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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), of Russia, is seen during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014,  but isn

One figures Lack will get in against either the Blues or Avalanche, but away contests versus quality opponents (and Colorado?) could be telling regardless. Odd side-note for Miller: He allowed 108 goals in 40 games played with Buffalo in both 2013-14 and 2012-13. Getting traded to St. Louis meant he allowed more overall last season, but thats an interesting coincidence, isnt it? Henrik Lundqvist : 33-save shutout against San Jose – The Sharks came off a Saturday night win against the Devils, and Hank’s previous win came against the Carolina Hurricanes , but Lundqvist owners probably won’t let those details spoil the sense of relief. It could be an awfully interesting (and lucrative) schedule going forward. The Rangers face the Devils in New Jersey on Tuesday and then the Canadiens in Montreal on Saturday. After that, it’s imperative that they stay sharp, as they play four straight home games, seven of eight at MSG and nine of 11 in the Big Apple. Once they finish their Nov. 19 game against the Flyers, the Rangers will have played six games on the road and 15 contests at home this season. If Lundqvist is still just so-so about a month from now, the Rangers will probably have to scrape and claw to make the playoffs (and the same might be true for your fantasy team) considering the home-road disparity that will remain. source:–nhl.html

Flyers staying out of penalty box

Hextall pointed out the statistics. The Flyers have finished either last or second-to-last in fewest minor penalties in six of the nine seasons since the game changed after the 2004-05 lockout. He even held a meeting with Rinaldo during the offseason to drive home his point. More coverage The Flyers are just five games into the season, but so far, they’ve heeded Hextall’s message. They are by far the least penalized team in the NHL, in both minor penalties (12) and total penalty minutes (35). “Well, we don’t have any tough guys anymore,” coach Craig Berube cracked. “Want me to suit up?” The Flyers do actually still lead the league in one penalty category: bench minors (three). But one of their bench minors for “too many men on the ice” on Saturday night in Dallas should not have been called, video from the game showed. Still, the Flyers have been shorthanded a total of just 13 times in five games. On two minor penalties, they were able to draw a coincidental minor from the opposition. Aside from increased awareness, Berube believes his team has been called for fewer penalties as a result of moving its feet more. It plays directly into the uptempo style Berube has been trying to get his players to play. source:

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. For the better part of the first 54 minutes, it appeared Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman’s mid-second-period goal would stand up as the only tally of the night. More coverage Wideman’s slap shot, his first goal of the season, sailed past Crawford (16 saves) at 11:55 of the middle period. Flames center Joe Colborne picked up the assist for his fifth point of the season. Despite the huge disparity in shots, Chicago failed to score until late in the third period. 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. source:

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We’re just asking everybody to be patient, because arrests don’t always lead to charges and convictions.” The soft-spoken Voynov, who speaks limited English, was a key contributor to the Kings’ two championship teams in the past three seasons, playing an aggressive two-way game from the blue line. The Siberia native also played for Russia at the Sochi Olympics. “He’s not familiar with our legal system, so he had a lot of questions,” Renetzky said. Redondo Beach police responded to a neighbor’s report of a woman screaming and crying in Voynov’s neighborhood on Sunday night, but couldn’t find anyone, Hoffman said. About 90 minutes later, Voynov was arrested after a nurse at the Torrance hospital called police to report the alleged victim was being treated for injuries that “alarmed” the emergency-room staff. Police didn’t release the alleged victim’s name or her relationship to Voynov, citing her confidentiality rights. A couple must be married, in a relationship, cohabitating or have a child together for an alleged crime to fall under the statute cited by the arresting officers. Hoffman said additional charges could be filed against Voynov because a child was in the house shared by the defenseman and the alleged victim, although Voynov isn’t the child’s father. The NHL’s collective bargaining agreement allows it to suspend players during a criminal investigation “where the failure to suspend the player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the league.” The NFL has received widespread criticism for its handling of recent domestic violence charges against several players. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said he is confident in his league’s policies, noting in a recent interview in Los Angeles that the league provides education and frequent counseling to its players. source:

Flames get past Blackhawks in overtime

He also captured six Vezina Trophies (1994-95, 1997-99 and 2001) as well as the William M. Jennings Trophy (1994, 2001) and the Lester B. Pearson Award (1997, ’98) twice. Seven of his 10 All-Star selections occurred while he starred for Buffalo. He went on to win a pair of Stanley Cup titles for Detroit and also played for Ottawa. The Sabres previously retired the No. 11 of Gilbert Perreault in 1990, Rick Martin’s No. 7 and Rene Robert’s No. 14 in 1995, the No. 2 of Tim Horton in 1996, Danny Gare’s No. 18 in 2005 and Pat LaFontaine’s No. source:


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