The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 15 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts, we review the Rangers and Bruins great performances over the past week.  Then, we discuss all of the hockey headlines over the past week, including injuries to Steven Stamkos and Johnny Gaudreau, the GM meetings, and the HOF induction ceremonies.  We also discuss our weekly power ranking of NHL teams .  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week.
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Opening Remarks

  • Links to all stories in the show notes
  • Hell week at work
  • I am Canadian

 

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Week’s Headlines

 

Our teams performances last week (Through Tue):

Bos:  5-2 win vs CBJ on 11/10, 2-1 win @ Ari on 11/12, 2-0 win @ Col on 11/13

NYR:  4-1 Win @ CGY on 11/12, 3-1 win @ EDM on 11/13, 7-2 win @ Van on 11/15

CAR:  4-2 L vs ANA on 11/10, 5-1 Win vs WSH on 11/12, 1-0 W vs SJ on 11/15

Notable Games (Other than Rangers, Bruins, and Canes)

 

Transactions

Injuries

  • Tampa Bay Lightning captainSteven Stamkos will be out indefinitely after tearing the lateral meniscus in his right knee during a 4-3 win at the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.  “We are in the process of evaluating options for repair and rehabilitation,” Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday.  Stamkos left the game in the first period after he fell awkwardly against the boards while killing a penalty. He was unable to put pressure on his right leg as he skated to the bench. He played four shifts and had in 2:07 of ice time. https://www.nhl.com/news/lightning-captain-tears-right-lateral-meniscus/c-283805146
  • New Jersey Devils left wingTaylor Hall will miss 3-4 weeks after having successful arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee Wednesday.  Hall did not play in a 2-1 overtime victory at the Dallas Stars on Tuesday after practicing with the Devils on Monday. He flew with the Devils to Dallas but on Tuesday morning informed trainers something was bothering him, and he flew back to New Jersey for an MRI.    https://www.nhl.com/news/devils-taylor-hall-has-procedure-for-torn-meniscus/c-283800356
  • Calgary Flames forwardJohnny Gaudreau will have surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured finger sustained against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.  There is no timetable for Gaudreau’s return.  “It can be four [weeks], it can be six … you don’t know,” Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said Wednesday. “For me, I’m just preparing for the worst-case scenario. That’s how it goes. We won’t know anything on this injury until we hear from the doctors. We won’t know the timeframe. It could be less. It could be more. As a coach when you’re going through it you think, ‘OK, what are we going to put in place here to make sure we can get through this time.'”  Gaudreau left the game at 7:22 of the third period and didn’t return after taking a slash to his hand. He scored the goal in the Flames’ 1-0 win.  https://www.nhl.com/news/calgary-flames-johnny-gaudreau-needs-surgery/c-283793322
  • Detroit Red Wings forwardDarren Helm is out at least six weeks with a dislocated shoulder, coach Jeff Blashill said Wednesday.  Blashill said Helm doesn’t need surgery, he will be re-evaluated.  Helm was injured during a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday when he tumbled over Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterovhttps://www.nhl.com/news/detroit-forward-darren-helm-out-at-least-six-weeks/c-283804566
  • DefensemanTravis Hamonic will be in the New York Islanders lineup against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.  Hamonic sustained an upper-body injury blocking a shot during a game against the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 5 and was expected to be out 4-6 weeks.  https://www.nhl.com/news/islanders-travis-hamonic-back-in-lineup/c-283716362
  • New York Islanders defensemanDennis Seidenberg is out indefinitely and was placed on injured reserve Monday because of an upper-body injury.   Seidenberg was injured in the third period of the Islanders’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday when he was hit in the chin by a shot.  https://www.nhl.com/news/dennis-seidenberg-of-ny-islanders-placed-on-injured-reserve/c-283715674
  • Philadelphia Flyers goalieMichal Neuvirth will miss 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.  Neuvirth was injured during the Flyers’ 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.  He stopped six of seven shots during the first period but did not return for the second period. Steve Mason replaced him and made 19 saves to earn the victory.  https://www.nhl.com/news/philadelphia-flyers-michal-neuvirth-out-with-lower-body-injury/c-283699884
  • Carolina Hurricanes forwardBryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and will be out indefinitely.  “Since the 2015 playoffs, I’ve been struggling to understand what was going on with my body,” Bickell said in a statement released Friday. “Again during the past few weeks, it felt like something wasn’t right. Obviously this is a bit of shock for my family and me, but I am hopeful I will be able to return to the ice and continue playing the game that I love.”  Bickell, 30, has one goal in seven games this season. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on June 15 and won the Stanley Cup three times with Chicago (2010, 2013, 2015).  “First and foremost, the most important thing is for Bryan to take care of himself, and our thoughts are with him and his family,” Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said. “He will need to take some time to rest in the immediate future, and we will support him as he takes the necessary steps for his health. We ask that his privacy be respected during the process.”  “Our thoughts are with Bryan, his family and the Carolina Hurricanes during this challenging time,” Blackhawks president and CEO John McDonough said. “He has built so many lasting relationships in Chicago both inside and outside of the Blackhawks organization based on his play on the ice and character off of it. Together, we will keep him in our thoughts during his fight against the disease.”  “It’s pretty shocking,” Chicago captain Jonathan Toews  “What can you say? I think everyone in this room, in this organization, as close as we all are to [Bickell], our hearts go out to him and wish him the best health possible. Hopefully he can hang in there and find ways to stay strong despite his condition. Obviously it’s kind of crazy for him. He probably has a lot of people reaching out to him. I’m sure all the guys in this locker room that know him really well will reach out and send him a message and offer their support. It’s pretty shocking, but we’re all thinking about him right now.”  Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said, “Tough news today on [Bickell]. He’s a special guy. It’s tough to hear something like that. We’re thinking about him and our thoughts and prayers are with him. He has a tough road ahead of him, but we’re thinking of [Bickell] as he was special for us, and instrumental in us having a lot of success here. We wish him well.”  https://www.nhl.com/news/carolina-forward-bryan-bickell-out-indefinitely/c-283638070
  • Los Angeles Kings goalieJeff Zatkoff did not return to start the third period against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday.  Zatkoff made 18 saves in his first game back since being injured during practice on Oct. 23. He was replaced by Peter Budaj with Los Angeles leading 1-0.  https://www.nhl.com/news/kings-goalie-jeff-zatkoff-leaves-game/c-283647444
  • Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou was placed on injured reserve Friday with a lower-body injury. Athanasiou, 22, was injured in the first period of a 3-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena, on a hit by Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin. Mlive.com reports the injury is a sprained knee.  The Red Wings recalled forward Anthony Mantha from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League to take Athanasiou’s place on the roster.  https://www.nhl.com/news/detroit-red-wings-put-andreas-athanasiou-on-ir/c-283631428

 

Suspensions/Fines

  • None this week

Milestones/Records/Honors:

  • Rask, Scheifele and Rinne named 3 Stars of the Week. Rask went 4-0-0 with a 0.75 goals-against average, .970 save percentage and two shutouts to lead the Bruins (10-6-0, 20 points) to four wins in five games as well as second place in the Atlantic Division. Scheifele shared second place in the NHL with 3-3-6 in four games to propel the Jets (8-7-2, 18 points) to seven out of a possible eight standings points as well as second place in the Central Division.  Rinne compiled a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .976 save percentage and one shutout to guide the Predators (6-5-3, 15 points) to three wins in three starts.   https://www.nhl.com/news/tuukka-rask-mark-scheifele-and-pekka-rinne-named-3-stars-of-the-week/c-283716196

 

NHL Debuts:

Other Interesting Stories:

