Nhl Scores: Flyers Still Have Penguins’ Number; Another Hat Trick For Corey Perry – Sbnation.com

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Let’s say this up front: The Oilers probably played a little better over their first four games than the results would indicate. They were also probably outplayed by the Capitals on Wednesday during their 3-2 win. But a win is a win and the Oilers are in no position to be apologizing for how they do it, but I can’t think of anything more fitting for this team than their game-winning goal on Wednesday which ended up being a beautiful play that was preceded by a comedy of errors . 3. Frederick Andersen is off to a great start. John Gibson gets a lot of the headlines in Anaheim for being the goalie of the future and one of the better up-and-coming netminders in the league, but they have another pretty good one in Andersen. After his performance on Wednesday he has now stopped 154 of the 162 shots he has faced this season. That is a .950 save percentage. Impact Moment After spending the past decade playing professionally in Europe with seemingly little chance of ever making the NHL, Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored his first NHL goal in a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The goal, a nice re-direct off the rush, gave Philadelphia 2-1 lead and helped the Flyers continue their dominance over their cross-state rivals in the Consol Energy Center. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/10/23/7044427/nhl-scores-penguins-flyers-corey-perry-hat-trick

Gibsonia’s Saad on ascent to NHL stardom | TribLIVE

Raanta was sharp as he stepped in for Corey Crawford – Chicagos No. 1 goalie who is out day-to-day with an upper-body injury – to record his second career shutout. Among his saves were two point-blank stops on Philadelphias Claude Giroux and one on Matt Read late in the second period. Besides their first goals this season, Saad and Bickell each had assists as Chicagos third line, centered by Brad Richards, clicked and the Blackhawks improved to 4-0-1. Richards, who signed as a free agent last summer following a contract buyout by the New York Rangers, set up Saads goal to earn his first point as a Blackhawk. Philadelphias Steve Mason made 39 saves. He was back in net for his fifth start in six games despite being pulled after two periods in the Flyers come-from-behind 6-5 overtime win at Dallas on Saturday, their only victory. The Blackhawks came out strong for the third straight game. Chicago outshot Philadelphia 19-9 in the first and connected on three of five shots during a flurry late in the period Saad opened the scoring 11:54 in. Mason made flashy close-in saves on Saad and Richards, but then Saad outmuscled the Flyers Michael Del Zotto to the net and tucked in a loose puck from the goal line after Richards centered it. source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/21/raanta-leads-blackhawks-past-flyers-4-0/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Thursday’s NHL Capsules | News Tribune

They played into overtime six nights earlier in Chicago with the Blackhawks winning 2-1. The Predators earned points in their seventh straight game before a sellout crowd, continuing their best start since the 2010-11 season when they got points in each of their first eight. For Neal, it was the fifth hat trick of his career. Acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh in June, Neal has five goals in four games. Filip Forsberg had two assists. Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw scored for Chicago. RED WINGS 4, PENGUINS 3, OT DETROIT (AP) Justin Abdelkader’s goal 4:16 into overtime capped a dramatic Detroit rally, giving the Red Wings a victory over Pittsburgh. The Red Wings scored twice with their goalie pulled in the final 2:39 of regulation, tying the game on Niklas Kronwall’s goal with 38.9 seconds to play. Kronwall had two goals and an assist. Pascal Dupuis and Olli Maatta scored in the first period for the Penguins, and Chris Kunitz added a goal in the second. With 2:55 remaining in regulation, the Red Wings pulled goalie Jimmy Howard. source: http://www.newstribune.com/news/2014/oct/23/thursdays-nhl-capsules/

Blues top Blackhawks, snap skid at 2 games – Washington Times

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Its what happens when your team is fun, fast, entertaining and has won two Stanley Cups since 2010. But for whatever reason, Hawks fans seem to travel exceptionally well to Nashville. A lot has to do with proximity either by car eight hour drive or by air 50 minute flight. It also helps that Southwest Airlines has an incredible amount of direct flights from Midway Airport to Nashville. Last season the Predators tried a campaign to Keep the Red Out where if you bought a ticket to a Predators/Blackhawks game, you had to buy one for a non-Predators/Blackhawks game later in the year. The deal was in some ways a success, because two of the three games were sellouts, though Hawks fans still dominated the crowds. Most of Thursday, the Predators official team Twitter had been informing fans about how to get rid of their red outfits for the evening’s game between the two teams. PSA on the red redemption: if it’s attached to someone’s head please don’t try to turn it in. #savethegingers #CHIvsNSH Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) October 23, 2014 Below is the new campaign to make it harder for Chicago fans to go to Nashville games via email from the Predators: -Game was included in all season-ticket packages, to make sure the Loyal Legion had tickets to the game. -Pre-sale opportunities to season-ticket holders, first access to buy game individual game tickets (this game included) -Single-game buyers in viewing area opportunity to buy game through pre-sale codes -Individual tickets went on sale at Bridgestone Arena only, [so] people in Nashville would have opportunity to buy single game tickets (including this game), first -Following all of the above, tickets went on sale to the general public/outer market. And the promotions! – Free popcorn to any fans wearing gold -Turn in any red item to Fan Information and get a Preds ticket voucher (one voucher per person). Red items will be donated to the Chicago Rescue Mission -Turn in a Hawks sweater and receive a Preds sweatshirt When it comes to the Predators or any NHL team if a building is full, a promotion clearly works. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/blackhawks-fans-invade-nashville-in-large-numbers-010621957.html

Blackhawks fans invade Nashville in large numbers (again) | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

I thought we all stepped up to the plate. The Blues (3-3-1), who lost in six games to the Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs last spring, had scored just once in losing back-to-back games to Anaheim and Vancouver. They had dropped three of four games, including a shootout defeat in Los Angeles. We hit a bit of a lull the last two games and we needed a great performance, and who better than our biggest rivals to bring it out of us, Blues captain David Backes said. Guys put together a heck of a 60-minute effort. Brian Elliott made 22 saves for St. Louis, including nine in the third period. Antti Raanta made 28 saves for the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks (4-2-1) have dropped two straight in regulation, falling again after being beaten in Nashville on Thursday. The Blues committed two penalties within the first minute, and the Blackhawks took advantage with Patrick Sharps 5-on-3 power-play goal, assisted by Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa, just 1:02 into the game. The first five minutes were a little bit of a whirlwind, and everybody kind of calmed things down, and we got our game going, Elliott said. Thats the way we need to play, just that even-keeled mentality. source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/26/blues-top-blackhawks-snap-skid-at-2-games/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Raanta leads Blackhawks past Flyers 4-0 – Washington Times

And made a prediction. aTrust me,a Toews said. aI don’t even know what the heck the ceiling is for Brandon Saad. But I know that it’s really, really high. His production is only going up from here. The sky really is the limit for him. You’ll see.a The Blackhawks loved Saad’s talents when they drafted him in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. They knew early in his rookie season a one that ended with a Stanley Cup championship a that Saad would be a longtime contributor. Now, the Blackhawks think he will become a star. aLittle brother’ The Blackhawks are loaded with star power. Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith are some of hockey’s biggest names. source: http://triblive.com/sports/nhl/7025942-74/saad-blackhawks-kane

 

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