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:

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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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