsky, 22, has four points (one goal, three assists) in nine games this season. He had 35 points (12 goals, 23 assists) in 64 games last season, and has 99 points (39 goals, 60 assists) in 205 games since entering the NHL in 2014. Burakovsky was Washington’s first-round pick (No. 23) in the 2013 NHL Draft.
  • Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonaldwill miss 4-6 weeks because of a lower-body injury.  MacDonald appeared to be injured blocking a shot in the third period of a 2-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. He finished the game, had six blocked shots and played 22:03, second on the Flyers.  MacDonald, an alternate captain, has one goal in eight games this season and is third in the team in ice time per game (19:35).
  • New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneiderwas placed on injured reserve Friday because of a lower-body injury.  Schneider was injured in the Devils’ 5-4 overtime win against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday and was replaced by Keith Kinkaid to start the third period.   Schneider is 4-1-0 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in six games.  New Jersey recalled goaltender Scott Wedgewood from Binghamton of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions to back up Kinkaid.
  • Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaidbroke his right fibula against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday and is expected to miss eight weeks.  McQuaid, 31, was injured blocking a shot by Canucks defenseman Ben Hutton in the third period of the Bruins’ 6-3 victory at TD Garden. He is scheduled to have surgery on Monday.  McQuaid has one assist in six games this season. A second-round pick (No. 55) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2005 NHL Draft, he has 63 points (12 goals, 51 assists) in 430 League games in nine seasons, all with the Bruins.
  • Bobby Ryan will be out at least a month with a fractured index finger on his right hand. Ryan has had six bone fractures in his hands during the past four seasons. The repeated injuries caused him to test new gloves in March, ones that offered more protection while still providing the flexibility he needs to grip his stick.

 

Suspensions:

Other Interesting Stories:

 

 

Honors:

  • Craig Cunningham fought to find the right words. And to hold back tears. In a year where he has overcome so many obstacles, these were two fights he actually was losing.  There he was, standing in front of Hockey Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux during the NHL Alumni Awards Gala at Scotiabank Centre in Toronto on Monday. The two men were being honored as part of the festivities, with Lemieux the recipient of the Keith Magnuson Man of the Year award, Cunningham the winner of the Ace Bailey Award of Courage.  Lemieux is 16th former player to win the award, named for the former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and NHLAA executive board director who died in a car accident in 2003.  On Nov. 19, 2016, Cunningham, a forward with Tucson of the American Hockey League, collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. After being resuscitated back to life by medical officials on the scene, Cunningham was rushed to the hospital, where he was in a coma for nine days.  In the days that followed, Cunningham learned about how he had almost lost his life. A month later, he would lose part of his left leg after doctors told him he’d developed an infection that could impact his weakened heart if amputation was not done.  These days, Cunningham is back in the world of pro hockey, serving as a scout for the Arizona Coyotes. All the while, he’s teaming up with renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey, the man who helped save his life almost a year ago, to develop a screening process to better help prevent SCA.  The loudest roar of the night came when Cunningham accepted the Ace Bailey Award of Courage, named for former NHL forward Garnet “Ace” Bailey, who was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175 when it crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.  Like Cunningham, Lemieux has endured his own personal off-ice battles over the years, including bouts with Hodgkin Lymphoma and spinal disc herniation.  https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-alumni-awards-gala-honors-mario-lemieux/c-292214568
  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherovand San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 22.  Stamkos posted four multi-point games, compiling a League-leading nine assists and 11 points (2-9-11) to power the Lightning (7-1-1, 15 points) to a 3-0-1 week and first place in the overall NHL standings.  Kucherov shared the League lead with five goals and ranked second with eight points (5-3-8) in four outings to help the Lightning equal their best nine-game start to a season in franchise history (also 7-1-1 in 2003-04).  Couture ranked third in the NHL with 5-2-7 in three games to lead the Sharks (3-4-0, 6 points) to a pair of wins.

