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St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong acknowledged the elephant in the room: the team's goaltending situation is "cloudy."

All three of Jaroslav Halak, Brian Elliott and Jake Allen could argue that they deserve playing time. Of note: Allen is a restricted free agent this summer while Elliott and Halak have one year left on their deals. It could be an interesting offseason storyline.
Sun, May 12, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Henrik Zetterberg recorded a goal and two assists in Detroit's 4-3 comeback win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

He had a goal and a helper in the third period to force overtime and then he picked up another assist on Justin Abdelkader's game winner. Zetterberg has scored a goal in three straight games and he'll take a four-game point streak into Saturday's match at Philadelphia.
Oct 24 - 9:23 AM

Zdeno Chara reportedly suffered ligament damage in his knee and will be sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks.

Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston and TSN's Aaron Ward tweeted the story that Chara could be facing surgery after he nailed Islanders center John Tavares with an open-ice hit and left Thursday's game shortly afterward. Chara could end up missing more time if he does require a surgical procedure to repair the damage. The Bruins should provide a timetable after the big defender is re-evaluated.
Oct 24 - 8:36 AM

Mark Letestu scored two goals, including the game-winner, as Columbus defeated San Jose 5-4 on Thursday night.

Letestu scored the winning goal with just 21 seconds remaining in the contest to give the Jackets the win. This was a crazy game that saw four lead-changes. Ryan Johansen also scored two goals in the contest, while winger Scott Hartnell registered four assists. The goals were Letestu’s first two of the season.
Oct 24 - 1:46 AM

Jonathan Quick turned aside all 29 shots he faced in Los Angeles' 2-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

Quick is on fire right now. He’s given up one goal or less in four consecutive starts (including two shutouts). The Kings grabbed the lead less than one minute into the game, but Quick allowed the Kings to keep the lead on several occasions. There aren’t even a handful of goaltenders better than Jonathan Quick right now. He just may be the best goaltender in the NHL, and with the Kings playing well in front of him, he will continue to be a fantasy monster going forward.
Oct 24 - 1:26 AM

Jeff Carter scored a goal and added an assist in Los Angeles’ 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

On paper it looked like this game might be a blowout, but the Sabres kept it close. Carter opened the scoring on the power play just 36 seconds into the game. Carter now has four goals and four assists in seven games this season. The 29-year-old picked up his assist on Anze Kopitar’s goal in the third period. Carter has been off the charts so far this season, and there’s no reason to think he can’t continue to produce solid offensive numbers.
Oct 24 - 1:20 AM

Darcy Kuemper stopped all 26 shots he faced on Thursday night en route to his third shutout of the young season in a 2-0 win over Arizona.

Kuemper is having a special start to the year and is posting absolutely breathtaking numbers. Initially thought to be a three-man race heading into the season, Kuemper has taken the starting goaltending job in Minnesota and is running away with it. Through four starts, he is 3-1 with a .980 save percentage and 0.50 goals against average.
Oct 24 - 12:21 AM

James Neal lit the lamp three times for a natural hat trick on Thursday night as the Predators edged out the Blackhawks 3-2.

Neal scored a goal in each period and now has five goals in his past four games, the only points he has through seven games this season. Acquired during the off-season in a trade from Pittsburgh, Neal is living up to the offensive hopes he brought to Nashville. Rookie Filip Forsberg notched assists on two of Neal's goals against Hawks goaltender Antti Raanta.
Oct 23 - 11:45 PM

Jake Allen was beaten three times in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver, the fourth was an empty netter.

Chris Higgins cleaned up the garbage for the first goal after Alex Pietrangelo was picked off at the red line in the first, and Linden Vey was poorly covered in the slot during a Canucks' powerplay to make it 3-1 in the third. But Nick Bonino's breakaway goal went in short side after he looked Allen off. It wasn't the young netminder's finest game, but he could've been helped more by his veteran defense, too. He stopped just 19-22.
Oct 23 - 11:33 PM

Sean Monahan scored two goals in Calgary’s 5-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

The goals are Monahan’s first two of the season. The 20-year-old has struggled to produce offensively so far this season. Monahan had only two assists in his first eight games of the year. It’s way too early to tell if Monahan is going through a sophomore slump, or if it’s just a slow start to the season. Curtis Glencross, Matt Stajan and Lance Bouma also scored goals for the Flames.
Oct 23 - 11:32 PM

Ryan Miller was tested well on Thursday night in St. Louis, stopping 31-32 shots against in the 4-1 victory over his former teammates.

After getting yanked in the first period on Tuesday night, Miller was out to prove the doubters wrong on every side of the proverbial fence - and he did. At least for this night. Only Kevin Shattenkirk's twisted wrister on the powerplay to tie the game at one in the second period beat Miller.
Oct 23 - 11:21 PM

Niklas Kronwall pitched in two goals and an assist in the Wings' thrilling 4-3 overtime win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

In a rematch of the 2008 and 2009 Stanley Cup finals, the Red Wings twice overcame two goal deficits, Kronwall tied the game with 39 seconds to go in the third and Justin Abdelkader ended it in the final minute of overtime. The 33 year-old Kronwall now has two goals and six points in seven games this season.
Oct 23 - 10:30 PM

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