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Video- The New York Rangers Lead 3-0 At Home After 40 Minutes

11/26/2022 at 4:11pm EST

Then 4 unanswered goals from the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd period to win 4-3.

Here are the Edmonton goals.

Winnipeg Jets Blow A Two Goal Lead, Win In Overtime

11/26/2022 at 6:58am EST

from Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet,

The confusion was real, though the reactions weren’t quite as raw as they might have been had the Winnipeg Jets not been able to find a way to squeeze out the extra point after another bizarre and entertaining finish.

The 5-4 overtime win over the Dallas Stars on Friday night represented an impressive bounce-back effort after a 6-1 shellacking to the Minnesota Wild two days earlier, but by allowing two more extra attacker goals, there’s clearly an area the Jets are going to need to clean up in short order as they’ve given up five of those goals in two games over a three-game span.

That the game even required overtime was a point of contention for the Jets, who couldn’t believe the fourth goal by the Stars was allowed to count, as it came with goalie Connor Hellebuyck sprawled out on the ice with his mask knocked off and taking cover after a collision with Stars captain Jamie Benn.

After a video review that was initiated by the NHL situation room, the goal was allowed to count as the officials deemed that the actions of Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey led to Benn’s contact with Hellebuyck.

The NHL said in a statement that "the decision was made in accordance with Note 2 of Rule 38.11 (ii) which states, in part, that the goal should be allowed because 'the attacking Player was pushed, shoved or fouled by the defending Player causing the attacking Player to come into contact with the goalkeeper.'"

continued and the highlights are below....

NHL Short Notes

11/26/2022 at 5:45am EST

* The Bruins watched an NHL record fall following their matinee clash with the Hurricanes and became the first team in League history to win each of their first 12 home games of a season.

* Josh Morrissey and Jason Robertson each continued their strings of success to start 2022-23 as the Jets and Stars required overtime to decide a winner between the Central Division’s top two clubs.

* The Kraken find themselves within the NHL’s top four in points percentage following a fourth straight win and improving to 8-1-1 in their past 10 contests.

* Another full day of NHL action is ahead as the League celebrates the 105th anniversary of its founding in 1917.

Afternoon Line -Eric Duhatschek

11/25/2022 at 5:04pm EST

And if there’s an honorable mention amidst all the ‘didn’t-see-that-coming’ storylines to develop in the first quarter, it probably needs to involve the Coyotes because they are not falling off the face of the earth the way so many expected. Instead, they have 18 points in 16 games, despite a massive early concentration of road games, where they are a remarkably respectable 6-7-1. The news got even better this week because both Nick Schmaltz and Jakob Chychrun finally returned to the lineup Monday. Schmaltz had been absent since the opening game of the season. On a team with limited talent, getting back last year’s No. 2 scorer was critical.

=Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic where you can read ($) his view many more topics.

Friday Hockey Thoughts

11/25/2022 at 9:25am EST

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- Toronto’s 2-1 win over New Jersey — ending the Devils’ 13-game win streak — was one of the best games of the regular season for pure entertainment, energy and drama. Last year, I was talking to one player about the Stanley Cup Final between Colorado and Tampa Bay. He referred to both defence corps as “long,” saying that when you have big, you have mobile and you have discipline in a system, “Every time you get through one body, arm or stick, there’s another body, arm, or stick right away. It’s a battle to get through.”

According to official heights and weights, Cale Makar was listed as the smallest regular (five-foot-11, 187 pounds) in the final. The Devils are dangerous offensively and occupy the puck, which helps the defence. But they are also much better at gap control and similarly are being described as “long.” Their smallest defender — John Marino, having a great start to the year — is six-foot-one, 181 pounds. It’s waaay too premature to compare them to Colorado or Tampa Bay, but I think it’s interesting to hear them described in that way.

- When Patric Hornqvist accepted his trade to Florida, there was discussion that he wouldn’t get moved again. So, the Panthers may have to explore other options to clear cap space for Anthony Duclair's return.