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Tampa Bay (3)
  2. Toronto (2)
  3. Los Angeles (1)
  4. Vegas (5)
  5. St Louis (7)
  6. Chicago (8)
  7. New Jersey (6)
  8. Ottawa (12)
  9. Pittsburgh (9)
  10. Philly (10)
  11. Columbus (4)
  12. Dallas (19)
  13. Carolina (17)
  14. Nashville (15)
  15. Vancouver (21)
  16. Islanders (22)
  17. Winnipeg (20)
  18. Washington (16)
  19. Detroit (14)
  20. San Jose (25)
  21. Calgary (11)
  22. Anaheim (23)
  23. Boston (26)
  24. Minnesota (18)
  25. Colorado (13)
  26. Florida (24)
  27. Buffalo (27)
  28. Rangers (29)
  29. Edmonton (28)
  30. Montreal (30)
  31. Arizona (31)

 

 

Looking ahead:

Bos:  vs SJ on 10/26, vs LA on 10/28, @ CBJ on 10/30

Car:  vs TBL on 10/24, @ Tor on 10/26, vs StL on 10/27, vs ANA on 10/29

NYR: vs ARI on 10/26, @ Mon on 10/28, vs VGK on 10/31

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

Wayne:  SPHL:  New playoff format – http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2017/10/16/sphl-gets-creative-adopts-pick-your-opponent-playoff-format/

Steve:  “Streets of Bakersfield” –

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  split w/ Miami last weekend 5-7, 6-3,   #10 Minn-Duluth @ Maine this weekend

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:

7:07 CT(20) Air Force1@Bemidji State4
7:00 ET(19) UMass Lowell3@(12) Clarkson1
7:07 CT(6) Wisconsin4vs.Northern Michigan5
7:00 ET(18) Quinnipiac6@(16) Northeastern4
7:05 ETAmerican International3@(11) Penn State2
7:37 CT(8) Minnesota2@(4) North Dakota1

Saturday:

7:07 ET(14) Minnesota State2@Bowling Green5
7:07 ETAlabama Huntsville4@(15) Michigan Tech2
7:30 ET(10) Providence0@(12) Clarkson4
7:00 ET(18) Quinnipiac3@(16) Northeastern2OT
7:00 ETColorado College2@(17) New Hampshire1OT

Big games this week (both teams ranked):

Fri

7:15 ET(19) Boston College@(11) Providence  2 games
7:15 ET(20) Northeastern@(17) UMass Lowell
7:07 CT(16) Michigan Tech@(12) Minnesota State 2 games
7:30 ET(1) Denver@(6) Boston University

7:07 CT (9) Clarkson @ (7) Minnesota  2 games

 

Sat

7:00 ET(17) UMass Lowell@(20) Northeastern
7:00 ET(1) Denver@(19) Boston College
Poll:

October 23, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (33) 2- 0-2 980 1
2 St. Cloud State (16) 5- 0-0 955 3
3 Harvard ( 1) 0- 0-0 903 2
4 North Dakota 4- 1-1 840 4
5 Wisconsin 5- 2-0 719 6
6 Boston University 3- 2-1 682 7
7 Minnesota 3- 3-0 659 8
8 Notre Dame 3- 2-1 615 5
9 Clarkson 4- 1-1 532 12
10 Minnesota Duluth 2- 2-2 526 9
11 Providence 3- 2-0 493 10
12 Minnesota State 3- 2-0 404 14
13 Quinnipiac 3- 1-1 381 18
14 New Hampshire 5- 1-0 338 17
15 Penn State 3- 3-0 322 11
16 Michigan Tech 4- 2-1 240 15
17 UMass Lowell 3- 3-0 222 19
18 Air Force 4- 1-1 149 20
19 Boston College 1- 3-1 131 13
20 Northeastern 2- 2-1 105 16
Others receiving votes: Ohio State 97, Michigan 67, Cornell 65, Bemidji State 45, Colorado College 11, Omaha 10, Northern Michigan 4, Vermont 3, Army 2.

 

 

 

Picks of the week:

  • Steve:
  • Wayne: Teams are beginning to face tough roster decisions regarding the future of key young players.  A player on an entry-level contract can skate in nine games before teams must decide whether to send him to the American Hockey League or junior hockey and delay the start of their contract to the following season. Teams still can send a player down after his 10th game, but it would use up the first season of his contract regardless of how many more NHL games he played.  For some, the decisions will be easy. The New Jersey Devils have reached the top of the Metropolitan Division standings in part because of the play of two rookie forwards Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt.  Hischier, 18, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, has seven points (two goals, five assists) in eight games and centers the Devils’ top line, between Taylor Hall and Drew Stafford. Bratt, 19, is tied for the Devils lead with three goals.  Other teams won’t have such easy decisions. Here is a look at a few players and their likelihood of remaining in the NHL past their ninth game:  https://www.nhl.com/news/will-top-prospects-stay-or-go-at-10-game-deadline/c-292193430   WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • Play Hockey for free day! , Nov 4  http://www.tryhockeyforfree.com/

 

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Fantasy Hockey Segment

 

 

The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 10 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. There are a number of surprises so far this season in the league standings, and you’ll be surprised at some of the teams who find themselves at the top and bottom of the standings.  I know we are!  We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week.