  • Brendan Shanahan, Mats Sundin, Nicklas Lidstrom and Darryl Sittler are among retired NHL greats who will play for the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic Alumni Game at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto on Dec. 31. More than 40 retired players are scheduled to participate in the game, which precedes the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs on Jan. 1. The Centennial Classic is a rematch of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, where a record crowd of 105,491 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, watched the Maple Leafs win 3-2 in a shootout.  Red Wings:  Doug Brown, F; Chris Chelios, D; Dino Ciccarelli F; Paul Coffey, D; Mathieu Dandenault, D; Kris Draper, F; Sergei Fedorov, F; Jiri Fischer, D; Kevin Hodson, G; Tomas Holmstrom, F; Joe Kocur, F; Slava Kozlov, F; Martin Lapointe, F; Igor Larionov, F; Manny Legace, G; Nicklas Lidstrom, D; Kirk Maltby, F; Darren McCarty, F; Larry Murphy, D; Mickey Redmond, F; Brendan Shanahan, F  Leafs:  Dave Andreychuk, F; Wendel Clark, F; Tie Domi, F; Dave Ellett, D; Doug Gilmour, F; Al Iafrate, D; Curtis Joseph, G; Tomas Kaberle, D; Gary Leeman, F; Bryan McCabe, D; Lanny McDonald, F; Bob McGill, D; Mike Palmateer, G; Felix Potvin, G; Gary Roberts, F; Borje Salming, F; Darryl Sittler, F; Mats Sundin, F; Steve Thomas, F; Darcy Tucker, F; Rick Vaive, F; Tiger Williams, F, Dmitri Yushkevich, D  https://www.nhl.com/news/centennial-classic-alumni-game-rosters/c-283727628
  • Blindside hitting, the concussion spotter program, and the shootout were three topics that generated discussion and debate at the NHL general managers meeting Tuesday. The GMs aren’t eyeing any rule change recommendations now but left the meeting with the intent to monitor those three aspects of the game, along with many others, as a way to prepare for more in-depth discussions when they meet again for three days in Boca Raton, Florida, in March.  “This isn’t a meeting where you make fundamental changes,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “It’s really more of an update.”  The GMs specifically looked at hitting from the blindside and discussed the safety element of it, a reaction to the hit delivered by Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri on Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin on Nov. 5.  Blindside hits are legal unless the main point of contact is the head and contact with the head was avoidable.  The general managers were split evenly between those who thought Kadri’s hit was OK and those who felt that type of hit should be removed from the game.  The GMs went through a review of the new policy of using unaffiliated concussion spotters to monitor each game from the Player Safety Room in the New York office. They are trying to determine if goalies who have to relieve a goalie being pulled by the concussion spotter should be allowed time to warm up.  Most recently, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist came in for Antti Raanta in the third period of a 2-2 game against the Canucks on Nov. 8. He did not get any warmup time and allowed two goals on six shots before Raanta returned. The Rangers lost 5-3.  “The notion that you need to have a warmup when you replace the goaltender, in most of the cases it doesn’t happen anyway, but again it’s something to keep an eye on,” Commissioner Bettman said. “You don’t make changes in the middle of the season anyway so we’ll keep an eye on it, we’ll see how many times it happens and whether or not it needs to be addressed.”  The managers also discussed the legality of shootout goals, paying particularly close attention to the one scored by Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck on Oct. 18, a goal that led to a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Trocheck lost control of the puck as he got in close, but the puck never stopped moving, he regained control of it and scored. The question is whether the puck kept moving forward, which is part of the rule.  There appears to be a movement among the GMs to look at amending the shootout rules to the international hockey rules, which allow for the same shooter to continue taking attempts after the third round.  Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong brought up the idea as a way to make the shootout more exciting with the best shooters getting the opportunity for multiple attempts.  “I’ve got to admit, it’s entertaining,” Fletcher said. “We all remember [at the 2014 Sochi Olympics] with T.J. Oshie and I remember going back even further in the [2007] World Juniors, I think it was Peter Mueller versus Jonathan Toews. That was a lot of drama and they kept scoring. It was great. It’s certainly something to consider. It’s a good idea.”  https://www.nhl.com/news/blindside-hits-discussed-at-general-managers-meeting/c-283760282
  • HOF induction Ceremonies inducted Rogie Vachon, Sergei Makarov, Eric Lindros, and Pat Quinn (Builder). https://www.nhl.com/news/hall-of-fame-induction-ceremony-filled-with-passion/c-283737598
  • A new home for the Arizona Coyotes in Tempe, Arizona, will be a game-changer for the franchise, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday. The Coyotes announced they are in plans with Catellus Development Corp., the master developer for the Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District, to work toward building a 16,000-plus seat arena with an attached 4,000 seat multisport facility in Tempe, Arizona.  “I think first and foremost it’ll stop all the speculation as to what may or may not happen to the franchise,” Commissioner Bettman said. “Secondly, it will, I believe, based on the locations I’m hearing about, ensure that from an attendance standpoint this franchise can thrive and I think it will assure the long-term future of this franchise beyond doubt.”  The plan is for the Coyotes to play in the main arena, with the attached second facility being used for Coyotes practices, Arizona State athletics, youth hockey practices and games, and community events.  A second phase of the project is expected to include a hotel in the area.  The Coyotes have played in Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, since December 2003. Prior to that, they played at America West Arena (now Talking Stick Resort Arena) in Phoenix after moving to Arizona from Winnipeg in 1996. They are expected to work toward finalizing an agreement with the city of Glendale to remain in Gila River Arena until their new arena is built.  https://www.nhl.com/news/arizona-coyotes-look-to-build-facility-in-tempe-arizona/c-283721214
  • A decision on NHL participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics likely won’t drag past January, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday. “Whether it’s Jan. 1 or 15th or 20th, that’s not the issue,” Commissioner Bettman said. “This isn’t drifting into the spring.”  Commissioner Bettman, speaking during a 1-on-1 session with Gord Miller of TSN at the PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment Conference, said the timetable is dictated by the League’s need to put together its schedule for the 2017-18 season, and the fact that the International Ice Hockey Federation and International Olympic Committee need time to come up with a contingency plan for the men’s ice hockey tournament should the NHL not attend.  https://www.nhl.com/news/gary-bettman-on-nhl-challenge-in-2018-olympics/c-283727360
  • Longtime NHL defensemen Adrian Aucoin and Gary Suter are among more than 20 former Chicago Blackhawks on the current roster for the 2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game, to be played against a team of former St. Louis Blues at Busch Stadium on Dec. 31. The roster also includes forward Grant Mulvey, the only Blackhawks player to score five goals in a game, against the Blues on Feb. 3, 1982; defenseman Jack O’Callahan, a member of the 1980 United States “Miracle on Ice” Olympic team; and three players-turned-broadcasters: goaltender Darren Pang, defenseman Steve Konroyd and forward Troy Murray.  Roster:  Adrian Aucoin, D; Murray Bannerman, G; Adam Burish, F; Kyle Calder, F; Daniel Carcillo, F; Jim Cummins, F; Eric Daze, F; Ben Eager, F; Reggie Kerr, D; Steve Konroyd, D; Dave Mackey, F; Jamal Mayers, F, Grant Mulvey, F; Troy Murray, F; Brian Noonan, F; Jack O’Callahan, D; Darren Pang, G; Steve Poapst, D; Reid Simpson, F; Brent Sopel, D; Gary Suter, D; Jimmy Waite, G

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (last week)

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

 

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  @Min on 11/17, vs WPG on 11/19, vs StL on 11/22

NYR:  @ CBJ on 11/18, vs FLA on 11/20, @ Pit on 11/21, vs Pit on 11/23

CAR:  vs Mon on 11/18, vs Wpg on 11/20, @ Tor on 11/22, @ Mon on 11/24

Highlights of upcoming week

  • Edm @ Dal on 11/19
  • Tor @ Mon on 11/19
  • CBJ @ Was on 11/20
  • Chi @ Edm on 11/21
  • TB @ NSH on 11/21
  • NJD @ SJ on 11/21
  • STL @ WAS on 11/23
  • Chi @ SJ on 11/23

NCAA Minute:

  • Maine split weekend series with #5 UMass Lowell, 5-2 win, 4-1 loss. Still no love in national rankings, but they did move from 40th to 33rd in Pairwise rankings
  • Notre Dame and Northeastern skated to a 0-0 tie through two periods of play before a Zamboni breakdown and subsequent problems with ice conditions forced the game to be suspended on Sunday afternoon at Matthews Arena. When one of Northeastern Zamboni’s broke down in the left corner of the ice, that portion of the ice was unable to freeze. After a delay, the ice was eventually deemed unplayable.  The teams will attempt to make up the third period later in the season at a date to be determined if scheduling allows.

    Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2016/11/13/notre-dame-northeastern-game-nov-13-suspended-makeup-date-to-be-determined/#ixzz4Q9EYZkm3

    Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2016/11/13/notre-dame-northeastern-game-nov-13-suspended-makeup-date-to-be-determined/#ixzz4Q9EVBQPi

  • Weekly Upsets of top 20 teams:
    • #6 North Dakota tied #2 Denver 1-1 on Friday
    • St Lawrence tied #16 Union on Friday
    • Colgate beat #19 Yale 4-1 on Friday
    • Western Michigan beat #1 Minn-Duluth 4-3 on Friday
    • Michigan Tech beat #20 Lake Superior 6-1 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday
    • #18 Michigan beat #4 BU 4-0 on Friday
    • Clarkson beat #16 Union 3-1 on Saturday
    • Cornell beat #19 Yale 6-3 on Saturday
    • #15 Bemidji State beat #11 Minnesota State 2-1 on Saturday
    • Arizona State beat UNH 5-4 on Saturday, and only lost 3-1 to #3 BC

 

November 14, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (26) 7- 2-1 970 2
2 Minnesota-Duluth (18) 8- 2-2 949 1
3 Boston College ( 6) 10- 2-1 938 3
4 Quinnipiac 7- 3-1 774 7
5 Boston University 5- 3-1 769 4
6 Massachusetts-Lowell 7- 3-2 740 5
7 Minnesota 4- 2-2 657 8
8 North Dakota 5- 4-2 636 6
9 Notre Dame 5- 3-1 572 9
10 Penn State 9- 1-1 515 12
11 Harvard 4- 1-1 491 10
12 St. Cloud State 6- 4-0 436 13
13 Bemidji State 9- 2-1 431 15
14 Ohio State 6- 1-4 409 14
15 Minnesota State 7- 4-1 322 11
16 Michigan 5- 4-1 215 18
17 Union 8- 3-2 182 16
18 Western Michigan 6- 3-1 153 NR
19 Providence 3- 3-2 140 17
20 St. Lawrence 6- 4-2 70 NR
Others receiving votes: Omaha 43, Vermont 36, Lake Superior 14, Air Force 11, Wisconsin 8, Clarkson 6, Michigan Tech 4, Yale 4, Northeastern 3, Army 1, Robert Morris 1.

 

KHL Minute:

  • Wayne: CSKA boss Dmitry Kvartalnov had never seen his Army Men lose against Lokomotiv in six previous encounters – but a freakish blunder from defenseman Mikhail Naumenkov and a late from Denis Mosalyov shattered that streak.  They condemned CSKA to a second consecutive loss since the international break and, just as in Podolsk on Wednesday, the Red-and-Blues gave up a lead on the way to defeat.  True, it was a less comfortable position than the 2-0 advantage Kvartalnov’s team held after 40 minutes in the Moscow suburbs, but with the head coach lamenting his players’ inability to see out winning positions as readily as earlier in the season the loss represents another blow.  Igor Ozhiganov gave CSKA a 13th-minute lead on the power play but Lokomotiv soon profited from a catalogue of errors. First a faulty line-change led to a penalty, then Mikhail Naumenkov flipped a lovely backhand shot over the shoulder of his own goalie, Ilya Sorokin. Petri Kontiola was credited with the goal, Naumenkov stormed back to the sidelines slamming his stick into the bench.  The game remained evenly-poised from then on until Mosalyov grabbed the winner with 10 minutes to play. Alexander Kadeikin’s backhand pass to the slot caused confusion; Mosalyov reacted fastest to snaffle up the chance. An empty-net goal from Kontiola sealed the win.
  • Steve: I’ll Kovalchuk recorded his 250th career point in the KHL in a 9-0 win, 15th KHL record is 18.  75-11 goals.
    Or
    The video of the security guard at the Amana game who danced to Billie Jean…
  • Standings: http://en.khl.ru/standings/

 

 

Picks of the week:

 

Wayne:

  • Peter Bondra scored 503 goals and had 892 points during his 16-season NHL career, yet the world-class offensive talent may have met his offensive match while teaching hockey in the United Arab Emirates. Bondra, who scored 472 of those goals for the Washington Capitals, met Fatima while representing the Capitals and coaching at the Pavlikovsky Hockey School program at the Zayed Sports Ice Rink in Abu Dhabi on Sunday and Monday. The school is designed to help youth players with their skills.   “I’m excited to help grow the game in the UAE and use my experience to teach young hockey players in the region,” Bondra told the Capitals website Tuesday. “The opportunities to host these types of clinics around the globe will promote the growth of hockey and the Capitals.”  Fellow Slovakians and former NHL players Richard Lintner and Miroslav Satan are in Abu Dhabi with Bondra for the clinic.  https://www.nhl.com/news/bondras-hockey-student-from-uae-shows-skills/c-283700342

 

Steve:

  • Vernon Fiddler of NJ Devils reunites with his biggest fan…
    Or
    Stick Tricks with Sonny Milano if you already picked that one..

 

Listener Feedback

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 14 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts, we analyze game 2 of the season series between Steve’s New York Rangers and my Boston Bruins.  Then, we discuss all of the hockey headlines over the past week.  We also discuss our weekly power ranking of NHL teams.  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week.

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Opening Remarks

  • US Election
  • Who is your favorite team? Tweet #thehockeynuts or email

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Week’s Headlines

 

Our teams performances last week (Through Tue):

Bos:  4-3 (SO) W @ TB, 5-2 L vs NYR, 4-0 W vs Buf, 3-2 L @ Mon (Bruins now 7-6, 1 pt out of a playoff spot)

NYR:  5-3 W vs Edm, 5-2 W @ Bos, 5-2 W vs Wpg, 5-3 L vs Van (Rangers now 10-4, T-1st in Metro)

CAR:  3-2 (SO) W @ NSH, 4-1 L vs NJD, 3-2 (SO) L @ NJD (Carolina now 3-5-4, 4 pts out of a playoff spot)

Notable Games (Other than Rangers, Bruins, and Canes)

 

Transactions

  • The Florida Panthers acquired defensemanDylan McIlrath in a trade with the New York Rangers on Tuesday for defenseman Steven Kampfer and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.  McIlrath, the No. 10 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, cleared waivers on Oct. 28 and was sent to Hartford of the American Hockey League after playing one game for the Rangers this season. He played 34 games with New York as a rookie in 2015-16, finishing with two goals, four points and a plus-7 rating.  Kampfer, 28, was a healthy scratch for 12 of Florida’s 13 games. A fourth-round pick (No. 93) of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL Draft, Kampfer has nine goals and 23 points in 134 NHL games with the Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild and Panthers. He agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Rangers on July 1, 2014, but was traded to the Panthers with center Andrew Yogan for right wing Joey Crabb on Oct. 6, 2014.  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-york-rangers-trade-dylan-mcilrath-to-florida-panthers/c-283535638
  • Jacob Trouba Signs, Finally! Restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.  The 22-year-old will make $2.5 million this season and $3.5 million in 2017-18. General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Trouba will fill a void in the lineup for the Jets, who are 5-7-1 and without injured defensemen Tyler Myers (lower body) and Mark Stuart (lower body).  https://www.nhl.com/news/jacob-trouba-agrees-to-terms-with-winnipeg-jets/c-283509082    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba rescinded his trade request Tuesday, one day after signing a two-year contract.  Trouba, 22, had asked for a trade through his agent, Kurt Overhardt, on Sept. 24, citing a desire to play on the right side, his natural side.  https://www.nhl.com/news/winnipeg-jets-jacob-trouba-rescinds-trade-request/c-283528340
  • All Transactions: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/transactions

Injuries

  • Chicago Blackhawks rookie centerTyler Motte could miss up to three weeks with a lower-body injury, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday.  Motte, who has three goals and three assists this season, was injured when he went into the boards during the second period of the Blackhawks’ 4-3 overtime victory against the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Motte, 21, was Chicago’s fourth-round pick (No. 121) in the 2013 NHL Draft. https://www.nhl.com/news/blackhawks-tyler-motte-out-2-3-weeks/c-283530936
  • Carolina Hurricanes defensemanJustin Faulk is week to week with an upper-body injury, coach Bill Peters said Tuesday. Faulk had an MRI Monday. He did not travel for the rematch against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-CR, NHL.TV). Faulk was injured during a 4-1 loss to the Devils at PNC Arena on Sunday. He has three goals and six points in 11 games.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets defensemanSeth Jones will miss three weeks because of a hairline fracture of his right foot sustained during a 2-1 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center on Saturday. Jones, 22, was placed on injured reserve Monday. He has three goals, six points and a plus-1 rating while averaging a Blue Jackets-high 24:14 of ice time in 10 games this season.  The injury occurred during the first period of the game when Jones was tied up with Blues forward Patrik Berglundhttps://www.nhl.com/news/blue-jackets-seth-jones-out-with-hairline-fracture/c-283500400
  • New York Islanders defensemanTravis Hamonic will miss 4-6 weeks because of an upper-body injury.  Hamonic was injured blocking a shot by Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon at 12:13 of the first period in a 4-3 shootout loss at Barclays Center on Saturday. He played two more shifts but did not return after leaving the game at 18:16 of the first.  In 12 games this season, Hamonic has two goals and five points, and is averaging 19:46 of ice time per game.  The Islanders will recall defenseman Adam Pelech from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Monday, Newsday reported. Pelech, 22, has four points and a plus-3 rating in 10 AHL games. He had two points in nine games for the Islanders last season.  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-yorks-travis-hamonic-out-4-6-weeks/c-283480076
  • The Buffalo Sabres will be without defensemanZach Bogosian for weeks because of a sprained MCL.  “It’s a knee injury, MCL, and it’s more between a one and a two grade MCL sprain,” Coach Dan Bylsma said. “It’s weeks at this point.”  Bogosian sustained the injury during the first period of the Sabres 2-1 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday and left the game. Rookie defenseman Casey Nelson will take Bogosian’s spot in the lineup and will be paired with Dmitry Kulikov against the Maple Leafs. Nelson has played in one game this season on opening night against the Montreal Canadiens.  https://www.nhl.com/news/buffalos-zach-bogosian-has-mcl-sprain/c-283369226
  • ForwardTyler Ennis of the Buffalo Sabres will be out for several weeks after having groin surgery Thursday 11/10.  Ennis has one goal and one assist in 12 games. He played 7:33 in a 4-0 loss at the Boston Bruins on Monday and sat out a 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators at home on Wednesday.  Ennis was limited to 23 games last season because of two concussions. The second came on Dec. 30, 2015, when he was checked by Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. Ennis missed the remainder of the season.  https://www.nhl.com/news/sabres-tyler-ennis-to-miss-time-after-surgery/c-283589256
  • ForwardNoel Acciari of the Boston Bruins is expected to miss four weeks because of a lower-body injury.  Acciari, 24, has two assists and a plus-1 rating in 12 games.  He played 6:23 in a 4-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, well below his average ice time of 10:00 per game, and didn’t play in a 3-2 loss at the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.  In two seasons with the Bruins, Acciari has three points, all assists, 12 penalty minutes and 26 shots on goal in 31 games.
  • ForwardJannik Hansen of the Vancouver Canucks will be out 4-6 weeks because of a fractured rib.  He was injured during Vancouver’s 6-3 loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday and has not played since.  Hansen, 30, has two goals and four assists in 12 games. Last season he had NHL career-bests of 22 goals and 38 points in 67 games.  In 549 NHL games, all with the Canucks, he has 101 goals and 228 points.

Suspensions/Fines

  • Los Angeles Kings defensemanTom Gilbert has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie during NHL Game No. 142 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 16:34 of the second period.  https://www.nhl.com/news/los-angeles-kings-tom-gilbert-suspended/c-283375754
  • Arizona Coyotes defensemanOliver Ekman-Larsson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.  NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below:
Citation #   |   Player Fine(s)   |   * Head Coach Fine(s)

1   |   Warning   |   N/A
2   |   $2,000   |   N/A
  |   $3,000   |   N/A
  |   $4,000   |   N/A
  |   $5,000   |   $2,000
  |   $5,000   |   $3,000
  |   $5,000   |   $4,000
  |   $5,000   |   $5,000

Milestones/Records/Honors:

  • New York Rangers forwardRick Nash scored his 400th NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.  Nash scored on the power play at 5:27 of the third period off a pass from Pavel Buchnevich that beat goalie Jacob Markstrom to make it 2-2. The Rangers lost 5-3.  The 32-year-old has seven goals in 14 games this season. He had 15 in 60 games last season.  Selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2002 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nash is an 11-time 20-goal scorer, eight-time 30-goal scorer, and has scored at least 40 goals three times. His NHL career high is 42, set in 2014-15 with the Rangers.  Nash, who tied for the NHL lead in goals (41) with Ilya Kovalchuk and Jarome Iginla in 2003-04, has 400 goals and 343 assists in 936 games with the Blue Jackets and Rangers in 14 NHL seasons.  Nash, who is the 92nd player to score 400 NHL goals, is ranked sixth among active players, trailing Jaromir Jagr (750), Jarome Iginla (613), Alex Ovechkin (532), Marian Hossa (505) and Patrick Marleau(484). Shane Doan has 397.  https://www.nhl.com/news/rangers-rick-nash-scores-400th-career-nhl-goal/c-283544178
  • Playing in his 14th NHL game, 18-year-old rookiePatrik Laine (3-1-4) scored his second career hat trick(also Oct. 19 vs. TOR) and had a career-high four points when the Winnipeg Jets scored a season-high eight goals en route to a victory against the Dallas Stars.  Laine has 11 goals and 15 points to lead the League in goals, two more than the next-closest players (Mark Scheifele and David Pastrnak: 9). He is the first player to score at least 11 goals in his first 14 NHL games since 1992-93, when three players — including Teemu Selanne — achieved the feat.  Elias notes that Laine became the fourth player in the NHL’s modern era (since 1943-44) to earn multiple hat tricks within his first 14 career games. The others: Bernie Federko (1976-77), Bernie Nichols (1981-82) and Bob Gaudreau (1992-93).  score at least 11 goals in his first 14 NHL games since 1992-93, when three players — including Teemu Selanne — achieved the feat.  Laine also became the fourth player in NHL history to score multiple hat tricks before celebrating his 19th birthday, joining Toronto’s Jack Hamilton (1943-44), Winnipeg’s Dale Hawerchuk (1981-82) and Vancouver’s Trevor Linden (1988-89).

