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10-31-2014
Brandon Manning D PHI
Brandon Manning was called up from the minors on Thursday October 30.
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Lauri Korpikoski LW ARZ
Lauri Korpikoski returned to action on Thursday October 30.
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Zach Bogosian D WPG
Zach Bogosian returned to action on Thursday October 30.
Daniel Sedin beats Montreal in overtime 10-31-2014
Daniel Sedin LW VAN
Daniel Sedin finished off another perfect feed from brother Henrik to finish off Montreal in overtime on Thursday night. And it was on the power play, too. You know how it is, Henrik carries over the line, draws all three defenders to him while Daniel gets open on the right side. Henrik sauces to Daniel, backhand-forehand-water bottle. Good night. Like a video game. Carey Price never had a chance.
Nick Bonino opens scoring in Montreal 10-31-2014
Nick Bonino C VAN
Nick Bonino picked off an Alexei Emelin pass and finished a Derek Dorsett dish to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead in Montreal on Thursday night. Emelin was trying to go up the middle with an outlet pass and Bonino just stepped right in and took it. It was a great display of awareness of Bonino's part. He also chipped in by winning 45% of his draws over 17 minutes of ice time, including nearly three minutes of special teams.
Max Pacioretty scores another clutch goal 10-31-2014
Max Pacioretty LW MON
Max Pacioretty knotted Thursday's game against Vancouver at two with just 2:32 left to play. After a few lucky bounces above Vancouver's left circle, Dale Weise found himself surrounded by blue jerseys and with Pacioretty streaking down the right wing all alone. So he did what every wise man would do, he fed the scorer and tied the game. Patches now has four goals and eight points through 11 games this season.
Alex Galchenyuk continues to score 10-31-2014
Alex Galchenyuk C MON
Alex Galchenyuk tipped in his fourth goal of the season past Ryan Miller on Thursday night. Galchenyuk redirected a slapper from PK Subban through his legs and past Miller to cut the Canucks' lead to 3-2 midway through the third. It was quite a display of hand-eye coordination. The 20 year old now has eight points in 11 games this season, and chipped in elsewhere by winning 67% of his faceoffs while skating 17:31.
Ryan Miller blows late 2-0 lead, wins anyway 10-31-2014
Ryan Miller G VAN
Ryan Miller pitched over 52 minutes of shutout hockey but he needed overtime to secure the 3-2 victory on Thursday night over Montreal. Alex Galchenyuk got credit for tipping PK Subban's blast past Miller to cut the lead to 2-1. Despite the commotion for goalie interference, it was a good goal. Max Pacioretty tied the game with 2:33 remaining off a deft feed from, of all people, Dale Weise. He nearly won it in overtime too. Alas, the Sedins came to the rescue moments later. All in all a good game by Miller who stopped 23-25 shots and all three Montreal power plays.
Carey Price stops 27-30 in loss to Canucks 10-31-2014
Carey Price G MON
Carey Price played well, but ultimately was beaten 3-2 in overtime out in Vancouver on Thursday night. Price stopped 27-30 and the first three in overtime, but the Sedins did what the Sedins do, and finished off the Habs in style. Brad Richardson's goal however needed to be stopped, the other two were excellent goals. It was a weird game, and would've made for great playoff theatre. Continue to play Price with confidence.
Carlo Colaiacovo joins Philly's battered D 10-31-2014
Carlo Colaiacovo D STL
Unresticted free agent Carlo Colaiacovo has been signed by the Philadelphia Flyers, terms of the contract have not yet been released.

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After defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald both placed on I/R this week, and GM Ron Hextall's stated disdain for calling up touted prospect Shayne Gostisbehere, a signing in Philly was inevitable. The lefty Colaiacovo, still just 31 years old, brings 401 games of experience with 144 points to his credit since 2005. But he hasn't played at least 60 games since 2011 mostly due to injuries.
Matt Duchene adds two assists to Avs' 5-0 win 10-31-2014
Matt Duchene C COL
Matt Duchene helped get the party started just 2:34 into Colorado's 5-0 win over the Islanders on Thursday night. Off a dump-in, Duchene beat Isles defender Calvin de Haan to the puck, whirled around and perfectly set up Cody McLeod, of all people, who had beaten Brian Stait. All this just a few shifts into the game. Sometimes you create your own luck by out working the opponent. Duchene also won 71% of his faceoffs in his 15:19 of ice time.
Tommy Wingels scores in Sharks' defeat 10-31-2014
Tommy Wingels C SJ
Tommy Wingels kept up his torrid pace with another goal in San Jose's 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota on Thursday night. Wingels now has five goals and eight points in 12 games this season. Early signs point to the 26-year-old breaking out this season, as his career high is last year's 38 point output. Wingels has found success on the Sharks' second line with Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture.
Nathan MacKinnon finally scores, twice 10-31-2014
Nathan MacKinnon C COL
Nathan MacKinnon got off the schneid Thursday night, scoring his first two goals of the season in Colorado's 5-0 win over the Islanders. MacKinnon scored Colorado's lone power play tally as well, and boy was it a beauty. Off a scramble in front of the Islanders net, Erik Johnson slipped him the puck and Mac calmly backed off the crease, stick-handled twice while waiting Johnson to stack the pads, and then popped the water bottle forehand far side. The kid's gonna be alright.
Kyle Brodziak nets two goals in third period 10-31-2014
Kyle Brodziak C MIN
Kyle Brodziak's first two goals of the season were humungous on Thursday night, as they erased a two-goal third-period deficit for the Wild and allowed them to emerge 3-2 in overtime against San Jose. Brodziak managed eight goals in 81 games last season, so scoring a pair in just over five minutes was quite a big deal. Brodziak helped the Wild come within two points of the Central Division leading Nashville Predators.
Antti Niemi takes the loss despite big effort 10-31-2014
Antti Niemi G SJ
Antti Niemi put forth a great effort in making 43 stops on Thursday night, but ultimately took the overtime loss in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Wild. Niemi's record is at 5-2-1 in the early goings of the season with a .921 save percentage and 2.67 goals against average. The veteran has been impressive so far as he came into the season amidst rumours his starting job and his tenure in San Jose altogether could be nearing an end. Alex Stalock has played well also though, so Niemi needs to keep up his fine work.
Semyon Varlamov notches 14th career shutout 10-31-2014
Semyon Varlamov G COL
Semyon Varlamov notched his fourteenth career shutout when he turned away all 40 shots the Islanders sent his way on Thursday night. He did it with style too by turning saving over a quarter of the shots across the Isles six power plays. His offense did the rest by sending five past Chad Johnson for the 5-0 win. Varly has now allowed just three goals in his past 117 shots across his last three games. Not too shabby.
Darcy Kuemper rebounds with win over Sharks 10-31-2014
Darcy Kuemper G MIN
Darcy Kuemper overcame his awful third period from Monday against the Rangers to spearhead a win over the Sharks on Thursday night. Kuemper made 25 saves on 28 shots in the 3-2 win, improving his record to 5-2 this season with a .927 save percentage and 1.71 goals against average. Kuemper posted a strong rebound from Monday's mess that brought him back down to earth after an incredible start to the season.
Jake Allen silences the mighty Ducks offense 10-31-2014
Jake Allen G STL
Jake Allen made 24 saves for the shutout Thursday night, taming the West's third best offense in a 2-0 win. Allen improves to 2-1 on the season as he avenges his last outing, a 4-1 loss to Vancouver last week. Though Brian Elliott has received six of the nine starts this season, Allen's calibre might warrant another start in the near future despite the team's lack of back-to-back games coming up. Alex Steen scored the winner in the first period for St. Louis.