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Video- Morgan Rielly Place On LTIR

11/22/2022 at 2:29pm EST

from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,

In the third period, Rielly collided with Islanders forward Nick Palmieri and fell to the ice, clutching his left knee. Rielly tried to take another shift but then departed the game.

In going on LTIR, Rielly will miss at least 10 games and 24 days.

The Leafs recalled defencemen Victor Mete and Mac Hollowell from the Toronto Marlies.

Already without veterans TJ Brodie (oblique) and Jake Muzzin (neck), the Leafs couldn’t afford to lose another defenceman, and certainly not Rielly. He annually leads the Leafs’ defence corps in ice time and is at the top of the pack again this season, playing an average of 23 minutes a game.

Next among defencemen is Brodie at 21 minutes 23 seconds, and then Justin Holl at 20:45.

“It’s tough,” Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said after the game on Monday, before the club knew the extent of Rielly’s injury.

“We’re already missing guys and Morgan is so important to our team and our back end in particular. But we lose Muzzin, we made a big deal of it, it was not a big deal. Brodie, we made a big deal of it, it was not a big deal. Just have to keep playing. That’s the way it goes.”

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Video of the injury is below.


Problems In Ottawa

11/22/2022 at 10:44am EST

from Ian Mendes of The Athletic,

Almost one year later, on Monday night, the Senators experienced an awful case of been there, done that in San Jose.

Smith was forced to pull starting goaltender Cam Talbot after he allowed three goals on only seven shots. By that point, however, it felt like Ottawa’s fate was sealed. The Senators lost 5-1, but instead of pinning the blame on goaltending after the game in San Jose, Smith had some pointed remarks for his team’s play in its own zone.

“They score easy on a couple. We just weren’t tight enough on our guys. We didn’t check hard enough in our zone,” Smith said. “You got to be better.”

Smith’s postgame session with reporters in San Jose lasted just under two minutes....

In reality, there are no magic words Smith can utter that can satiate a seething Ottawa fan base. Many of them in the Eastern and Atlantic time zones likely turned off their televisions after an atrocious second period during which San Jose fired 21 shots and scored three goals.

When those fans wake up on Tuesday morning, they will find the Senators sitting in 31st place in the NHL standings — ahead only of the Anaheim Ducks. Ottawa sports a paltry .361 points percentage after 18 games, a pace that would put the Senators around the 60-point mark by the end of the season.

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Highlights are below.

Tampa Suffers A Disappointing Home Loss To Boston

11/22/2022 at 9:25am EST

from John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times,

Well, that was entertaining. And maybe a little scary.

The Lightning played what might have been their best 20 minutes of hockey all season in the first period against Boston on Monday night. They also outscored the Bruins in the third period.

And, yet, they still managed to lose 5-3.

That’s how hot the Bruins are. And that’s how much ground the Lightning need to make up if they plan on extending their three-year hold on the Eastern Conference....

The good news is it’s still ridiculously early. And regular-season results in November are not necessarily a precursor to what you’ll see once spring arrives.

In the previous five years, the Bruins and Lightning had gone 8-8 against each other in the regular season. But all that really matters is the Lightning went 8-2 against Boston in two postseason showdowns. In other words, there’s plenty of time and hope for better results to come.

“Guess we just have to remember this feeling because, you know, we felt like was could have walked out of here with two points,” said forward Pat Maroon, who had two assists and a plus-one rating.

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Game highlights are below

Vanishing Hopes In Buffalo

11/22/2022 at 9:17am EST

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

This can't be happening again.

The way last season ended, you wanted to believe General Manager Kevyn Adams and coach Don Granato were different. You wanted to believe that, finally, someone had an actual plan to lift the Buffalo Sabres out of their decade-long stay in the abyss of the NHL. The way this season started, your faith was reaffirmed.

Remember on Nov. 2 how old Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin & Co. looked trying to chase the Sabres around the ice in the third period at KeyBank Center?

But is that all we're going to get this year? One month of hope?

