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NHL teams clear to reopen facilities Monday in Phase 2 of return to play plan

The National Hockey League is transitioning to Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan, as teams will be allowed to reopen training facilities in their cities on Monday if local regulations allow it.

On a “strictly voluntary basis,” players can participate in small-group team training, with a maximum of six players at one time plus a limited number of staff members in the facility. This training will include small group sessions for on-ice workouts for players only, with no coaches or other team personnel allowed on the ice. Players must wear face coverings at all times in the facility, except when exercising or on the ice.

Many NHL players haven’t skated since the league paused its regular campaign on March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The NHL said teams can immediately start preparation for the players’ return, including the planning of medical tests and education sessions about new safety protocols.

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In late May, the NHL circulated a document to teams detailing how training facilities should reopen to maximize player health and safety. Everyone involved in Phase 2 will be administered a laboratory-based reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test 48 hours before they can participate.

If local testing capacity allows, everyone participating in Phase 2 will be tested “at least twice weekly” afterward, according to the NHL. Players will check their temperatures daily and will have their temperatures checked before entering the facilities. They’ll also keep a log of temperatures and any symptoms that could signal a COVID-19 infection.

The return to training facilities is a major step toward the opening of NHL training camps in July, ahead of what the league hopes is a return to conclude the season at two hub cities in a previously announced postseason format.

The NHLPA voted to approve that format, but has yet to vote on an actual return to the ice. The NHLPA will receive feedback from players during this return to training facilities. The feedback will help with negotiations about training camp regulations and issues regarding what life could be like in those hub cities.

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Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

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After a week long hiatus the Calgary Flames are back in action tonight as they play host to the Carolina Hurricanes.

While the Flames enter tonight’s game just two points out of last place they are still somehow in the playoff race.

As it stands the Flames are eight points behind the Anaheim Ducks for 3rd in the division. If the Flames can do some damage over the next couple weeks they’ll be back in the thick of things.

Season Records

Carolina Hurricanes – 23-20-8 – 54 points – 6th in Metro – 10th in Eastern
Calgary Flames – 21-24-3 – 45 points – 6th in Pacific – 13th in Western

Team Records – Last 10-20-30 Games with Points %

Carolina Hurricanes – 7-2-1 (75%) – 11-6-3 (63%) – 16-10-4 (58%)
Calgary Flames – 3-6-1 (35%) – 9-10-1 (48%) – 15-13-2 (53%)

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The Carolina Hurricanes look to stay red hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 18 goals, Justin Faulk has 19 assists and Victor Rask has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 74 goals on 776 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 55 goals on 573 shots. Ward has allowed eight goals in his last three games.

The Calgary Flames could use a nice win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13.5 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 20 goals, Mark Giordano has 20 assists and Sean Monahan has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 86 goals on 953 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 41 goals on 348 shots. Ramo has allowed seven goals in his last three games.

 

The Hurricanes are 18-38 in their last 56 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Flames are 13-5 in their last 18 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The Hurricanes are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Calgary.

 

NOTES

1) The Flames are 30th in 5 v 5 save percentage. The Hurricanes are 28th. Don’t expect a goaltending duel in this one.

2) The Bennett – Backlund – Frolik line continues to shine since being put together. In ~180 minutes together they generate 51% of the shot attempts, 55% of the scoring chances and 57% of the goals. The Flames need this line to continue producing if they’re going to make a run in the 2nd half.

3) Mark Giordano had 19 points(!) in 17 games prior to the all-star break. It’ll be interesting to see if he can pick up where he left off; especially with the inevitable rise in minutes due to Dennis Wideman’s absence.

 

 

 

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Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames

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The Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames meet Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Nashville Predators look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 17 goals, Roman Josi has 24 assists and Filip Forsberg has 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 100 goals on 1,047 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 18 goals on 200 shots. Rinne has allowed five goals in his last three games

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The Calgary Flames could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13.9 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 20 goals, Mark Giordano has 20 assists and Sean Monahan has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 84 goals on 929 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 41 goals on 348 shots. Ramo has allowed seven goals in his last three games.

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Detroit Red Wings at NY Islanders

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The Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders meet Monday night at the Barclays Center.

The Detroit Red Wings look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 15 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 23 assists and Tomas Tatar has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 62 goals on 913 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 49 goals on 531 shots. Mrazek has allowed three goals in his last three games.

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The New York Islanders look for a victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Brock Nelson leads New York with 18 goals, Kyle Okposo has 23 assists and John Tavares has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.9 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 52 goals on 690 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 47 goals on 648 shots. Halak has allowed four goals in his last three games.

The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 6-1 in their last 7 road games. The Islanders are 9-4 in their last 13 home games and 14-3 in their last 17 Monday games. The Red Wings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.

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San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes

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The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes square off Thursday night at the Gila River Arena.

The San Jose Sharks look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 22 goals, Brent Burns has 23 assists and Patrick Marleau has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 83 goals on 960 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 28 goals on 263 shots. Jones has allowed eight goals in his last three games.

