127 minutes | Feb 3rd 2018

THN S2 Ep24: All Star Recap and Final Playoff Push Begins

THN Season 2, Episode 24 (Episode 69) Show Notes 1/25-2/2   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: All Star Weekend! End of one era, return of another… Trade Deadline Month!... More injuries… Vegas Breaks an NHL Record this week… NHL’s 32nd team is on the way… 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:   3-2 W @ Ott on 1/25, 3-1 L vs Ana on 1/30 (streak ends at 18), 3-1 W vs StL on 2/1 Car: 6-5 W @ Mon on 1/25, 2-1 W vs Ott on 1/30, 2-0 W vs Mon on 2/1 (only 3 road games in Feb, 10H) NYR:  6-5 W @ SJ on 1/25, off until 2/1, 4-0L vs Tor on 2/1       Other Notable games: Thursday, 1/25:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180125 (15 games!) Friday, 1/26: No games (All Star Weekend) Saturday, 1/27: NHL Skills Challenge https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-all-star-skills-competition-results-2018/c-295251020 Sunday, 1/28:  NHL All Star Tournament Monday, 1/29: No games (All Star Weekend) Tuesday, 1/30: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180130 (12 Games) Wednesday, 1/31: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180131 (3 games) Thursday, 2/1: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180201 (12 games) Friday, 2/2: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180202 (4 games)   NHL Standings: https://www.nhl.com/standings     NHL Transactions: The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Edward Pasquale from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for future considerations, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Wednesday. Pasquale, 27, has appeared in 16 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League this season, compiling a record of 6-5-4 to go along with a 2.60 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. He leads the Condors for goals-against average and save percentage.  The 6-foot-2, 215-pound goaltender has played in 211 career AHL games over seven seasons with the Condors, Grand Rapids Griffins, St. John's IceCaps and Chicago Wolves, posting a record of 100-83-10 to go along with a 2.60 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and 15 shutouts. Pasquale set a career high for wins with 23 while with the IceCaps during the 2011-12 season. Forward Jaromir Jagrcleared NHL waivers and was assigned by the Calgary Flames to Kladno in the Czech Republic on Monday.  Jagr, 45, had seven points (one goal, six assists) with the Flames but missed 27 games with a lower-body injury; he last played Dec. 31.  "I want to thank [general manager] Brad Treliving and the Calgary Flames for giving me the immense opportunity to be a part of their team and continue my NHL career this season," Jagr said. "Although I am very disappointed that things did not turn out as we had hoped due to a number of circumstances, I am deeply grateful to the Flames, the fans and the city of Calgary for having welcomed me so generously. I now look forward to continuing the season in Kladno."  Jagr played 1,733 NHL games, including 22 this season, his first with the Flames. He signed a one-year, $1 million contract Oct. 4 as an unrestricted free agent.   Kladno is Jagr's hometown, and he has been the majority owner of the team since 2011.  Jagr trails Gordie Howe (1,767) by 34 games for first in NHL history; Mark Messier is second (1,756). Jagr passed Ron Francis (1,731) for third Dec. 29.  https://www.nhl.com/news/jaromir-jagr-to-play-in-europe-for-hc-kladno-czech-republic/c-295407588 Last player in the NHL older than me!  https://www.nhl.com/news/jaromir-jagr-facts-and-figures/c-295413644 Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades     Injuries: Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnonis expected to be out 2-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, coach Jared Bednar said Thursday.  MacKinnon was injured during the second period of a 4-3 overtime loss at the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. He grabbed his shoulder and exited to the locker room with 6:04 remaining after colliding with Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler. MacKinnon had an assist and was plus-2 before leaving.  The 22-year-old is second in the NHL with 61 points (24 goals, 37 assists) in 49 games, trailing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, who has 64 points (27 goals, 37 assists) in 50 games.  MacKinnon represented the Avalanche at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday.  Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Shearyis week to week with a lower-body injury.  The 25-year-old, who has been on Pittsburgh's top line with Sidney Crosby and Dominik Simon, played 12:06 before leaving a 5-2 win against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.  Sheary has 21 points (12 goals, nine assists) in 51 games this season after getting 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists) in 61 games last season.  Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Troubais expected to miss 6-8 weeks because of a lower-body injury.  Trouba, 23, was injured near the end of a 4-3 overtime loss against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. He had an assist and played a team-high 27:05.  In 50 games, Trouba has 20 points (three goals, 17 assists) and a plus-6 rating. He is second on the Jets in average ice time (22:09) and the Jets have controlled 51.05 percent of all 5-on-5 shots attempted with Trouba on the ice. He has 125 points (34 goals, 91 assists) in five NHL seasons, all with the Jets.  Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosianwill have hip surgery next week and miss the rest of the season.  The procedure has a recovery time of 4-6 months. Bogosian, 27, will remain on injured reserve and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp next season.  Bobby Ryanwill not play for the Ottawa Senators against the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens this weekend after injuring his hand in a 2-1 overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.  Ryan has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 39 games this season. The 30-year-old has missed 10 games this season because of hand injuries: eight games from Oct. 24 to Nov. 11 because of a broken right index finger, and games on Dec. 21 and Jan. 9 after that injury was aggravated.  New York Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevichis out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.  Buchnevich was injured on a hit by Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner during the second period of a 4-0 loss at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Buchnevich did not practice Friday.  Buchnevich, 22, has 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) in 50 games this season with the Rangers, who selected him in the third round (No. 75) of the 2013 NHL Draft.  Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson will be out indefinitely after his father died Friday. Robert Larsson, 50, was in Edmonton visiting from Sweden and had a heart attack Jan. 25.  Adam Larsson left the morning skate prior to a 4-3 shootout win against the Calgary Flames that day. He missed that game and did not play in a 4-3 overtime loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.  Robert Larsson was a defenseman for Skelleftea AIK in Sweden from 1985-96. He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round (No. 112) of the 1988 NHL Draft but never played in the NHL.  Victor Hedman is back? Expected out 3-6 weeks, comes back in less than 3, missed only 5 games with a lower body injury.    On IR / Off IR: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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