Power Play: NHL Weekly Recap

Here’s a brief look at some of the things going on the NHL this week:

That Fight Might Cost You…

Connor McDavid, a top prospect for the 2015 NHL draft, injured his hand in a fight on Tuesday night. McDavid hurt himself during a fight with Mississauga Steelheads forward Bryson Cianfrone. If McDavid is seriously injured, it could definitely impact his draft status this upcoming June.

Get Better Soon…

Ducks’ Right wing Corey Perry and defenseman Francois Beauchemin are both out currently and missing practice due to a viral gland infection. Both are hospitalized and undergoing the necessary treatments. They’re also being kept away from the rest of their teammates.

Trade ya…

The Montreal Canadiens traded  winger Travis Moen on Tuesday to acquire Sergei Gonchar from the Dallas Stars. Gonchar had to waive his no-trade clause in his contract in order for the trade to take place. Gonchar missed the beginning of the season due to a foot injury but has had one assist in three games so far.

 

Some Big Wins….

  • The Capitals (7-5-3) beat the Blue Jackets (4-10-1) this week 4-2 and gave Columbus their ninth straight loss.

  • The Canadiens (11-4-1) shut out the Jets (8-6-2), 3-0 thanks to their goalie, Price who made a total of 29 saves for his first shut out of the season. Price has stopped 59 of the last 60 shots he has faced.

  • The Blues (10-4-1) dominated the Sabres (3-12-2) to win the game 6-1 with Leharta scoring the franchise’s first natural hat trick since 1998 and the first in the NHL since James Neal on Oct. 23. Jaden Schwartz assisted Leharta with all three goals and Vladimir Tarasenko also had assists.

 

Big Losses…

  • The Rangers (7-6-2) were able to dominate the Penguins (10-3-1) to win the game 5-0 this week, ending Pittsburgh’s seven game win streak. Pittsburgh was outshot 9-3 and were incapable of capitalizing on key game-changing plays.

  • Canucks (12-4-0) Daniel Sedin made a key overtime goal to beat the Senators (7-4-4), 4-3 this week. Sedin scored 4:05 into overtime and helped the Canucks grab a share of first place in the rankings.

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