NHL betting news & notes - November 29

NHL betting news & notes - November 29

NHL betting news & notes - November 29
Associated Press
Wed, Nov 29, 2006

SCOREBOARD - Wednesday, Nov. 29

Dallas at Chicago (8:30 p.m. EST). Denis Savard takes over as coach of the Blackhawks, who have lost 12 of their last 15 games.

STARS - Tuesday
-Bobby Holik, Thrashers, scored his second goal of the game against his former team 2:55 into overtime, giving Atlanta a 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers.

-Colby Armstrong, Penguins, scored his first two goals of the season as Pittsburgh edged the New York Islanders 3-2.

-Olaf Kolzig, Capitals, made 48 saves as Washington defeated Tampa Bay 5-2.

-Vesa Toskala, Sharks, stopped 29 shots for his second shutout of the season as San Jose blanked St. Louis 2-0.

-Roberto Luongo, Canucks, made 24 saves as Vancouver handed Columbus its ninth loss in 10 games, 1-0.

STREAKING
Ryan Getzlaf scored 2:19 into overtime after teammate Chris Kunitz tied the score with 17 seconds left in the third period, as Anaheim rallied past the Oilers 3-2 Tuesday night in Chris Pronger`s return to Edmonton. Pronger, who led the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals last season, was booed every time he touched the puck. He assisted on Teemu Selanne`s power-play goal in the second period.

SNAPPED
Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak and the New York Islanders` three-game winning streak with Monday night`s 3-2 victory. ... Washington ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 win at Tampa Bay.

STOPPER
Cristobal Huet stopped 36 shots for his sixth straight win and second shutout of the season as Montreal edged Florida 1-0 in a shootout on Tuesday night.

SWEEPS
Tim Thomas made a season-high 45 saves as Boston swept a two-game series in Toronto with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

SWINGS
Calgary, which came into Tuesday night`s game 26th in the league in power plays, went 3-for-5 in a 5-2 victory over Colorado.

SLUMPS
Florida has lost four straight and nine of 11 after a 1-0 shootout loss to Montreal on Tuesday night.

OVERTIME
The New York Rangers have gone to overtime in three straight games, winning Saturday in Pittsburgh before dropping two straight in New York, including a 5-4 decision to Atlanta on Tuesday night.

SUCCESS
Ottawa`s Dany Heatley has eight goals and 12 assists in 18 career games versus Carolina.

SCORING
New York Rangers left wing Martin Straka scored his fifth goal in five games during Tuesday night`s 5-4 overtime loss to Atlanta.

WELCOME BACK
Pittsburgh`s Sidney Crosby returned from a three-game injury layoff to set up two goals in a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Crosby has six goals and 13 assists in 10 career games against the Islanders.

SWAPS
Phoenix traded forward Tyson Nash and a 2007 fourth-round draft pick to Toronto for backup goalie Mikael Tellqvist on Tuesday.

SIDELINED
Buffalo rookie forward Jiri Novotny will miss up to 10 days after injuring his upper body during a 3-2 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday. ... Atlanta defenseman Andy Sutton is out indefinitely because of an ankle injury sustained in practice.

SPEAKING
``We put a few lousy ones together as of late. What we need to get out of right now is the rut. We`re in a lull right now. We need to snap out of it.`` - Carolina coach Peter Laviolette after the Hurricanes` third loss in four games, 4-1 to Ottawa on Tuesday night.

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Wednesday`s streaking goaltenders
Associated Press
Wed, Nov 29, 2006

Information taken from Associated Press NHL previews

Nashville Predators at Philadelphia Flyers Total: 6

The Flyers have allowed six power-play goals in 24 opportunities in the last five games, and may need another solid performance from Antero Niittymaki, who`s expected to start Wednesday after making 68 saves in the last two games. He last won three consecutive starts from March 18-25.

The goaltender dropped his only start against the Predators, making 32 stops in a 4-3 shootout loss Dec. 3, 2005.

Chris Mason made 32 saves for Nashville on Saturday to improve to 4-1-1 with a 2.47 goals-against average in seven games. Mason has taken over as the starter after Tomas Vokoun suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb Thursday. Vokoun is expected to be out 2-6 weeks after undergoing surgery Monday.

San Jose Sharks at Minnesota Wild Total: 5 1/2

Vesa Toskala and Evegeni Nabokov have alternated starts this season and if the Sharks (18-7-0) continue that trend, Nabokov will get the nod against the Wild (13-9-1). He is 6-5 with a 2.31 goals-against average this season and tied for the NHL lead with three shutouts, including a 2-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Toskala followed his counterpart`s lead on Tuesday, making 29 saves in a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues. It was his second shutout of the season and improved his record to 12-2 with a 1.98 GAA.

Nabokov has been between the pipes for both games against the Wild this season, posting one win, one loss and a 2.50 GAA.

Manny Fernandez has been in goal for both games against the Sharks and is 8-4 with a 1.97 GAA in 13 career games versus San Jose, which is tied for his most wins against any opponent.

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Probable Starters

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Chris Mason, Nashville Predators - Mason is the probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Flyers.

Antero Niittymaki, Philadelphia Flyers - Niittymaki is the probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Predators.

Evgeni Nabokov, San Jose Sharks - Nabokov is the probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Wild.

Manny Fernandez, Minnesota Wild - Fernandez is the probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.

Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago Blackhawks - Khabibulin is the probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Stars.

Marty Turco, Dallas Stars - Turco is the probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.

Year-to-date: 657 / 718 = 91.5%

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Hey Boss where are u snagging this info from? I thought I bought everything AP had but I don't think I get this stuff

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