Sharks’ New Enforcer Scott Knows Why He’s Here – San Jose Mercury News

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“I think the thinking part is what allows him to play in the league,” McLellan said. “He’s positioned well, he doesn’t play with a lot of risk in his game, so he makes smart plays.” Scott wasn’t always a forward or a fighter, having played defense at Michigan Tech. Undrafted, he was signed in December 2006 by the Minnesota Wild, where he ended up playing 71 games on the blue line. In 2010, he signed with the Chicago Blackhawks, and they decided to move him up front. “That’s when I started fighting a little bit more,” Scott said. “Once you start fighting, you can’t be a d-man to fight. 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. source: http://www.mercurynews.com/sharks/ci_26748668/sharks-new-enforcer-scott-knows-why-hes-here?source=rss

NHL scores: Jonas Hiller shuts down Blackhawks; Boedker’s hat trick leads Coyotes – SBNation.com

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Bobby Robins had 14 penalty minutes after just two games but the 33-year-old was placed on waivers and then sent to the minors once the Bruins inked Gagne. BUFFALO @ Anaheim, @ Los Angeles, @ San Jose Rested team: None Tired Team: @ Los Angeles (Thursday) Notes The Sabres are in sunny California for all three games. They were called out by coach Ted Nolan after a horrendous performance on Monday against the Ducks and responded on Tuesday with their first win of the season. Look for the Ducks to go after Josh Gorges on Wednesday when they are in Anaheim as he put Patrick Maroon out for what should be four weeks with a sprained MCL after he took him hard into the boards. Andrej Meszaros was a healthy scratch on Tuesday after he started the season as a minus-six through his first three games. I cant really recommend any Sabres, especially if you play the plus/minus category. CALGARY vs. Tampa Bay, vs. Carolina, vs. Washington Rested team: vs. Tampa Bay (Tuesday) Tired Team: None Notes After an impressive training camp, the Flames recalled Josh Jooris this week. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/too-early-panic-145900378–nhl.html

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From updated weekly top 30 rankings to trending players and more, Goldman will be your go-to guy for fantasy goalie advice all season long. UPDATED TOP 30 GOALIE RANKINGS Since 2010, due to factors like sheer skill, injuries and better goalie coaching in the minors, the overall usage of rookies and backups has been steadily rising. FANTASY HOCKEY ANALYSIS The 2014-15 NHL season is underway, so NHL.com has you covered with weekly fantasy hockey positional rankings, real-time spin updates and waiver wire advice. Fantasy ranks: Top 100 forwards | Top 60 ‘D’ All-Access | Spin updates | Follow @NHLFantasy SIGN UP FOR YAHOO FANTASY Last season was a great example, as a large class of 26 rookies posted a cumulative .912 save percentage (6,089 saves on 6,676 shots) and played in 20.7 percent of the NHL’s total games (254 of 1,230). This season may be no different, as 21 teams have already used both goalies, including four rookies. One reason why backups earned so many minutes in Week 1 was due to a full slate of 15 games on Saturday, which made the entire weekend a great sampling of how teams may split workloads. As of Thursday, 16 back-to-back sets have already occurred, with starting goalies going 8-7-1 with a .902 save percentage in the second game. A goalie played both games three times, going 1-2-0 with a .890 save percentage. Of those 16 tail-end games, 12 of them saw the goalie face more shots than the previous night. That’s no surprise, but it may encourage a strategy where it’s more advantageous to play the backup on the first night and then the starter/”hot” goalie in front of a tired team on the back end. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/fantasy-top-30-goalies-backups-prove-worth-early-160000257–nhl.html

Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn: The latest Dude Perfect stars bring out the best in each other – Yahoo Sports

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They are the faces of a franchise on the rise. We push each other every day in practice, Benn said. When he scores, I want to score. We have two competitive personalities, and I think it wears off on each other. At times like today, we have fun out there. Seguin has a reputation for having too much fun. The Boston Bruins traded him to the Stars in July 2013, even though they drafted him second overall three years before and he put up strong numbers. There were reports about partying. There were issues with his activities on social media. View gallery . Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin, right, celebrates his goal in the first period in front of Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jack But Stars general manager Jim Nill had known Seguin for years, since he was the assistant GM with the Red Wings and Seguin was playing junior in the Detroit suburbs for the Ontario Hockey Leagues Plymouth Whalers. He felt much of what was reported was exaggerated or untrue. He trusted not just Seguins talent, but his commitment. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/tyler-seguin-and-jamie-benn–the-latest-dude-perfect-stars-bring-out-the-best-in-each-other-130857866.html

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All the NHL Scores Bruins 3, Red Wings 2 Flames 2, Blackhawks 1 Coyotes 7, Oilers 4 Three Things We Learned 1. Mike Babcock wasn’t very pleased with his team. At least, the players on his team that weren’t starting goaltender Jimmy Howard . And that’s not an unfair position for him to take. The Red Wings were badly outplayed for most of the night, but at least managed to come away with a point in the shootout loss thanks almost entirely to the play of Howard in net. #RedWings Babcock: Howie was good. Thats about it. Dana Wakiji (@FSDwakiji) October 16, 2014 2. Sometimes goalies steal games. Howard almost did it for Detroit, Hiller did do it for Calgary . Hiller stopped 49 of the 50 shots he faced in a 2-1 overtime win for the Flames, providing a nice reminder that weird things can happen in a single game and that the best team on a given night may not always win. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/10/16/6986615/nhl-scores-jonas-hiller-mikkel-boedker-hat-trick-coyotes-oilers-flames-blackhawks

A portrait of San Jose Sharks left wing John Scott, at right, and right wing Mike Brown at  Sharks Ice in San Jose, Calif., on Fri., Oct. 10, 2014.

– – – Bruins 3, Red Wings 2 (shootout) Center David Krejci and right winger Reilly Smith scored in the shootout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Krejci and Smith also scored goals for Boston in regulation while goaltender Tuukka Rask made 18 saves. Wingers Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist scored for Detroit while goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 37-of-39 shots in regulation and overtime. Nyquist’s power-play goal 2:56 into the third tied the game at 2-2. – – – Flames 2, Blackhawks 1 (overtime) Calgary center Mikael Backlund’s wrist shot beat Chicago goalie Corey Crawford with 25 seconds left in overtime, giving the Flames a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks. The loss was the first of the season for Chicago (2-0-1), while Calgary (3-2-0) climbed back above .500. The Blackhawks outshot the Flames 50-19 but Calgary goalie Jonas Hiller made 49 saves for the win. – – – Coyotes 7, Oilers 4 Arizona left winger Mikkel Boedker scored his first career hat-trick and Connor Murphy and Rob Klinkhammer scored 67 seconds apart in the second period to help the Coyotes to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers . Boedker scored the Coyotes’ first goal in the first period and flipped a backhand shot that slipped through Edmonton goaltender Ben Scrivens’ pads for an easy tally and a 5-3 lead at 9:07 of the third period. He scored an empty netter with 26.7 seconds remaining for his fifth goal of the season, one behind Rangers winger Rick Nash among NHL leaders. Edmonton, one of four winless teams in the league, is off to its worst start since losing its first four games in 1995-96. (Editing by John O’Brien) Sports & Recreation source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-highlights-wednesdays-national-hockey-league-games-034307511–nhl.html

 

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