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Riding the Zamboni – Tuesday, November 16th

With just three games tonight, the ride on the Zamboni will be short but it’ll be worthwhile with the Leafs getting off the schnide, Carey Price standing on his head once again, and the Stars shining brightly in Dallas.

Montreal 3 – Philadelphia 0

It was a battle between highlight-reel goalies with Carey Price getting the start against Sergei Bobrovsky but it would be Price that would shine tonight. Price stopped 41 shots in earning his third shutout of the season. I think we can officially put away the Price/Halak comparisons for good as Price has been outstanding. After being the NHL’s #1 star of the week last week, he continues to impress in stopping the red-hot Flyers. Mike Cammalleri, Tomas Plekanec, and Brian Gionta all scored for the Habs. Meanwhile, Bobrovsky looked a bit tired and after starting in his 11th straight game, I think he’s got a valid excuse if he was. Bobrovsky made 25 saves in the loss.

Toronto 5 – Nashville 4

Things looked bleak early for Toronto when the Predators jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. A Luke Schenn goal seemed to snap the Leafs out of things and get them rolling. Kris Versteeg scored two goals while Mikhail Grabovsky and Nikolai Kulemin added goals for the Leafs on the way to the victory. Jonas Gustavsson closed out the game for starter Jean-Sebastian Giguere after Giguere left the game with an apparent groin injury. For Nashville, their woes resume and tonight their defense is to blame. After winning two in a row after snapping a five-game losing streak, the Preds went back to old habits in this one. They played tough, but sloppy. For Toronto, the win snaps their eight-game losing streak. The team needed a win something terrible and the way they came back tonight is almost virtually inspiring.

Dallas 2 – Anaheim 1

Brad Richards’ eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period to give the Stars the win. A rather pedestrian game all around saw Dallas get a power play goal from Steve Ott while Anaheim’s lone goal came courtesy of Corey Perry, his ninth goal of the year. Kari Lehtonen stopped 26 shots in the win while Jonas Hiller saved 24. The loss snaps a seven-game point streak for the Ducks.

Watch angry Quenneville bolt out of press conference (Video)

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Chicago had a disallowed goal in its 2-0 home loss to San Jose on Tuesday night, when Brandon Mashinter‘s tally was wiped out after Dennis Rasmussen was judged to have interfered with Martin Jones.

It marked the second disallowed goal the ‘Hawks have had in a week and, for head coach Joel Quenneville, it appeared to be a breaking point.

“It’s gone to a different level,” Quenneville said. “I don’t know the rules anymore or something’s changed because my understanding, played a lot of hockey, that, I don’t know.

“I think everybody has an interpretation of what’s a good goal and what’s a bad goal, but I can’t believe it.”

And with that, Coach Q stormed off.

We all should’ve seen this coming, really.

Last Thursday, the ‘Hawks had another disallowed goal in an eventual win over Arizona, a call that sent Quenneville into histrionics on the bench.

NHL on NBCSN: Rangers, Penguins renew acquaintances on Rivalry Night

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Tonight, there’s a big Metropolitan Division showdown at Consol as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers. You can catch the game on NBCSN (8 p.m. ET), or watch live online with NBC Sports’ Live Extra.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Some relevant linkage for tonight’s affair:

Rangers ‘are doing a lot of good things’

‘I wonder if that’s Crosby, what happens?’ — AV upset after McDonagh concussed by Simmonds

Malkin (lower body) to miss rest of week

Crosby, Karlsson and Trocheck are NHL’s three stars of the week

 

 

PHT Morning Skate: It’s not like they robbed a bank

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley seems pretty chill about healthy-scratching Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Lance Bouma. That goes for Monahan and Gaudreau in particular, noting that they’re “great kids.”

Besides … it’s not like they robbed a bank. (NHL.com)

Uh oh, did Nazem Kadri make the throat-slashing gesture to Mark Giordano? See for yourself in the video above. (Puck Daddy)

What should the New York Islanders do with unrestricted free agent Kyle Okposo, who’s enjoying a productive contract year? (The Hockey News)

What a playoff berth would mean to the Florida Panthers. (Sportsnet)

Checking in with various teams as the trade deadline looms. (NHL Numbers)

On the Canucks using those Pavel Bure-era jerseys. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss

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The Minnesota Wild put together the kind of effort that would beat a lot of NHL teams on Tuesday. Unfortunately for that beleaguered group, it wasn’t enough to edge the Dallas Stars.

Despite generating 40 shots on goal and generating 1-0 and 2-1 leads, the Wild lost to the Stars 4-3 in overtime. With that, they’ve lost six straight games.

(The view doesn’t get much prettier if you pull away a little further, either, as Minnesota’s only won once in the last month, going 1-9-2 in their last 12.)

Ultimately, the Stars’ big guns were too powerful. Tyler Seguin generated two assists and so did Jamie Benn, who set up John Klingberg‘s overtime game-winning goal.

Again, the effort sure seemed to be there for the Wild, even if they’re far beyond the point of accepting moral victories.

As frustrating as this must be, Minnesota’s not that far from a playoff spot. Still, it has to sting to see “Close, but not good enough” as a prevailing theme as of late.