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This week there are quite a number of games you don’t want to miss, so mark them down on your calendar now.   Monday October 27, 2014– Minnesota Wild (4-2-0) at New York Rangers(4-4-0) Both the Wild and Ranger have not been playing as well as they would like to be to start off their 2014-15 campaigns.  The Rangers are nowhere near the best team in the Metropolitan Division, sitting as close to the bottom as can be in 7th place with 8 points.  The Wild on the other hand are sitting right in the middle of the Central Division in fourth place with 8 points as well.  The main issue for both of these teams is their inability to score on the power play, even though they both have numerous offensive threats, with the likes of Rick Nash, Martin St. Louis, Zach Parise, and Thomas Vanek.  The Minnesota club ...

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Kevin Harvick punches ticket to next round, Kenseth and Hamlin go after Keselowski after race Kevin Harvick led 162 laps en route to his victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway, clinching his spot in the next round of the Chase. Jeff Gordon finished behind Harvick, followed by Jamie McMurray, Joey Logano, and pole-sitter Kyle Busch. Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, and Kasey Kahne round out the top-10. Joey Logano set a Chase record by starting off the first five races with five top-5 finishes. Logano is locked into the next round of the Chase with his win at Kansas, and he has an average finish of 2.8 in the Chase. Dale Earnhardt Jr. found more bad luck this weekend as a broken shifter caused him to fall a lap down and he would finish 20th. Earnhardt Jr. is last in the Chase standings and will need a victory ...

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This week there are quite a number of games you don’t want to miss, so mark them down on your calendar now. Monday October 27, 2014– Minnesota Wild (4-2-0) at New York Rangers(4-4-0) Both the Wild and Ranger have not been playing as well as they would like to be to start off their 2014-15 campaigns. The Rangers are nowhere near the best team in the Metropolitan Division, sitting as close to the bottom as can be in 7th place with 8 points. The Wild on the other hand are sitting right in the middle of the Central Division in fourth place with 8 points as well. The main issue for both of these teams is their inability to score on the power play, even though they both have numerous offensive threats, with the likes of Rick Nash, Martin St. Louis, Zach Parise, and Thomas Vanek. The Minnesota club is ...

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Monday November 24, 2014- Pittsburgh Penguins (13-4-2) at Boston Bruins (13-9-0)   Starting the week off right with a strong matchup between these two Eastern Conference foes. The Bruins have been hit hard lately with injuries, they now have Zdeno Chara, Adam McQuaid, and David Warsofsky on IR, but Monday they have David Krejci, Brad Marchand, and Chris Kelly listed as game-time decisions. The B’s have fared very well, considering their injury issues, going 7-3-0 over their last ten games. Two of the three losses Boston had were against the best team in hockey right now, the Montreal Canadiens. On the other bench the Pens have been very healthy and it shows with their outstanding play, they have gone 7-2-1 in their past ten matches. Pittsburgh’s netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, still leads the league in shutouts with four, and their team captain, Sidney Crosby is tied for second in the league ...

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  In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the timeless tradition of shaking hands at the end of the highly competitive and intense series, to show respect and good sportsmanship.  At the end of the seven game series between these two Original Six teams this tradition took a slightly different route.  Half way through shaking the Canadiens hands Bruins forward, Milan Lucic, added a little fuel to the fire by threatening a couple of the Habs players.  Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin of the Montreal squad were caught off guard when they reached Lucic in line.  Having been a very physical and hard fought series against the Boston rival, Lucic wanted to remind these specific gentlemen that he and the Boston Bruins will be back to score some revenge next season. During the Montreal Canadiens home opener at the Bell Centre, the two teams faced off for the first time since the ...

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NHL Games to Watch: Week of 11/17 – 11/23   Monday November 17, 2014- Tampa Bay Lightning (12-4-2) at New York Rangers (7-6-4) This matchup is the only game being played on Monday and you’re not going to want to miss it.  Former Ranger captain Ryan Callahan returning to Madison Square Garden for the first time since departing in March, the same thing for Martin St. Louis of the Rangers playing against the Lightning and Steven Stamkos.  Tampa has been playing very well the past couple weeks but will definitely be tested by the Rangers, and the recent return of veteran defenseman Dan Boyle.  Having Boyle back will definitely help the Rangers defense against the high scoring Lightning offense. The Rangers also have one of the best goaltenders in the game with Henrik Lundqvist, who is currently tied with Marc-Andre Fleury and Darcy Kuemper for the league lead in shutouts ...

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  NHL Games of the Week: 11/10 – 11/16   Monday November 10, 2014- New Jersey Devils (6-6-2) at Boston Bruins (9-6-0)   Both of these clubs have been dealt a pretty miserable hand lately when it comes to player health.  The Bruins are missing a number of defensemen, from their captain Zdeno Chara to AHL call up, David Warsofsky. Added to that list are youngsters Torey Krug and Kevan Miller who are both on IR as well.  Like I stated previously the Devils are in rough shape as of late also, missing veterans Martin Havlat, Ryan Clowe, along with defenseman Jon Merrill and winger Adam Henrique.  New Jersey will be helped in large part by the return of Michael Cammalleri who will play his first game in a couple of weeks due to injury.  Players in this game to watch are, for New Jersey is Mike Cammalleri, Jaromir Jagr, ...

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NHL Games of the Week: Week of 12/8/14 – 12/14/14   Monday December 8, 2015- Pittsburgh Penguins (18-6-2) at New York Rangers (11-10-4) Metropolitan Division leading Penguins will make their way into MSG in New York on Monday night to take on the fourth place Rangers. Pittsburgh will be led by their stars, Sidney Crosby league leading in assists with 25, and All-Star goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury leading the league in shutouts with five.  While the Rangers will give the top dogs a run for their money with their offensive and defensive leaders, Rick Nash with a team leading 17 goals and Henrik Lundqvist sitting right behind Fleury in shutouts with four.  This will be a low scoring game and defense will be key in this matchup between these Metro division foes, a bad bounce may be the deciding factor.   Tuesday December 9, 2015- Vancouver Canucks (18-8-2) at Montreal Canadiens ...

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  Monday November 3, 2014-  St. Louis Blues ( 6-3-1 ) at New York Rangers ( 5-4-1 ) These two are the only teams playing on Monday night and they will battle it out at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The Blues will try and keep their four game win streak alive in this rematch of opening night which the Rangers won 3-2 in St. Louis, by a goal from team leader in goals and points Rick Nash.  The Blues points leader, twenty-two year old Russian, Vladimir Tarasenko has six goals on the season and matches Nash in points with eleven.  The Rangers will once again look to help their power play percentage by getting some pucks in the back of the net on the man advantage, which they are still struggling with a meek 7.1%.  St. Louis on the other hand has a solid 20.5% on the power play, ...

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Darren McFadden has just re-signed with the Oakland Raiders on a one year $4 million deal, Ian Rappaport of NFL Network reports. It is probably filled with playing time incentives. He is coming off another year of injuries and saw himself demoted to backup Rashad Jennings. Lots of Raider Nation fans might not like this, but I love it. I have been frustrated with him this year just as much as the next fan. We are frustrated because we have seen his upside and it is him being one of the best in the league. We have seen his downside too. 3.3 ypc last year was tough. I like to keep in mind how bad his offensive line was. On some plays you could still see the explosiveness and on others, the line never gave him a chance to get out of the backfield. Hopefully the line will be upgraded so it will give him room to ...

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