THN Season 2, Episode 10 (Episode 55) Show Notes 10/10-10/19

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • 9 days since last podcast, so we have a lot to catch up on. We’ll have the details
  • Vegas Golden Knights continue to surprise (5-1), as well as other teams, both good and bad (NJD 5-1, PHI 4-2, Mon 1-4-1, NYR 1-5-1, LA 4-0-1, Col 4-3, Edm 1-4)
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bruins:  6-3 L @ Col on 10/11, 6-2 W @ ARI on 10/14, 3-1 L @ VGK on 10/15

Canes:  2-1 OTL vs CBJ on 10/10, 2-1 L @ WPG on 10/14, 5-3 W @ EDM on 10/17

Rangers:  3-1 L vs STL on 10/10, 3-1 L @ CBJ on 10/13, 3-2 L vs NJD on 10/14, 5-4 OTL vs PIT on 10/17

 

NHL Transactions:

 

 

Injuries:

  • Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spoonerwill be out 4-6 weeks after sustaining a groin injury against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.  Spooner sustained a right groin adductor tear in the 3-1 loss. He missed six games in the prior two seasons.  The 25-year-old center has one assist in five games this season. He ranks second among Bruins forwards in power-play ice time per game (3:42), behind David Pastrnak (3:55).  Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask had to be helped off the ice after rookie forward Anders Bjork collided with him during practice Wednesday.
  • Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Raskhas been diagnosed with a concussion.  Rask was not on the ice for the optional morning skate Thursday one day after he had to be helped off the ice following a collision with rookie forward Anders Bjork at practice.  Backup Anton Khudobin will start for the Bruins against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; SN360, NESN, NHL.TV) and Zane McIntyre was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League to serve as his backup.  Rask, 30, is 1-3-0 with a 3.30 goals-against average and.882 save percentage in four games this season.
  • Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Erikssonwill miss 4-6 weeks because of a sprained knee.  Eriksson, 32, was injured during a 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday. He has one assist in four games.  Eriksson is in the second season of a six-year contract worth $36 million ($6 million average annual value) that he signed July 1, 2016.  Eriksson had 24 points (11 goals and 13 assists) in 65 games with the Canucks last season.
  • Leon Draisaitl was placed on injured reserve by the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.  The 21-year-old forward didn’t play in a 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday or a 5-3 loss vs Carolina Tuesday because of an eye injury and concussion-like symptoms sustained during the first period of a 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 9.  Draisaitl has three points (one goal, two assists) in three games this season. He was eighth in the NHL with 77 points (29 goals, 48 assists) in 82 games in 2016-17, and signed an eight-year, $68 million contract ($8.5 million average annual value) on Aug. 16.
  • Goalie Marc-Andre Fleurywas placed on injured reserve by the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.  Fleury sustained a concussion after taking a knee to his head from Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha during a 6-3 loss on Friday. He is 3-1-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in four starts this season.  Fleury had two concussions in four months in 2015-16 while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins and lost the No. 1 job to Matt Murray. He was 18-10-7 as Murray’s backup last season and helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup for a second straight season by going 9-6 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs before Murray returned from a lower-injury injury in the Eastern Conference Final.  Forward Jonathan Marchessault, who has one goal in four games, also was placed on injured reserve by the Golden Knights. He has a lower-body injury.
  • Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edlerwill miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL.  Edler was injured in the first period of a 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. He has one assist in three games. Edler averaged 24:17 of ice time in the first two games playing on the top defense pair with Christopher Tanev, as well as playing the point on the top power-play unit and on the penalty kill.  Defenseman Derrick Pouliot will replace Edler against the Calgary Flames on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CITY, SN1, NHL.TV). Pouliot will play for the first time since being acquired in a trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 3 for defenseman Andrey Pedan and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
  • The Washington Capitals placed defenseman Matt Niskanenon long-term injured reserve Saturday with an upper-body injury.  Niskanen left in the second period of Washington’s 5-2 victory at the New Jersey Devils on Friday and did not return. He is listed as week to week. Niskanen has one assist in Washington’s first five games and was averaging 23:22 of ice time through four games. He played 12:18 against the Devils.  Coach Barry Trotz said the earliest Niskanen can return is the Capitals’ game at the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 7.   Niskanen, 30, has been a durable player, missing five games in the past four seasons. He has 270 points (49 goals, 221 assists) in 738 NHL games over 11 seasons with the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Capitals.  Washington recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from Hershey of the American Hockey League. Bowey, 22, will make his NHL debut Saturday when the Capitals play at the Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET; NBCSP, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). Bowey will be paired with Christian Djoos, who made his NHL debut Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The two were partners in Hershey last season.
  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carterwill be out indefinitely with a cut to his left leg that required surgery on Thursday.  “He cut a tendon but it was on the side of the ankle,” Kings general manager Rob Blake said. “It wasn’t the Achilles tendon. We won’t (announce) a timeline, at all. … He’s out indefinitely.”  Carter, who has three assists in six games and was the leading scorer for the Kings last season with 66 points (32 goals, 34 assists) in 82 games, was injured in the last minute of the first period on a hit from Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry in a 5-1 win on Wednesday. He left the game and did not return.  Los Angeles signed forward Brooks Laich to a one-year $650,000 contract shortly after announcing Carter would be out. Laich had 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 81 games with the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs last season.

