Tyler Bozak nets SHG against Pittsburgh
Tyler Bozak | TOR
(November 27, 2014 11:18 AM EST)
Tyler Bozak potted a shorthanded goal in Wednesday's overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
He scored on a breakaway on a great individual effort to give him five points in his past three games. Bozak has 20 points in 22 games this season. He also has two of Toronto's league-leading five shorthanded markers.
Toronto Star
Embarrassing loss has helped Leafs
Randy Carlyle | TOR
(November 27, 2014 11:11 AM EST)
Coach Randy Carlyle has been impressed with his players since they were throttled by Nashville
"What (losing 9-2 has) done, it's crystallized our team in some way," Carlyle said before Wednesday's game. "The desperation level has gone up in our group, understanding it's just unacceptable to get beat like that in your own building. Maybe it woke people up." The Leafs have earned five of a possible six points in the standings and they've held their opponents under 30 shots each time.
Toronto Star
Ryan Callahan picks up 3 points vs. Rangers
Ryan Callahan | TB
(November 27, 2014 10:57 AM EST)
Ryan Callahan produced two goals and one assist in a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
He has been great alongside Steve Stamkos this season, amassing 10 goals and 19 points in 18 games. Callahan lit up his former team in Martin St. Louis' return to Tampa Bay. Callahan came over to the Lightning as part of the deal and he stole the show.
Tampa Tribune
Eric Tangradi hopes to stick with Canadiens
Eric Tangradi | MON
(November 27, 2014 10:49 AM EST)
Eric Tangradi feels like he'll fit in well on the Canadiens.
"The guys in this dressing room push each other to be better," he said. "I think when I'm playing fast and moving my feet, I can be an effective player and in this dressing room I'm surrounded by speed." Tangradi was a junior teammate of P.K. Subban in Belleville, so he has some familiarity in the room as well. He will be looking to cement a roster spot with Montreal when he gets the chance to play.
Montreal Gazette
Report: Roberto Luongo's UBI not serious
Roberto Luongo | FLA
(November 27, 2014 10:37 AM EST)
Roberto Luongo's upper-body injury is reportedly not serious.
That's very good new for the Panthers and for fantasy owners. Luongo has been excellent this season in Florida, while sporting a .927 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average. He picked up his seventh win of the year on Wednesday night even though he left in the second period due to injury. He isn't expected to miss much time.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Darren Helm playing well with Datsyuk, Weiss
Darren Helm | DET
(November 27, 2014 10:26 AM EST)
Darren Helm is playing alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss.
He's played there for parts of the past two games and he's picked up three assists. Helm's versatility to play center or the wing is a valuable one for coach Mike Babcock to use depending on the matchup. Helm has 10 points in 22 games this year.
Detroit News
Wings all-center line clicks again Wednesday
Stephen Weiss | DET
(November 27, 2014 10:23 AM EST)
Stephen Weiss generated a goal and an assist in Detroit's 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
He has racked up four points in two games since returning to the lineup. The all-center line of Weiss, Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm was responsible for three goals, including two from Datsyuk, and six points in the match. "Pavel looked good. And Helmer gives those guys good legs," coach Mike Babcock said. "I thought Weiss went to the net, again. And, you know, you've got to give him credit. Holy cow, he's got three goals here, so that's good for us." Still, Babcock wouldn't commit to keeping the trio together.
Detroit News
Patrick Kaleta takes a beating in return
Patrick Kaleta | BUF
(November 27, 2014 10:06 AM EST)
Patrick Kaleta suffered more cuts when he was checked from behind into the end boards by Winnipeg's Adam Lowry on Wednesday.
He was able to return to the game. Kaleta was wearing a full face shield in the match after he suffered multiple facial fractures in the preseason. It's been a rough year for the pesky winger.
Buffalo News
Andre Benoit draws back in with Myers out
Andre Benoit | BUF
(November 27, 2014 9:59 AM EST)
Andre Benoit was back in Buffalo's lineup on Wednesday night.
Prior to the match he had been a healthy scratch in seven of the last nine games. He got the chance to play because of an injury to Tyler Myers. Benoit logged 17:49 of ice time and he picked up a minus-1 rating to bring him to minus-13 on the year. To make matters worse, Benoit doesn't have a point in 15 games.
Buffalo News
Nicklas Backstrom has 21 points in 21 games
Nicklas Backstrom | WAS
(November 27, 2014 9:54 AM EST)
Nicklas Backstrom had two assists in a 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday.
Backstrom is now on a three-game point streak. He has five goals and 21 points in 21 games in 2014-15.
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