October 2014 - Hockey Wiretap

Hossa Records 1,000th Point In Hawks' Win

Oct 31, 2014 1:28 AM

Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had a memorable night in the city where his NHL career began.

Hossa had a goal and an assist in the Blackhawks' 5-4 shootout win over the Senators, reaching two milestones where he got his start back in 1997. 

Hossa's goal with 6:10 left was his 1,000th career point and it came in his 1,100th NHL game.

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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NHL Suspends John Moore Five Games

Oct 29, 2014 8:01 PM

Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended five games for his hit on Wild center Erik Haula on Monday night, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced.

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Tags: New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Gordie Howe Suffers Serious Stroke

Oct 29, 2014 12:22 AM

Hockey great Gordie Howe, 86, suffered a serious stroke Sunday and has lost some function on the right side of his body and has difficulty speaking, his daughter, Cathy Purnell, confirmed to ESPN.com.

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Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Injury, Misc Rumor

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NHL Suspends Sharks' Scott Two Games

Oct 28, 2014 1:16 AM

Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended two games for his role in a fight with the Ducks' Tim Jackman.

The NHL announced the suspension on Monday, according to an ESPN.com report.

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Tags: San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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NHL Names Carter, Scrivens, Nielsen 'Three Stars'

Oct 27, 2014 4:47 PM

Kings center Jeff Carter, Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens and Islanders center Frans Nielsen have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 26.

FIRST STAR – JEFF CARTER, C, LOS ANGELES KINGS

Carter tied for the League lead with six points (2-4—6) in two outings to help the Kings (6-1-1, 13 points) complete a perfect six-game homestand for the first time in franchise history.

SECOND STAR – BEN SCRIVENS, G, EDMONTON OILERS

Scrivens posted a 3-0-0 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and .920 save percentage to lead the Oilers (3-4-1, 7 points) to their first three-game winning streak since Jan. 26-29.

THIRD STAR – FRANS NIELSEN, C, NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Nielsen tied for the League lead with four goals in three games to power the Islanders (6-2-0, 12 points) to a pair of victories, helping the team match its best eight-game start in the last 31 years (2001-02: 6-0-1-1). 

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Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Hawks Lose Carcillo For Two-Plus Weeks

Oct 26, 2014 2:21 AM

Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo will miss two-plus weeks due to a lower-body injury he suffered during a 3-2 loss to the Blues on Saturday, coach Joel Quenneville said after the game.

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, St Louis Blues, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Patrice Bergeron Earns 500th Point

Oct 26, 2014 2:17 AM

Patrice Bergeron earned his 500th point on the first of two assists, and Tuukka Rask maintained his mastery over Toronto as the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday night, according to an ESPN.com report.

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Tags: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Bruins' Chara Has Ligament Damage

Oct 24, 2014 2:29 AM

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.

Chara might need surgery, the source said. He suffered the injury in the first period of Thursday's loss to the Islanders and did not return to the game. Afterward, Bruins coach Claude Julien did not have an update on Chara's condition.

"No, no report yet," Julien said. "I haven't even 

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Tags: Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Attorney: Slava Voynov Never Hit Girlfriend

Oct 23, 2014 1:37 AM

Slava Voynov's attorney says the Kings' defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English. 

Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will end Voynov's indefinite suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest at a hospital near his home.

"From everything they've both said to me, this didn't amount to a crime," Renetzky said. "I think when the police understand what happened, their impression will be quite different."

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Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Leafs-Senators Game Postponed After Ottawa Shootings

Oct 23, 2014 1:30 AM

A terrifying situation in the city of Ottawa has resulted in Wednesday night's NHL game between the Maple Leafs and the Senators being postponed.

A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said.

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Tags: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Coyle Gets New Deal From Wild
Charlie Coyle, 22, is in his third season with the Minnesota Wild.

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T.J. Brodie Signs Five-Year Deal With Flames
T.J. Brodie has three goals and four assists this season for the Flames.

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NHL Suspends Voynov For Domestic Violence
Slava Voynov was arrested on Monday on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely.

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Canucks' Home Sellout Streak Ends At 474 Games
The Canucks fell just 223 short of a home sellout on Saturday night.

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Penguins Hand Islanders First Loss
The Penguins defeated the Islanders by the score of 3-1 on Saturday night.

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Lucic Apologizes For Obscene Gesture
Milan Lucic apologized Saturday for the obscene gesture he made to Montreal fans last Thursday night.

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Predators To Host '16 All-Star Game
The Predators will host the 2016 All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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Panthers Suffering Woeful Attendance
The announced crowd of 7,311 on Monday night was the smallest attendance figure for an NHL game in almost three years.

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Simon Gagne Signs One-Year Deal With Bruins
Simon Gagne attended Bruins training camp on a tryout basis.

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Nolan: Sabres Are Playing Like 'Peewee' Team
The Sabres are now 0-3-0 and have been outscored 11-3 in the last two games.

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Wild Sign Jonas Brodin To New Deal
The Wild drafted Jonas Brodin with the 10th overall pick in 2011.

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Andrew Barroway To Become Coyotes Majority Owner
The Coyotes announced Friday an agreement to sell 51 percent of the franchise to Andrew Barroway.

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Bettman: Coyotes Ownership Change Remains Unsettled
The same ownership drama is still surrounding the Arizona Coyotes.

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Doyle Breaks Hand In Rangers' Debut
Dan Boyle will miss four to six week after breaking his hand Thursday night.

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Leafs Claim Richard Panik Off Waivers From Lightning
Richard Panik scored 3 goals and had 10 assists in 50 games with the Lightning last season.

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Sharks Defeat Kings, Crash Banner Celebration
The Sharks defeated the Kings 4-0 in the NHL season opener on Wednesday night.

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Brandon Dubinsky To Miss Six Weeks
Brandon Dubinsky underwent abdominal surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss about six weeks.

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Bettman: No Expansion In The Plans
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is pleased with the current health of the league.

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Rangers Name McDonagh Team Captain
Ryan McDonagh becomes the 27th captain for the New York Rangers.

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Rangers Trade Kampfer, Yogan To Panthers For Crabb
The Rangers acquired forward Joey Crabb from the Panthers on Monday.

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