Shane Doan out tonight vs. Red Wings

Doan1.jpgWhile we still don’t know what his injury is exactly, and likely
won’t until after the season, Shane Doan has been ruled out for
tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings by coach Dave Tippett. Per Craig Custance of Sporting

Tippett: “[Doan] will
get a rest tonight,
hopefully he can jump back in Friday.”

how will the Coyotes respond without their captain on the ice? If
Sunday’s game is any indication, they Coyotes have a great ability to
elevate their play to make up for a lost teammate.

One could
argue that the moment Doan was lost for the game was the turning point,
as the Coyotes relentlessly attacked the Red Wings from that point

Update: Custance has some quotes up from Tippett, who says that Doan was initially upset when told the team wanted to keep him out for tonight’s game. Tippett also indicated that this was not a long-term injury and it’s likely Doan will return for game 5.

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    Columbus collapse: Rangers spoil Blue Jackets’ opener

    Jarret Stoll, Mats Zuccarello
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    For a little more than a minute, Brandon Saad was going to be the story of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ opener. Instead, his power-play goal merely got the ball rolling on a flabbergasting finish.

    The New York Rangers scored three goals in 1:17 of game time to manage a 4-2 win. They’ve spoiled home openers for the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets to begin their 2015-16 season.

    It might be easiest just to show you when the goals were scored, noting that the third period began with a 1-1 tie.

    Brandon Saad power-play goal: 16:10 into third period (2-1 Columbus)
    Oscar Lindberg: 17:24 (2-2 tie)
    Kevin Hayes: 17:41 (3-2 Rangers)
    Mats Zuccarello: 18:41 (4-2 Rangers)

    Yikes. Zuccarello scored two of the Rangers’ goals, while a beauty by Cam Atkinson is likely long forgotten.

    This post will be updated if there’s video of that staggering sequence.

    Welcome back, Babs: Red Wings chase Bernier

    Mike Babcock
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    Mike Babcock admitted that there might be a painful transformation as he tries to fix the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    His old friends made that abundantly, painfully clear on Friday.

    As of this writing, the Detroit Red Wings are up 4-0 on the Buds. Justin Abdelkader just completed a hat trick with James Reimer in net, so the subplot isn’t just about Jonathan Bernier having another tough start.

    The big story might just be Detroit’s varied new line of Abdelkader, Dylan Larkin (who scored his first career goal) and Henrik Zetterberg. At the moment, they’ve combined for seven points.

    This post will be updated if Detroit’s tribute video to Babcock surfaces.

    Really, though, this beating has been about as ugly as this blanket so far.