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:

 

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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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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:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

 

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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