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Struggles Continue For The Vegas Golden Knights

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

The Golden Knights showed flashes of turning the corner Sunday.

They registered more than 40 shots on goal for the second time in three games and cleaned up many of the defensive mistakes in the final two periods.

But it still wasn’t good enough.

The Knights couldn’t get a puck past goalie Ilya Sorokin and lost 2-0 to the New York Islanders in front of an announced crowd of 17,699 at T-Mobile Arena.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Knights, the first time that’s happened since Pete DeBoer was hired as coach Jan. 15, 2020. At 1-4, they also matched 2018-19 for their worst start in franchise history.

“When I look at our game, I thought we took a step last game and another tonight,” DeBoer said. “If you look at our record, are we a 1-4 team that’s going to miss the playoffs and have 50 or 60 points? I’m going to say we’re not. I think on all aspects, we want to just keep improving every day and judge all those things at the end of the year.”


Watch the game highlights below.

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The Chicago Blackhawks Have Yet To Win A Game This Season

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from Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune,

The Chicago Blackhawks saw one hallowed streak come to a halt while laying claim to one of the worst streaks in NHL history.

The Hawks smashed the 2000-01 Washington Capitals’ record of 350 minutes, 25 seconds without holding a lead to start a season. After the Hawks’ 6-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at the United Center, the new record stands at 360:57.

And counting.

It was the Hawks’ sixth straight loss to open the season as they tumbled to 0-5-1 for a league-worst .083 points percentage....

It’s hard to imagine a more nightmarish scenario for Hawks fans: the most goals allowed all season (six) to their most hated rival (the Red Wings) on their home ice, which saw its sellout streak end.

Meanwhile, the hot seat has become a scorcher for coach Jeremy Colliton, whose defense fell into shambles in front of goalie Marc-André Fleury, who has seen better days.

Asked if he believes the organization still has faith in him, Colliton said, “Of course.”


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Focusing On Lucas Raymond After His Hat Trick In Chicago

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Lucas Raymond should buy himself a car and start looking for his own place. Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill made a point to say Raymond’s appearance on the opening day roster didn’t mean he officially made the team. If he didn’t measure up, the Red Wings were prepared to send him to their minor-league affiliate in Grand Rapids....

Long-time Red Wings executive Jim Devellano says Raymond has traits that remind him of a young Steve Yzerman. That seems particularly relevant now that Raymond is the first Red Wings player 19 or younger to register a hat trick since Yzerman did it in 1985.


from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"It was fun, for sure," Raymond said. "To get the bounceback win after a tough night last night (loss in Montreal) and first hat trick. You're always trying to score and sometimes you do and just trying to keep pushing. My mindset was to just win the game and the scores helped."

It was the first hat trick for a Wings player age 19 or younger since Steve Yzerman — who drafted Raymond in the first round in 2020 (fourth overall) — in 1985. Only Yzerman, Gordie Howe and Raymond have notched four points in a game.

"It's tough to take in," Raymond said of being in that sort of company. "Those two are the greatest to play in franchise history. I'm trying not to think about it too much and just keep playing and working."


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NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

* Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond showed up to his team’s Original Six showdown Sunday and left with three goals, four points and joined some elite company in the process.

* Undefeated no more. The Bruins and Predators played the role of spoiler and handed the Sharks and Wild their first loss of the 2021-22 season, respectively.

* The Hurricanes and Blues look to become the third and fourth teams to start 5-0-0 in 2021-22. No season in NHL history has featured four teams accomplish the feat.


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Videos- The Talk After A Win In Chicago

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

Lucas Raymond first, below find another look at the Alex Nedeljkovic 5 on 3 save and Mickey Redmond.  added 10:07pm, game highlights below.  added 10:10pm, Jeff Blashill below.

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Quick Recap- Wings/Blackhawks

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

Wings beat the Blackhawks 6-3 tonight.

Good game for the Wings after two bad losses. Nice to see them come out strong with Dylan Larkin all over the ice in the first period.

Of course the talk will be the hat trick by Lucas Raymond.

All goals are below with a few other videos.

Team stats below too..


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Nobody Cares

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit

If the Wings win tonight, nobody cares. If the Wings lose tonight, nobody cares. It's only the beginning of the season, and already, nobody cares......

It's a Live Blog!

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Short Video- Ryan Getzlaf Fined For Dangerous Trip

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2021) – Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $1,000 for a dangerous trip against Minnesota Wild forward Joel Eriksson Ek during NHL Game No. 75 in Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 23, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Watch a short video of the trip below.

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Nicolas Aube-Kubel Fined For Kneeing

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NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2021) – Philadelphia Flyers forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel has been fined $2,687.50, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for kneeing Florida Panthers forward Mason Marchment during NHL Game No. 70 in Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 23, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 3:48 of the third period. Aube-Kubel was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

A very short video is below.

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A Win In Seattle For The Vancouver Canucks

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from Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

After Seattle waited 97 years for the return of the National Hockey League, the Vancouver Canucks made the expansion Kraken wait at least one more game for their first home win.

In a deafening stadium, dug out from beneath a protected landmark roof in the shadow of the Space Needle, the Canucks earned and then eradicated a third-period deficit, scoring three times in the final eight minutes to beat the Kraken 4-2 in Seattle’s home opener at Climate Pledge Arena.

It was the first meaningful visit by an NHL team since the Seattle Metropolitans folded in 1924.

Saturday’s win for Vancouver was the rebirth of an old hockey rivalry.

“A blast, that was a blast,” Canucks winger Conor Garland said after fooling goalie Philipp Grubauer on the winning goal with 4:02 remaining. “I remember my first game in Vegas was actually a pre-season game and it was the loudest rink I've ever been in. This was pretty close. That was fun.”


Game highlights can be watched below.

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