NHL Debuts:

Other Interesting Stories:

  • Las Vegas will announce its name and logo during an event at Toshiba Plaza in Las Vegas on Nov. 22. Among those expected to attend are NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Las Vegas owner Bill Foley. Las Vegas was granted a franchise June 23 to become the 31st NHL team and will begin play next season. The expansion draft will be held June 18-20, 2017 and the selections will be announced June 21. Foley had said Oct. 8 that the name would be the Desert Knights, Silver Knights or Golden Knights, and that the colors will include gray, gold and a red-rock hue from the Nevada landscape.
  • Marek Svatos, a right wing who played seven NHL seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators, died Saturday at the age of 34. Selected by the Avalanche in the seventh round (No. 227) of the 2001 NHL Draft, Svatos had 100 goals and 172 points in 344 games, 316 with the Avalanche. He last played in the NHL in 2010-11 with the Senators.  Avalanche executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic played with Svatos in Colorado from 2003-09.  Svatos had NHL career highs of 32 goals and 50 points in 61 games as a rookie in 2005-06 before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury. He had 26 goals in 62 games in 2007-08 until a knee injury kept him out of the final 16 games.  After leaving the NHL, Svatos played six games with HC Slovan Bratislava in the Kontinental Hockey League in 2012-13 and 26 games in 2013-14 with his hometown team, HC Kosice, in Slovakia.  https://www.nhl.com/news/marek-svatos-dead-at-age-34/c-283477418

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (last week)

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

 

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  vs CBJ on 11/10, @ ARI on 11/12, @ COL on 11/13

NYR:  @ CGY on 11/12, @ EDM on 11/13, @ VAN on 11/15

CAR:  vs ANA on 11/10, vs Was on 11/12, vs SJ on 11/15

Highlights of upcoming week

  • WAS @ CHI on FRI
  • DET @ MON on SAT
  • SJ @ TB on SAT
  • TOR @ PIT on SAT
  • MON @ CHI on SUN
  • NYR @ EDM on SUN
  • FLA @ MON on TUE
  • TB @ DET on TUE
  • EDM @ ANA on TUE
  • PIT @ WAS next WED

NCAA Minute:

  • Penn State a minor surprise at 7-1-1. Best win is vs #9 Notre Dame
  • Huge rivalry in west took center stage, North Dakota vs Minnesota. 5-5, 2-0 Minn.
  • Interconference records: http://www.uscho.com/stats/interconference/division-i-men/2016-2017/
  • Maine – 2 home losses to #5 BC, 6-1 and 3-2. Now 3-5-2
  • 2 podcasts, USCHO Live!, and College Hockey Today.

USCHO.com poll

November 07, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota-Duluth (50) 7- 1-2 1000 1
2 Denver 6- 2-0 934 2
3 Boston College 8- 2-1 870 5
4 Boston University 4- 2-1 857 4
5 Massachusetts-Lowell 6- 2-2 763 7
6 North Dakota 5- 3-1 743 3
7 Quinnipiac 5- 3-1 665 6
8 Minnesota 4- 2-2 578 13
9 Notre Dame 4- 3-1 535 9
10 Harvard 3- 0-1 512 12
11 Minnesota State 7- 3-0 477 10
12 Penn State 7- 1-1 454 14
13 St. Cloud State 4- 4-0 445 8
14 Ohio State 5- 1-3 345 11
15 Bemidji State 8- 2-0 284 18
16 Union 8- 2-1 208 20
17 Providence 3- 3-2 193 15
18 Michigan 4- 3-1 180 17
19 Yale 2- 1-0 167 16
20 Lake Superior 6- 2-0 72 NR
Others receiving votes: Western Michigan 52, St. Lawrence 51, Vermont 35, Northeastern 31, Dartmouth 25, Holy Cross 8, Omaha 8, Wisconsin 6, Air Force 1, Robert Morris 1.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/#ixzz4PZoM6BZm

 

KHL Minute:

  • Just getting going after first international break.
  • Team Russia made a great start to the international season by winning the Karjala Cup in Helsinki. Victories over Finland (5-1), Sweden (3-2) and the Czech Republic (3-0) saw Oleg Znarok’s men power into top spot in the opening stage of the Euro Hockey Tour. http://en.khl.ru/news/2016/11/06/326881.html
  • SKA Moscow 12 in a row

 

Picks of the week:

 

Wayne:

  • The story of USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free program began more than 10 years ago, when it collaborated with the NHL, the NHL Players’ Association and equipment manufacturers to brainstorm ideas on how to get children new to hockey to try it without the initial cost of spending money on equipment. The mission statement was simple: Provide kids with an experience that will inspire and motivate them to play the game, and for parents to get involved growing it at the grassroots level. Seven years ago, USA Hockey held its first Try Hockey For Free Day at the University of Denver, where more than 100 kids participated in two one-hour sessions. From there, the program evolved to sessions in 10 facilities across Connecticut before expanding into the rest of New England.  Pat Kelleher, USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of membership development, knew he was on to something.  “We looked at that and said, ‘We put a lot of time, effort and resources into one location. How do we make this bigger?'” Kelleher said.  Entering its seventh season, Try Hockey For Free Day is bigger and better; a record total of nearly 500 locations will host events Saturday as part of Come Play Hockey Month. The initiative has introduced the sport to more than 116,000 children between ages 4 and 9 in the past six seasons from every state except Hawaii, and it continues to grow thanks to momentum generated from the support of the League and its 30 teams.  The growth of hockey in the United States also is significant. The team that won gold at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics had players from four states: Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Today, three times as many are producing players at the highest level, and players who have competed in the IIHF World Junior Championship have come from at least 10 states.  The term “non-traditional hockey market” has become obsolete. The game is thriving in the Sun Belt, which received a bigger boost when Scottsdale, Arizona, native Auston Matthews excelled playing for the U.S. in numerous tournaments and the Swiss National League A before the Toronto Maple Leafs selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft; Matthews was the first U.S.-born player to be chosen No. 1 since Patrick Kane by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007.  There are 2 Try Hockey For Free Days this year.  The first is This Saturday, 11/12, and the second is during Hockey Week in America on 2/25/17.  Go to TryHockeyForFree.com for rink locations and details!  https://www.nhl.com/news/children-introduced-to-sport-with-try-hockey-for-free-program/c-283571296

 

Steve:

  • Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner…

 

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 13 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts Podcast, we reveal the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of October, and for the last week.  We get you caught up with Dallas and Buffalo’s injury situation, and Boston’s goalie situation.  We discuss the recent performances of our favorite teams, and we get you fired up for the NHL action upcoming this week.  We also introduce our new weekly feature, our weekly power ranking of NHL teams.  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week.

 

 

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THN Episode 12 Show Notes

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Opening Remarks

  • World Series Game 7
  • Gas Shortage in the South?
  • Who is your favorite team?

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Week’s Headlines

 

Our teams performances last week:

Bos:  1-0 W @ Det on 10/29, 2-1 W @ FLA on 11/1

NYR:  3-2 L @ Car on 10/28, 6-1 W vs TB on 10/30, 5-0 W vs STL on 11/1

CAR:  3-2 W vs NYR on 10/28, 4-3 L vs Phi on 10/30, 2-1 OTL @ Ott on 11/1

 

 

 

Transactions

  • With goaltenderCraig Anderson‘s situation uncertain given his wife’s cancer diagnosis and backup Andrew Hammond out with an injury, the Ottawa Senators traded for goaltender Mike Condon on Wednesday.  The Senators acquired Condon, 26, from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Ottawa’s fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.  Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Hammond is expected to be out at least another week with a groin injury. Anderson, who could leave the Senators at any time to attend to his wife’s situation, was backed up by two inexperienced goaltenders, 22-year-old Chris Driedger and 24-year-old Matt O’Connor.  Condon made his NHL debut on Oct. 11, 2015 for the Montreal Canadiens against the Senators in Ottawa’s home opener, a 3-1 win by the Canadiens. With goaltender Carey Price injured, Condon started 51 games for the Canadiens last season and was 21-25-6 with a 2.71 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.  Condon was undrafted and signed with the Canadiens in 2013 after completing his college eligibility at Princeton.
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Injuries

  • Update on Dallas injuries:   Dallas Stars right wing Ales Hemsky could miss the rest of the regular season after having surgery to repair a torn hip labrum Monday. The injury occured while playing for Team Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey 2016.   “He will be out of the lineup for 5-6 months as he recovers and rehabilitates,” general manager Jim Nill told the Stars website. Hemsky, 33, missed the first four games of the regular season, then played 25 shifts totaling 15:32 of ice time against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 22. He appeared to lose speed as the game went along and went back on injured reserve the next day.   As for other Dallas players, Mattias Janmark could miss the entire regular season because of a knee injury. Cody Eakin is 2-3 weeks away, according to Ruff, and hasn’t practiced since injuring his knee on the first day of training camp. Patrick Sharp hasn’t skated since sustaining a concussion against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 20, but he did work out off the ice Sunday.   Forwards Jamie Benn (undisclosed) and Patrick Eaves (lower body) are playing through pain. Center Jason Spezza played against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday after missing two games because of a lower-body injury. https://www.nhl.com/news/ales-hemsky-expected-to-miss-5-6-months/c-283275958
  • Minnesota Wild left wingZach Parise is week to week with a lower-body injury. The 32-year-old did not play in a 4-0 win against the Dallas Stars on Saturday after he was injured in a 4-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. The Wild moved rookie Joel Eriksson Ek from center to left wing with Parise out of the lineup. They also recalled forwards Tyler Graovac and Christoph Bertschy from Iowa of the American Hockey League.  In eight games this season, Parise has two goals and six points. He scored his 300th and 301st NHL goals in a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Oct. 23, and has 625 points in 769 career games with the Wild and New Jersey Devils. https://www.nhl.com/news/zach-parise-week-to-week-for-minnesota-wild-with-lower-body-injury/c-283234506
  • Ottawa Senators goalieAndrew Hammond left the game Friday against the Calgary Flames with a lower-body injury.  He was replaced by Chris Driedger to begin the second period after allowing a goal on four shots. Ottawa led 2-1 after the first. https://www.nhl.com/news/andrew-hammond-leaves-senators-game-with-lower-body-injury/c-283207940
  • Update in Buffalo: The Buffalo Sabres got positive news regarding injuries to center Jack Eichel and left wing Evander Kane, and they may have goalie Robin Lehner back from illness on Sunday.  Eichel is out of the walking boot he’s had on since he was injured during practice on Oct. 12.  “Jack [Thursday], was at two weeks and a day and got the boot off,” Bylsma said. “I don’t know exactly what his exercise level that he moved to, but I know that he was walking in the boot for a few days before [Thursday] and got the boot off [Thursday] and we saw him walking around postgame [Thursday] with the boot off.”  Kane sustained four cracked ribs during Buffalo’s opening night 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 13. Just over two weeks after being injured, he’s nearly ready to resume workouts.  Lehner rejoined the Sabres at practice Friday after missing the past four days with a stomach illness.

