Nhl Scores: Islanders Remain Unbeaten, Avalanche Keep Losing – Sbnation.com

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Fantasy top 100 forwards: Line combinations crucial – Yahoo Sports

All the NHL Scores Kings 1, Blues 0 (SO) Three Things We Learned 1. No lead is safe around Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. The Stars weren’t anything special for 57 minutes on Thursday night, but their top-line duo only needed three minutes to stun the Penguins in the third period, tying the game late and then winning with 2.9 seconds to play on Seguin’s power play goal, his fifth goal of the season. 2. Sometimes you need to be lucky, like when you score a potential butt goal off the goalie . Just ask Joel Ward , who netted his second goal of the year in Washington’s 6-2 win over New Jersey, and it was easily the weirdest goal of the young season. 3. Milan Lucic didn’t do anything to Dale Weise ( mainly because Weise didn’t play ), but he still made a scene. And there is a good chance that his little gesture for the Montreal crowd could probably cost him a game or two. Impact Moment It was a difficult night for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Not only did they lose a 2-0 lead and lose to the Dallas Stars, but they also lost forward Pascal Dupuis during a strange sequence when he was knocked to the ice by an Alex Goligoski cross check, and was then struck by a puck. Dupuis had to leave the game on a stretcher. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/10/17/6992617/nhl-scores-islanders-win-avalanche-lose-stars-comeback-pascal-dupuis-injury

Will the Chicago Blackhawks’ No. 2 Line Continue to Produce at a High Level? | Bleacher Report

It hurts the team.” For all his size and reputation, Scott has not been in that many fights — 35 — in his NHL career. But one 2012 exhibition encounter got extra attention because of the mismatch when he went after a smaller skill player in 6-foot, 202-pound Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Scott said he had just told Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle that a fight was coming with whomever was on the ice opposite him because a Toronto player had just beaten up one of Scott’s Buffalo Sabres teammates after refusing to fight Scott. “I told their coach, put someone out and we’re going to fight. So he puts out Kessel,” Scott said. “They’re challenging me.” Kessel earned a suspension for using his stick as an ax and trying to cut down Scott like a redwood. Scott escaped supplemental discipline and in fact has been suspended only once — a seven-game punishment for an open ice shoulder-to-jaw hit on Loui Eriksson of the Boston Bruins. Scott knows there are a lot of NHL arenas where it might take fans awhile to warm up to him in a home jersey, but he doesn’t expect SAP Center to be one of them. Maybe that’s because he never dropped the gloves with anyone wearing teal. “I don’t know if I have the hatred in San Jose that I do in other buildings,” Scott said. source: http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_26748669/sharks-new-enforcer-scott-knows-why-hes-here?source=rss

Flames get past Blackhawks in overtime

The question is whether or not this line will continue to produce at a high level throughout the season. The reason for that question is the man in the middle. Does Shaw really have the talent to hold on to a position between Kane and Saad? Kane is one of the best and most exciting players in the league and has proven time and time again that he can score the biggest goals at the most important moments. Saad, a second-round pick in the 2011 draft, has superstar potential himself. He is one of the fastest skaters on the Blackhawks and also very decisive in the offensive zone. He scored 19 goals and had 28 assists last year, and with just a bit of progress, he will reach the 25-goal mark this season. A 30-goal season is not out of the question. Shaw does not have that kind of pedigree. He checks in at 5’10” and 180 pounds, and he is not going to intimidate anyone with his size or strength. He scored 39 points last year in 80 regular-season games, and that’s his career high. Shaw was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2233825-will-the-chicago-blackhawks-no-2-line-continue-to-produce-at-a-high-level

Bolin: NHL Power Rankings — Week 1 | Times Record

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The Blackhawks finally tied the game when they capitalized on their seventh power-play opportunity of the night at 14:15 of the third period. Center Andrew Shaw’s tip-in even the score at 1-1. Forward Patrick Sharp slammed a hard slap shot from just inside the blue line, and Shaw deflected it at just the right time to get it past Hiller. It was Shaw’s second goal of the season, with Sharp and center Jonathan Toews earning assists on the play. Even with the goal, Chicago is just 3-for-16 in power-play situations. The Blackhawks dominated the first period, outshooting the Flames 18-2, but Calgary’s defense and Hiller refused to yield as the first 20 minutes ended scoreless. NOTES: The attendance was 21,112, the Blackhawks’ 279th consecutive United Center sellout, the longest streak in the NHL. … While the Blackhawks won one game against Calgary last season, they also lost two overtime games to the Flames. … Calgary had C Jiri Hudler back in the lineup Wednesday after he missed Saturday’s game because of the flu. source: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/101514_Flames_get_past_Blackhawks_in_overtime.html

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But considering all the injuries, its a pretty fantastic beginning. 13. Nashville Predators (18) Pekka Rinne looks to be back to his typical top-five-goalie-in-the-league form and the forwards may actually put the puck in the net with more frequency this year. If that continues, they could fight for a playoff berth. 12. Vancouver Canucks (24) The Canucks are playing inspired through two games. Everything you need to know about them is in that sentence. Inspired. Two games. Give it time. 11. Los Angeles Kings (1) Two straight wins helps negate some of the opening-night badness that was a 4-0 shutout to San Jose and an overtime loss to Arizona a few nights later. Still, gotta drop. source: http://swtimes.com/columns-blogs/eric-bolin/bolin-nhl-power-rankings-week-1

Sharks’ new enforcer Scott knows why he’s here – ContraCostaTimes.com

… The Tampa Bay Lightning are trying to maximize Steven Stamkos ‘s production while Jonathan Drouin recovers from injury, so Ryan Callahan , Tyler Johnson , Ondrej Palat and Alex Killorn have seen time with him. He played alongside Palat and Callahan for most of the game when he notched a hat trick Monday. … It’s been a rough start for Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic , but David Krejci ‘s return should make up for lost production. … Evander Kane ‘s injury means Winnipeg Jets forward/defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will play with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler . Byfuglien’s production in that role could impact Kane’s long-term value. PLAYOFF LINES STICK: Alongside Jason Pominville and sleeper candidate Mikael Granlund , Zach Parise has scorched the opposition with two goals, two assists, a plus-5 rating and 19 shots on goal in two games for the Minnesota Wild . Add Granlund (32 percent owned in Yahoo) if he’s available in your league. … The “That ’70s Line” moniker is getting tired, but the production of the Los Angeles Kings ‘ second unit ( Tanner Pearson , Jeff Carter , Tyler Toffoli ) isn’t getting old. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/fantasy-top-100-forwards-line-combos-crucial-160000238–nhl.html

 

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