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”We got some turnovers and capitalized early, and were able to shut the game down.” Jonathan Quick, who hasn’t played since struggling against the Stars last Saturday, is expected to return in net against the Blackhawks. He’s given up five goals in each of his last two road games, but he’s 9-0-1 with a 1.18 GAA in his past 10 at home. The defending Stanley Cup champions have been outstanding at Staples Center, outscoring opponents 36-15 while going 10-1-1 in their last 12 games there. They’ve also allowed a league-low 1.46 goals per game at home. Chicago figures to challenge that mark, as it ranks among the league leaders with 3.08 goals per game on the road following Friday’s 4-1 win at Anaheim. The Blackhawks (14-8-1) have totaled 25 goals while winning five of six overall. “We’ve got one more game left (on the trip) and we’ll be able to go home for a few days and relax,” Patrick Kane, who had two goals, told the team’s official website. “Might as well finish on a strong note.” Kane has heated up with six goals and seven assists in his past seven games. He had two goals and eight assists over the last four games of last season’s memorable conference finals versus Los Angeles. Jonathan Toews has six goals and nine assists in his last 10 regular-season games against the Kings. He’s scored six of his 10 goals away from home, including three on this six-game trip. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-kings-preview-014301055–nhl.html

NHL team values zoom upwards per Forbes | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

RED WINGS 5, DEVILS 4, SO NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Gustav Nyquist scored the only goal in the shootout, and Detroit rallied to beat New Jersey. The Red Wings had trailed 4-1 before surging to victory. Riley Sheahan, Xavier Ouellet, Justin Abdelkader and Drew Miller scored for the Red Wings in regulation. Backup goalie Petr Mrazek, in his second start of the season, made 21 saves for Detroit through overtime. Mike Cammalleri scored two power-play goals for New Jersey. Jaromir Jagr got his 709th goal, moving into sole possession of sixth place on the NHL career list – one ahead of Mike Gartner. Peter Harrold also scored for the Devils. Nyquist beat Cory Schneider in the third round of the shootout, and Mrazek sealed the win with a pad stop on Michael Ryder. BLACKHAWKS 4, DUCKS 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/29/nhl-capsules/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

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View photo Nov 4, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Coyotes mascot Howler blocks the view of Toronto Maple Leafs fans during the second period at Gila River Arena. (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports) Forbes released its annual NHL team valuations Tuesday. Though some team officials gripe at these, saying that they’re off for whatever reasons — the news is generally positive. First, the good according to Forbes: “Fueled by a new Canadian media deal withRogers Communicationsthat begins with the 2014-15 season, the average NHLteamvalue rose 18.6% during the past year, to an all-time high of $490 million. The 12-year, $4.6 billion agreement, which gave Rogers rights to all NHL games in Canada, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, on all of its platforms, in all languages, is worth 2.6 times more annually than the leagues previous Canadian deals.” Now the sort of bad — which we already knew … that the NHL lags behind other major North American pro sports because these television deals don’t exactly equate to what MLB, the NFL or the NBA get from their respective partners: “The Rogers media deal notwithstanding, the NHL remains the most tribal of the four major North American team sports because the NBA, NFL and MLB still have much bigger equally-shared national media and sponsorship deals.” And the mistake: “Still, 29 of the 30 teams rose in value, and the one exception, the Florida Panthers (down 21%), was due to a mistake I made last September inreportingthe sale price of the team as $240 million, which we used for our value of the team two months later. But subsequent to the publication of our 2013 valuations I learned that the true sale price was $160 million (the widely reported price of$250 millionat the time of the deal included future operating losses that should not be included in calculating an enterprise value). Had we used the correct sale price of $160 million the value of the Panthers would have increased 19%.” So for those who were chirping for the Panthers to move out of South Florida because of one game where they had miserable attendance … chill. Now that we have that all out there, nothing on their list is truly a major, super big surprise. The big market teams are worth more than the smaller market teams. Also, the falling Canadian dollar is not accounted for, since it says it uses the 93 cents per-US dollar figure from the 2013-14 season. It’s currently (as of Tuesday anyway) at 89 cents per-US dollar. Either way, when the NHL says business is on an upward tick, it’s not kidding. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-team-values-zoom-upwards-per-forbes-170019501.html

 

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