NHL Player News

  • Adrian Kempe RW | LA

    Kings' Adrian Kempe: Pots hat trick

    Kempe lit the lamp three times on five shots, and added an assist, against the Canadiens in a 5-1 win Wednesday.

    With one game, Kempe surpassed his career goal total heading into this outing. Kempe was a first-round pick, and he's a 21-year-old who only had 25 games under his belt heading into this season. That being said, he had zero points and five shots on goal total before this game, and he had been averaging 9:27 per game in ice time.

  • Kings' Michael Cammalleri: Tallies four points

    Cammalleri picked up two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday. He also posting a plus-3 rating and had three shots on goal.

    This is a huge game for the veteran, but it comes as a surprise. Cammalleri had zero points before this contest, and actually was scratched in Los Angeles' last two games. Clearly there is still a little spark left in the 35-year-old, but it's hard to view this as anything but a fluke given the circumstances.

  • Al Montoya G | MON

    Canadiens' Al Montoya: Lets in five in loss

    Montoya gave up five goals on 42 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.

    This was Montoya's first start of the season, and at this rate he won't be getting many more. In his previous appearance this year, Montoya gave up two goals on nine shots.

  • Kings' Jonathan Quick: Stops 36 in win

    Quick made 36 saves on 37 shots in a 5-1 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday.

    Montreal has struggled offensively thus far, but the fact remains that Quick now has four wins in five starts. In three of his five starts, Quick has let in one goal or fewer, making him one of the hottest goalies to start the season.

  • Jaden Schwartz LW | STL

    Blues' Jaden Schwartz: Scores hat trick in victory

    Schwartz had three goals in a 5-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday.

    Schwartz is already up to double digits in points with 11 following this outburst. He'd been more of an assist-focused scorer to date, but this might be a springboard to get him going on the goal side of the scoresheet too.

  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Adds another two points

    Tarasenko had a goal and an assist in a win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday.

    Tarasenko is up to eight points now and looks like he's going to be in position to set a new career high in points. That would put him above 75, which would thrill the Blues and his owners.

  • Jake Allen G | STL

    Blues' Jake Allen: Handles Hawks for victory

    Allen turned aside 22 of 24 shots in a 5-2 Wednesday win over Chicago.

    Allen was perfect in 5-on-5 situations, and it's not his fault that he had to face seven penalty kill situations. Although his .917 save percentage still wasn't great, this was a step in the right direction for him.

  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Concedes four times in loss

    Crawford turned aside 28 of 32 shots as his team dropped a 5-2 decision to St. Louis

    Crawford was due for a tough night after his strong start to this season. Even with that, he was sharp against the power play, stopping St. Louis five times with the man advantage. Owners shouldn't worry about this one.

  • Patrick Kane RW | CHI

    Blackhawks' Patrick Kane: Goal drought reaches five games

    Kane had an assist, but no goals in a 5-2 loss to the Blues on Wednesday.

    It's hard to say a player's in a drought when he's leading his team in scoring, but that's the level Kane's produced in his career. He has an assist in each of his past three contests and leads the Hawks in points with nine, but hasn't hit the net himself since Oct. 7 against Columbus.

  • Duncan Keith D | CHI

    Blackhawks' Duncan Keith: Posts minus-4 rating in loss

    Keith had an assist but finished minus-4 in a 5-2 Wednesday loss to St. Louis.

    Whenever you score and still post a minus-3 or worse, you've had a bad night on defense. That was the case for Keith, who was on the ice for all five Blues goals. He hasn't had a great start to the season, but his track record suggests he should be able to bounce back soon.