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Avs rally from three-goal deficit for 4-3 OT win at Arizona Coyotes – The Denver Post

Nick Holden #2 and Maxime Talbot #25 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate with goaltender Calvin Pickard #31 after defeating the Arizona Coyotes in overtime

The Canucks, who fell behind 2-0 in the first period, scored three in the second before allowing the tying goal with just over eight minutes to go in regulation. “Every point’s important. It’s going to come down to the end, you’re going to need every point you can get,” coach Willie Desjardins said. “It was big for us to find a way to get one.” Eddie Lack finished with 23 saves as Vancouver became the last NHL team to lose a one-goal game, falling to 7-1-0. The Canucks could turn back to Ryan Miller, who is 12-3-0 with a 2.74 GAA. He won his first five home starts before allowing all five goals on 23 shots in last Friday’s 5-0 loss to Arizona. Miller could be out for revenge against the Blackhawks, who knocked him out of last season’s playoffs while with St. Louis. He posted a 3.02 GAA in losing the last four games of that six-game series. Miller is 2-7-0 with a 2.96 GAA against Chicago since 2010. source:–nhl.html

“He’s such a warrior, really battled hard,” Roy said of the captain. Pickard got the win in the Avs’ previous game, a 4-3 triumph over Carolina on Saturday after the Hurricanes chased Berra and led 3-1. He was again stellar against Arizona and figures to be the new No. 1 goalie until Semyon Varlamov returns from a groin injury. “It was pretty much a replica of last game. We got down early and once I got in our team pretty much took over the game,” said Pickard, who had his father, Dan, and former billet family from juniors in attendance. “Being down 3-0 on the road is not easy, but they kept with it, had a ton of chances, and it was nice to win that in overtime.” Holden entered Tuesday at minus-14, among the league’s worst, and his troubles continued. Midway through the game he had Berra behind him, but nevertheless tried to make a glove save on Michael Stone’s shot from the point. Holden’s glove wasn’t as big as what goalie Berra had, and the change in direction off Holden’s mitt steered the Avs into a 2-0 deficit. Tobias Rieder scored off a long snap shot to chase Berra before the Avs came alive. source:

Danault sent back to Rockford from Chicago – – Rockford’s News Leader

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. The rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals should feature the usual strong goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist and Carey Price , so it’ll be up to the offenses to provide some fireworks. Price has been rolling lately, saving 64 of 65 shots over the past two games against St. Louis and Boston. source:

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They’ve been outscored 9-2 in Chicago’s past two visits. Andrew Shaw had two goals and an assist in the Blackhawks’ last game in Edmonton, a 5-1 win Nov. 25, but is expected to miss his second straight contest because of an upper-body injury. Shaw, who could be replaced by 2011 first-round draft pick Phillip Danault, joins Patrick Sharp (lower body) and Trevor van Riemsdyk (leg) among the missing Blackhawks. Edmonton’s top-line winger Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after breaking his foot while blocking a shot Friday. “I don’t know how long he’ll be out for, but usually that (sidelines a player) for a while,” Eakins said. Antti Raanta is expected to make his first NHL start since Oct. 25 and his second against Edmonton. Raanta, 1-2-0 with a 2.03 goals-against average in three games this season, got enough support for a 5-3 home win over the Oilers on Jan. 12. With Viktor Fasth starting the first game of the back-to-back set, Edmonton could turn to Ben Scrivens in this game. source:–nhl.html

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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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