 

 

Suspensions/Fines

  • Detroit Red Wings forwardSteve Ott has been fined $2,222.22, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for spearing Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara during NHL Game No. 115 in Detroit on Saturday, Oct. 29, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 0:12 of the first period.  https://www.nhl.com/news/red-wings-steve-ott-fined-for-spearing/c-283250492
  • Boston Bruins forwardDavid Pastrnak has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi during NHL Game No. 95 in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 10:55 of the second period. Pastrnak was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.  Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Pastrnak will forfeit $10,277.78. The money goes to the Players’

Emergency Assistance Fund.  https://www.nhl.com/news/david-pastrnak-of-boston-bruins-suspended/c-283184286

  • Tom Gilbert

 

Milestones/Records/Honors:

  • Edmonton Oilers centerConnor McDavid, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weberand Florida Panthers center Jonathan Marchessault have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of October.  McDavid paced the NHL with 5-7-12 in nine games to power the Oilers (7-2-0, 14 points) to the top of the Pacific Division and Western Conference.  Weber led all defensemen with 4-6-10 in nine contests to guide the Canadiens (8-0-1, 17 points) to first place in the League standings, highlighted by a seven-game winning streak to close the month.  Marchessault shared the League lead with six goals and tied for third overall with 11 points in nine games to lift the Panthers to a 4-4-1 October (9 points).  https://www.nhl.com/news/connor-mcdavid-three-stars-of-october/c-283293356
  • Toronto Maple Leafs centerWilliam Nylander, who led all rookies with seven assists and 11 points in nine games, has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October.  Nylander edged teammate Auston Matthews (6-4-10 in 9 GP), Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine (6-2-8 in 9 GP), Philadelphia Flyers center Travis Konecny (1-6-7 in 10 GP) and New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (5-1-6 in 9 GP) for the honor. https://www.nhl.com/news/william-nylander-named-nhl-rookie-of-the-month-for-october/c-283299166
  • Ottawa Senators goaltenderCraig Anderson, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnykand Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 30.  Anderson stopped all 59 shots he faced to post a 2-0-0 record and guide the Senators (5-3-0, 10 points) to third place in the Atlantic Division.  Dubnyk also was flawless, denying all 94 shots against in three starts to lead the Wild (6-2-1, 13 points) to a 3-0-0 week and first place in the Central Division.  Weber registered 3-2-5, including a pair of game-winning goals, to power the Canadiens (8-0-1, 17 points) to a 4-0-0 week and the top of the NHL’s standings.  https://www.nhl.com/news/craig-anderson-devan-dubnyk-and-shea-weber-named-stars-of-the-week/c-283270350
  • Louis Blues defensemanJay Bouwmeester will play his 1,000th NHL game against the New York Rangers on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-MW, NHL.TV).  The 33-year-old, who was selected by the Florida Panthers with the No. 3 pick of the 2002 NHL Draft, doesn’t garner much attention off the ice. But on it, his presence has been felt since the day he made his NHL debut with the Panthers against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 10, 2002. Bouwmeester will become the 307th NHL player and 17th active player to play 1,000 games.  Bouwmeester, who has 81 goals and 296 assists in 999 regular-season games with the Panthers (471 games), Calgary Flames (279) and Blues (249). “He says the right things at the right time that need to be said when you need it to be said. He doesn’t waste any time. He has the gift that his mother [Gena] gave him.”  https://www.nhl.com/news/jay-bouwmeester-of-st-louis-to-play-1000th-nhl-game/c-283276258
  • Pittsburgh Penguins forwardEvgeni Malkin scored twice against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday to reach 300 NHL goals.  Malkin scored No. 300 at 8:33 of the third period to break a 4-4 tie. Pittsburgh won 5-4.  He scored No. 299 at 9:38 of the second period to give Pittsburgh a 4-2 lead.  Malkin has five goals this season. The 30-year-old has played 653 NHL games after making his debut on Oct. 18, 2006.  Malkin is the sixth player to score 300 goals for the Penguins (Mario Lemieux, 690; Jaromir Jagr, 439; Sidney Crosby, 342; Jean Pronovost, 316; Rick Kehoe, 312). Of the 300, 24 have come against the Flyers.  https://www.nhl.com/news/evgeni-malkin-scores-300th-nhl-goal/c-283231498

NHL Debuts:

 

 

Other Interesting Stories:

  • The United States and Canada will play outdoors at New Era Field, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, in the preliminary round of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship on Dec. 29, 2017. USA Hockey and the Buffalo Sabres announced the date and matchup of the first outdoor game to be played in any IIHF world championship at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Friday.  “It’ll be the largest crowd to ever attend a junior hockey game, and it’s terrific with our friends from the Sabres and the Bills to be able to make history again as part of the World Junior Championships 2018 in Buffalo,” USA Hockey executive director David Ogrean said.  The U.S.-Canada outdoor game highlights the return of the tournament to Buffalo for the first time since the 2011 WJC.  Since the 2011 WJC, HarborCenter was built next door to KeyBank Center, and those two venues, along with New Era Field, will host all the games.  S.-Canada will be the first hockey game played at New Era Field since the 2008 NHL Winter Classic when the Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins.  https://www.nhl.com/news/united-states-canada-to-play-outdoors-at-2018-wjc/c-283202364
  • 2016 World Under-17 Challenge is currently going on in SSM, ONT, at Essar Centre, which has some of the top 2018 draft eligible talent (YOB 2000) playing in it. 8 team tournament, 3 teams from Canada, (Red, White, and Black), USA, CZE, RUS, SWE, FIN.  Round Robin Round just completed, and all 8 teams move to the QF round.  USA finished 2-1 and won the #2 seed in the QF.  Local kid, Tyler Weiss is playing for team USA, and has played in all 3 games, 0 pts, and 2 PIM.   USA plays SWE in QF at 12 PM on Thu, 11/3.

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

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

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  @ TB on 11/3, vs NYR on 11/5, vs Buf on 11/7, @ MTL on 11/8

NYR:  vs EDM on 11/3, @ Bos on 11/5, vs Win on 11/6. Vs Van on 11/8

CAR:  @NSH on 11/5, vs NJD on 11/6, @ NJD on 11/8

Highlights of upcoming week

  • FLA @ WAS SAT 5
  • CHI @ DAL SAT 5
  • PIT @ SJ SAT 5
  • TB @ FLA MON 7
  • EDM @ PIT TUE 8
  • SJ @ WAS TUE 8
  • CHI @ STL WED 9

 

NCAA Minute:

  • Maine T, L vs Colgate, now 3-3-2. Maine has 2 games vs #5 BC (6-2-1) this weekend Friday in Portland, Sat in Orono.  First Conference games for Maine
  • USCHO No 2 UMD beat No 1 UND, 5-2 and 3-0 at UMD over the weekend. First time a #1 played #2 since NCAA tournament in 2014, when #1 Union beat #2 Minnesota on 4/12/14.
  • Interconference records: http://www.uscho.com/stats/interconference/division-i-men/2016-2017/
  • Rankings

 

October 31, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota-Duluth (50) 5- 1-2 1000 2
2 Denver 6- 2-0 915 3
3 North Dakota 5- 2-0 909 1
4 Boston University 3- 2-0 829 4
5 Boston College 6- 2-1 765 8
6 Quinnipiac 4- 2-1 726 6
7 Massachusetts-Lowell 4- 2-2 685 5
8 St. Cloud State 4- 2-0 557 10
9 Notre Dame 4- 3-1 544 7
10 Minnesota State 6- 2-0 537 9
11 Ohio State 5- 0-2 509 15
12 Harvard 2- 0-0 452 13
13 Minnesota 3- 2-1 446 12
14 Penn State 5- 1-1 253 19
15 Providence 3- 3-1 247 14
16 Yale 1- 0-0 223 17
17 Michigan 3- 3-1 209 11
18 Bemidji State 6- 2-0 188 20
19 Vermont 4- 1-1 145 NR
20 Union 6- 1-1 110 NR
Others receiving votes: Northeastern 88, Lake Superior 44, Wisconsin 42, Omaha 25, St. Lawrence 19, Miami 15, Dartmouth 6, Western Michigan 5, Air Force 4, Holy Cross 3.

 

No votes for Maine this week.

 

 

 

 

KHL Minute:

  • KHL schedule taking a break. Called their “international break”.  No games from 11/2 until 11/6.  Only 3 games on 10/30, 2 on 10/31 and 1 game on 11/7, and no games for CSKA and SKA from 10/28-11/8.  Those two teams have majority of team Russia players.  The League devised the calendar with the interests of Team Russia in mind, and as a result, there will be three breaks in the schedule to accommodate each stage of the Eurotour (Oct. 29 – Nov. 6, Dec. 10 – 18, and Feb. 4 – 12).   Eurotour info:  http://www.eurohockey.com/league/1141-euro-hockey-tour.html

Picks of the week:

 

Wayne:

 

Steve:

 

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 12 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts Podcast, we take you back to the Wednesday Night Rivalry game between Wayne’s Boston Bruins and Steve’s New York Rangers.  We also get you caught up with all of the news, notes, and injury reports around the NHL, and we get you fired up for the NHL action upcoming this week.  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week.

