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TampaBay * Tampa Bay beat Detroit, 4-3, in a shootout at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday, and has now won six straight games overall tied for the second-longest single-season win streak in franchise history. The Lightning are averaging 3.80 goals per game in 2014-15 second most of any team in the league (Pittsburgh 4.15). * The Blackhawks throttled the Sharks, 5-2, at United Center on Sunday, snapping their three-game home losing streak with the victory. Chicago is allowing an NHL-low 1.87 goals per game in 2014-15. * The Lightning swept the two-game season series with the Blackhawks last year, and have won five straight games vs. Chicago overall the longest active win streak of any NHL club vs. the Blackhawks. * Tyler Johnson lit the lamp for the fifth time of the season on Sunday, and has now recorded at least one point in all seven of his road skates in 2014-15 the longest active road scoring streak in the NHL. Johnson has been held scoreless in two career games vs. the Blackhawks. * Steven Stamkos had two markers vs. the Wings Sunday, giving him four multi-goal games on the season already two more than any other skater in the league thus far. source:

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Richards has been spending a lot of time on the third and fourth lines. Who should man the No. 2 center position for the Blackhawks? Brad Richards Submit Vote vote to see results Who should man the No. 2 center position for the Blackhawks? Brad Richards 3.9% Total votes: 794 Richards was signed at a bargain price of $2 million during free agency. While he is not taking up a lot of the Blackhawks’ salary cap, it doesn’t appear that he’s going to provide consistent production for Chicago during the rest of the season. The Blackhawks have to consider their options for the pivot on the second line because Richards has not played consistently. Shaw is a hard worker and a hustler, but his skill level does not match his linemates’. The same holds true with the Blackhawks’ fourth center, Marcus Kruger. Mark McNeill of Rockford may deserve a call-up. He has six goals and six assists through 12 games with the IceHogs, and a plus-five rating. source:


(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) Graham Hughes Blackhawks’ Crawford blanks Canadiens 5-0 Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford makes a save against Montreal Canadiens’ Lars Eller during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) Graham Hughes Blackhawks’ Crawford blanks Canadiens 5-0 Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates after scoring against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price as Canadiens’ Andrei Markov (79) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:47 pm Blackhawks’ Crawford blanks Canadiens 5-0 Associated Press | 0comments MONTREAL (AP) Kris Versteeg scored twice, and Corey Crawford made 28 saves in his 11th NHL shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks ended a two-game losing streak with a 5-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Jonathan Toews, netted his 200th NHL goal, and Brad Richards and Patrick Kane also scored for Chicago (7-5-1), which came off a 1-0 home loss to Winnipeg on Sunday. It was the first shutout of the season for Crawford, a Montreal native. The Canadiens (8-4-1), winless in three games and 1-3-1 in their last five, absorbed a second straight lopsided defeat at home, following a 6-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday. Carey Price made 27 saves. Montreal’s P.A. Parenteau, David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher all missed early chances before Toews put Chicago ahead with a power-play goal at 11:19. source:

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The latter doesnt seem probable. There were two main reasons why the cap was expected to increase, the primary one being the $5.2 billion television rights deal the league signed with Rogers Sportsnet last year. The other reason is that league revenue has increased at a nice rate since the 2004-05 lockout, reaching about $3.7 billion duringthe 2013-14 campaign. A struggling Canadian dollar affectsthe chances of the salary cap increasing because the cap is tied to hockey-related revenue (HRR) the more HRR, the higher the cap. Canadian teams earn revenue in Canadian dollars, obviously, but player salaries are paid in U.S. dollars. A weak Canadian dollarwas an issue during the mid-1990s, and it was one of the factors behind franchises such as the Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets relocating to the United States. How would the Boston Bruins be affected by the salary cap not increasing much for 2015-16? Well, Bs general manager Peter Chiarelli would have some tough decisions to make. Boston has 12 players eligible for unrestricted or restricted free agency (six each) on July 1. The notable UFAs are Carl Soderberg and Adam McQuaid. The RFA list is longer and includes severalimportant players. source:

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Cam Atkinson and David Savard scored for the injury-plagued Blue Jackets, 0-8-1 since Oct. 23. They have been outscored 39-18 over that span. The nine-game skid equals the longest in franchise history; Columbus went 0-7-2 from Dec. 10-26, 2009. Blues 6, Sabres 1 ST. LOUIS Jori Lehtera scored a natural hat trick for St. Louis with the games first three goals and Brian Elliott stayed unbeaten for his career against punchless Buffalo. Joakim Lindstrom had two goals and David Backes also scored for the Blues. Jaden Schwartz assisted on all of Lehteras goals and Vladimir Tarasenko had assists on the first two as the Blues top line has combined for 25 points the last six games. Alexander Steen also had three assists and Kevin Shattenkirk had two. source:


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