 

Suspensions:

  • Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotkahas been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for high-sticking Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharpduring NHL Game No. 93 in St. Louis on Wednesday, Oct. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 14:40 of the third period. Sobotka was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking.

Other Interesting Stories:

 

  • The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have teamed up to help explore the feasibility of bringing NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey to Oakland University. Using money from the industry growth fund that was negotiated as a part of the 2013 collective bargaining agreement, the League and NHLPA will fund an eight-week study to analyze one-time and annual expenses, funding opportunities, facility needs, and student and community support at Oakland.  “We don’t know what the study is going to end up suggesting, but we’re very excited at this possibility,” Oakland athletic director Jeff Konya said Monday at a press conference at Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings, about 30 miles from the Rochester, Michigan, school. “This would be a chance to add a high-profile sport to our campus.”  Konya stressed that no decisions have been made and that a start date would depend on the findings of the study.  “This is something that the NHL and Red Wings definitely support,” Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. “It would bring college hockey to Metro Detroit, and it would make my commute a lot shorter on scouting trips.”  Oakland is the second college selected for the study, after the University of Illinois in June. Three more will follow in the program.  If the school does add men’s and women’s hockey, it would be the only men’s program in the Detroit area and the only women’s program in the state.  The closest Division I men’s program to Detroit is the University of Michigan, about 45 miles away, and the nearest women’s program is Ohio State University.
  • Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subbanwas in a car with several of his teammates heading to the rink on Sunday. He was preparing to face his former team, the Boston Bruins.  There was a lot at stake. Subban was making his first start for the Golden Knights, thrust into the spotlight because of an injury to Marc-Andre Fleury, their No. 1 goaltender and face of the franchise. Also in the car was forward Alex Tuch, who, like Subban, was poised to make his Golden Knights debut.  It was a storybook finish for each of them. Subban, who had a mere 62 minutes of previous NHL experience, made 21 saves in defeating the Bruins 3-1 at T-Mobile Arena. Tuch scored his first NHL goal, at 14:38 of the second period, and assisted on Vadim Shipachyov’s first NHL goal 3:08 later.
  • The New York Islanders are committed to building an arena at Belmont Park, co-owner Jon Ledecky confirmed Tuesday. Ledecky and co-owner Scott Malkin are part of a group known as New York Arena Partners, LLC., which also includes Sterling Project Development and the Oak View Group. Sterling Project Development is controlled by the Wilpon family, which owns the New York Mets. Oak View Group has helped in the design and construction of arenas across North America.  Ledecky said he’s unsure of how long it will be before Empire State Development, which will determine what will be built at Belmont, decides on the winning bid. Most estimates appear to be in the range of 4-6 months.  Belmont Park is located in Elmont, New York, on the border of Nassau County and Queens.  Ledecky said the Islanders are contractually obligated to play this season and next at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they began play at the start of the 2015-16 season after 43 years at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. He wouldn’t comment on where the Islanders would play in the interim should they receive the go-ahead to build an arena at Belmont. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said on multiple occasions that the Coliseum is not a viable option.  https://www.nhl.com/news/islanders-committed-to-building-arena-at-belmont-park/c-291794780