 

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THN Episode 12 Show Notes

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Week’s Headlines

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Our teams performances last week:

Bos:  2-1 W vs NJD on 10/20, 4-2 L vs Mon on 10/22 (9), 5-0 L vs Min on 10/25, 5-2 L @ NYR on 10/26

NYR:  4-2 W @ Was on 10/22, 3-2 W vs Ari, 5-2 W vs Bos on 10/26

CAR:  4-2 W @ Cgy on 10/20, 6-3 L @ Phi on 10/22, 4-2 L @ Det on 10/25

 

Transactions

  • Restricted free agent defensemanHampus Lindholm signed a six-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday that runs through the 2021-22 season.  Financial terms were not released but TSN reported it has an average annual value of $5.25 million.  Lindholm, 22, had 10 goals and 18 assists in 80 games last season, his third with Anaheim. Lindholm was named to Team Sweden for the World Cup of Hockey 2016 as a replacement for Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall, but did not play during the tournament. The No. 6 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, Lindholm has 23 goals and 92 points in 236 games since making his NHL debut with the Ducks in 2013. https://www.nhl.com/news/hampus-lindholm-agrees-to-contract-with-anaheim/c-283141064
  • All Transactions: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/transactions

Injuries

  • Boston Bruins forwardDavid Backes had elbow surgery Monday and will miss at least the next two games, general manager Don Sweeney said Wednesday.  “David Backes underwent the removal of the olecranon bursa from his elbow on Monday, Oct. 24,” Sweeney said. “His condition will be updated after the weekend.”  Backes, signed as a free agent on July 1, has two goals and four points in five games.  The Bruins recalled forward Austin Czarnik from Providence of the American Hockey League. Czarnik was minus-3 with one shot on goal in two games with the Bruins earlier this season. https://www.nhl.com/news/bruins-david-backes-out-at-least-two-games-following-elbow-surgery/c-283107774
  • Boston Bruins goaltenderAnton Khudobin is expected to miss approximately three weeks with an upper-body injury.  Khudobin, 30, is 0-2-0 with a 4.10 goals-against average and .849 save percentage this season.  Malcolm Subban, 22, was recalled on an emergency basis from Providence of the American Hockey League on Monday after the Bruins No. 1 goaltender, Tuukka Rask, missed Boston’s 4-2 loss against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday with an undisclosed injury.  On Tuesday, the Bruins recalled goaltender Zane McIntyre on an emergency basis from Providence to back up Khudobin. https://www.nhl.com/news/bruins-anton-khudobin-out-three-weeks/c-283059268
  • Anaheim Ducks goalieJonathan Bernier was replaced by John Gibson at the beginning of the second period against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday after sustaining an upper-body injury.  Bernier, making his second start of the season, allowed one goal on 11 shots in the first period. The Ducks trailed 1-0.  https://www.nhl.com/news/jonathan-bernier-exits-game-with-upper-body-injury/c-283094314
  • Los Angeles Kings goalieJeff Zatkoff is expected to miss no more than a week after he injured his groin during practice Saturday. Zatkoff was helped off the ice and later placed on injured reserve, meaning he cannot play for at least seven days from the date of the injury.  “I think a week is pretty much normal for that [injury],” Kings coach Darryl Sutter told LA Kings Insider on Monday. “…It’s not extended or anything like that.”  Goalie Peter Budaj made 22 saves in a 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Budaj has started the past two games for the Kings, who are also without starter Jonathan Quick, who could miss three months with a lower-body injury. Zatkoff is 0-3-0 with a 4.38 goals-against average and .839 save percentage in three games this season. He signed with the Kings as a free agent on July 1 after playing parts of three seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Kings called up Jack Campbell from Ontario of the American Hockey League on Saturday to back up Budaj.  https://www.nhl.com/news/kings-goalie-jeff-zatkoff-likely-out-a-week/c-283043792
  • Dallas CenterJason Spezza left practice Monday because of an undisclosed injury.  Ruff said Spezza was injured during a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. “I don’t know [how long Spezza could be out],” Ruff said. “That was a surprise for me.”
  • Dallas Right wingAles Hemsky didn’t play Tuesday because of a groin injury.  Hemsky made his season debut against the Blue Jackets after coming off injured reserve Saturday because of a groin injury. He had one shot on goal in 25 shifts on a line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Spezza and Hemsky join an injured list that includes left wing Patrick Sharp, who is on injured reserve because of a concussion, and right wing Patrick Eaves, who is questionable after sustaining a lower-body injury against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 20. He skated by himself Saturday but didn’t practice Monday. Jiri Hudler, who has been battling an illness since Oct. 15, skated on his own Monday but Ruff said he needs three or four days of practice before playing a game. The Stars also are missing centers Cody Eakin (knee) and Mattias Janmark (knee) who began the season on injured reserve.  With Hemsky out and Spezza questionable, the Stars likely will call up another player from Texas of the American Hockey League. They’ve used 25 players in their first five games, with the latest, center Gemel Smith, making his debut Saturday. https://www.nhl.com/news/stars-center-jason-spezza-questionable-against-jets/c-283039738
  • Carolina Hurricanes left wingJeff Skinner is day to day because of an upper-body injury.  Skinner, tied with Lee Stempniak for the team scoring lead with six points (two goals), missed practice on Monday. He will join the Hurricanes on their trip to play the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.  “He’s OK,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters told the Hurricanes website. “He’s just waiting on some results. He’ll come on the trip to Detroit and play and, if not, we’ll shuffle the deck a little bit.” Skinner had one assist in a 6-3 loss at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. He was assessed a roughing penalty in the third period but did not appear to be injured in the altercation with Flyers forward Wayne Simmondshttps://www.nhl.com/news/hurricanes-jeff-skinner-day-to-day-with-injury/c-283036728
  • Arizona Coyotes goaltenderMike Smith is out week-to-week with a lower-body injury, coach Dave Tippett said following the morning skate at Madison Square Garden in advance of a game against the New York Rangers on Sunday.  Tippett said Smith, who was injured in the third period of a 7-4 loss at the Ottawa Senators last Tuesday, is home in Arizona and will not be rejoining the Coyotes on their season-high six-game road trip, which concludes at the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.  However, Tippett said the severity of Smith’s injury isn’t as significant as the Coyotes first thought. Tippett couldn’t give a timeline for when Smith could return, but he doesn’t think it’ll be long before he gets back on the ice. Goalie Louis Domingue has been filling in for Smith.  https://www.nhl.com/news/coyotes-goalie-mike-smith-out-week-to-week/c-282975036
  • New York Islanders defensemanRyan Pulock will miss 4-6 weeks because of a lower-body injury.  Pulock left a 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Friday during the first period. It was his first game of the season; he had five shifts and played 3:57. https://www.nhl.com/news/islanders-ryan-pulock-injured-out-4-6-weeks/c-282933410
  • Other injuries:
    • Chris Tanev, Van – Lower Body
    • Conor Sheary, Pit – Eye Injury – day-to-day
    • Michael Raffl, Phi – Abdominal – week to week
    • Derek Dorsett, Van – Shoulder
    • Alex Burrows, Van – Neck
    • Pavel Buchnevich, NYR – Back Spasms
    • Zach Redmond, Mon – Foot
    • Cody Bass, Nsh – Upper Body

 

 

Suspensions

  • Boston Bruins forwardDavid Pastrnak will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for a hit on New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi during a game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.  The incident occurred at 10:55 of the second period. Pastrnak received a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head. Girardi left the game briefly, but returned.  The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review. https://www.nhl.com/news/david-pastrnak-of-boston-faces-player-safety-hearing/c-283141630
  • Philadelphia Flyers forwardDale Weise has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer during NHL Game No. 52 in Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 20, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced on Friday.  The incident occurred at 7:35 of the second period. https://www.nhl.com/news/dale-weise-of-philadelphia-flyers-suspended/c-282912310

 

Milestones/Records:

  • Minnesota Wild forwardZach Parise scored his 300th NHL goal on Sunday against the New York Islanders.  Parise scored off a 4-on-2 rush 1:15 into the second period to give the Wild a 1-0 lead. He took a pass from defenseman Matt Dumba and beat Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss with a wrist shot from the left circle.  The 32-year-old scored 194 goals in seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils. He has played 767 NHL games and is the 196th player to score 300.  https://www.nhl.com/news/wild-forward-zach-parise-scores-300th-nhl-goal/c-282980314
  • Florida Panthers forwardJaromir Jagr scored his 750th NHL goal Thursday, becoming the third player in history to do so.  Jagr, who scored his first goal of the season 14:10 into the second period of a 4-2 the Washington Capitals at BB&T Center, trails Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) on the all-time list.  “That’s nice, but I’d rather win,” Jagr said. “So it’s kind of tough.”  In 1,633 games, with the Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, Jagr has 1,870 points.  Jagr, 44, who is playing his 23rd NHL season, is 17 points behind Mark Messier (1,887) for second all-time. Gretzky is first with 2,857. Jagr is sixth in assists (1,120), 15 behind Paul Coffey for fifth.  https://www.nhl.com/news/jaromir-jagr-scores-750th-nhl-goal/c-282885120

NHL Debuts:

 

 

Other Interesting Stories:

  • Hockey Fights Cancer™, a joint initiative founded by the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), begins today with programming and Club participation from October 24 to November 18. The initiative is a program of the NHL’s U.S. and Canadian charitable foundations which, along with NHL supporters and fans, have donated more than $16 million to support national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. Lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer™ representing all cancers, will be featured prominently throughout the campaign. This season, the NHLPA and NHL, along with the National Hockey League Foundation, are partnering with five national cancer organizations – including two new organizations – to help raise awareness around several forms of cancer including pediatric, blood, prostate, and pancreatic. The National Hockey League Foundation will make a donation to each of these five national partners:  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Movember Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.  All 30 NHL Member Clubs are supporting the initiative by designating one home game as the official Hockey Fights Cancer™ in-arena awareness night, featuring unique programming and partnerships with local cancer organizations. The NHL and NHLPA are also supporting local cancer organizations in all 30 NHL markets, and $250,000 will be distributed by the NHL’s U.S. and Canadian charitable foundations locally and nationally in conjunction with this year’s initiative.  https://www.nhl.com/news/hockey-fights-cancer-annual-campaign-begins-october-24/c-283037398
  • Teemu Selanne had a five-point afternoon – he had two goals, opening and closing the scoring on penalty shots, the second the game-winner in the final seconds, and three assists in between – lifted the Winnipeg Jets alumni to a delightful 6-5 victory against a team of former Edmonton Oilers before an elated crowd of 31,317 at the 2016 Rogers NHL Heritage Classic Alumni Game atInvestors Group Field in Winnipeg.  Jets roster:  Dave Ellett; Mike Ford; Jim Kyte; Tim Watters; Dale Hawerchuk (Captain); Morris Lukowich; Doug Smail; Teemu Selanne; Laurie Boschman; Eddie Olczyk; Kris King; Brian Mullen; Andrew McBain; Moe Mantha; Mario Marois; Ron Wilson; Thomas Steen; Teppo Numminen; Daniel Berthiaume; Darrin Shannon; Bob Essensa; Mike Eagles; Dave Babych.   Oilers Roster: Wayne Gretzky (Captain), Paul Coffey; Glen Anderson; Esa Tikkanen; Mark Messier; Ken Linseman; BJ MacDonald; Craig MacTavish; Kelly Buchberger; Jari Kurri; Craig Simpson; Dave Lumley*; Randy Gregg; Charlie Huddy; Steve Staios; Mike Krushelnyski; Dave Semenko; Craig Muni; Bill Ranford; Curtis Joseph; Dwayne Roloson; Willy Lindstrom*; Ryan Smyth. https://www.nhl.com/news/heritage-classic-alumni-game-roster-features-gretzky-selanne/c-281290828
  • General Fanager dies, capfriendly.com takes over.

