Former Union goalie enjoys stellar debut – Times Union
Brendan Smith put the game away with an empty-net goal. The Blackhawks’ goal came less than a minute after Howard made three point-blank saves to deny Kane. Howard didn’t have to work nearly as hard the rest of the night. “I was just tracking the puck,” Howard said. “He got a couple of whacks at it, but I was able to get my glove on it before he got it.” The game matched the NHL’s two best penalty-killing teams, and Chicago kept its league-best average above 90 percent after holding the Red Wings without a goal on three power plays. Detroit welcomed back center Pavel Datsyuk , who had an assist after missing two games because of a sore groin. Game notes Blackhawks D Johnny Oduya was back after being forced out of Tuesday’s win against Tampa Bay when he blocked a shot. … Red Wings RW Tomas Jurco , a healthy scratch the previous three games, returned to the lineup. … source: http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=400564094
John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks was the last to accomplish the feat when he shut out the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on April 17, 2013. “I didn’t feel like it was too terribly tough of a game,” said Grosenick, who was called up from the Worcester Sharks of the AHL on Wednesday. “It’s going to be really special to go back on it.” It was San Jose’s third shutout of the season and the first since winning back-to-back shutouts to start the season. Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks for his fourth goal of the season. His goal at 18:46 of the first period came on a Sharks two-on-one drive to the net. Hertl skittered a shot underneath Carolina defenseman Andrej Sekera and between the pads of Anton Khudobin. Joe Thornton added an empty-net goal with 7.3 seconds left in the game for the Sharks. Thornton said he felt good for Grosenick and there was a lot of excitement on the bench in the final minute as Carolina tried in vain to score. “It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the league, you get excited to see young players come in and do well,” Thornton said. “You get excited yourself. It was nice to get the win.” San Jose, playing its sixth of a seven-game road trip, evened its record to 3-3 on the trip. The Sharks have played 15 of their first 21 games on the road and will play at Buffalo on Tuesday before returning home. source: http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Former-Union-goalie-enjoys-stellar-debut-5897645.php
Blackhawks Rally For Four Goals in 3rd Period | Valley News
Joe Thornton added an empty-net goal with 7.3 seconds left in the game for the Sharks. San Jose (10-8-2), playing its sixth game of a seven-game road trip, evened their record to 3-3 on the trip. The Sharks have played 15 of their first 21 games on the road and will play at Buffalo on Tuesday before returning home. Wild 4, Jets 3, OT St. Paul Marco Scandella scored at 1:01 of overtime after missing two games with an illness to give Minnesota the win over Winnipeg. Minnesota was reeling after blowing a 3-0 lead in the third period and getting outplayed by the scrappy Jets. But Scandellas third goal of the season a low wrist shot from just inside the blue line that beat Michael Hutchinson prevented the Wild from losing their second game this year after losing a three-goal lead. Canadiens 4, Red Wings 1 Detroit Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist while Dustin Tokarski made 28 saves as Montreal beat Detroit. Two nights after dominating the Blackhawks in a 4-1 win, the Red Wings took too long to get untracked against another Original Six rival. Detroit only managed 10 shots in the first two periods despite four power plays. Montreal took a 1-0 lead at 3:20 of the second, shortly after killing a Red Wings penalty. Detroit botched a line change, allowing Brandon Prust to pick up a loose puck and beat Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle. source: http://www.vnews.com/sports/14392655-95/blackhawks-rally-for-four-goals-in-3rd-period
NHL News: Habs, Penguins, Blues And Ducks Leading Divisions, Which Team Is Favored To Win 2015 Stanley Cup?
Hes responsible defensively and hes part of our top four. He moves the puck really well and we believe hes a good addition to our team. Therrien has been able to keep the Canadiens in early contention behind just a five-plus goal differential. But the Penguins have also had a strong season in the East, leading the Metropolitan Division with 25 points in 16 games and dominating opponents with a plus-25 goal differential. Sidney Crosby continues to be among the most effective centers in the league, trailing just Philadelphia Flyers Jakub Voracek in points. Pittsburgh leads the league with 3.63 goals per game, and the Pens are the only team with four players having scored seven goals or more thus far. Out in the West, the Anaheim Ducks have the best record in the conference with Frederik Andersen off to a scorching start. The 25-year-old Dane has a 1.87 goal-allowed average, and is third in the NHL in save percentage (.933). Head coach Bruce Boudreau has relied on Andersen with John Gibson expected to be sidelined until mid-December due to a groin injury. I have all the faith in the world in Freddie, Boudreau told the Orange County Register. Sometimes stuff happens. source: http://www.ibtimes.com/nhl-news-habs-penguins-blues-ducks-leading-divisions-which-team-favored-win-2015-1724528