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#1 by Cl11234566 , Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:39 am

An amazing story out of Detroit, the Sharks break out against Boston and Vancouvers depth pays off in Pittsburgh; lineup news and more in Scott Cullens Statistically Speaking. HEROES Stephen Weiss - In a highly-improbably turn of events, the Red Wings centre is becoming a major contributor. He scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-2 win over Dallas, and it gives Weiss nine points (4 G, 5 A) in seven games. He had eight points (3 G, 5 A) in 43 games over the previous two injury-marred seasons combined. Joe Pavelski - The Sharks winger scored twice and added an assist, with 11 shot attempts (9 SOG), in a 7-4 win over Boston. He also had strong possession numbers (20 shot attempts for, 6 against, 76.9%) along with linemates Joe Thornton (80.8%) and Tomas Hertl (83.3%), the trio dominating in their head-to-head matchup with Bostons Milan Lucic, Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson. Brad Richardson, Shawn Matthias - Richardson, the Canucks centre, picked up two goals and an assist in a 3-0 win at Pittsburgh. He has six points (3 G, 3 A) in the past four games. His left winger, Matthias, is also having a good run, and with a goal and an assist against the Penguins, now has six points (4 G, 2 A) in the past five games. Both had at least 80% possession against Pittsburgh, with Richardson leading the way (15 shot attempts for, 3 against, 83.3%), despite starting more shifts in the defensive zone. ZEROES Sidney Crosby - The Penguins superstar failed to register a shot attempt, while playing 20:24, in a 3-0 loss to Vancouver. Hes been held of the scoresheet, with only three shots on goal, in the past three games. Tyson Strachan - The Sabres blueliner was on the ice for four even-strength goals against in a 5-0 loss to Tampa Bay. Goalies Tuukka Rask - Bostons goaltender was under siege at times in San Jose, but the end result wasnt pretty: seven goals on 44 shots. (San Joses Antti Niemi wasnt necessarily better, allowing four goals on 24 shots.) Jonathan Bernier - The Maple Leafs No. 1 goaltender allowed five goals on 26 shots against New Jersey, dropping his save percentageto .912 for the season. LINEUP NEED TO KNOW Patric Hornqvist - Departed early from Pittsburghs 3-0 loss to Vancouver, with an apparent upper-body injury. Injuries are really taking hold in Pittsburgh now. If Hornqvist is going to miss time, the Penguins will have Nick Spaling, Steve Downie, Blake Comeau and Jayson Megna playing wing on their top two lines. Semyon Varlamov - Returned to the Avalanche lineup for the first time in nearly three weeks, and stopped 21 of 25 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Calgary. Michael Grabner - The speedy winger made his season debut for the New York Islanders, playing 13:11 at Ottawa. Marc Methot - The veteran defensive defenceman played 17:12 for Ottawa against the Islanders in his first game of the season. Josh Gorges - The Sabres defenceman returned to the lineup for the first time in three weeks, and played 22:42 against Tampa Bay. Griffin Reinhart - With the Islanders missing Lubomir Visnovsky, Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk due to injuries, they recalled their 2012 first-round pick from Bridgeport of the AHL, where he had eight points (2 G, 6 A) and a minus-8 rating in 15 games. Reinhart played 14:09 at Ottawa, while Thomas Hickey led the Isles defence with 24:30 time on ice. Mike Sislo - With the Devils missing RW Jaromir Jagr (illness) and LW Patrik Elias (groin), Sislo was recalled from Albany, where the 26-year-old winger had 10 points (6 G, 4 A) and was plus-3 in 20 games. Brian Dumoulin - With Robert Bortuzzo suspended two games, Dumoulin saw his first action of the season for the Penguins, playing 15:08 against Vancouver. He had 10 points (2 G, 8 A) and was plus-16 in 22 AHL games before getting called up. Jussi Rynnas - Playing in his first NHL game since February of 2013, Rynnas gave up five goals on 29 shots at Detroit. Martin Brodeur - It wasnt all bad, considering it was the 42-year-olds first game of the season, but Brodeur did allow four goals on 24 shots in a 4-3 loss at Nashville. SHORT SHIFTS Flames LW Curtis Glencross picked up a pair of assists in a 4-3 overtime win against Colorado. Glencross has eight points (2 G, 6 A) in the past seven games…Flames D Dennis Wideman scored two goals, giving him eight points (5 G, 3 A) in his past eight games. Wideman, quite amazingly, has 10 goals on 55 shots (18.2%) this season. Here are the best defence shooting percentages for single season (minimum 10 goals): SH% LEADERS - DEFENCE DEFENCEMAN TEAM YEAR G SH% Ron Greschner N.Y. Rangers 1984-85 16 18.2% Sandis Ozolinsh San Jose 1993-94 26 16.6% Paul Coffey Edmonton 1985-86 48 15.6% Paul Coffey Edmonton 1983-84 40 15.5% Marty McSorley Edmonton 1985-86 11 15.3% Red Wings C Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Detroits 5-2 win over Dallas, and now has eight points (6 G, 2 A) in five games since returning from his latest injury…Red Wings LW Darren Helm scored a pair of goals against Dallas, giving him six points (2 G, 4 A) in the past six games…Red Wings C Riley Sheahan chipped in a couple assists and had dominant possession (13 shot attempts for, 2 against, 86.7%), giving him nine points (4 G, 5 A) in the past 10 games…Red Wings LW Tomas Tatar added a pair of assists, giving him 12 points (6 G, 6 A) in the past 11 games… Lightning C Steven Stamkos picked up three points (1 G, 2 A) in a 5-0 win at Buffalo, giving him 24 points (10 G, 14 A) in the past 18 games…Avalanche LW Ryan OReilly had a couple assists in a 4-3 overtime loss at Calgary, and now has five points (2 G, 3 A) in the past five games… Kings LW Dustin Brown scored twice and added an assist in a 4-0 win over Arizona. Brown has eight points (4 G, 4 A) in the past eight games…Kings D Alec Martinez contributed a goal and an assist and has seven points (1 G, 6 A) in his last five games…Kings C Jarret Stoll also had a goal and an assist and has eight points (3 G, 5 A) in his past nine games, after starting the season with one point in his first 17 games. Devils D Marek Zidlicky registered a pair of assists and team-best possession (19 shot attempts for, 7 against, 73.1%) in a 5-3 win at Toronto, giving him five assists in the past six games…Maple Leafs RW Mike Santorelli, one of the great bargain signings of the offseason, had a goal and an assist in Torontos 5-3 loss to New Jersey. During a five-game point streak, Santorelli has nine points (1 G, 8 A)…Sharks RW Tommy Wingels scored a pair of goals in a 7-4 win against Boston, giving him eight points (4 G, 4 A) in the past five games…Predators C Mike Ribeiro had a goal and two assists in Nashvilles 4-3 win over St. Louis. Ribeiro now has 22 points in 25 games, his 0.88 points per game rates as his second-best in the past six seasons, surpassed only by 1.02 points per game in lockout-shortened 2012-13…Bruins RW Reilly Smith scored a pair of goals in a 7-4 loss at San Jose, ending a 10-game point drought. Sharks LW Patrick Marleau picked up a pair of assists in a 7-4 win over Boston, giving him seven points (1 G, 6 A) in the past six games…Hurricanes LW Nathan Gerbe delivered a strong possession game (27 shot attempts for, 8 against, 77.1%) in a 2-1 loss to Washington…Maple Leafs D Stephane Robidas had a solid possession night (15 shot attempts for, 3 against, 83.3%), while starting one-third of his shifts in the offensive zone, in a 5-3 loss to New Jersey…Stars RW Ales Hemsky was pinned in the defensive zone (4 shot attempts for, 14 against, 18.2%) against Detroit…Panthers D Aaron Ekblad had an assist and 13 shot attempts (6 SOG) while playing a career-high 25:49 in the 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus…14 of 18 Panthers had better than two-thirds of even-strength shot attempts against Columbus, led by C Vincent Trocheck (25 shot attempts for, 6 against, 80.7%)…The Blue Jackets defence pairing of David Savard and Jordan Leopold were buried. Savard was on for seven shot attempts for and 35 against (16.7%); Leopold was slightly better (7 for, 30 against, 18.9%)…The Kings line of Dwight King, Mike Richards and Tyler Toffoli carried better than 79% of the play against Arizona, led by Toffoli (17 shot attempts for, 4 against, 81.0%), making the most of a head-to-head matchup with Lauri Korpikoski, Sam Gagner and Shane Doan. Hurricanes RW Alexander Semin scored his first goal of the season, against Washington. Now that Semin has scored (and New Jerseys Stephen Gionta and Dallas Colton Sceviour too) here are the forwards with the most shots on goal that are still looking for their first goal of the season: STILL LOOKING FOR A GOAL FORWARD TEAM SHOTS ON GOAL Tomas Kopecky Florida 39 Rene Bourque Anaheim 29 Curtis Lazar Ottawa 28 Jeremy Morin Chicago 28 Joakim Andersson Detroit 27 Blue Jackets G Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 52 of 55 shots in a 4-3 shootout win over Florida…Kings G Martin Jones stopped all 26 shots he faced in a 4-0 win at Arizona…Lightning G Ben Bishop had a grand total of 13 saves in a shutout win over Buffalo…Canucks G Eddie Lack recorded a 21-save shutout in Vancouvers 3-0 win at Pittsburgh…Capitals G Braden Holtby stopped 29 of 30 shots to earn a 2-1 win over Carolina…Islanders G Jaroslav Halak turned aside 20 of 21 shots for a 2-1 win at Ottawa. Much of the data included comes from,, and Scott Cullen can be reached at Bobby Poyner Jersey . His brother — Red Lake chiropractor Richard Radford — is en route to Sochi to cheer on his younger brother. "Ive been getting texts from Eric and he just says the atmosphere is amazing, its special,” he