Team of the Week: St. Cloud State

Late last Friday night at Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena, St. Cloud State faced the very real possibility — indeed, a very real probability — of starting the season with three consecutive losses, as the Huskies trailed the Gophers by a score of 5-2 with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation.
At the time, Minnesota, picked to finish first in the 2016-17 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, was … …read more

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Dzingel scores 2 as Senators beat Canucks 3-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Ryan Dzingel might have found a home on the Ottawa Senators’ second line. The second-year forward had the first two-goal game of his career and Craig Anderson made 22 saves Tuesday night as Ottawa defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-0. Dzingel suited up alongside Derick Brassard and Bobby Ryan after spending the first five games of the season on the fourth line, and the speedy wing made the most of his opportunity.

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NHL Three Stars: Tampa dominates Toronto; Elliott wins in St. Louis return

By Josh Cooper

Tampa’s Nikita Kucherov hugs Steven Stamkos after scoring during the 3rd period of NHL action as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Air Canada Centre on October 25, 2016.
Tampa Bay defeated Toronto 7-3. (Getty Images)

No. 1 Star: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Stamkos scored two goals and added two assists in a 7-3 drubbing of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Lightning were efficient in their attack, scoring on just 24 shots on goal. The 26-year-old Stamkos is off to a hot start with five goals and four assists in his first six games.

No. 2 Star: Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning

The scoring winger fired one goal and added three assists as his line with Stamkos and Vladislav Namestnikov combined for 10 points on the night. Kucherov hasn’t shown any rust after missing training camp as he waited to sign a new contract. He has seven points on the season to rank second on the Lightning.

No. 3 Star: Brian Elliott, Calgary Flames

Elliott stopped 23 of 24 shots on goal to help the Flames to a big 4-1 road win over his former team, the St. Louis Blues. The Flames acquired Elliott last summer from the Blues and over the last two games he has allowed just three goals. Elliott has a 3.37 goal-against average and .882 save percentage on the season.

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Honorable Mention: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr notched two assists in his team’s win over the Maple Leafs … Tampa forward Vladislav Namestnikov scored a goal, added an assist and was a plus-4 … Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin scored a goal … Toronto forward Auston Matthews scored a goal and added an assist. He …read more

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Dzingel nets 2 as Senators down Canucks

By The Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Ryan Dzingel scored two goals and Craig Anderson made 22 saves for his first shutout of the season and the 34th of his career as the Ottawa Senators beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored into an empty net for the Senators.

Anderson entered play with a 3.66 goals-against average and an .866 save percentage, but was flawless as Ottawa (4-2-0) opened a three-game road trip through western Canada with a solid defensive effort.

Ryan Miller made 25 stops for Vancouver (4-2-1), which has dropped three straight and lost at home for the first time in 2016-17.

After opening the scoring in the first period, Dzingel added his fourth of the season at 2:12 at of the third, taking a slick no-look feed from Bobby Ryan in front and beating Miller for the first two-goal game of his career.

The 24-year-old played the first five games of the season on Ottawa’s fourth line, but was promoted to the second unit with Ryan and Derick Brassard against Vancouver, and made the most of his opportunity.

The Senators had allowed nine goals in third periods coming into Tuesday, and Anderson had to be sharp on a shot off the stick of Bo Horvat from the slot with about 12 minutes left in regulation.

Henrik Sedin had a golden opportunity for Vancouver with under 10 minutes to go, but decided on a pass despite getting a good look at the Ottawa goal with Anderson out of position.

Anderson then stopped Sven Baertschi on a breakaway with six minutes to go to preserve the shutout before Pageau scored his first into an empty net.

The Canucks had their first regulation loss of the season on Sunday, 4-2 at Anaheim, a result that came on …read more

Source:: The Score