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January 14, 2018 117 mins

THN Season 2, Episode 21 (Episode 66) Show Notes 1/5-1/12


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Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.


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  • It’s been a quiet week around the league, as many teams are enjoying their bye weeks.
  • Big news out of Raleigh this week
  • More Olympic News – Team Canada
  • World Juniors finished last Friday. We’ll wrap it up in a bow for you.
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    Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

    Bos:  7-1 W vs CAR on 1/6, 6-5 OTL @ PIT on 1/7, Bye 1/8-1/12 Bruins now tied with SJ for fewest games played at 40.  StL most @46.

    Car: 7-1 L @ BOS on 1/6, 5-4 L @ TB on 1/9, 3-1 W @ WSH on 1/11, vs WSH on 1/12  (Bye 1/15-1/19)

    NYR: 2-1 SOW @ ARI on 1/6, 2-1 L @ VGK on 1/7, Bye 1/8-1/12



    Other Notable games:

    Friday, 1/5: Saturday, 1/6: Sunday, 1/7: Monday, 1/8: Tuesday, 1/9: Wednesday, 1/10: Thursday, 1/11: Friday, 1/12:



    NHL Standings:



    NHL Transactions:

  • Forward Anthony Duclairwas traded to the Chicago Blackhawks by the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.  Chicago also gets defenseman Adam Clendening, with Arizona receiving forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin.  Duclair, 22, has 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 33 games this season, his fourth in the NHL, third with the Coyotes. He was traded from the New York Rangers to Arizona for defenseman Keith Yandle on March 1, 2015, and had 44 points (20 goals, 24 assists) in 81 games in 2015-16, his first full season with Arizona, then 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) last season.  Panik, 26, who signed a two-year contract with the Blackhawks on May 11, has 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 37 games. He had 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) with Chicago last season.  He was a healthy scratch for five games this season, and his goal against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday was his first since Oct. 21, when he scored against the Coyotes.  Clendening, 25, has two assists in five NHL games this season, and five points (one goal, four assists) in 21 games with Tucson of the American Hockey League. Dauphin, 22, has played 32 NHL games, including 24 with the Coyotes last season (two goals, one assist). He has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 33 games with Rockford of the AHL. 
  • Defensemen Yannick WeberMatt Irwinand Anthony Bitetto each signed a contract with the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.  Each could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1.  Weber, 29, signed a two-year, $1.35 million contract ($675,000 average annual value). He has three points (one goal, two assists) and 22 blocked shots in 25 games this season, his second with Nashville. Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round (No. 73) of the 2007 NHL Draft, Weber has 81 points (24 goals, 57 assists) in 372 games with the Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Predators.  Irwin, 30, signed a two-year, $1.35 million contract ($675,000 average annual value). He has seven points (two goals, five assists) and 34 blocked shots in 31 games this season, his second with Nashville, and has 71 points (21 goals, 50 assists) in 260 games with the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and Predators.  Bitetto, 27, signed a one-year, $650,000 contract. He has three points (one goal, two assists) and 23 blocked shots in 22 games this season. Selected by Nashville in the sixth round (No. 168) of the 2010 NHL Draft, he has 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) in 86 NHL games.  Roman Josi (2020-21), Mattias Ekholm (2021-22) and K. Subban (2021-22) are signed for at least the next three seasons. Ryan Ellis is signed through the 2019-20 season. 
  • Forward Andrew Coglianosigned a three-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.  The 30-year-old could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Financial terms were not announced.  Cogliano has 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) in 43 games this season. He has 351 points (149 goals, 202 assists) in 829 NHL games with the Ducks and Edmonton Oilers, and has not missed a game since his debut with the Oilers against the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 4, 2007. Cogliano's streak of 829 consecutive games is the longest current streak in the NHL and the fourth-longest in League history, after Doug Jarvis (964 games), Garry Unger (914) and Steve Larmer (884). 
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  • Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosianwill be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury sustained at practice Wednesday.  Bogosian was injured when he got tangled up in a battle for a loose puck with forward Evander Kane in the corner and went down. Bogosian needed help leaving the ice and was unable to put any weight on his left leg.  Bogosian missed the first 25 games of the season with a lower-body injury sustained Sept. 29 in the Sabres' final preseason game against the New York Islanders. He had one assist and averaged 19:09 of ice time in 18 games this season. 
  • "NHL on NBC" analyst Pierre McGuire is in good spirits, upbeat and focused on rehabilitating from surgery for prostate cancer in time to fly to South Korea on Feb. 8 to begin work at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. McGuire, 56, had surgery for prostate cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Jan. 4, approximately three months after an irregularity showed up during his regular annual physical with his family doctor at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.  
  • New York Rangers forward Chris Kreiderwill be re-evaluated in six weeks after having rib resection surgery Sunday. He remains out indefinitely.  Six weeks from the date of surgery is Feb. 18.  Rib resection involves the surgical removal of a segment of the first rib, which is the rib closest to the head, under the collarbone, according to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority ( 
  • Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardiis day to day after he was hit in the back of the helmet by a slap shot from Detroit Red Wings forward Martin Frk on Sunday.  The Lightning said all tests came back negative.  Girardi left at 13:29 of the second period during the Lightning's 5-2 win against the Red Wings at Little Caesar's Arena. 
  • Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo, who has not played since Dec. 4 because of a lower-body injury, likely won't return until February. Luongo, who was injured during a 5-4 shootout loss against the New York Islanders on Dec. 4, is 6-6-1 with a 2.61 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage in 15 games. 
  • Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedmanwill be out 3-6 weeks because of a lower-body injury.  Hedman was injured when he banged knees with Calgary Flames forward Garnet Hathaway during the Lightning's 5-1 loss Thursday. Hedman was helped off the ice at 6:13 of the second period.  Hedman, 27, has 33 points (six goals, 27 assists) with a plus-24 rating in 44 games this season. The No. 2 pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, he has 334 points (71 goals, 263 assists) in 593 games through nine seasons, all with the Lightning. 
  • Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murrayhas gone home to Ontario because of a personal family matter, the Penguins announced Friday.  Murray, 23, is 15-12-1 with a 2.93 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in 31 games this season.  The Penguins recalled goaltender Casey DeSmith from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on Friday. DeSmith, 26, is 0-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .833 save percentage in two games with the Penguins this season. 
  • On IR / Off IR:
  • Suspensions/Fines:

  • Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savardhas been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck during NHL Game No. 647 in Columbus on Sunday, Jan. 7, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced Monday.  The incident occurred at 16:02 of the third period. 
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  • World Juniors update:  and and 
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning will be well-represented in their home rink for the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena on Jan. 28. (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). Forward Nikita Kucherov, defenseman Victor Hedman and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy were named to the Atlantic Division All-Star Team by the NHL Hockey Operations Department on Wednesday, joining center Steven Stamkos, who was voted by fans as captain of the Atlantic team. Lightning coach John Cooper will coach the Atlantic Division All-Stars.   Snubs:  G - Gibson, Bobrovsky, Rask, Frederik Andersen, Mike Smith.  D – John Carlson, Gostisbehere, Morgan Reilly, Ryan Suter, Tyson Barrie, Nick Leddy.  F – Vorachek, Kessel, Tarasenko, Huberdeau, Couturier, Mark Stone, Rantanen, Kuznetsov, Marchessault, Trocheck, Anders Lee, Monahan, Malkin, Boeser, Pastrnak
  • Tom Dundon became majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday. The NHL announced the completion of the sale, which was agreed to in December. The NHL Board of Governors previously approved the transaction.  Dundon will own 61 percent of the Hurricanes, with Peter Karmanos retaining a minority stake.
  • Chris Kelly, who helped the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011, was one of 25 players named to the Canada men's hockey team for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics on Thursday. Also named to the team were 23 former NHL players, three of whom are playing in the American Hockey League: Kelly with Belleveille, the Ottawa Senators' affiliate; defenseman Cody Goloubef with Stockton, the Calgary Flames' affiliate, and forward Christian Thomas with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Pittsburgh Penguins' affiliate.
  • The postponed game between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins (NHL Game No. 616), originally scheduled for Jan. 4, has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 8, at TD Garden, the National Hockey League announced Thurs.
  • Honors/Milestones:

  • Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosbyhave been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 7.  Bergeron shared the League lead with five goals in three games (5-2-7) to power the Bruins (23-10-7, 53 points) to a 2-0-1 week, extending their overall point streak to 11 contests (8-0-3).  Bernier went 3-0-0 with a 1.60 goals-against average, .957 save percentage and one shutout to guide the Avalanche (22-16-3, 47 points) to a perfect week and help extend the team's overall winning streak to five games, their longest such run since Dec. 12-19, 2015 (5-0-0).  Crosby collected a League-high seven assists and eight points (tied) in four games to lead the Penguins (22-19-3, 47 points) to a trio of wins.
  • Power Ranking:

  • Tampa Bay (1)
  • Vegas (2)
  • Winnipeg (6)
  • Nashville (7)
  • Boston (8)
  • Washington (4)
  • New Jersey (10)
  • Los Angeles (5)
  • San Jose (16)
  • St Louis (3)
  • Dallas (12)
  • Toronto (9)
  • Columbus (11)
  • Rangers (13)
  • Colorado (18)
  • Calgary (20)
  • Minnesota (14)
  • Carolina (15)
  • Chicago (19)
  • Philly (22)
  • Anaheim (17)
  • Islanders (21)
  • Pittsburgh (23)
  • Florida (24)
  • Detroit (25)
  • Montreal (27)
  • Ottawa (29)
  • Edmonton (26)
  • Vancouver (28)
  • Buffalo (30)
  • Arizona (31)


    Looking ahead:

    Bos:  @ MON on 1/13 1st meeting of year, 3 times in 8 days, vs DAL on 1/15, vs MON on 1/17, @ NYI on 1/18

    Car: vs WAS on 1/12, vs CGY on 1/14, bye 1/15-1/19

    NYR: vs NYI on 1/13, @ PIT on 1/14,



    Other Notable games:

    Friday, 1/12: Saturday, 1/13: Sunday, 1/14:  Monday, 1/15: Tuesday, 1/16: Wednesday, 1/17: Thursday, 1/18: Friday, 1/19:



    Minor League Hockey Minute

    Wayne: Steve:  Colin D’Elia                              



    College Hockey Minute:


    #20 Maine! -     3-0 Win @ BU on 1/6, 4-4 T @ Brown on 1/8.  Now 11-7-2,  18th in Pairwise, #19 in USA Today Poll


    Upcoming:  @ #10 Northeastern 1/12-1/13

      Upsets of ranked teams:


    Big games this week (both teams ranked):  none (All teams off this week)


    USCHO Poll: Pairwise Rankings:




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