In a season that has badly boomeranged the wrong way, the Sabres are 7-11 and have dropped eight consecutive games – seven by multiple goals. They would have the longest losing streak in the NHL this season if they don't beat Montreal on Tuesday night in Bell Centre.

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The Edmonton Oilers Need To Figure It Out

11/22/2022 at 9:07am EST

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Soft and loose — it doesn’t win November, and it sure as heck won’t win in May and June.

But here are the win-one-lose-one Edmonton Oilers, trundling along playing one strong game in a row, then tuned in by a New Jersey Devils team that is hockey’s best example of an outfit that brings it every night.

The Devils won their 13th straight game, beating Edmonton 5-2 Monday night in Newark, while the Oilers haven’t won back-to-back games since Nov. 1.

After a hard, responsible win on home ice versus Vegas on Saturday, the Oilers were shy on the details and deserving of the ‘L’ as they opened up a three-game road trip with a loose, soft loss at the Prudential Center.

What’s the solution?

“We're gonna need to find a solution,” offered winger Zach Hyman. “We need to start stringing games together. Not just have a good one, then an OK one, then a good one and then a not so good one … We need to have some consistency to our game.

“And it's not early in the year anymore. We're closing in on the 20-game mark. So we need to figure that out.”

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NHL Short Notes

11/22/2022 at 2:42am EST

* Patrice Bergeron joined a rare list of players to record 1,000 points with the Bruins.

* The Devils earned their 13th consecutive victory to match a franchise record, while the Blues recorded a first-of-its-kind winning streak.

* The Sabres, Canadiens, Rangers and Kings are in action tonight before 30 teams take to the ice Wednesday during the NHL’s second 15-game day of the season.

Evening Line -Lindy Ruff

11/21/2022 at 11:28pm EST

Winning streak now sits at 13 for the New Jersey Devils.

The Devils defeated the Oilers 5-2 tonight, the highlights are below.

Stars Of The Week

11/21/2022 at 1:05pm EST

NEW YORK (Nov. 21, 2022) – Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, St. Louis Blues left wing Pavel Buchnevich and Seattle Kraken goaltender Martin Jones have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 20.

The AHL Will Be A Temporary Stop For Shane Wright

11/21/2022 at 11:33am EST

from Steven Ellis of The Daily Faceoff,

On October 26, I wrote about Shane Wright’s lack of playing time in Seattle.

That was 26 days ago. Since then, the Kraken have played 10 games. Wright has suited up in two of them with just 22 minutes of total ice time.

So, really, not much has changed, other than they’re finally able to send him to the AHL. After being a healthy scratch in five consecutive games, he became eligible to get sent down to Coachella Valley, something the team promptly elected to do late Sunday night ahead of the team’s trip to Calgary.

Perfect. The best solution. He isn’t eligible to play full-time in the AHL due to the NHL/CHL agreement preventing major junior players from playing in the AHL. But he doesn’t have a ton to gain from playing in the NHL, either. Something had to give.

But that’s for five games maximum. Then what?

Not much has changed since Oct. 26, and now Wright’s stuck in the shadow realm waiting for the best path forward. Unlike most prospects his age, he hasn’t had any consistency – other than a lack of consistency – from the get-go. For a kid his age, this is a terrible development path, but it’s hard to argue for anything better right now. He nearly had 100 points last year as a draft-eligible prospect – could he truly gain anything against junior players?

That’s why the AHL is a nice little stopgap. But like any stopgap, it’s temporary, allowing him to play up to five games during a maximum of 14 days. Fourteen days from Sunday is Dec. 5, two days after the fifth possible game he could play with the Firebirds. On Dec. 6, the Kraken play Montreal – the team most people expected to pick him – which wouldn’t be an awkward return or anything.

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NHL Short Notes

11/21/2022 at 12:14am EST

* Evgeni Malkin celebrated his 1,000th career game with a goal while Sidney Crosby had a four-point night as the Penguins improved to 97-9-5 when both players score.

* Blue Jackets netminder Daniil Tarasov set a mark for the most saves in a game by a rookie so far this season with a 47-save performance Sunday, spotlighted on the most recent edition of #NHLStats: Live Updates.

