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Vladimir Tarasenko was the lone scorer for the Blues in a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Thursday.

Tarasenko's 11th goal of the campaign was another highlight reel tally that he batted out of the air. He had three shots in 16:43 of ice time. The STL line of Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz and Jori Lehtera has accounted for 11 of the Blues' 15 goals in eight road games this season.
Nov 21 - 11:24 AM

Johnny Boychuk was able to fully participate in Thursday's practice.

Boychuk missed part of Tuesday's contest due to a leg injury, but he returned before its conclusion. He shouldn't have a problem playing on Friday.
Nov 21 - 11:17 AM

John Tavares wants to put the team's success over his own offensive production.

"The goal is to win and you make those sacrifices to win," Tavares said. He has 18 points in 18 games this season, so it's not like he's been struggling. It's not quite as good as what some were hoping for though given that he had 66 points in 59 contests in 2014-15. Either way, we wouldn't be surprised if he surpasses his career-high of 81 points.
Nov 21 - 11:15 AM

Jonathon Merrill (arm) won't play against Edmonton on Friday.

Merrill was able to practice on Thursday though. He hasn't played since Nov. 1.
Nov 21 - 11:09 AM

Bryce Salvador's current lower-body injury isn't related to his previous hip problem.

Salvador's 2013-14 campaign was cut short due to a torn hip labrum. He has two assists in 15 games this season.
Nov 21 - 11:07 AM

Ryane Clowe (concussion) is feeling much better.

That's obviously good news, but given that Clowe has sustained four concussions in under two years, there's no guarantee that he'll play again. "It's just waiting to see what the doctors say," Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said today. "In these situations, it's up to the doctors and him." Clowe has been on the sidelines for roughly two weeks.
Nov 21 - 11:05 AM

Jason Zucker scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory against Philadelphia on Thursday.

His sixth goal of the year crossed the goal line with just 45.4 seconds left in the third period. Zucker snapped a 10-game goalless drought with the marker.
Nov 21 - 11:04 AM

Drew Doughty extended his point streak to three games on Thursday.

Doughty has a goal and 11 points in 20 contests in 2014-15. He ranks second in the league with an average of 28:45 minutes per game.
Nov 21 - 11:00 AM

Roman Josi had an assist in Nashville's 3-2 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night.

He assisted on Shea Weber's power-play goal in the first period. Josi has generated seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past seven games.
Nov 21 - 10:58 AM

Alec Martinez (finger) might be sidelined for longer than his initial one week timetable.

That's not terribly surprising given that it's already been a little over a week since he sustained the injury, but we're updating you nevertheless. Martinez has been skating on his own, but Kings coach Darryl Sutter warned that it will "take some time" for his finger to heal.
Nov 21 - 10:58 AM

Benoit Pouliot will play on the Edmonton Oilers' top line on Friday.

Pouliot is projected to skate alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. That's a great position for Pouliot to be in, although he's played alongside Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle at various points this season, so it's not like this is a new experiment.
Nov 21 - 10:52 AM

John Klingberg produced his first NHL goal on Thursday in a 3-1 win over Arizona.

The 22-year-old blueliner has been impressive in six games with the Dallas Stars. He has four points during a three-game point streak and he's averaged 23:42 of ice time per game.
Nov 21 - 10:51 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have moved Taylor Hall to their second line.

Hall will play alongside Leon Draisaitl and Teddy Purcell. The Oilers are trying to shake things up after dropping two straight games. Hall should be able to produce on the second line, which he probably won't be on for very long anyways, so we're not worried about this demotion.
Nov 21 - 10:49 AM

Kevin Connauton will probably be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Columbus claimed Connauton off of waivers from Dallas on Tuesday. He has two assists in eight games this season.
Nov 21 - 10:46 AM

The Blue Jackets sent Michael Chaput to the minors, in part, so that he could continue to play regularly.

With Columbus getting some forwards back from the sidelines, keeping Chaput would have likely meant having him spend games in the press box. "The whole idea of was that we didn't want Michael Chaput sitting in the stands when he could be playing," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "We want him out on the ice, gaining that experience. He'll go to Springfield and be playing on the weekend and then we'll see."
Nov 21 - 10:45 AM

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