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Posted On Sunday, 11.22.2015 / 7:14 PM - 2015-2016 Situation Room blog

Coach's Challenge: SJS @ CBJ - 1:23 of the Third Period

At 1:23 of the third period in the San Jose Sharks/Columbus Blue Jackets game, San Jose requested a Coach’s Challenge to review whether a Columbus player interfered with San Jose goaltender Alex Stalock prior to Cam Atkinson’s goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

Therefore the original call stands – good goal Columbus Blue Jackets.

Since the Coach’s Challenge did not result in the original call being overturned, the San Jose Sharks forfeit their time-out.

Posted On Sunday, 11.22.2015 / 4:50 PM

By Kevin Woodley - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Devils at Canucks

VANCOUVER Radim Vrbata missed out on the scoring Saturday night but the Vancouver Canucks right wing will return from injury against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday (10 p.m. ET; SNP, SNV, MSG).

Vrbata was watching for a second straight game recovering from a lower-body injury when the Canucks scored three times late in the third period to end a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Vrbata won't be back on the top line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin, who combined for four goals and nine points against Chicago, but will be counted on to hopefully spread out the scoring more against New Jersey.

"That's one of those games it seemed like everything was clicking for them and it's fun to see," Vrbata said. "I had a few of those in my career and it's fun to play those games, but we will need close to the same tonight."

Vrbata will either play on the right side of the second line centered by Bo Horvat or the third line alongside rookie center Jared McCann and Chris Higgins, who moves from right to left wing.

Posted On Sunday, 11.22.2015 / 4:01 PM

By Craig Merz - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Sharks at Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS – San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer was trying to arrive for the start of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

DeBoer was taking a flight from New York after missing the 3-1 win at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday to tend to a personal matter, assistant coach Steve Spott said.

Spott also confirmed Alex Stalock (1-3-0 with a 2.86 goals-against average and .894 save percentage) will play for the first time in six games and forward Michael Haley will be in the lineup for the Sharks (12-8-0), who have won the first five of a six-game trip.

Haley has no points and 10 penalty minutes in six games since his call up from San Jose of the American Hockey League on Nov. 5.

Posted On Sunday, 11.22.2015 / 2:21 PM

By Sean Farrell - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Islanders at Canadiens

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens will test their organizational depth against the New York Islanders at Bell Centre on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, MSG+, RDS) with an opportunity to sweep the three-game season series.

Montreal forward Sven Andrighetto will make his season debut at right wing on a line with center Alex Galchenyuk and left wing Lars Eller. He was recalled from St. John's of the American Hockey League on Friday.

Montreal (15-4-2) also recalled forward Bud Holloway from St. John's on Sunday after forward Devante Smith-Pelly was ruled out because of a lower-body injury he sustained in the Canadiens' 5-3 win against the Islanders at Barclays Center on Friday.

Posted On Sunday, 11.22.2015 / 10:55 AM

By Eric Goodman - Fantasy Staff Writer / - Fantasy Spin Blog

DraftKings daily fantasy value picks for Nov. 22

Each day during the 2015-16 season,'s fantasy staff will identify one player at each position worth owning in DraftKings daily fantasy hockey contests. Based on factors including but not limited to matchups, line combinations, power-play usage, statistical coverage and recent production, we'll provide you with lower-priced options that can help you build a winning lineup.

NOTE: These picks include players from evening games only. This does not include players from the 1 p.m. ET game between the
Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes.

Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver Canucks

DraftKings price: $4,800

Fresh off a five-point night (one goal, four assists) in a 6-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday; Sedin will try to extend his point streak to four when the Canucks host the New Jersey Devils. The first-line center has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in his past six games with six blocked shots and 12 shots on goal. The Canucks captain is averaging a point per game at home this season with two goals and seven assists in nine games, and has also been very good against the Devils in his career with 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) and 23 shots on goal in 16 games.

Posted On Saturday, 11.21.2015 / 10:19 PM - 2015-2016 Situation Room blog

Clarification: NYR @ FLA - 2:01 of the Overtime

At 2:01 of overtime in the New York Rangers/Florida Panthers game, Rick Nash scored a goal for New York. After the puck entered the net, the Situation Room confirmed that the Rangers entered the zone legally at 1:51 (3:09 on the clock) and that no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the goal. Therefore a further League initiated challenge was not necessary and the call on the ice stands - good goal Rangers.

Posted On Saturday, 11.21.2015 / 9:38 PM - 2015-2016 Situation Room blog

Video Review: TOR @ BOS - 12:35 of the Third Period

At 12:35 of the third period in the Toronto Maple Leafs/Boston Bruins game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck did not cross the Toronto goal line. No goal Boston.

Posted On Saturday, 11.21.2015 / 8:39 PM

By Kevin Woodley - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Blackhawks at Canucks

VANCOUVER-- Vancouver Canucks right wing Radim Vrbata will be a game-time decision when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, TVA Sports, WGN).

Vrbata missed the final game of a seven-game road trip Wednesday against the Winnipeg Jets with a groin injury. The Canucks went 1-4-2 on the trip.

Vrbata took part in an optional morning skate Saturday. He has three goals in 19 games after leading Vancouver with 31 last season, but is second on the team with 74 shots.

Posted On Saturday, 11.21.2015 / 5:47 PM

By Dan Myers - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Predators at Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker will be in the lineup against the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-TN) after taking a slash at the end of the game on Thursday.

With less than 10 seconds remaining against the Boston Bruins Thursday, Zucker took a stick to the back of the left knee from forward Matt Beleskey. Zucker was help of teammates, putting no weight on his leg as he left.

"At first it was painful, then it was numb after that," Zucker said.

Posted On Saturday, 11.21.2015 / 5:44 PM

By Patrick Williams - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Coyotes at Jets

WINNIPEG -- Goaltender Anders Lindback could start for the Arizona Coyotes in place of Mike Smithwhen they visit the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at MTS Centre (7 p.m. ET; SN, FS-A).

Arizona did not have a morning skate, but Smith did not participate in practice on Friday and is dealing with a lower-body injury. The Coyotes recalled goalie Marek Langhamer from Rapid City of the ECHL.

Coach Dave Tippett said Saturday that Smith was being evaluated by the Arizona medical staff and is "questionable" for the game.

"We'll see how it goes [with Smith's evaluation]," Tippett said.

Lindback last played Nov. 16 against the New York Islanders, allowing four goals on 31 shots in a 5-2 road loss.

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