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Ovi shooting more than ever during torrid streak

Friday, 10.25.2013 / 10:38 AM / NHL Insider

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The sun wasn't shining any brighter and the ice wasn't any smoother than normal for Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin when he woke up on the morning of March 17.

That night at Verizon Center against the Buffalo Sabres, Ovechkin was in the high slot when Nicklas Backstrom won a faceoff to him and he blistered a shot past Ryan Miller 19 seconds into the game to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead.

It was the 350th goal of his career but just the 10th of his season -- to that point.

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Daily Primer Oct. 25: End of road for Canucks

Friday, 10.25.2013 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

The schedule-maker saved the toughest challenge of the Vancouver Canucks' seven-game road trip for last.

One night after beating the New Jersey Devils 3-2 at Prudential Center, the Canucks will conclude their trip with a game against the St. Louis Blues.

Vancouver is 4-1-1 on the trip after wins against the New York Islanders and the Devils this week. But the Blues bring a 5-1-1 record into the game at Scottrade Center, where they're 4-1-0, and they've had seven days off since a 4-3 shootout loss on the road against the Winnipeg Jets last Friday.

"It would be easy for us to go in there [with excuses] on a back-to-back, being on the road for two weeks," Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said, "but that's when we have to show up and play hard, play as a team."

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Super 16: Hope is not lost in Philadelphia

Friday, 10.25.2013 / 3:00 AM / Super 16: NHL Power Rankings

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux said something Monday that was sure to generate attention.

"… we will make the playoffs," Giroux said. There was more at the beginning of the quote, about not being far off and taking it game-by-game, but those last five words were what stood out.

Giroux's team has lost seven of eight games to start the season and has scored a total of 11 goals. That equates to the worst start in franchise history and one of the worst starts in the NHL in the past 40 years.

So Giroux was joking, yes? Vincent Lecavalier went home and wrote in his diary, "Claude had a very funny joke today," right?

The Flyers captain was not joking. And as bleak as it appears for Philadelphia, his proclamation isn't quite as crazy as it seems on the surface.

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Road-weary Canucks face one more challenge

Friday, 10.25.2013 / 1:53 AM / NHL Insider

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Logic dictates that the St. Louis Blues have the Vancouver Canucks right where they want them heading into their meeting at Scottrade Center on Friday night.

The Canucks will be playing for the second time in 24 hours and the third time in four nights. The Blues will be rested, having not played in a week.

The Canucks will be 60 minutes or more away from completing a two-week, seven-game road trip. The Blues have been waiting for them after spending a few off days together in Charleston, S.C., on a pre-arranged bonding trip.

The game has all the makings of a potential blowout. The Canucks know it -- but in a way, it's also serving as motivation for them.

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Canucks' Tortorella reunites with New York boy, family

Friday, 10.25.2013 / 1:05 AM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella had some old friends standing with him as he conducted his press conference Thursday following his team's 3-2 shootout win against the New Jersey Devils.

Liam Traynor and his family, including his mom, Debbie, stood with Tortorella as he addressed the media at Prudential Center.

Liam, 12, suffers from cerebral palsy. Tortorella met him when he was coaching the New York Rangers, and the two became close while the coach's family also became close with the Traynors. They have stayed in touch even though Tortorella is now coaching across North America in Vancouver.

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Wild goalie Harding injured vs. Hurricanes

Thursday, 10.24.2013 / 11:15 PM / News

Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding left his team's game Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes with an undisclosed injury.

During the second period, Harding was slow to get up several times but finished the period. Niklas Backstrom, who hadn't played since Oct. 8 as he was recovering from a knee injury, took over in goal for the Wild.

Harding stopped 20 of 21 shots faced through 40 minutes. He entered the evening as the NHL's leader in both goals-against average and save percentage.

Harding was the second goalie in the game to leave due to injury. Carolina's Cam Ward was injured in the first period and will miss 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury.

Backstrom stopped all seven shots he faced. Justin Peters, who took Ward's place, stopped 19 of 21 shots he saw.

Minnesota won the game 3-1.

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Hurricanes' Ward out 3-4 weeks after injury vs. Wild

Thursday, 10.24.2013 / 11:08 PM / News

Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward will miss 3-4 weeks after sustaining a lower-body injury early in the first period of a game Thursday against the Minnesota Wild.

Ward stretched to make a save on Minnesota's Mikael Granlund a little more than four minutes into a scoreless game when the injury occurred. Play continued for about 15 seconds before the next whistle, when Ward skated to the bench and down the tunnel to the Carolina dressing room.

Justin Peters entered the game in place of Ward and allowed goals on the first two shots he faced in his first NHL action of the season. Carolina's regular backup, Anton Khudobin, is out with a lower-body injury and has yet to resume skating.

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Analysis: NHL best place for Maatta, Rielly to grow

Thursday, 10.24.2013 / 5:10 PM / NHL Insider

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Olli Maatta and Morgan Rielly have a lot in common.

Both were first-round picks in the 2012 NHL Draft -- Rielly at No. 5 by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Maatta at No. 22 by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

And at just 19 years old, each has become a key contributor to a team with serious Stanley Cup Playoff aspirations.

Are both ready for full-time NHL duty? Whether they are or not, it's the only logical place they can continue their development.

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Penguins' Letang likely to make season debut Friday

Thursday, 10.24.2013 / 5:00 PM / News

NHL.com

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang could make his season debut Friday when the team faces the New York Islanders.

Letang went through practice Thursday alongside Rob Scuderi and worked with Paul Martin on the team's top power-play unit.

Letang has been out since sustaining a lower-body injury Sept. 27.

"As we've seen in practice this week, [Wednesday and Thursday], Kris Letang has moved into situations and a pairing that we will most likely see him in the game [Friday] with," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said.

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Bruins' Eriksson out indefinitely with concussion

Thursday, 10.24.2013 / 4:39 PM / News

NHL.com

Loui Eriksson is back in Boston, but there's no timetable for when the Boston Bruins forward might return to the lineup after he sustained a concussion during a game Wednesday in a game against the Buffalo Sabres.

"Loui traveled back to Boston from Buffalo by plane [Thursday] with a member of the Bruins medical staff," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement issued by the team. "After an examination by team doctors in Boston, he has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out indefinitely. The team will provide a further update on Loui's status when appropriate."

Eriksson sustained the concussion on an illegal check to the head by Sabres forward John Scott, who will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety. Scott was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that could exceed five games.

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For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory