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Sunday, November 09, 2008

NHL News from Around the League

Robert Luongo has not allowed a goal in 201 minutes. The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Minnesota Wild last night 2-0. It was Luongo's third straight shutout. The Canucks record for longest time without surrendering a goal (set by Luongo himself last season) is just over 212 minutes. Luongo stands a chance to break that record on Wednesday night when the Colorado Avalance visit GM Place.

Our good friend Marian Hossa is on fire, and it's not from Pens fans burning his jersey. The Detroit Red Wings winger scored two goals last night as the Wings defeated the New Jersey Devils. Hossa now has 6 goals and 9 assists, putting him fifth in NHL scoring, one point ahead of Sidney Crosby but 5 behind Evgeni Malkin, the current scoring leader.

The NHL could be looking at handing out a couple of suspensions and/or fines. Colin Campbell will review a Tom Kostopoulos hit on Mike Van Ryn from last night. Toronto's Van Ryn suffered a concussion, a broken nose and a broken bone in his hand when he was hit from behind by Montreal's Kostopoulos. Former Leaf and current Colorado Avalance forward Darcy Tucker could have been looking at a suspension as well. His low hit aimed at the knees of Minnesota Wild defenseman Nick Schultz was reviewed by the NHL but it looks like no further action will be taken.

The Philadelphia Flyers had Matt Carle in the lineup for the first time as Carle's old team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, came into town. Former Flyer Steve Eminger, who was traded for Carle on Thursday, played for the Lightning. The Flyers won the game 2-1. Flyers forward Daniel Briere was back in the lineup as well, after missing two weeks to have surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle.

And the injury list keeps getting worse for San Jose. Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov already is out of the lineup and yesterday forward Jonathan Cheechoo "sat out the game with an undisclosed upper body injury.

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