On Thursday night against the Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker scored what would stand as the game-winning goal in the third period of a 6-4 comeback victory. That extended his streak to five straight games with a goal, including a remarkable streak of six straight team goals at one point. Zucker has a
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What was the most impressive performance from Thursday night’s games? Emily Kaplan: For me, it was the goaltending in the New Jersey Devils–Toronto Maple Leafs game. I fully intended to watch the first period of this game and then switch to something else, but I was hooked from the scoreless first period on. In what
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The New Jersey Devils are 11-4-2 to start the season and are currently atop the Metropolitan Divison. No one, not even myself, predicted the Devils would start the season this well. What is more impressive, is this has all been accomplished with some key personnel missing extended time. Travis Zajac, the team’s first line center,
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This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Where’s the Jackets’ Offense? If a team does not score, they do not win the hockey game. The Blue Jackets are putting that to the test by only scoring
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Who is your first-quarter MVP? Defend your choice! Greg Wyshynski: Like any MVP debate, let’s begin with a definition of terms, or at the very least my terms. You can’t win the MVP if your team is not in a playoff seed, because otherwise the regular season is an 82-game exercise in nihilism. And your
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Despite the Montreal Canadiens acquiring goalie Antti Niemi on Tuesday, the focus is on Carey Price and his injury right now, as it should be. Carey Price Injury Update Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Price hasn’t appeared in action since November 2, when he gave up five goals on 26 shots in a
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Through the first month-plus of the season, the NHL has given fans a more entertaining product in the form of increased scoring. This season, goal scoring is at its highest since the 2005-06 season, with games averaging 6.04 goals per game. That’s exactly a half-goal more per game than last season. If the league keeps
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