Nhl Power Rankings: Penguins Move To The Top, Sabres Bring Up The Rear – Sbnation.com

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NHL roundup: Blackhawks shut out Canadiens – Hockey – NorthJersey.com

So far, so good. The Sedin twins look like their old selves again, as Henrik and Daniel have tallied 15 and 14 points, respectively. Losing Kesler hasn’t been an issue; Radim Vrbata (6 G, 7 A) and Nick Bonino (7 G, 6 A) each have 13 points. Sans Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, the ‘Nucks goaltending situation has been stabilized thanks to Ryan Miller , who hasn’t been great (2.42 GAA, .913 Sv%) but has stopped enough rubber to propel Vancouver up the Western Conference standings. The Canucks have to improve their play at even strength — they’re currently 22nd in the league in 5v5 CF% — but there’s a lot to like here. A win on Sunday against the Ducks gives them seven victories in their last nine contests. 6. Montreal Canadiens (10-4-1) | Habs Eyes On The Prize The Canadiens are extremely difficult to figure out. Yes, they’re winning lots of hockey games, but they’re winning despite some alarming numbers — both at even strength and on special teams. Offensively, there aren’t many positives to lean on. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/11/10/7185463/nhl-power-rankings-penguins-sabres

Blackhawks hold off Sharks – ContraCostaTimes.com

It was the first time three defensemen scored in a single period for Chicago since Frantisek Kucera , Igor Kravchuk and Steve Smith scored in the third period of an 8-1 victory over Edmonton on Nov. 27, 1992. “I saw a team that wasn’t prepared to compete, lacked catalysts, guys that were going to settle the game down and make us play the right way and, as a result, we’re down by three,” San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. “We adjust and talk about it between the first and second, then we start to play the way you have to play against that team to win, but I was really disappointed in our group in the first period.” The fast start also came with Quenneville trying a couple of new defensive pairings. The 23-year-old van Riemsdyk played with two-time Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith , and Seabrook, who struggled in Friday night’s 3-2 loss to Washington, was alongside Rundblad. San Jose bounced back quickly after Hjalmarsson’s goal. Pavelski had a nice redirection on Justin Braun ‘s slap shot, trimming Chicago’s lead to 3-1 at 15:32, and the Sharks outplayed the Blackhawks for much of the second period. San Jose center Joe Thornton was shaken up after Andrew Shaw hit him on his nose with his stick in the second period. But Thornton got his revenge after Shaw was sent off for high sticking, making a nice pass through the crease to set up Pavelski’s seventh goal of the season at 4:51. NOTES: F Daniel Carcillo (lower body) is skating on his own and could return during the Blackhawks’ six-game road trip from Nov. 20-29. source: http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=400564605

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More please! 2. Give it up to the Maple Leafs for winning a game without any help from Phil Kessel. The Leafs had five different goal scorers including recent call-up Josh Leivo . Peter Holland , and David Clarkson also scored to help the Leafs beat the Senators in their re-scheduled game. While the Leafs looked strong, Sens goalie Robin Lehner managed to make a handful of outstanding saves to keep it just a two-goal game. There are silver linings everywhere if you look hard enough. 3. The Canucks won the Ryan Kesler-Nick Bonino trade! Well, they did for one night at least. Bonino scored in the shootout and Kesler’s attempt to keep the skills competition going clanked off the post to give Eddie Lack and the Canucks a 2-1 win. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/11/10/7184895/2014-nhl-scores-oilers-rangers-blackhawks-sharks

NHL scores 2014: Oilers stun Rangers, Blackhawks thump Sharks – SBNation.com

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Marchand, who also set up Patrice Bergerons second-period goal, shifted around defenseman Dylan Olsen and lifted a wrist shot over goaltender Roberto Luongo for the winner. HURRICANES 4, BLUE JACKETS 2 (at Columbus) Zach Boychuk, Riley Nash, Justin Faulk and Eric Staal scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes, who started 0-6-2, have won three straight. Cam Ward made 17 saves. PENGUINS 4, WILD 1 (at St. Paul, Minn.) Thomas Greiss made 33 saves while extending Pittsburghs shutout streak to 205 minutes and 28 seconds. The Wild were handed their first defeat in six home games. SENATORS 3, RED WINGS 1 (at Ottawa) Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist in Ottawas victory. Patrick Wierciochs first goal of the season was the game-winner. He moved in from the point and beat goalie Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot with less than six minutes to play. source: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks-post-shutout-1.1126733

San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Recap – November 09, 2014 – ESPN

Joe Pavelski scored twice for the Sharks after the Blackhawks had taken a 3-0 lead by the 14:34 mark of the first period. But San Jose, which finally settled in near the start of the second period, was unable to get the equalizer. Brian Bickell scored with 4:42 left, and Jonathan Toews added an empty-netter to seal the win for Chicago. The Sharks beat Dallas 5-3 on Saturday after falling behind by two goals in the second period. They continue their trip Tuesday against the Florida Panthers Sharks goalie Antti Niemi was tested right from the start, as even strength goals by Trevor Van Riemsdyk, Brent Seabrook and Niklas Hjalmarsson gave Chicago a three-goal lead. Niemi would settle down in the second period, allowing the Sharks to carve into the Blackhawks’ lead. Pavelski’s first goal with 4:28 left in the first period came on a redirection, as Justin Braun’s shot from the point went off Pavelski’s stick and hip before it got past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. Pavelski’s second goal came on the power play in the second period, as he had an open net to look at after he took a pass from Joe Thornton just in front of the net. With 1:09 left in the Sharks’ game against the Stars on Saturday, Roussel knocked goalie Alex Stalock to the ice just after Stalock batted the puck into the seats. In the ensuing scrum, with Stalock still on the ice, Roussel tangled with Braun and punched him in the face as Braun’s arms were tied up by an official. “You don’t want that to happen in the game, but whatever they decide to do, they decide to do,” Braun said before Sunday’s game. “We just have to go about our business.” For more on the Sharks, see the Working the Corners blog at blogs.mercurynews.com/sharks . source: http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_26904169/blackhawks-hold-off-sharks

 

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