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NHL Daily Picks: Blues, Blackhawks rivalry in national spotlight – CBSSports.com

The Blues and Blackhawks will get the national spotlight Wednesday night. (USATSI)

Avalanche 5, Stars 2 DENVER — Colorado scored three goals in a span of 5:45 to break open a tie game, and the Avalanche beat Dallas. Left winger Alex Tanguay had a goal and two assists and center Matt Duchene and left winger Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and assist each for the Avalanche (8-10-5). Center Daniel Briere and right winger Jarome Iginla also scored, and defenseman Tyson Barrie tied a career high with three assists for the Avalanche. Center Cody Eakin and right wing Patrick Eaves scored for the Stars, who allowed five goals on consecutive nights. Anders Lindback finished with 42 saves. Blackhawks 4, Kings 1 LOS ANGELES — Two goals by center Brad Richards sparked Chicago to a victory over Los Angeles before a sellout crowd of 18,471 at Staples Center. In their first meeting since the Kings defeated the Blackhawks in seven games in last season’s Western Conference Final, Chicago dictated from the start. In doing so, the Blackhawks (15-8-1) won their sixth contest in their last seven outings and finished 5-1-0 on their six-game road trip. The Kings (12-7-5) have lost three of their last four games. Flames 3, Coyotes 0 GLENDALE, Ariz. source: http://www.koco.com/sports/nhl-game-roundup-islanders-penguins-tied-atop-division/29988000

ET The Canadiens will hope to stay on track after beating the Colorado Avalanche Monday, while Minnesota will look to continue its strong performance on home ice this year. The Habs organization will collectively be playing with a heavy heart in the wake of legend Jean Beliveau’s passing. They’ll want to give their fans something to cheer about. It’s going to be tough to do against a Wild squad that has lost just three times at home this year. Pick: Canadiens 4, Wild 1 Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets , 9 p.m. ET The Oilers will try, try again to beat a Western Conference opponent for the first time this season. They’re 0-7-3 in their last 10 games and even when they’ve played well, they haven’t gotten results. The Jets, meanwhile, had some success on a recent road trip, so they should be confident. Is this where the streak stop for the Oilers? Pick: Oilers 2, Jets 1 (shootout) Philadelphia Flyers at Anaheim Ducks , 10:30 p.m. ET After yet another loss, the Flyers have dipped to 1-7-1 over their last eight games. Things are getting bad and now they have to play one of the Western Conference’s best teams. source: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24862129/nhl-daily-picks-blues-blackhawks-rivalry-in-national-spotlight

Blackhawks-Kings Preview – Yahoo Sports

”We kind of wanted to punctuate (the game) and show what we’re all about, and we did a little bit,” said Justin Williams , who had the team’s fourth first-period goal. ”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. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-kings-preview-014301055–nhl.html

Brad Richards’ 2 goals lead Blackhawks over Kings – Yahoo Sports

Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings - 11/29/2014

Carcillo opened the scoring at 1:52 of the first, batting in his own rebound after the Kings won a faceoff in their zone and turned over the puck. Just 28 seconds after serving Crawford’s tripping penalty, Kris Versteeg took the puck away from Quick and Matt Greene behind the net and found Richards at the left of the crease for a one-timer that beat Quick with 2:01 left in the first. NOTES: Kings D Alec Martinez missed his seventh straight game because of an upper-body injury. … This was the sixth time this season that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane both failed to get a point for the Blackhawks, and the first time the team won (1-4-1). … The Blackhawks came in averaging an NHL-leading 36.5 shots on net. … Chicago’s only power-play opportunity came when Robyn Regehr was sent off for hooking with 10:37 left in the third period. … source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/brad-richards-2-goals-lead-blackhawks-over-kings-054426389–nhl.html

NHL Three Stars: Leafs, Caps downed in OT; Patrick Kane, boy wizard; Captain Pickard | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

Panthers at Red Wings / Game Highlights

The Bolts spoiled the homecoming for St. Louis on the back of 3-point nights from Steven Stamkos, and the other half of the trade sending Marty to New York, Ryan Callahan … With the Panthers up 1-0 against Carolina, Al Montoya took over in net for Roberto Luongo, who suffered an upper-body injury, and held the score to get his team the win … Martin Jones gave Jonathan Quick another night off as the Kings shelled Minnesota 4-0. All the Kings goals came in the first period including this wacky deflection… … Dustin Brown scored his 200th career goal … ‘Uncle Leo’ Komarov netted 2 goals and 6 hits for the Leafs … Pavel Datsyuk returned to the ice for his first game in 10 days and scored 2 goals in the Red Wings 5-2 win against Philadelphia … Karri Ramo got the rare start for Calgary and ended up shutting out the Sharks with help from Juri Hudler and his 2 goals. Did You Know? Sidney Crosby notched his 800th point on Comeau’s third goal in his 571st game. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-three-stars–leafs–caps-downed-in-ot–patrick-kane–boy-wizard–captain-pickard-070423783.html

 

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