* New Jersey will aim to win its 13th straight game and match its franchise record for longest winning streak when the club hosts its Hockey Fights Cancer Night during a 10-game Monday.

NHL Short Notes

11/20/2022 at 2:40am EST

* The first 15-game day of the season was highlighted by all 30 teams in action uniting for a League-wide Hockey Fights Cancer moment of silence.

* The Blues, Devils and Bruins extended lengthy winning streaks, while Alex Goligoski scored an emotional overtime goal to halt the Wild’s three-game slide.

* The Blackhawks are set to retire the No. 81 of Marian Hossa during a pre-game ceremony at United Center on Sunday.

Videos- One Goal And All The Goals

11/20/2022 at 2:22am EST

Raise your hand if you thought Connor McDavid was going to try to cut across the crease.

Below, find all the goals scored in the NHL on Saturday.

One Man's Opinion

11/19/2022 at 11:02pm EST

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- New rule time regarding the hated offside video review:

A team gains the offensive zone on an entry that will be subject to a coach’s challenge for offside, but proceeds in real time without a whistle. The defensive team gains control of the puck, but is unable to clear. An exchange or two of possession ensues before the offensive team scores a goal around 45 seconds after the initial entry.

Under current rules, the scored-upon team issues a challenge after taking whatever time is allotted by the officiating crew. Three minutes later, offside is confirmed. The goal is taken off the board, those 45 seconds are expunged and added to the game clock even as those in attendance have wasted about five minutes they will never get back.

New rule: The NHL should institute the delayed-penalty approach to continuation plays on offside challenges. Once the defending team gets possession of the puck, the opportunity for a review would end and everyone in the rink would be better off for it.

- Just when I was thinking that the Bruins had completely missed it with their reverse retro design by not going back to their football-styled numbered sweater popularized by Milt Schmidt and his ilk, along come the Blues with what seems to have been a Team Sweden-inspired yellowish and blue uniform that is as aesthetically pleasing an outfit as has been introduced in years.

Those all-green Minnesota North Wild outfits are not too shabby, either.

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32 Thoughts Tonight

11/19/2022 at 9:45pm EST

On this edition of 32 thoughts, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discuss the Kraken’s plans to send Shane Wright to the AHL, Ryan Reynolds meeting with potential Senators ownership groups and the Canucks and Senators trade talks.

Watch at Sportsnet

The Salary Cap Providers

11/19/2022 at 12:13pm EST

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

Neither Jamie Davis nor Hart Levine knows what David Pastrnak’s next contract will look like.

They can’t say whether NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s projections about the salary cap ($10 million rise over the next three years) are spot on, or too optimistic.

They can’t say if rebuilding teams with eight-figure stars, such as San Jose (Erik Karlsson) and Chicago (Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews), will trade those contracts.

They don’t hold all the secrets, but as many who follow the NHL have learned, they do offer pretty much everything else you’d want to know.

Davis runs CapFriendly, one of two major online NHL salary-cap resources. Along with Levine’s PuckPedia, a younger competitor, they can show you what players of Pastrnak’s ilk are making and how much the Bruins can afford to pay No. 88, who entered the weekend tied for fourth in the league in scoring (9-17—26).

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Darryl Sutter on Matthew Tkachuk And Jonathan Huberdeau Who Returns To South Florida

11/19/2022 at 5:17am EST

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

“You look at Jonathan, that was an emotional time for him and I think that’s why he had a hard time early,” said Sutter.

“He wasn’t expecting to be traded out of Florida. That was hard for him. Now his game is where you want it to be, but that takes time.

“Matthew made that choice and he was ready for it, so

And while the coach opened camp with a significant potshot directed at Tkachuk, he said for the first time Friday he totally respects the winger’s summertime decision to trigger a trade by not re-upping with the club.

“The storyline there is the CBA,” explained Sutter.

“Matthew went entry-level; bridge; career-year. Just look at the history of the league: entry level; bridge; career year - what happens? Free agency. That’s exactly what happened.

“Good on him.”