 

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  @ Det on 10/29, @ Fla on 11/1, @ TB on 11/3

NYR:  @ Car on 10/28, vs TB on 10/30, vs StL on 11/1, vs Edm on 11/3

CAR:  vs NYR on 10/28, vs Phi on 10/30, @ Ott on 11/1

Highlights of upcoming week

  • No games Monday 10/31??
  • Carolina Season home opener vs NYR on Friday, 10/28
  • Pit vs Phi Sat night
  • Tor vs Mon Sat
  • Nsh/SJ Sat
  • Oilers/Leafs Tue
  • Ducks/Kings Tue
  • Det/Phi Wed

 

 

NCAA Minute:

  • On the night the University of Michigan celebrated the 20th anniversary of its 1996 NCAA national championship, three former Wolverines, including longtime NHL players Marty Turco and Brendan Morrison, scored consecutively in a Score-O promotion during the second intermission of a game against Michigan Tech on Friday. https://twitter.com/umichhockey/status/789652420901023744  Turco, who had 275 wins, a 2.36 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 11 NHL seasons with the Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins from 2000-12, scored first from between the hash marks on the opposite side of the ice. Morrison, a forward who scored 200 goals in 934 NHL games with seven teams, followed Turco by scoring from the same spot. Former Michigan forward Mike Legg, best known for his famous lacrosse-style shot against the University of Minnesota in the 1996 NCAA tournament, when he picked up the puck on his stick blade and carried it into the net, then completed the hat trick by picking the puck up off the ice with the blade of the stick and shooting it lacrosse-style into the roughly 8”-12” wide hole in the plywood some 120 feet away, further exciting the Wolverines student section.  https://www.nhl.com/news/marty-turco-brendan-morrison-participate-in-promotion-at-university-of-michigan/c-282930902
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 North Dakota (50) 5- 0-0 1000 1
2 Minnesota-Duluth 3- 1-2 905 2
3 Denver 4- 2-0 845 6
4 Boston University 3- 2-0 785 8
5 Massachusetts-Lowell 3- 1-2 746 5
6 Quinnipiac 3- 2-1 725 4
7 Notre Dame 3- 2-1 686 3
8 Boston College 4- 2-0 641 10
9 Minnesota State 5- 1-0 605 9
10 St. Cloud State 2- 2-0 499 14
11 Michigan 3- 1-1 484 11
12 Minnesota 2- 2-0 412 7
13 Harvard 0- 0-0 374 13
14 Providence 2- 2-1 320 15
15 Ohio State 3- 0-2 302 19
16 Northeastern 3- 1-2 254 17
17 Yale 0- 0-0 207 16
18 St. Lawrence 3- 3-0 173 12
19 Penn State 3- 1-1 129 NR
20 Bemidji State 4- 2-0 122 18
Others receiving votes: Western Michigan 73, Miami 69, Lake Superior 44, Clarkson 33, Cornell 15, Air Force 12, Maine 9, Omaha 9, Union 8, Wisconsin 6, Connecticut 3, Vermont 3, Dartmouth 1, Michigan Tech 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KHL Minute:

  • Steve: SKA St. Petersburgh 10 straight wins (22-1-4).  118 GF – 43 GA
  • Zach Yuen got first KHL goal on 10/27 . First Chinese National to score in KHL.
  • Former Carolina Hurricane Zach Boychuk got his first KHL goal on 10/26. It was his first game playing for Sibir hockey club.

 

Picks of the week:

 

Wayne:

  • With the injuries to the LA Kings goalies, that left their AHL affiliate, the Ontario (CA) Reign short in the goaltending department. Apparently, the Reign took it as an opportunity to make hockey history.  When Johnathan Quick went down and Peter Budaj got called up, the Reign signed 22 yr old Jonah Imoo to a PTO contract to back up remaining goalie Jack Campbell.  When Jeff Zatkoff went down in LA, Campbell got called up, leaving Imoo as the only goalie in Ontario.  In a pinch, the Reign brought in Jonah’s 46 yr old dad, Dusty to back him up in a game vs the Jan Jose Barracuda this past Saturday , making them the first father-son goalie tandem in pro hockey history.  Dusty is employed by the kings as a goaltending development coach.  Dusty’s most known moment is being a member of team Japan in the 1998 olympics in Nagano. In the game, Jonah finished with 26 saves in a 5-4 defeat that ended with a breakaway goal.   https://www.nhl.com/news/father-plays-behind-his-son-for-ahl-debut/c-282974782

Steve:

  • Special Shoutout.

 

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 11 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts Podcast, we get the NHL regular season underway with some great action.  We’ll have all the news surrounding Auston Matthews’ historic first game.  We’ll take you around the league with all the latest headlines, including a historic night where the Toronto Maple Leafs retire 11 numbers, all at once!  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week!

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THN Episode 11 Show Notes

Week’s Headlines

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Our teams performances last week:

Bos:  W @ CBJ 6-3, L @ Tor 4-1, W @ Wpg 4-1

NYR: W vs NYI 5-3, L @ StL 3-2, W vs SJ 7-4, L vs Det 2-1

CAR: OTL @ WPG 5-4, OTL @ Van 4-3, L @ Edm 3-2

 

 

 

 

Transactions

Injuries

  • Los Angeles Kings goalieJonathan Quick had a non-surgical procedure for a lower-body injury Tuesday and is out indefinitely, the Kings said Wednesday. General manager Dean Lombardi on Wednesday told the Los Angeles Times that Quick will be out for about three months. Quick opted against surgery for what is believed to be a groin injury sustained in the final 30 seconds of the first period of the Kings’ season-opening game against the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 12. Lombardi said last week that Quick’s injury is in the same area as the strained groin that kept him out for almost two months in 2013 and confirmed it was not a knee injury. Peter Budaj was recalled from Ontario of the AHL to take Quick’s place on the roster. https://www.nhl.com/news/los-angeles-goaltender-jonathan-quick-out-indefinitely/c-282838396 http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/q/quickjo01.html
  • DefensemanKris Letang and forward Conor Sheary have joined the injury list for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are without several key players less than a week into their Stanley Cup defense.  Captain Sidney Crosby (concussion), Letang (upper body) and Sheary (eye) each are day to day, coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday. Goalie Matt Murray (broken hand) participated in an optional practice at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on Wednesday and has been cleared to return to full practice, Sullivan said. Letang and Sheary were injured during a 4-0 loss at the Montreal Canadiens on 10/18.  https://www.nhl.com/news/sidney-crosby-kris-letang-conor-sheary-each-day-to-day-for-pittsburgh/c-282839360
  • Montreal Canadiens goaltenderCarey Price is still out with the flu!  Hehopes to make his season debut at home against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday 10/20 (7:30 p.m. ET; SN360, RDS, FS-A, NHL.TV), but he was not ready to make that decision Wednesday. The illness caused him to lose 7-8 pounds, draining him of some energy. Price said he wants to make sure his energy level is sufficient when he wakes up Thursday before making the decision whether to play.  https://www.nhl.com/news/carey-price-hopes-to-make-season-debut-against-coyotes/c-282832732
  • After missing the Boston Bruins’ season-opening three-game road trip because of a lower-body injury, centerPatrice Bergeron practiced Wednesday and could be available for the home opener against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden on Thursday 10/20 (7 p.m. ET; NESN, MSG+, NHL.TV). Bergeron was injured in practice Oct. 12. The Bruins hoped he would join them at some point during the road trip, but they went 2-1-0 without him. He started skating on his own Monday.  Bergeron said he felt fine after practice and didn’t appear limited on the ice. Bergeron, who missed a total of 14 games in the past six seasons, said he was impressed with the winning road trip but couldn’t wait to be reunited with his teammates. https://www.nhl.com/news/patrice-bergeron-returns-to-practice-for-boston/c-282837270
  • Winnipeg Jets forwardBryan Little will be out indefinitely after sustaining a lower-body injury in a’ 5-4 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday 10/13. Little collided with Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell early in the first period and did not return.  Little played 2:48 before exiting the game. He assisted on Shawn Matthias‘ goal that gave the Jets a 1-0 lead at 4:14 of the first period. https://www.nhl.com/news/winnipeg-forward-bryan-little-out-indefinitely/c-282664898 http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/l/littlbr01.html
  • Buffalo Sabres forwardEvander Kane left their season-opening 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the second period with an injury Thursday 10/13. Kane was helped off the ice with 12 seconds remaining in the period after he fell into the end boards while pursuing the puck with Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin. Kane went into the boards on his back, left side first. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and precautionary measures, the Sabres said. https://www.nhl.com/news/buffalo-sabres-evander-kane-exits-with-injury/c-282637542
  • After watching the first three games, in a suit, in the pressbox, Mark Fayne was back on the Edmonton Oilers’ blue-line Tuesday 10/18 against Carolina Hurricanes. But only for 2½ minutes of ice-time, seven shifts, before he got hurt. The Oilers weren’t saying what the injury was but it came after he helped set up Jordan Eberle’s goal 9½ minutes into the game, but he could be out for long-term. Fayne was placed on IR on Wednesday, 10/19.  Ben Betker was recalled from Bakersfield (AHL) to replace him.
  • Buffalo GM Tim Murray contract extended.

