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Blues place defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on IR

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has been placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury that the team says will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The 26-year-old Pietrangelo was injured in a knee-on-knee collision with Minnesota's Charlie Coyle in a 4-1 victory over the Wild on Saturday. He's fourth in the NHL in playing time, averaging over 26 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

NHL-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

WASHINGTON (AP) The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do however have one glaring problem - power-play goals - and it is something coach Barry Trotz hopes to fix sooner rather than later. Washington is 0 for their last 17 and haven't scored a power-play goal since Jan. 19 after consistently...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: vs Anaheim Ducks - February 8, 2016

Pittsburgh Penguins (26-18-7; 4th Metro) vs Anaheim Ducks (25-18-7; 3rd Pacific)February 8, 2016 @... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. New Jersey

The New York Rangers (29-18-5) faceoff against the New Jersey Devils (26-20-7) at MSG tonight starting at 7:00 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Miller-Brassard-Fast Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Lindberg-Hayes-Stalberg Glass-Moore-Paille Yandle-Girardi Staal-Klein Boyle-McIlrath Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist –...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers must retain Keith Yandle

After Saturday’s epic comeback win down 12 seconds in the third, it’s even more clear that the New York Rangers need to do everything they can to get Keith Yandle re-signed. The guy has been the Rangers’ best offensive defenseman and it’s not even close. He’s leading the entire team in assists, is fifth on the team in points, and is first on the team in points by defensemen...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Caps counting on healthy Johansson, Orpik

The Capitals are hoping Marcus Johansson can return to action during this week's road trip. Brooks Orpik might not be far behind.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Nyquist 1st out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

He's an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What's not to like about Nyquist? Nothing so far, and that's why the bay son of Uncle Mo opens at No. 1 on The Associated Press Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders. And he's not even trained by Bob Baffert. Winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Nyquist is gearing up for his 3-year-old debut...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Anaheim Ducks – Game 52 Preview And Notes

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins (26-18-7, 59 points), who are 4-5-2 against the Pacific Division this season, skate this evening against the Anaheim Ducks (25-18-7, 57 points). The contest at Consol Energy Center gets underway at 7:00 p.m. It is the second and last meeting between these two combatants. The first match-up was in California on Saturday, Dec. 6 with the Ducks...
Via The PensNation
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Marcus Kruger’s Regular Season In Doubt

Joel Quenneville doesn't expect Marcus Kruger back before the playoffs begin. The post Marcus Kruger’s Regular Season In Doubt appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Capitals-Predators Preview

The Washington Capitals came up short in both attempts to beat coach Barry Trotz's former team last season but would appear to have the upper hand this time against a Nashville Predators team clinging to a playoff spot. The Capitals look to add to their league-leading point total with a fourth win in row Tuesday night in Nashville. Washington lost 4-3 in each of its two matchups...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Devils to honor Brodeur by wearing No. 30 jerseys during warmups

A No. 30 will be on the ice one last time for the New Jersey Devils when they host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.In fact, each member of the Devils will wear the number in addition to a special patch on their jerseys during warmups in honor of four-time Vezina Trophy-winning Martin Brodeur. The 43-year-old Brodeur will be the fourth member of the team to have his number retired...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault furious with league for lack of Wayne Simmonds response

Embed from Getty Images   Well, this was bound to happen soon enough. After New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh missed the remainder of Saturday's game following his first-period skirmish with Wayne Simmonds -- a skirmish that unjustly saw the 'Wayne Train' receive a game misconduct -- the team announced Monday that McDonagh will miss time with a concussion. Via Andrew...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Blue Jackets Preview

The New York Islanders are brimming with confidence after finishing with their highest goal total in five seasons. They haven't had too much trouble racking up goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets, although they've never faced Joonas Korpisalo. The visiting Islanders look to complete a four-game sweep of the Blue Jackets and make it eight straight meetings without a regulation...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Malkin to miss third straight game, out vs. Ducks

