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After giving Vancouver a 1-0 lead in the first period, Hansen snapped a 1-1 tie with his fourth goal in the last three games at 6:24 of the third. Dorsett chipped the puck down the boards into the Chicago zone before directing a shot toward the goal that Hansen deflected into the top corner for his eighth goal of the season. Before Hansens second goal, Nick Bonino had a great chance to give the Canucks the lead about five minutes into the third period. But his shot from the side of a wide-open net hit the far post and stayed out. Chicago had a power play with about eight minutes left in the third, but Vancouvers penalty kill was effective. The Blackhawks, playing their second of a back-to-back and third game in four nights, pressed for the tie late, but was caught out on a rush when Vrbata scored his 10th of the season at 17:36. Hansen then won a race for the puck and scored into an empty net with 43 seconds left for the hat trick. Chicago had won three straight including Saturday nights 7-1 thrashing of the Edmonton Oilers and five of its last six. Chicagos Kris Versteeg, who had two goals and four assists in his last three games, scored his seventh goal of the season. Want unlimited access to source:

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Only four games are on the slate, though they’re spread nicely across the day for those of you hoping to spend hours watching NHL GameCenter. The action starts early at 4:30 p.m. ET as the Winnipeg Jets host the St. Louis Blues in a matchup of high-level defensive teams. The Blues and Jets are currently first and fifth in the league in goals allowed per game, respectively, and neither team boasts a particularly potent offense. This one will probably be low-scoring, if that’s your thing. It also marks the first game between St. Louis and Winnipeg since March 17, 2014, a game that chaotically ended with a line brawl and last-second goal that was taken away after initially being awarded. Who knows how the memories of that contest might come back to impact the actions of those involved Sunday afternoon? Meanwhile, arguably the biggest matchup of the night gets the NHL Network treatment as the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens meet at Madison Square Garden. source:

But there is unquestionably a difference. The Canucks’ strong season rolled along on Sunday with a 4-1 win over a surging Chicago Blackhawks team. All the required elements were there in the victory. Ryan Miller shut down everything thrown at the net. Desjardins got everything out of all of his lines, especially the fourth liners. And Vancouver’s special teams outperformed some of the best special teams in the league. That combination was rare last season in Vancouver, but it’s becoming a more common occurrence this season. No one really knows where the winds of change are coming from, but Canucks fans are sure to love it all the same. See? Shootouts can be fun. source:

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Danault, 21, skated in two games with Chicago, including his National Hockey League debut in Edmonton on Saturday night. He previously recorded 10 points (3g, 7a) in 14 games with Rockford this season. Danault was one of Chicago’s first-round selections (26th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft. Next Home Game: Wednesday, November 26 vs. Iowa Wild. Puck drop is 7 p.m. The IceHogs join forces with the Brovember Beard-A-Thon to try and set a World Record for the most mustached in one building after Rockford’s matchup with Iowa. Along with the world record attempt, the IceHogs will be wearing specialty Brovember jerseys to commemorate men’s health awareness. All content Copyright 2000 – 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved. source:

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Kuemper is 9-5 with a 2.03 GAA and a .918 save percentage compared to Backstroms 2-2 mark with a 2.55 GAA and .890 save percentage so it seems logical that Kuemper will get three starts. Josh Harding was placed on waivers, cleared and then sent to the minors. Ive been very impressed with the play of Nino Niederreiter and while I predicted a 40-45 point season before the start of the year, he has nine goals and 12 points in only 18 games so I may have been a little light in the prediction. The Islanders definitely gave up too early on him after making Niederreiter the fifth overall pick in 2010. MONTREAL Tired Team: None Notes The Canadiens play the Sabres in back-to-back games for their only action of the week so look for Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban to add to their penalty minute totals should the two sides partake in any fighting. The Habs dealt Rene Bourque to Anaheim for Bryan Allen and saved an extra year on free agency as Allen will become a UFA after this season while Bourque, who the Canadiens sent to the minors this past week, still has another year left on his contract. Max Pacioretty has five goals and nine points in his last seven games including two goals on his birthday Thursday. Carey Price was the second star of the week with a 3-0 record, a 1.33 GAA and a .950 save percentage. NASHVILLE vs. source:–nhl.html

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21 outdoor game. EPIX was only in San Jose for one day, and a smaller crew will begin to follow the Sharks in January for a four-part series that will part of the buildup to the game at Levi’s Stadium. Episodes will be shown on four consecutive Tuesdays, starting Feb. 3, with the series winding up three days after the game is played. Produced by Ross Greenburg, who created the “24/7” series for HBO along with “Hard Knocks” and “Real Sports,” the series provides a glimpse of the the lives of players and coaches on the ice and away from the rink. “When the show starts and they start to embed with the team, which is about a month out from the Stadium Series game, they will truly be a fly on the wall,” said John Dellapina, the NHL’s group vice president of communications. “It’ll be a very small (amount of) people, they’ll be out the way. It almost becomes second nature to the player.” Dellapina said the crew had already visited with the Kings, and work is already well underway on the shows for the Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks. The first episode for that series will begin to air Dec. 16. source:


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