said. Mitch Moreland Jersey .J. -- The New York Jets have promoted Tony Sparano Jr. Others describe it as taking the parrot for a walk. Ryan Weber Jersey . Freddie Roach said if the Rios fight "does not go well, we will seriously talk about his retirement," but that Pacquiao was training as well as ever for the Nov. Tim Wakefield Red Sox Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. ATLANTA -- Evan Gattis blames himself for not getting his catchers mitt lower and keeping Adeiny Hechavarria from scoring on a wild pitch. Had he done so, the Atlanta Braves might still have a long winning streak, but Gattis says the teams goal now is to win the three-game series. "Yeah, man, we had a good run," Gattis said. "I hate that it ended." The Braves 14-game winning streak ended Saturday night with a 1-0 loss to the last-place Miami Marlins, who scored on reliever Jordan Waldens wild pitch in the ninth inning. Miami stopped its own six-game skid. The Braves fell one victory shy of tying the 2000 team for the franchises longest winning streak since the 1891 Boston Beaneaters won 18 straight. Hechavarria led off the Miami ninth with a triple and scored on the wild pitch by Walden (4-2). "Im more disappointed in not blocking it," Gattis said. "I didnt see the replay, but Im pretty sure I just came up on it. I think it went through me. I just came up on it a little bit with my mitt." Marlins starter Nate Eovaldi allowed one hit in seven innings. Mike Dunn (3-3) got the win and Steve Cishek earned his 24th save, striking out Paul Janish with a runner on first to end it. Both teams finished with just three hits. Hechavarrias NL-leading sixth triple bounced against the bottom of the wall in left-centre field and was the games only extra-base hit. He scored standing up -- ending the Marlins 22-inning scoreless string -- when Waldens fourth pitch to the next batter, Ed Lucas, got past Gattis. Cishek posted his 19th straight save. He got Justin Upton to line out and Freddie Freeman to ground out before Gattis singled. Janish took a called third strike. Chad Qualls recorded one out in the Atlanta eighth before Andrelton Simmons reached on an infield hit. Dunn struck out pinch-hitter Brian McCann and retired Jason Heyward on a groundout. Eovaldi allowed a first-inning single by Freeman and retired his final 14 batters. He walked three and struck out eight. "Theyre a great team," Eovaldi said. "I threw the ball really well tonight, It was just a great win all around." Braves rookie starter Alex Wood had retired 12 straight batters before Jeff Mathis singled with two outs in the fifth.ddddddddddddWood gave up two hits, struck out seven and walked one in six innings. Relievers David Carpenter and Luis Avilan combined to allow no baserunners and strike out three over the next two innings. Eovaldi received no run support for his fifth straight start. The Marlins havent scored while Eovaldi has been in a game since his 8-3 victory over Washington on July 12. He has a 1.04 ERA in his last four starts. "Hes always had a good arm to me," Heyward said after going 0 for 3. "Attacks the strike zone, has a lot of movement on his pitches, especially the fastball. Sometimes its a little bit wild and effective as far as which side of the plate." Braves third baseman Chris Johnson, who leads the NL with a .338 batting average, was ejected by plate umpire Jim Joyce to end the first after taking three pitches -- all fastballs -- for strikes with runners on first and second. Johnson yelled at Joyce and threw his bat and helmet before walking to the dugout. After a 54-minute rain delay, Janish replaced Johnson. Johnson was upset with himself for not being in the batters box with two out in the ninth. "Yeah, Im one of those guys that wants to be in the game the whole time and wants to be in that spot," he said. "So, yeah, Im definitely kicking myself a little bit." Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton didnt play. Manager Mike Redmond said he gave his star the night off because "it seems like hes just really grinding and not having a whole lot of fun out there." The Marlins have the NLs worst winning percentage and theyre last in the majors in homers, RBIs and slugging percentage. NOTES: Walden left the game after taking a liner off his pitching hand from Logan Morrison, the third batter he faced. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Walden might need a couple of days to rest his hand, but added that the injury didnt appear serious. ... RHP Anthony Varvaro got Atlantas final out in the ninth. ... McCann was held out of the lineup with a sore knee as Gattis took his place. ... Atlanta OF Jordan Schafer was activated from a rehab assignment before the game and optioned OF Jose Constanza to Triple-A Gwinnett. ... Upton went 0 for 4 to end a 13-game hitting streak. ' ' '

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