- At last week’s GM Meetings, there was a conversation about calling more penalty shots instead of power-plays — something I totally support. That led to another debate among a few of us: should the team that draws the penalty have the option of going on the power-play or taking a penalty shot? Shooters are 5-for- 11 on penalty shots in 2022-23 after goalies stopped 76 per cent of last year’s attempts. There are good variables to weigh. Who’s shooting? How good is your power-play? Philadelphia GM Chuck Fletcher had a good line, though, saying: “It will be tough to explain to a player if you have a horrible power-play and go that route instead of letting him shoot.”

more Thoughts

Time For A Rebuild In Vancouver

11/25/2022 at 9:18am EST

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,

The Vancouver Canucks have been a slightly more competitive team in recent games, going 5-4-1 in their past 10 contests. But that’s not nearly enough to justify Canucks management choosing to go to battle with the same group of talent for the rest of the season. This can’t be the second year of them fighting uphill through the final three-quarters of the year, only to fall short of a playoff berth.

Even then, even if they did beat the odds and clawed their way back through the Pacific Division’s bottom half, and did wind up earning a low post-season spot, does anyone not employed by the organization really believe the Canucks can do any sort of damage once they get to the end of the year?

It’s clear now, after nearly one-quarter of the season, that Vancouver simply does not have the depth of talent, particularly on defense, to be a serious Stanley Cup contender. And that means GM Patrik Allvin and president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford must take an axe to the roster, keeping a handful of young players and shearing off the rest for whatever they can get on the trade market.

That means veteran forwards Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser and Connor Garland should be on the trade block. That means veteran defenseman Tyler Myers should join them there. Only Myers has a no-movement clause in his contract, but as per Cap Friendly, that’s only a modified NTC, with Myers able to submit a list of 10 teams he can’t be dealt to.


NHL Short Notes

11/25/2022 at 12:04am EST

* The NHL will reach the Quarter Mark during Friday’s 14-game slate. A full day of hockey starts at 1 p.m. ET and will end about 12 hours later.

* The 2022 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown returns today with a doubleheader on TNT, Sportsnet and TVA Sports that opens with an intrastate rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers and concludes with the Blues visiting the Lightning.

* Legendary NHL defenseman Borje Salming, who revealed in August that he was battling ALS, passed away Thursday at the age of 71. Salming, the NHL’s first star player from Sweden and a Maple Leafs icon, was a Hall of Fame defenseman and pioneer who changed the perception of European players when he joined the Maple Leafs for the 1973-74 season.

Börje Salming Has Passed Away

11/24/2022 at 12:59pm EST

via the Toronto Maple Leafs,

On behalf of the Salming family, it's with great sadness that the Toronto Maple Leafs announce the passing of franchise icon Börje Salming. He was 71.

Statement from Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan:

The NHL Has Reached The Quarter Mark

11/24/2022 at 12:03pm EST

via the NHL PR department,

By the Numbers: The first quarter of the 2022-23 regular season, with comparative stats through 317 games. The 2022-23 regular season will reach the quarter mark with the 11th of 14 games scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25 (328 of 1,312 games).

Early Morning Line -Cale Makar

11/24/2022 at 4:58am EST
He said I stuck my ass out,” I had nowhere to go with (teammate J.T. Compher) there. It’s happened now two or three times this year. It’s tough. Whose ice is that? That’s the real question. … You have a guy skating backwards in the neutral zone at you, and if I go forward, I go in the o-zone for an offside. … I guess I can go back, but I’ll probably just run right into (Compher).”

-Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche on an interference call against him. Watch the call below and the game highlights.

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NHL Short Notes

11/24/2022 at 4:09am EST

* A busy 15-game night ahead of Thanksgiving in the U.S. was highlighted by an eight-goal outburst by the Kraken, who sailed into second place in the Pacific Division.

* The Sabres, Panthers and Maple Leafs all acted as streak stoppers Wednesday, halting the Devils’ 13-game run and handing both the Bruins and Blues their first loss in seven contests.

