Morning Brunch: November 29

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NHL Scores:

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NHL Schedule:

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AHL Scores:

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AHL Schedule:

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Morning Headlines:

  • Tim Schaller (Sabres) recalled.
  • Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin will have a hearing today for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo forward Brian Gionta.
  • Blues’ Bouwmeester has been placed on IR and Lindbohm has been recalled from the Wolves.
  • Andrew Ebbett (Penguins) recalled.
  • Alexander Wennberg (Blue Jackets) re-assigned.
  • Kerby Rychel & Michael Chaput (Blue Jackets) recalled.
  • TRADE: Lightning trade Brewer to the Ducks.
  • Stoner & Beauchemin (Ducks) placed on IR.
  • Tanner Glass (Rangers) has the mumps.
  • Bobby Ryan (Senators) has a fractured finger.

What I’m Watching:

Pittsburgh at Carolina, Columbus at Nashville, Chicago at Los Angeles, and Anaheim at San Jose

Players to Watch:

  •  Patric Hornqvist (Penguins) has seven points in his past seven games.
  • Filip Forsberg (Predators) leads all rookies in goals, assists, and points, and the league in +/-. He also has a 15.4% Shooting percentage which is a little high, but mostly sustainable.
  • Mike Fisher (Predators) is back from injury.
  • Matt Duchene and Alex Tanguay co-lead the Avalanche in goals (7). Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche in points (17)
  • Tyler Seguin leads the Stars in goals (18) and points (30)

Leader Board:

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League Top Five:

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Nightcap: November 25

NHL Scores

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What You Might Have Missed:

  • Francois Beauchemin (Ducks) left tonight’s game with an upper body injury.
  • TRADE RUMORS abound between Blue Jackets and Oilers.
  • Brian Elliott (Blues) left the game with a lower-body injury.
  • TRADE: Canucks send Alex Mallet & a 3rd round draft pick to Islanders for Andrey Pedan.
  • Alex Mallet (Islanders) assigned to Stockton Thunder.
  • Raffi Torres (Sharks) plans to begin skating next week – without and ACL which was removed because of a staph infection.
  • Daniel Alfredsson (Red Wings) will officially announce his retirement next week while in Ottawa.
  • Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) left practice with an upper body injury.
  • Ryan McDonagh (Rangers) practiced today and should return fully within a week.
  • ICYMI: The Canucks did a lovely tribute to Pat Quinn before tonight’s game. Have tissues ready.

  • Women Hockey Fans: Amy

Nightcap: November 21

NHL Scores

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AHL Scores

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What You Might Have Missed:

  • Mike Fisher (Predators) was cleared for contact and took part in practice today.
  • Flyers’ Michael Del Zotto is questionable for tomorrow and Chris VandeVelde is unlikely.
  • TRADE: Jason Demers (Sharks)+3rd round 2016 pick for Brenden Dillon (Stars). Sharks will also retain 35% of Demers salary.
  • Corban Knight (Flames) recalled.
  • Avalanche recall Andrew Agozzino, Ben Street and Tomas Vincour. Brad Stuart, Dennis Everberg and Jamie McGinn were placed on IR.
  • Kings’ Slava Voynov remains suspended with pay, but team can effectively place him on LTIR.
  • Postponed Sabres-Rangers game rescheduled for Friday, February 20th. Sabres-Senators game that was scheduled for that date moved to Monday, December 15th.
  • Avalanche’s Alex Tanguay has a facial fracture and won’t play vs. CAR. Everberg has a separated shoulder.
  • Benoit Pouliot (Oilers) has a broken foot and will be sidelined indefinitely.
  • Women Hockey Fans: Casey

Nightcap: November 20

NHL Scores

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What You Might Have Missed:

  • Slava Voynov (Kings) charged w/one felony count of corporal injury to spouse. He continues to be suspended with pay, according to Bill Daly, and will thus remain on the Kings salary cap.
  • Alexander Khokhlachev (Bruins) recalled.
  • Martin Hanzal (Coyotes) out with a lower body injury.
  • Alex Tanguay (Avalanche) left the game with a jaw injury.
  • Friday’s Sabres-Rangers game has been postponed due to snowpacolypse.
  • Ducks trade Bryan Allen for Canadiens’ Rene Bourque.
  • Chris VandeVelde (Flyers) is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • Canucks trade Kellan Lain for Oilers’ Will Acton.
  • Dan Hamhuis (Canucks) left the game with a lower body injury. Sounds like he might be out for awhile.
  • Alex Burrows (Canucks) did not play in the game because of an upper body injury.
  • Stephen Weiss (Red Wings) assigned to AHL on conditioning assignment.
  • Andrew Shaw (Blackhawks) didn’t play because of an upper body injury.

Nightcap: November 16

NHL Scores

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AHL Scores

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What You Might Have Missed:

  • Women Hockey Fans Profile Series (starts tomorrow)
  • Mark Scheifele (Jets) left the game with a lower body injury.
  • Anthony Peluso (Jets) was activated off injured reserve.
  • Sharks’ Troy Grosenick set an NHL record for most saves (45) in an NHL-debut shutout. Prev record was 41 by Andre Gill on Dec 23, 1967
  • Fedor Tyutin (Blue Jackets) is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a knee injury
  • Rob Klinkhammer (Coyotes) sustained an upper body injury and left the game
  • Devante Smith-Pelly (Ducks) has been placed on Injured Reserve for an upper-body injury
  • Falk & Schroeder (Wild) re-assigned.
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk (Blackhawks) left the game with an injury and will be sidelined for a time.

Nightcap: November 15 (Plus info on Women Hockey Fan Profile Series!)

As talked about on my Twitter, I am doing a series of posts spotlighting women hockey fans – because there are more of us than one might expect at first glance! If you’re interested in being profiled, please email me at There’s no time limit!

NHL Scores

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AHL Scores

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What You Might Have Missed:

  • Korbinian Holzer (Leafs) recalled.
  • Coach Peter Laviolette now has 400 career NHL win with tonight’s Predators win.
  • Erik Johnson (Avalanche) sets a new career high with 30:25 of ice time tonight at New Jersey
  • Sergei Bobrovsky (Blue Jackets) recorded his 100th career win tonight!
  • Matt Calvert (Blue Jackets) placed on IR retroactive to November 7
  • Fedor Tyutin (Blue Jackets) placed on injured reserve for his knee.
  • TRADE: Blues trade Jordan Leopold to Columbus Blue Jackets for a 5th round pick in 2016
  • Valeri Nichushkin (Stars) will have hip surgery this coming week. He is expected to miss 4 months. [please don’t get e. coli like Pekka Rinne did]
  • Corey Perry (Ducks) is a game-time decision for tomorrow against Florida.
  • Nick Jensen & Bobby Sanguinetti (Canucks) reassigned
  • Joakim Nordstrom (Blackhawks) recalled. Peter Regin re-assigned.
  • Blackhawks recalled Scott Darling from Rockford. Antti Raanta re-assigned
  • Flames’ Jones sustained an upper body injury and left the game.