125 minutes | Jan 20th 2018

THN S2 Ep22: Can Vegas ACTUALLY win the Stanley Cup?

THN Season 2, Episode 22 (Episode 67) Show Notes 1/12-1/19   Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.   Opening Tease: It’s been another quiet week around the league, as many teams are enjoying their bye weeks. Vegas! We’ll have all this and more.   Break: Where we are: We are now on The Hockey Writers Podcast Channel! thehockeywriters.com @TheHockeyWriter #THW Itunes Stitcher Soundcloud iHeartRadio TuneIn Google Play Music fm Spreaker? Android/Apple apps RSS: http://thehockeynuts.libsyn.com/rss Our Web Site: http://www.thehockeynuts.com   How to get in touch with us: Twitter: Wayne: @waynehallee9 Steve: @sball504man Email: feedback@thehockeynuts.com Voicemail: 919-960-1718 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehockeynuts/ Youtube Channel: http://www.thehockeynuts.com/youtube (Don’t forget to like and subscribe!) Live streaming!!! We stream the recording of our show on Youtube, but you can also get occasional streams on Facebook.  Youtube: https://www.thehockeynuts.com/youtube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehockeynuts/ Affiliate Links: Ting:  https://z31ad62n9r3.ting.com/   Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates Bos:  @ MON on 1/13 1st meeting of year, 3 times in 8 days, vs DAL on 1/15, vs MON on 1/17, @ NYI on 1/18 Now 15 straight games without a regulation loss Car: vs WAS on 1/12, vs CGY on 1/14, bye 1/15-1/19 NYR: vs NYI on 1/13, @ PIT on 1/14,     Other Notable games: Friday, 1/12: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180112 Saturday, 1/13: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180113 Sunday, 1/14: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180114  Monday, 1/15: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180115 Tuesday, 1/16: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180116 Wednesday, 1/17: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180117 Thursday, 1/18:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180118 Friday, 1/19: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180119     NHL Standings: https://www.nhl.com/standings     NHL Transactions: Defenseman Deryk Engellandsigned a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.  Engelland could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He was selected from the Calgary Flames at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21 and has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 41 games.  Engelland, 35, has 99 points (25 goals, 74 assists) in 510 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Flames and Golden Knights.  He is the third Golden Knights player who could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1 to sign a contract with Vegas. Defenseman Brayden McNabb signed a four-year, $10 million contract Nov. 30, and forward Jonathan Marchessault signed a six-year, $30 million contract Jan. 3.  Forwards David Perron and James Neal each can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.  The Golden Knights (29-10-3) lead the Western Conference with 61 points and are four behind the Tampa Bay Lightning for the best record in the League. Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades     Injuries: Goaltender Matt Murraywill be away from the Pittsburgh Penguins indefinitely following the death of his father, James Murray, on Tuesday.  Murray, 23, returned home to Ontario. He missed the Penguins' past two games but was at practice Tuesday.  Murray is 15-12-1 with a 2.93 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in 31 games this season.  The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed forward Jussi Jokinenoff waivers Wednesday after putting forward Sonny Milano on injured reserve with a torn oblique muscle sustained against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 8.  Milano, the No. 16 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, will be out 4-6 weeks. He has 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in 35 games this season.  Jokinen was waived by the Los Angeles Kings. He has six points (one goal, five assists) in 32 games with the Kings and Edmonton Oilers.  Sebastian Ahois out indefinitely for the Carolina Hurricanes with a concussion and lower-body injury.  The forward was injured in a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames at PNC Arena on Sunday when he was hit by defenseman Mark Giordano, who was assessed a match penalty for an illegal check to the head.  Selected by the Hurricanes in the second round (No. 35) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Aho leads Carolina in goals (16) and points (37).  The Hurricanes (20-17-8) are on a six-day break and play the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; FS-D, FS-CR, NHL.TV).  Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkinswill miss 5-6 weeks with cracked ribs.  Nugent-Hopkins, who was placed on injured reserve Thursday, leads the Oilers with 16 goals and is third with 31 points in 46 games. He was injured late in the second period of Edmonton's most recent game, a 3-2 overtime win at the Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 13 that preceded a six-day break.  New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirkwill be sidelined indefinitely because of a meniscus tear in his left knee and will have surgery Monday.  Shattenkirk, 28, who has played in all 46 of New York's games, said at practice Friday that he has been playing with knee pain since training camp and it didn't make sense to continue without having the surgery. He said he is planning to rehab in time to be back with the Rangers before the end of the season; their final regular-season game is against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 7.  Shattenkirk, who signed a four-year contract with the Rangers on July 1, has 23 points (five goals, 18 assists). He has no goals and eight assists in 30 games since Nov. 6, and has one point in 13 games Dec. 19. He played 17:17 and did not have a point in New York's 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.  On IR / Off IR: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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