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1 CHICAGO John Gibson provided just enough time for Devante Smith-Pelly to come up with a big play, and then the goaltender finished the job. Such is life right now for the rolling Anaheim Ducks. Gibson made 37 saves and Smith-Pelly scored on a short-handed breakaway, leading the Ducks to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Smith-Pelly’s third goal of the season capped a breakaway with 8:28 left in regulation and 2 seconds remaining on a penalty on Sami Vatanen. He beat rookie goaltender Scott Darling between the pads after grabbing the puck at the Ducks’ blue line when Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook fell. “I tried to fake him out and kind of get him moving and I’m not sure if he got a piece of it, but I’m happy it scooted through,” Smith-Pelly said. He had to fight off teammate Andrew Cogliano for the puck after Seabrook lost it. Then it was clear sailing, with Seabrook unable to get into the play. “I’ve got to do a better job of that,” Seabrook said. “It was just one of those plays.” Anaheim used Smith-Pelly’s goal and Gibson’s first shutout of the season to record its eighth win in nine games. It was the first regulation home loss for Chicago, which has dropped three of four overall. source:

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* The Ducks saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end in their 4-1 loss to San Jose on Sunday. Anaheim has scored at least three goals in seven games this season the second-most in the NHL (San Jose, 8). * The Blackhawks have won each of their last three home games, however, two of those contests were decided by just one goal. Four of Chicagos five wins this season have come at home. * Corey Perry has four goals and one assist in his last three games overall and has collected at least one point in all four of his road contests this season (4g, 2a). Perry has 29 points (13g, 16a) in 32 career games against Chicago. * Of Patrick Sharps eight points this season, six have come on the power-play. Sharp has just two points (both assists) in his last five games against Anaheim. * Chicago has not allowed a power-play goal in four-straight games and owns the third-best penalty-kill percentage in the NHL this season at 92.0. source:

NHL Recap – Ottawa Senators at Chicago Blackhawks – Oct 26, 2014 –

Anaheim was home to the first line brawl of the season after about 40 minutes of simmering hatred between the Sharks and Ducks . The two squads racked up 165 penalty minutes in San Jose’s 4-1 win. This was basically the entire game in one GIF: It was certainly a spectacle, though at some points the physicality became dangerous. That definitely was the case in Los Angeles earlier in the evening, as two players suffered injuries due to strong hits. In Anze Kopitar’s case, a play behind the net ended up with him leaving the game under his own power. Unfortunately for Nick Foligno , a freak accident caused him to be carried off the ice on a stretcher. Fortunately, it sounds like Foligno will be alright: John Davidson tells @jrimercbj : “Nick will be fine.” Thank goodness. #CBJ NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) October 26, 2014 It was just another case of the physicality of hockey overshadowing the actual game on Sunday. All the NHL Scores Canucks 4, Capitals 2 Three Things We Learned 1. The Ducks and Sharks almost forgot to play hockey. The 165 penalty minutes between the two clubs was easily the most of any game this season. source:

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The Los Angeles Kings ride a six-game winning streak into Philadelphia at 7 p.m. ET, just their second road game of the season thus far. The Maple Leafs host the Buffalo Sabres in a game that’s being looked at as a must-win for Toronto, and with rumors of Randy Carlyle’s demise not far off if they lose at home to the lowely Sabres. Metropolitan Division rivals New Jersey and Pittsburgh battle while the Minnesota Wild are in Boston to take on the Bruins in a nationally televised affair in the Eastern Conference, both also at 7 p.m. ET. The Montreal Canadiens will attempt to shrug off Monday’s shutout loss to Edmonton, staying in Alberta to take on the Flames at 9 p.m. ET. The most entertaining game of the night might go to the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues, two division rivals facing off at American Airlines Center at 8:30 p.m. ET. Or maybe the title belongs to the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks, who do battle at United Center beginning at that same time. Who knows; we’ll have to watch to find out. source:

Darling, a 25-year-old native of the Chicago suburb of Lemont, Illinois, was steady as he faced a handful of tough chances early. He was rock solid in the third when he stopped 16 shots to protect a one-goal lead. ”I was excited and terrified,” Darling said. ”It’s 20 years of work coming to this one game. I’ve been a Blackhawks fan since I knew what hockey was.” The 6-foot-6 Darling was called up from Rockford of the AHL last Tuesday after Blackhawks No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford sustained an upper-body injury. Seasoned backup Antti Raanta started the first three games after Crawford went down, but Darling found out he would get the start on Sunday after Chicago lost 3-2 at St. Louis on Saturday night. After turning aside a few early chances, Darling seemed in charge. ”I try to give off that illusion,” he said. ”I was pretty nervous to start with, but once you get a few pucks, it’s just another hockey game. The guys played really great after that.” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville agreed about his team’s effort and was impressed by Darling, who signed with Chicago as a free agent on July 1 after bouncing around the minors with nine teams in four leagues. source:

Fantasy Top 60 ‘D’: Devils’ Severson serves up points – Yahoo Sports

“He’s playing the game like he’s been in the League for 10 years,” Jagr told Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media. “He tries stuff that a veteran would try and if he doesn’t make it, he’s going to try it again next shift. “Sometimes that’s an advantage kids have. They don’t feel the pressure. They don’t feel the fear. I was the same way. You don’t think what might happen. You just play the game.” That accurately sums up Severson’s game. He doesn’t seem to feel any pressure at all as he effortlessly jumps into the play, quarterbacks the power play or starts a breakout from behind his own goal. The 2012 second-round draft pick (No. 60) is playing big minutes for the Devils, logging a season high 27:31 on Saturday night during a 3-2 overtime win against Ottawa. source:–nhl.html


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