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ToHN Daily: Canucks better but still lose; Barkov, Malkin, Pulock, Brooks, more




A better effort but it was still a loss for the Vancouver Canucks. Maple Leafs defencemen since 1967 plus notes on Barkov, Malkin, Pulock, Brooks and more.

To the links…


Vancouver: Vancouver Canucks dumb, blow the game. Avalanche win 4-2. The Takeaways. The Colorado Avalanche scored three power play goals against the Vancouver Canucks woeful penalty kill.

Montreal: Rookie defenceman Mattias Norlinder oozes the kind of swagger that the Canadiens need.

Toronto: Top 10 Maple Leafs defencemen since 1967.



Florida: Panthers star centre Sasha Barkov is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

Pittsburgh: Sullivan reports Malkin making encouraging progress from surgery.

Pittsburgh: Missing Ingredients – Judging the Penguins’ three biggest roster needs.

N.Y. Islanders: Defenceman Ryan Pulock will miss 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.

Detroit: Six ways to improve the Red Wings now.

Washington: Hathaway, Samsonov clutch as Capitals shut down Kings.

Vegas: The Golden Knights have claimed centre Adam Brooks off waivers from Montreal and Michael Amadio has entered Covid protocol. Kind of funny considering that Brooks was claimed by Montreal from Toronto at the start of the season when the Maple Leafs chose to keep Amadio on their roster instead.


Wednesday’s games:

WSH RW Garnet Hathaway 2 G

5 G, 1 A, 13 SOG in past 4 GP

COL C Nazem Kadri 1 G, 2 A

4 G, 9 A, 21 SOG during 7-game point streak.

COL RW Mikko Rantanen 1 G, 2 A

3 G, 3 A, 8 SOG in past 3 GP

CHI RW Patrick Kane 1 G, 1 A

5 G, 8 A, 38 SOG in past 8 GP

COL D Cale Makar 1 G, 1 A

3 G, 6 A, 13 SOG in past 7 GP

CHI LW Alex DeBrincat 1 G, 1 A

5 G, 2 A, 18 SOG in past 6 GP

COL LW Gabriel Landeskog 1 G, 1 A

4 G, 6 A, 18 SOG in past 6 GP

WSH D John Carlson 2 A

3 G, 8 A, 25 SOG in past 10 GP

CHI G Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 of 33 shots

.950 SV% in past 3 GP

WSH G Ilya Samsonov 34-save shutout

.938 SV% in past 4 GP

LA G Jonathan Quick turned away 36 of 37 shots

.963 SV% in past 5 GP


Draft Kings DFS Value Plays for Thursday

MIN C Ryan Hartman $4300 vs. DAL

5 G, 4 A, 32 SOG in past 9 GP

NJ RW Jesper Bratt $3700 at FLA

2 G, 4 A, 12 SOG during 4-game point streak.

PIT RW Kasperi Kapanen $3900 at MTL

4 G, 1 A, 11 SOG in past 6 GP

SJ D Mario Ferraro $4100 at STL

2 G, 4 A, 9 SOG, 25 BLK in past 7 GP

CGY D Oliver Kylington $3400 at BUF

3 G, 8 A, 20 SOG in past 11 GP

NJ G MacKenzie Blackwood $6700 at FLA

.937 SV% in 4 GP

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