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has been ruled out of his third straight game due to a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan told the team's website on Monday.Malkin missed the team's trek through the Sunshine State this past weekend and will sit out as Pittsburgh (26-18-7) vies for its sixth win in seven outings on Monday against the Anaheim Ducks (25-18-7). Sullivan...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canucks-Avalanche Preview

Out of playoff position and struggling to score, the Vancouver Canucks are frustrated. The Colorado Avalanche haven't been pleased with their play of late, either. Looking to avoid a fifth straight defeat, the Canucks try to hand the Avs a fourth consecutive home loss Tuesday night. Six points behind Colorado (27-24-4) for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Capitals: By the Numbers

Holtby and Caps Top Flyers Embed from Getty Images   Game Events   [Mouse-over image for goal details} Forwards [What is Corsi rating?] The Philadelphia Flyers played a strong first period, jumping on the Washington Capitals. If it wasn't for Braden Holtby, the Flyers easily could've gone up by a few goals. As it was, Holtby kept the Caps in the game and...
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Maple Leafs-Flames Preview

Near the bottom of the Western Conference with two months remaining in the season, the Calgary Flames are feeling a sense of urgency. The Flames can help their cause by winning back-to-back games for the first time more than a month Tuesday night against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Nine points out of the final wild-card spot in the West and needing to pass four teams, Calgary...
Via AP on Fox
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McDonagh Out With Concussion

#NYR Ryan McDonagh will be out tonight due to a concussion suffered on Saturday in Philadelphia. — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 8, 2016 Embellishment? Stay classy Philly scribes. Yet another injury on the blueline the Rangers can ill afford to take. The team hasn’t made any call-ups yet although this might be a good time to give Brady Skjei another go. If Mac is...
Via NY Rangers Blog
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Practice notes: No McDonagh or Nash

Per Sean Hartnett, neither Rick Nash (leg) nor Ryan McDonagh (head) are on the ice for this morning’s skate. It is likely that both will be out tonight against the Devils. No call up has been made, so Dylan McIlrath will probably get in the lineup tonight. Right now, it is unclear which right-handed defenseman […] The post Practice notes: No McDonagh or Nash appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens and Sharks starting to gauge trade market

The NHL trade deadline is less than a month away, and teams starting to fall out of contention are beginning to assess where they’re at in preparation. One of those teams, the Montreal Canadiens, who accomplished the rare feat of falling out contention despite being among the best teams to start the season, are considering becoming sellers during the upcoming trade-fest. The...
Via Bloguin Best
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens and Sharks starting to gauge trade market

The NHL trade deadline is less than a month away, and teams starting to fall out of contention are beginning to assess where they’re at in preparation. One of those teams, the Montreal Canadiens, who accomplished the rare feat of falling out of contention despite being among the best teams to start the season, are considering becoming sellers during the upcoming trade-fest. ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are injured defensemen really better than Dylan McIlrath?

Injuries are a common occurrence in hockey. Whether it’s bumps and bruises, broken bones, or torn ligaments, they happen all the time and teams around the league deal with injuries regularly. For the Rangers, they have two players on their blue line that have been dealing with injuries. Dan Girardi has a fractured knee cap, […] The post Are injured defensemen really better than...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nto a great day for North Carolina

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 20: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes crosses the blue line during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Yes, the Panthers and Hurricanes play in different cities, Charlotte and Raleigh if you didn’t know. I’m sure there is a sweet spot...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Louis Domingue excels in Mike Smith’s absence

The Arizona Coyotes look to be without starting goaltender Mike Smith for at least another month. Smith is still rehabbing from an abdomen surgery he underwent in mid-December. For most teams on the playoff bubble, not having their starting goaltender down the stretch would be a death knell. But with rookie goalie Louis Domingue in net, the Coyotes still have a fighting chance. Domingue...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks-Penguins Preview

The Anaheim Ducks were making fools of the prognosticators during a horrible start after being a sexy pick to win the Stanley Cup following last season's deep playoff run. Goaltending and the NHL's best penalty kill have helped them regroup, though, and the hottest team in hockey is looking more like the contender many believed it was. Anaheim seeks a seventh consecutive victory...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss
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