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Canadiens' Emelin fined for illegal check to head

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 1:45 PM / Department of Player Safety News

NHL.com

NEW YORK – Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $11,021.51, the maximum permitted under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo Sabres forward Brian Gionta during NHL Game No. 337 in Buffalo on Friday, November 28, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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Predators' Rinne stating case for Vezina Trophy

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 3:00 AM / Trophy Tracker

Brian Compton - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The Nashville Predators didn't qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. A main reason why was because their No. 1 goaltender, Pekka Rinne, was limited to 24 games because of a hip injury.

These days, Rinne is healthy. And it's no coincidence the Predators are rolling.

Rinne's performance to date (14-3-1, 1.97 goals-against average, .927 save percentage) has the Predators vying for first place in the Central Division. The problems he experienced when he first tried to come back from hip surgery are behind him.

"Like I said, I had a good summer," Rinne told reporters last week. "I fixed a few things that I usually do in the summer. I increased my training a lot. I wanted to be in the best shape that I could possibly be. That has helped a lot.

"Obviously being back on the ice and working on the ice, you can translate that on to the ice what you did off the ice. I was never scared [coming back], but obviously it's something that it's a little bit different struggling with something like that for the first time in your life or career. It was a little bit different, but I never once thought that, 'this is it.' Obviously this year I wanted to get off to a good start, but other than that I wasn't really scared about it."

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Around the League notebook for Friday, Nov. 28

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 12:51 AM / News
ST. LOUIS REACHES 1,000 CAREER POINTS . . .

Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers recorded a goal and an assist to reach 1,000 career NHL points (379-621—1,000). St. Louis is the 81st player overall and the fifth active skater to reach the milestone, following Jaromir Jagr (709-1,061—1,770), Joe Thornton (349-865—1,214), Jarome Iginla (563-618—1,181) and Marian Hossa (467-544—1,011).

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, St. Louis is the sixth undrafted player to make his NHL debut in the 1969-70 season or later (when the amateur draft expanded to cover any amateur player of qualifying age throughout the world) and reach 1,000 NHL points, joining Wayne Gretzky (894-1,963—2,857), Adam Oates (341-1,079—1,420), Peter Stastny (450-789—1,239), Dino Ciccarelli (608-592—1,200) and Joe Mullen (502-561—1,063) – all of whom have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Devils' Jagr scores 709th goal, moves past Gartner

Friday, 11.28.2014 / 8:03 PM / News

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr moved into sole possession of sixth place on the NHL's all-time goals list when he scored his 709th in the first period against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

Jagr jammed a rebound past Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek at 2:18 of the first period to move in front of Mike Gartner. He trails Phil Esposito (717 goals) for fifth on the all-time list.


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Rangers forward St. Louis scores 1,000th point

Friday, 11.28.2014 / 5:26 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Martin St. Louis said that when he joined the Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent in the summer of 2000, he was just hoping to get into a few games.

Fourteen years and more than 1,000 games later, St. Louis continued to put his imprint on the NHL record book. On Friday he became the 81st player in NHL history to score 1,000 points when he scored the second goal in the New York Rangers' 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

"It's always great when you achieve something, but I don't think it crosses your mind when you try and play in this League," St. Louis said. "I think there are goals that become achievable as you go through. I got a chance to play a thousand games and that's pretty special to me. To get a thousand [points], it's a great accomplishment. I'm not going to hide my feelings, I'm proud of that. To do it on a win, do it on a goal, I think it makes it special."
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Ducks acquire Brewer, put Stoner, Beauchemin on IR

Friday, 11.28.2014 / 4:35 PM / News

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

The Anaheim Ducks on Friday acquired defenseman Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and placed defensemen Clayton Stoner and Francois Beauchemin on injured reserve.

Stoner initially came down with symptoms last week and is the third Ducks player to get mumps this month after right wing Corey Perry and Beauchemin.

Beauchemin will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken finger. Beauchemin appeared to block a shot with his hand Tuesday against the Calgary Flames.

Brewer, a veteran of 982 NHL games, has four assists in 17 games this season for the Lightning.

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Brodeur skates with Blues, hopes to sign contract

Friday, 11.28.2014 / 3:00 PM / News

Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Martin Brodeur wants to go out on his terms.

The future Hall of Fame goalie, who spent the past 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, isn't ready to hang up the pads and paddle yet.

Brodeur, 42, stepped onto the ice Friday for the first time in his NHL career wearing something other than a Devils logo. He took part in the morning skate with the St. Louis Blues, who will face the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.

Brodeur, who leads the NHL in wins (688), games played (1,259) and shutouts (124), joined the Blues on a tryout basis with the hopes of landing a contract within the next week or so.

"It was good. It was fun to get back out there for sure," Brodeur said. "It's been a while. It was a good tempo for me. I know it's only a morning skate … can't wait to see Monday.

"Everything's new. Everybody's kind of looking at me a little bit. That's going to phase out pretty quick."

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Coyotes recall forward Shinnimin from AHL

Friday, 11.28.2014 / 1:30 PM / News

ArizonaCoyotes.com

GLENDALE, ARIZONAArizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forward Brendan Shinnimin from the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 23-year-old Shinnimin has registered 4-10-14 and a plus-3 rating in 19 games with the Pirates this season. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Winnipeg, Manitoba leads Portland in assists and ranks second on the team in points.

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Fantasy top 30 goalies: Giving thanks to backups

Justin Goldman - NHL.com Correspondent

Every week during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey correspondent Justin Goldman, a regional goalie scout for USA Hockey and founder of The Goalie Guild, will provide you with in-depth goalie analysis. From updated weekly top 30 rankings to trending players and more, Goldman will be your go-to guy for fantasy goalie advice all season long.

Americans celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, so we felt Friday was a perfect time to give our own thanks to a legion of talented backup goaltenders that have provided strong fantasy value so far this season.

For quick reference, we've included a handy table of all the backups that have accumulated between 200 and 550 minutes of playing time.

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Blackhawks pick Hartman honing game in Rockford

Friday, 11.28.2014 / 12:32 PM / AHL Update

Kinsey Janke - Special to NHL.com

Ryan Hartman's name floated in the world of hockey long before he laced up for his first professional game eight months ago.

He was ranked 16th among North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings in his draft year, going on to fulfill expectations when the Chicago Blackhawks chose him No. 30 in the 2013 NHL Draft. Though the wing was born in South Carolina, he grew up in Chicago, making an already memorable day that much more surreal.

"It probably took until a couple weeks after [to sink in]," Hartman said. "After the draft, I went down to South Carolina for two weeks with my family to relax and get away from hockey and celebrate a little bit. When I got back to Chicago, it definitely sank in that I was drafted."

It's something every athlete dreams of: Spending their formative years idolizing the local team and molding their game after the greats, only to one day be able to have the chance to wear that same jersey. Hartman, 20, is hoping to join players like Chris Chelios and Ed Olczyk as Illinois natives given the chance to eventually skate for the Blackhawks rather than just cheering from the stands.

But before Hartman can officially introduce himself to the Madhouse on Madison, he is practicing the right steps that will lead him to the next level with Chicago's American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.

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I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday