Philadelphia Flyers Vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Preview – October 21, 2014 – Espn

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Had a real good attack, shot the puck well, lot of opportunities,” he said. “But we got to clean up some of the mistakes we make. They’re unacceptable.” Corey Crawford shined again for the Blackhawks on Saturday against Nashville, making 19 saves, but they had trouble scoring despite a 37-20 shot advantage. Jonathan Toews ‘ short-handed goal finished off a 2-1 overtime victory. The Blackhawks have unloaded 87 shots in their last two games but have just three goals to show for it. “I don’t think it’s about the initial shot. It’s more about the second effort, having traffic at the net,” Toews said. “We (need) some ugly goals, get some offense going.” Antti Raanta , though, will get his first start of the season after the Blackhawks announced Tuesday that Crawford will miss this game due to an upper-body injury. The Finn went 1-0-1 versus the Flyers as a rookie last season, getting the win in a 7-2 rout at the United Center on Dec. 11. Chicago has five wins in its last six home games against the Flyers, including three in the 2010 Stanley Cup finals, but it’s 3-15-1 with one tie in the last 20 overall regular-season meetings. Philadelphia rallied from an early two-goal deficit for a 3-2 overtime victory in the latest meeting March 18. source: http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/preview?gameId=400564417

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NHL Scores: Red Wings lose Datsyuk’s debut; Predators remain unbeaten inregulation By Adam Gretz on Oct 22 2014, 8:00a + Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Pavel Datsyuk was back for the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night and very nearly scored one of the prettiest goals of the season. Meanwhile, the Nashville Predators continued their fast start to the season. He made his 2014-15 season debut on Tuesday and it turned out to be quite an eventful — and controversial — evening. Datsyuk ended up recording an assist on Henrik Zetterberg’s second period goal to open the scoring, and then appeared to score what would have been one of the best goals of the young NHL season. The only problem? The goal was called off because of an interference call on Justin Abdelkader. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock argued after the game that Montreal goalie Carey Price initiated the contact. It ended up being an important call in the game as the Red Wings never scored again and would go on to lose the game in overtime, 2-1, thanks to a David Desharnais goal. Elsewhere on Tuesday, the Nashville Predators needed a shootout to knock off the Arizona Coyotes, 4-3, to run their record to 4-0-2 and remain one of just three teams in the league that has yet to lose a game in regulation, joining the Chicago Blackhawks (4-0 winners over Philadelphia on Tuesday) and the Washington Capitals. The New York Islanders ended up getting blown out by Toronto thanks to a second period offensive explosion that saw Phil Kessel score a pair of goals. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/10/22/7036111/nhl-scores-pavel-datsyuk-thomas-hickey-injury-nashville-predators-win

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Shea Weber scored his third goal for Nashville and Hutton stopped 35 shots. Hutton was making his first start of the season in place of Pekka Rinne , who started the Predators’ first four games and had a 2-0 shutout at Winnipeg on Friday night. “Giving up a breakaway in OT on a power play is obviously a little tough, Hutton said. “I didn’t think we played our best tonight, but I thought in the third we came out and gave a real great effort, especially back-to-back nights.” In this one, the Predators took control of the game for much of the third period with up-tempo skating and persistent forechecking after being dominated through the first two periods and outshot 23-7 after 40 minutes. It was tied 1-all after one period despite Chicago holding a 12-3 advantage on shots. Both teams scored on their first shots of the game. Oduya connected just 1:49 in when he skated in from the left point and leaned into a low shot from the top of the circle that beat Hutton between the pads. Weber tied it with a power-play goal at 11:17 shortly after serving a cross-checking call and exiting the penalty box. His drive from the left circle appeared to strike Chicago defenseman Michal Rozsival , then deflected upward and over Crawford’s shoulder. Chicago outshot Nashville 11-4 in the second, and Hutton made several tough in-close saves late in the period to keep it tied. The Predators picked up the pace in the third, forcing the Blackhawks into turnovers in the Chicago zone and tested Crawford. He made a point-blank pad save on Craig Smith 4:45 into the period when both Smith and Colin Wilson were alone in front of the net following a Chicago giveaway. source: http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=400564600

Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Recap – October 18, 2014 – ESPN

21 1 hour ago Oct. 21 (Reuters) – Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Tuesday: – – – – The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 – – – – MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL World Series Game 1: Giants at Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Game 1 of the 2014 World Series from Kaufmann Stadium, where the visiting San Francisco Giants are representing the National League for the third time in five years and the underdog Kansas City Royals , unbeaten this postseason, are back on this stage for the first time in 29 years. (BBO-ROYALS-GIANTS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0007 GMT/8:07 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Alan Eskew, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru) See also: Pregame notebook filed by first pitch (BBO-ROYALS-GIANTS-NOTEBOOK/ (PIX), The Sports Xchange, by Alan Eskew, 400 words) – – World Series sidebar coverage KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Supplemental coverage of Game 1 of the World Series. (BBO-ROYALS-GIANTS-NEWS/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0007 GMT/8:07 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by David Smale, 550 words) – – – – OSCAR PISTORIUS Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp PRETORIA – Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius starts his five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world. (SAFRICA PISTORIUS/ (PIX, TV), moved, by Joe Brock, 950 words) – – In Steenkamp family’s bar, mixed feelings over Pistorius sentence PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – As Judge Thokolize Masipa told track star Oscar Pistorius he would go to jail for killing Reeva Steenkamp, customers at the bar owned by her parents held up their palms to signify “five years” and murmured approval. (SAFRICA PISTORIUS/STEENKAMP, moved, by Ed Stoddard, 275 words) – – – – NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Expect controversy on Pro Football HOF contributor selection The Pro Football Hall of Fame, the ultimate destination for those who play and coach the game, is finally about to open the doors at Canton, Ohio, to those who run the game, too. The move is long overdue and welcomed by those around the NFL — and it also is certain to create a storm of controversy. (FBN-COLUMN/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Ira Miller, 1,000 words) – – Rice appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 Two months after his indefinite suspension from the NFL, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will have his appeal heard on Nov. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/reuters-u-sports-schedule-2-pm-edt-tuesday-183856728–spt.html

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He tallied a hat trick and added an assist as Arizona won their second in a row. It was the first three-goal night of the Danes career, who is now tied with Wayne Simmonds for second in the NHL with five goals on the season. No. 3 Star: Reilly Smith , Boston Bruins Smith played the hero for the Bruins during their 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings . After putting Boston ahead 2-1 midway through the second period, Smith scored the Bruins’ second goal in the shootout to secure the extra point: Honorable Mention: Simon Gagne made his debut for the Boston Bruins, which coupled as his 800th NHL game …Jimmy Howard made 37 saves in the loss …Shane Doan, Martin Erat and Martin Hanzal each recorded two points … Arizona is now 11-0-3 in their last 14 games against Edmonton. They’re 16-2-3 against the Oilers under Dave Tippett …Oilers 2014 top pick Leon Draisaitl recorded an assist, his first NHL point … Taylor Hall had a three-point night of his own in the loss, including this sweet assist to set up Mark Arcobello: Did You Know? Bruins assistant coach Doug Houda took a puck to the noggin and returned with something to show from it: Gotta love hockey. Even the coaches are tough. #bruins asst Doug Houda takes puck to head, back on bench. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-three-stars–hiller-stops-just-about-everything–hats-off-for-boedker-052017899.html

 

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