There’s more.

“It had nothing to do with Calgary - I think Covid alienated him from his family and the US,” said Sutter.

“There were times last year I felt sorry for Matthew.

“He was a guy who was always at the rink, and I was always at the rink, and he couldn’t do anything, or go anywhere, or go home.

“Good on him for going to Brad (Treliving) about it, quite honest.

“That’s what I think.

“Obviously we lost a top player, but you score 40 goals, get 60 assists and you’re plus-50...

"Good on ya.”

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NHL Short Notes

11/19/2022 at 2:15am EST

* For the first time in 2022-23 and 20th time in NHL history, 30 teams will be in action as part of a 15-game Saturday.

* Five teams are hosting their Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, including Connor McDavid and the Oilers who are set to face off against Jack Eichel and the Golden Knights in Edmonton.

* Quinn Hughes collected two helpers Friday and climbed the Canucks’ all-time assist list as Vancouver extended its point streak against Los Angeles to 11 games.

TSN Insiders Last Night

11/18/2022 at 8:56am EST

Our TSN Hockey insiders Chris Johnston, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun have the latest on how the NHL is handling helmet protocol in pre-game warmups, how the Jets are handling the injury to Nikolaj Ehlers, and more in this edition of Insider Trading.

Glenn Schiiler: Guys, the one chance fans get to see stars on the ice without a helmet is during warmups but Chris, are the days of the 'hair skate' numbered?

Chris Johnston: Yes, take a picture now because it won't last long, as the NHL has mandated that all future players wear a helmet during warmups. This will be grandfathered, of sorts, to begin with: any players that entered the league in the 2019-20 season or after have to immediately adhere to the rule, but any player that started before has the option to choose what they want to do with their helmet. It results from a recommendation from the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association committee on concussions and also the health and safety committee, so this was the way forward and it is now in effect.

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NHL Short Notes

11/18/2022 at 3:08am EST

* The League-leading Bruins remained undefeated at TD Garden, while the Metropolitan Division-leading Devils picked up an overtime win at Scotiabank Arena to keep pace.

* New NHL “Ironman” Phil Kessel skated in his 1,000th consecutive game as Vegas earned a victory versus his former club.

* Ten of 13 games contested Thursday were decided by a one-goal margin or two-plus including an empty-netter, which marked the most in a single day in NHL history.

* The Kings, who are 5-1-0 in their last six outings and occupy second place in the Pacific Division, will contest a third consecutive game in Western Canada before concluding their road trip in Seattle on Saturday.

Videos- 11 In A Row For The NJD

11/17/2022 at 10:10pm EST

via the YouTube page of Sportsnet,

Watch as New Jersey Devils forward Yegor Sharangovich puts home the rebound off Jack Hughes' effort, and extends their winning streak to 11 games.

Game highlights are below.

Morning Line -Nick Kypreos

11/17/2022 at 9:07am EST

Most Leafs fans are banking on the post-season. Even with all their warts, Tuesday night showed the Leafs should be fine over the course of an 82-game regular season. And gaining a top-three position in the Atlantic Division is all the more likely given how these first few weeks have shaken out.

But the reality is Leafs fans may have to accept who this team is — and isn’t. You can expect to watch this spaghetti western for the rest of the regular season. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” did not win an Oscar. This regular season may not either. But it should be good enough to give the Leafs another chance to get past the first round.

-Nick Kypreos on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Read more from Kypreos at the Toronto Star.

NHL Short Notes

11/17/2022 at 2:54am EST

* The Blues celebrated their fourth straight win as they were cheered on by their mothers, who have accompanied the team during its last two victories as part of their moms’ trip.

* Trevor Moore scored his first career hat trick to help the Kings inch closer to top spot in the Western Conference.

* Ottawa continued its scoring ways at Canadian Tire Centre and overtook the League lead for most home goals as the club earned a win on its Hockey Fights Cancer Night.

* Thursday’s slate is set to feature several streaks on the line as well as milestone games for head coach John Tortorella and the NHL’s new “Ironman” Phil Kessel.

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