* Jason Robertson’s buzzworthy start to 2022-23 continued as he extended his point streak to 13 games, tied Connor McDavid and Bo Horvat for the NHL lead in goals and helped his club become the first team to earn a third-goal, third-period comeback win this season.

* There are no games scheduled for Thursday while the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving. The NHL returns with a 14-game slate on Black Friday highlighted by a 2022 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown doubleheader on TNT, Sportsnet and TVA Sports that opens with the Penguins visiting the Flyers at 5:30 p.m. ET and concludes with the Lightning hosting the Blues at 8 p.m. ET.

New York Rangers Trade Ryan Reaves To The Minnesota Wild

11/23/2022 at 2:03pm EST

NEW YORK, November 23, 2022 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has acquired a fifth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Ryan Reaves.

Following the trade, the Rangers now have eight picks in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft.

Reaves skated in 81 games with the Rangers over parts of two seasons (2021-22 and 2022-23), recording five goals and eight assists for 13 points, along with 55 penalty minutes.

Recent Hockey Thoughts

11/23/2022 at 9:28am EST

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- It was the summer of 2002, right after Steve Yzerman’s greatest season. He led Team Canada to Olympic gold and the Detroit Red Wings to the Stanley Cup on a severely damaged right knee. Twenty years later, teammates still marvel at what he endured.

The questions became: Can his knee be fixed? Could he continue? During a visit to the industry-leading Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Birmingham, Ala., it was recommended Yzerman visit Dr. Peter Fowler at the University of Western Ontario. So, he did.

"The doctors in the United States saw him as an innovator," Yzerman said Tuesday. "He grabbed a piece of paper and a pencil, (illustrating) what he was going to do. He left a tremendous impression. He sat and talked to you as 'Pete,' not necessarily Dr. Fowler."...

- Some situations to watch: First, Florida. Anthony Duclair is on the road to recovery and the Panthers — twice forced to play with 17 skaters due to their cap crunch — must find room. Duclair’s salary is $3M, so that’s the figure that must be cleared, assuming (hopefully) the Panthers remain otherwise healthy.

- Ottawa: It’s not for a lack of effort that the Senators haven’t added a defenceman. Name someone who might be available, they’ve considered it. It’s one of my old lines — if you’re drowning, the other GMs throw anvils, not life preservers. I do think they’ve considered what kind of sweetener would be necessary to move Nikita Zaitsev, but there’s a limit.

more on the first topic and other Thoughts too...

NHL Short Notes

11/23/2022 at 2:19am EST

* Buffalo became the eighth team in NHL history to score three times in the opening 2:13 of play – part of a hot start in Montreal that quickly became the fourth game in League history with at least four goals in the opening three minutes of action.

* Despite a highlight-reel save by Kings goaltender Cal Petersen, the Rangers completed their first multi-goal comeback win of the season courtesy of another game-winner by Chris Kreider.

* For the second time in five days, 30 teams will be in action as another 15-game day is upon us highlighted by a doubleheader on TNT that will begin in Washington and conclude in Vegas.

15 Games Tonight

11/23/2022 at 2:02am EST

via the NHL PR department,

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, will mark the second of five 15-game days this season and 21st in NHL history – with a turnaround of only five days since the last on Nov. 19.

15-GAME DAYS IN 2022-23

  • Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 (idle: Coyotes and Canucks)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 (idle: Kings and Lightning)
  • Saturday, March 11, 2023 (idle: Ducks and Flames)
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023 (idle: Coyotes and Avalanche)
  • Thursday, April 13, 2023 (idle: Flames and Islanders; final day of regular season)

TSN Insiders Tonight

11/22/2022 at 7:29pm EST

With Morgan Rielly out long-term, will the Maple Leafs explore the trade market? Will the struggling Senators or Canucks make a coaching change? What's the latest on the Jakob Chychrun trade talks? The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss these topics and more in the latest edition of Insider Trading.

Watch at TSN

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.”


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.


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.


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.”


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.

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