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PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Dustin Brown’s goal and assist helped spark a four-goal first period, and Martin Jones earned his fifth career shutout. Mike Richards , Tyler Toffoli and Justin Williams also scored for the Kings , who won on the road for just the second time this season. Starting his second straight game and given a comfortable lead after the first, Jones stopped 28 shots for his first shutout since April 10, 2014. Darcy Kuemper gave up all four first-period goals on 10 shots before being replaced by Niklas Backstrom to start the second. The blowout loss was Minnesota’s second defeat at home and its most lopsided of the season. LIGHTNING 4, RANGERS 3 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days to lead Tampa Bay over New York. Former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis played in Tampa for the first time since requesting a trade and being dealt to the Rangers for Callahan last March in a rare swap of captains. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/nhl-capsules-112714

NHL scores 2014: Canucks shut down Blackhawks, Rangers rout Canadiens – SBNation.com

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(Christian Petersen / Getty Images) DENVER It appears Erik Johnson has dodged the scary world of inactivity that concussions can bring. Though he did not play in Colorado’s 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night, Johnson was at the Pepsi Center and seemed in otherwise good straits. He did not talk to the media, per team policy for injured players, but was dressed in workout gear and casually talking to some team staff. After the loss to Chicago, coach Patrick Roy said Johnson was indeed feeling better and seemed upbeat on the defenseman’s chances of playing Saturday against the Dallas Stars. Johnson was injured during overtime of Tuesday’s game in Arizona, where 6-foot-6 Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal finished through on a check with Johnson’s head in a compromised position. Johnson had just gotten rid of a puck and had his body leaning forward when Hanzal took a couple of strides and delivered a big hit using his shoulders and arms to the head area. The NHL office of supplemental discipline apparently declined to assess any punishment to Hanzal, who was fined and suspended last season for different safety violations. The NHL’s Rule 48 punishes illegal checks to the head, especially when it targeted and/or the principal point of contact. “We had a good conversation with him last week, and I think he’s playing better,” Roy said. Holden was arguably the team’s biggest surprise as a player last season, coming on strong after being a healthy scratch much of the first half. He scored 10 goals and 25 points in 54 games, with a plus-12. source: http://www.dailycamera.com/sports/ci_27026008/avs-johnson-could-return-saturday?source=rss

Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday @ Edmonton | WGN-TV

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Or, if you prefer, a validation that Willie Desjardins was the right choice to replace him. Or that last season was an anomaly and not anyone’s fault at all. Okay, we’re not exactly sure what’s making the difference this season for Vancouver. 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. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/11/24/7273811/2014-nhl-scores-rangers-canadiens-canucks-blackhawks

Avs’ Johnson could return Saturday – Boulder Daily Camera

Avs defenseman Erik Johnson is helped off the ice during Tuesday’s win over the Coyotes. Johnson could be back on Saturday.

Including a 7-0-0 mark this season, the Blackhawks have won 36 games when scoring 4+ goals since 2013-14 most of any NHL team. * The Blackhawks won all three games vs. the Oilers in 2013-14, scoring exactly five goals in each of those contests. Dating to the beginning of 2008-09, Chicago is 8-2-0 in its last 10 road tilts vs. Edmonton. * Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal vs. Calgary on Thursday night, garnering first-star accolades, and lighting the lamp for the third straight game in the process. Kane has 21 points (7g, 14a) during his current 12-game scoring streak vs. the Oilers the longest active point streak by any skater against Edmonton. * Taylor Hall had at least one point in each of his three games vs. Chicago last season (1g, 3a total), and has 19 points (8g, 11a) in 13 career skates against the Blackhawks overall. source: http://wgntv.com/2014/11/22/blackhawks-game-notes-for-saturday-edmonton/

Dose: Dats More Like It – Yahoo Sports

— Nick Bjugstad continues to be a shining light for Florida, as he added another goal last night. He’s rising to the level of no-brainer in deep formats. — Alexander Semin’s sad story continues. He’s on a four-game pointless streak. In the previous three games, he only managed two SOG. The effort was there more last night (three SOG in 19:42 TOI), yet this seems like a dour situation. Maybe it’s best if he Kovalchuk’s away? (It’s depressing to write things like this regarding a player who I’ve stood up for a lot over the years. I’m not even sure how much of it is desire vs. health, but it’s a bad situation either way.) PENGUINS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 (OT) — Interesting line combos for the Penguins. It looks like Chris Kunitz and Blake Comeau were having a go alongside Evgeni Malkin while Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling skated with Sidney Crosby. Comeau was the biggest winner of the deal: a hat trick, four SOG, five hits and a +2 rating. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dose-dats-more-123000393–nhl.html

 

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