At 19:56 of the first period in the Sharks/Rangers game, the Situation Room initiated video review after the puck entered the San Jose net. The referee informed the Situation Room that he blew his whistle to stop play before the puck crossed the Sharks goal line. No goal New York.
After beginning the season with consecutive shutouts of the Colorado Avalanche, the Wild lost 2-1 on Friday to the Anaheim Ducks. Goalie Darcy Kuemper made 24 saves and saw his franchise-record shutout streak end at 163:46. Kuemper, though, will sit Sunday in favor of veteran Niklas Backstrom, who makes his first start since Jan. 11 and first appearance since Jan. 30 after having abdominal and hip surgeries last season.
The Edmonton Oilers on Friday announced defenseman Martin Marincin has been recalled from Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League and defenseman Darnell Nurse has been returned to his junior team, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will welcome San Jose Sharks defenseman Jason Demers to the studio Friday to discuss their 3-0-1 start. The segment with Demers airs at 5:30 p.m.
Boedker, the eighth pick in the 2008 NHL Draft, also had an assist as part of a career-high four-point night in a win that improved the Coyotes' record to 2-0-1.
"It's always fun to contribute, always fun to score when you win and being able to contribute that way," Boedker said. "[Wednesday] night it came full circle and I ended up getting the third goal. It's obviously a big, new experience and a fun experience."
Varlamov took part in the morning skate and left the ice first, but was listed as a game-time decision. Calvin Pickard was recalled from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League and Reto Berra will start against Ottawa, according to the Denver Post.
Varlamov, a Vezina Trophy finalist last season whose 41 wins led the NHL and set a franchise record, is 0-2-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average and .910 save percentage this season.
New York Islanders defenseman Griffin Reinhart was reassigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League on Thursday in order to make room for defenseman Calvin de Haan, who was activated off injured reserve, according to the Islanders.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, has a special guest on Thursday as U.S. Olympian Hilary Knight will be in the studio at 5:30 p.m. to talk about her recent experience practicing with the Anaheim Ducks and USA Hockey's "Girls Try Hockey" program.
It's a seven-game night in the NHL featuring the Boston Bruins visiting the Montreal Canadiens (7:30 p.m. ET, NHLN-US, SN360). Bruins analyst Andy Brickley joins us from the Arena Cam at Bell Centre at 6:05 p.m. to preview the action.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, sets up the latest edition of Wednesday Night Rivalry featuring the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins by welcoming in NBCSN analyst Pierre McGuire from the Arena Cam at Joe Louis Arena at 6:15 p.m.
One of broadcasting's top hockey commentators, Bob McKenzie, has a new book: "Hockey Confidential." McKenzie will be in studio at 5:30 p.m. to share some of his stories about the game.
Movember CEO Adam Garone joins NHL Live in studio at 5:40 p.m. to preview Hockey Fights Cancer month.
I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.
— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season