 

Honors:

  • Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthewsand Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 15.  Ehlers led the NHL with five goals (5-2-7), including a pair of winners, to propel the Jets (3-2-0, 6 points) to three straight victories.  Matthews recorded four goals (4-0-4), including two in overtime, to power the Maple Leafs (4-1-0, 8 points) to a pair of wins in three starts.  Backstrom paced the NHL with 3-6-9 in four games with the Capitals (3-2-1, 7 points). He posted 1-2-3, factoring on all three Washington goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Oct. 9.

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Steve:

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Toronto (1) 2
  2. Tampa Bay (12) 3
  3. Los Angeles (8) 1
  4. Columbus (19) 4
  5. Vegas (6) 5
  6. New Jersey (5) 6
  7. St Louis (2) 7
  8. Chicago (3) 8
  9. Pittsburgh (15) 9
  10. Philly (14) 10
  11. Calgary (13) 11
  12. Ottawa (18) 12
  13. Carolina (7)
  14. Colorado (11) 13
  15. Detroit (9) 14
  16. Nashville (30) 15
  17. Minnesota (27)
  18. Washington (4) 16
  19. Dallas (29)
  20. Winnipeg (24)
  21. Vancouver (10)
  22. Islanders (17)
  23. Anaheim (16)
  24. Florida (21)
  25. San Jose (31)
  26. Boston (20)
  27. Buffalo (28)
  28. Edmonton (22)
  29. Rangers (23)
  30. Montreal (25)
  31. Arizona (26)

 

 

Looking ahead:

 

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  off  Miami @ Maine this weekend

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:

7:07 CT(11) Penn State3@(7) Minnesota1

7:07 CT(5) Minnesota Duluth2@Bemidji State5

7:30 ETMinnesota State6@(2) Boston University3

7:15 ETNebraska-Omaha4@(12) UMass Lowell2

Saturday:

7:00 ETMinnesota State3@(2) Boston University0

 

Big games this week (both teams ranked):

Fri

7:00 ET(19) UMass Lowell@(12) ClarksonCheel Arena, Potsdam, N.Y.

7:00 ET(18) Quinnipiac@(16) NortheasternMatthews Arena, Boston

7:37 CT(13) Boston College@(3) St. Cloud StateHerb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud, Minn.

7:37 CT(8) Minnesota@(4) North DakotaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.

Sat

7:30 ET(10) Providence@(12) ClarksonCheel Arena, Potsdam, N.Y.

7:00 ET(18) Quinnipiac@(16) NortheasternMatthews Arena, Boston

7:07 CT(13) Boston College@(3) St. Cloud StateHerb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud, Minn.

7:07 CT(8) Minnesota@(4) North DakotaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.

 

Poll:

October 16, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (49) 1- 0-1 999 1
2 Harvard 0- 0-0 897 3
3 St. Cloud State ( 1) 3- 0-0 886 6
4 North Dakota 3- 0-1 791 8
5 Notre Dame 2- 1-1 772 4
6 Wisconsin 4- 1-0 731 10
7 Boston University 2- 2-0 621 2
8 Minnesota 2- 2-0 583 7
9 Minnesota Duluth 1- 2-1 513 5
10 Providence 2- 1-0 495 9
11 Penn State 2- 2-0 454 11
12 Clarkson 3- 0-1 436 15
13 Boston College 1- 1-1 378 13
14 Minnesota State 2- 1-0 344 NR
15 Michigan Tech 3- 1-1 316 15
16 Northeastern 2- 0-1 310 14
17 New Hampshire 4- 0-0 255 20
18 Quinnipiac 1- 1-1 184 17
19 UMass Lowell 1- 3-0 164 12
20 Air Force 3- 0-1 159 19
Others receiving votes: Cornell 126, Bemidji State 52, Ohio State 9, Michigan 8, Omaha 7, Western Michigan 5, Army 2, Vermont 2, Dartmouth 1.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/#ixzz4vvhIrf4g

 

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