 

 

Suspensions

  • None

 

Milestones/Records:

  • Chicago Blackhawks forwardMarian Hossa became the 44th NHL player to reach the 500-goal plateau when he scored a second-period power-play goal against the Philadelphia Flyers on 10/18. Hossa is the fourth active player to reach the milestone, behind Jaromir Jagr (749), Jarome Iginla (612) and Alex Ovechkin(526).  Hossa also is within reach of two other career milestones. He is seven assists shy of 600 and seven points from 1,100.  https://www.nhl.com/news/game-recap-chicago-blackhawks-philadelphia-flyers/c-282811812
  • Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews scored thefirst four goals of his NHL career, including a hat trick by the 1:25 mark of the second period, to become the first player in the modern era of the NHL (since 1943-44) to score four times in his League debut.  Three other players have recorded a hat trick in their League debut in the modern era, according to the Elias Sports Bureau: Quebec Nordiques forward Real Cloutier (Oct. 10, 1979 vs. ATL: 3 G), Dallas Stars forward Fabian Brunnstrom (Oct. 15, 2008 vs. NSH: 3 G) and New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan(Oct. 9, 2010 at BUF: 3 G).  three players who accomplished the 4-goal feat on the first day of NHL games, Dec. 19, 1917, but who all had played previously in the National Hockey Association, the direct predecessor to the NHL: Canadiens forward Joe Malone (5 G), Montreal Wanderers forward Harry Hyland (5 G) and Toronto Arenas forward Reg Noble (4 G).  At 19 years, 26 days, Elias says that Matthews also became the third-youngest player in NHL history to scored four goals in a game, behind Toronto’s Jack Hamilton on Dec. 4, 1943 (18 years, 185 days) and Washington’s Bobby Carpenter on Feb. 25, 1982 (18 years, 227 days).  https://www.nhl.com/news/auston-matthews-scores-4-goals-vs-senators/c-282613348 https://www.nhl.com/news/twitter-reacts-to-auston-matthews-four-goal-night/c-282601984

 

 

Other Interesting Stories:

  • Canucks call on college goalie Matt Hewitt – Matt Hewitt started the day as a student athlete at the University of British Columbia, happy to sleep in on a morning without classes. Before the day ends, Hewitt will be an NHL goaltender, at least for one game. Hewitt dressed as the backup goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday 10/18, taking the ice for warm ups as an emergency backup toJacob Markstrom after No. 1 goalie and scheduled starter Ryan Miller felt “tight” in the morning. Unable to get one of their own goalies to Vancouver from Utica of the American Hockey League in time, the Canucks will turn to Hewitt. Hewitt first got wind of the possibility after waking up late to a phone full of messages about Miller’s injury and talk the Canucks might need an emergency backup from UBC, something they’ve done in past seasons. A few hours later, he got a call from his coach, former Canucks defenseman Sven Butenschon, telling him the NHL job was his for the night. “He said ‘you are going up kid’ and my heart pretty much stopped right there,” Hewitt said. “To have the opportunity to dress for the Canucks, words can’t describe how excited I am.” Hewitt admits he can’t help but think about the possibility of playing.  “I never wish for anybody to get hurt but obviously that led to this opportunity to go up with the Canucks tonight so I’ll do my best to be ready if anything happens,” he said. No matter what happens, though, Hewitt knows his NHL moment ends with the game. “This is a dream come true for tonight but come tomorrow I am a student again,” Hewitt said. https://www.nhl.com/news/matt-hewitt-to-serve-as-canucks-backup-goalie/c-282798384
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs pulled 19 banners into the rafters of Air Canada Centre on Saturday 10/15 and, in so doing, they took another strong step toward bridging their storied past to a promising present and future. In a dramatic ceremony to begin their Centennial Anniversary, the Maple Leafs announced they were retiring 11 numbers — 10 of which previously were designated honored numbers — in an ultimate tribute to the 17 men who wore them.
    • 1:Goalies Turk Broda (1967) and Johnny Bower (1976)
    • 4:Defenseman Clarence “Hap” Day (1961) and forward Leonard “Red” Kelly (1969)
    • 7:Defensemen Frank “King” Clancy (1958) and Tim Horton (1977)
    • 9:Forwards Charlie Conacher (1961) and Ted “Teeder” Kennedy (1966)
    • 10:Forwards Syl Apps (1961) and George Armstrong (1975)
    • 13:Forward Mats Sundin (2012)
    • 14:Forward Dave Keon (1986)
    • 17:Forward Wendel Clark
    • 21:Defenseman Borje Salming (1996)
    • 27:Forwards Frank Mahovlich (1981) and Darryl Sittler (1989)
    • 93:Forward Doug Gilmour (2011).
  • The honored numbers theoretically remained available for use, but only Salming’s No. 21 was being worn by a current player, forwardJames van Riemsdyk, who on Saturday switched to No. 25.  https://www.nhl.com/news/maple-leafs-retire-11-numbers-at-ceremony/c-282698500
  • Mike Green Hat Trick on 10/17
  • Patrick Laine Hat Trick on 10/19

 

Highlights of upcoming week

  • Heritage Classic this weekend in Winnipeg. Winnipeg vs Edmonton.  Alumni game 4 PM ET Sat, Game 3 pm ET Sunday all on NHLN
  • San Jose @ Pittsburgh Thu, 10/20 7 pm
  • Montreal @ Boston Sat, 10/22 7 pm
  • Rangers @ Capitals Sat, 10/22 7pm
  • Boston @ Rangers! Wed, 10/26 8 pm
  • Recording next week @ 6 PM Thu 10/27 recapping the Bruins/Rangers game.

 

 

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  vs NJD 10/20, vs Mon 10/22, vs Min 10/25, @NYR 10/26

NYR:  @ Was 10/22, vs Ari 10/23, vs Bos 10/26

CAR:  @ CGY 10/20, @ Phi 10/22, @ Det 10/25

NCAA Minute:

 

 

 

USCHO Poll:

October 17, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 North Dakota (50) 3- 0-0 1000 1
2 Minnesota-Duluth 3- 1-2 862 4
3 Notre Dame 3- 1-0 816 5
4 Quinnipiac 2- 1-1 814 3
5 Massachusetts-Lowell 2- 0-2 766 8
6 Denver 2- 2-0 710 10
7 Minnesota 2- 0-0 702 9
8 Boston University 1- 2-0 624 2
9 Minnesota State 4- 0-0 611 14
10 Boston College 2- 2-0 573 6
11 Michigan 2- 1-0 441 13
12 St. Lawrence 3- 1-0 434 15
13 Harvard 0- 0-0 428 12
14 St. Cloud State 0- 2-0 296 7
15 Providence 1- 2-0 255 11
16 Yale 0- 0-0 207 17
17 Northeastern 1- 1-2 185 16
18 Bemidji State 4- 0-0 170 NR
19 Ohio State 1- 0-2 157 19
20 Omaha 2- 0-0 105 NR
Others receiving votes: Western Michigan 82, Maine 75, Miami 38, Air Force 31, Penn State 28, Holy Cross 25, Cornell 17, Wisconsin 16, Connecticut 10, Lake Superior 6, Army 5, Clarkson 5, Dartmouth 3, Bowling Green 2, Rochester Institute of Technology 1.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/#ixzz4NaZXBdd8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pairwise Rankings:

Rank Team PWR W-L-T Win % Win % Rank RPI RPI Rank
1 St. Lawrence 59 3-1-0 .7500 10t .9083* 1
2 Bemidji State 58 4-0-0 1.000 1t .8425* 2
3 Minnesota State 57 4-0-0 1.000 1t .7900* 3
4 Notre Dame 56 3-1-0 .7500 10t .7450* 4
5 Maine 55 3-1-0 .7500 10t .7412* 5
6 Western Michigan 54 3-0-1 .8750 7 .7344* 6
7 Quinnipiac 53 3-1-1 .7000 14 .6912 7
8 Minnesota-Duluth 52 3-1-2 .6667 15t .6907 8
9 Massachusetts-Lowell 51 2-0-2 .7500 10t .6905* 9
10 Penn State 50 2-1-0 .6667 15t .6741 10
11 North Dakota 49 3-0-0 1.000 1t .6700* 11
12 Mercyhurst 48 1-1-0 .5000 22t .6520 12
13 Northeastern 47 1-1-2 .5000 22t .6427 13
14t Omaha 45 2-0-0 1.000 1t .6350 14t
14t Minnesota 45 2-0-0 1.000 1t .6350 14t
16 Bentley 44 1-1-1 .5000 22t .5928 16
17 Holy Cross 43 2-0-1 .8333 8t .5927 17
18 Army 42 2-0-1 .8333 8t .5796 18
19 Michigan 41 2-1-0 .6667 15t .5731* 19
20 Union 40 2-1-1 .6250 19t .5698* 20

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/#ixzz4Naa5zp7L

 

 

 

KHL Minute:

  • SKA Leningrad on top of standings, 18-1-4, followed by CSKA Moscow 17-4-3. Dinamo Riga at bottom, 4-15-3.
  • Former NHL forward Wojtek Wolski suffered vertebrae fractures and other injuries in a KHL game Thursday as the result of a scary crash into the boards, his club, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, announced in a release Friday 10/14. According to translation of the team website, Wolski suffered a “fracture of the seventh and fourth cervical vertebrae, injury of the cervical spinal cord, brain concussion, bruises and abrasions on the face.” His season is over, the team said.  The injury occurred against Barys Astana during the third period of a 1-1 game. Wolski and another player were going for a loose puck when they collided with each other and into the boards. Wolski was taken off on a stretcher.  https://youtu.be/FuBltcjYewg http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/w/wolskwo01.html
  • Kovi leads KHL in scoring.

 

Picks of the week:

 

Wayne

It happened on 10/18, Colorado @ Washington

 

Steve:

  • Islanders Memoidis Hospital – 10/12 every baby ward got NYI onesies.

 

 

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