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The Arizona Coyotes look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 16 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 20 assists and Max Domi has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 41 goals on 380 shots. Lindback has allowed six goals in his last three games.

The Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 12-40 in their last 52 vs. a team with a winning record. The Sharks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall. 

Keys to the Game

Mitigate the Top Line – San Jose’s top line has always been incredibly effective. Even if the Coyotes can’t completely stop them, they need to win the other matchups that might be more favorable to them.

Don’t Lose Your Head – There were a lot of fireworks at the end of Monday night’s affair against the Buffalo Sabres. Nobody appears to have earned supplemental discipline, but the Coyotes are almost certainly on notice. They have to make sure their emotions don’t get the better of them.

Keep Working Early On – Arizona has done a very good job in the past few games of being aggressive early and taking shots. Even if it’s not leading to success right now, the goals will come if they keep pressing.

Injury Report

San Jose’s lone injury is Dainius Zubris, who is nonetheless considered probable for tonight’s game.

Arizona is still only missing Mike Smith and Joe Vitale, who are both on injured reserve.

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Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday night at the Nationwide Arena.

In their first eight games of the 2016 calendar year, the Washington Capitals have only lost two games: once against the Blue Jackets in Columbus (more on that later) and once against the Sabres in Buffalo.

The Washington Capitals look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 27 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 29 assists and Justin Williams has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 85.2 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 71 goals on 1,024 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 20 goals on 267 shots. Holtby has allowed six goals in his last three games.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are killing 17.5 percent of their power plays. Brandon Saad leads Columbus with 16 goals, Scott Hartnell has 16 assists and Boone Jenner has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 60 goals on 713 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 39 goals on 349 shots. Bobrovsky has allowed three goals in his last three games.

The Capitals are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 38-15 in their last 53 overall. The Blue Jackets are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-15 in their last 22 overall. The home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

Previous meeting

The Blue Jackets opened the 2016 portion of their campaign against the Capitals on Jan. 2 at Nationwide Arena. It was a crazy game, to say the least, with a lot of adversity for Columbus, but the Jackets found a way to win in a shootout.

Jack Johnson and Brandon Saad each scored twice during regulation to match Washington’s four goals from T.J. Oshie, Jason Chimera, Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Both of Johnson’s goals were scored on the power play, and Saad’s second goal of the night came at 18:52 of the third period to tie the game and push it to overtime.

Columbus goaltender Curtis McElhinney had to leave the game with 4:05 left in overtime when he fell and was unable to return to the game. McElhinney suffered a sprained ankle on the play, was placed on injured reserve on Jan. 4 (out indefinitely).

Backup goaltender Anton Forsberg, on emergency recall, took over netminding duties in a tough spot and stopped six shots in overtime and two of three in the shootout to help the Jackets defeat the Capitals, earning his first NHL win.

The Blue Jackets are 9-10-4 in the all-time series against the Capitals and 4-1-1 in their last six at home, including the aforementioned shootout win on Jan. 2.

 

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Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers

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Edmonton Oilers (18-23-5) at Florida Panthers (26-14-5)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Edmonton Oilers

After following the longest winning streak in franchise history with one of their worst stretches of the season, the Florida Panthers are glad to finally be back home.

The suddenly slumping Panthers look to bounce back with an eighth consecutive home win Monday night in a matchup with the team they last defeated, the road-challenged Edmonton Oilers.

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The Edmonton Oilers are coming off a big win at home against their arch rivals from Calgary and will be looking to make it two in a row with a big effort here against the Atlantic division leading Florida Panthers. The Oilers sit in last place in the Western Conference but are still within striking distance of a playoff spot if they can string some victories together but their road record is a major cause for concern and that is where their improvements have to come from as they are 5-14-4 outside of Edmonton this season. Cam Talbot, fresh of a three year contract extension, will likely get the start as he will go up against Al Montoya who will get the call here with the Cats in a back to back.

The Panthers had their winning streak snapped in Vancouver last week and have now dropped three in a row heading into tonight’s contest but they remain in first place in the Atlantic with 57 points through 45 games. Florida is a pretty solid team across the board and have a shot at redemption here against an Oilers side that has been awful on the road and was involved in a play that sidelined Aaron Ekblad for a few games so they can make the Oilers pay in the standings in this one.

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Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Friday night at the Amalie Arena.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring 18.7 percent of their power plays. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 19 goals, Sidney Crosby has 21 assists and Phil Kessel has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 68 goals on 925 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 21 goals on 282 shots. Fleury has allowed six goals in his last three games.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 20 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 18 assists and Brian Boyle has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 67 goals on 907 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 23 goals on 259 shots. Bishop has allowed four goals in his last three games.

The Penguins are 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. The Lightning are 6-13 in their last 19 games following a win and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record. The Penguins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 11-1 in the last 12 meetings overall.

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Detroit Red Wings at Arizona Coyotes

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The Detroit Red Wings head to the Gila River Arena to take the ice with the Arizona Coyotes.

The Detroit Red Wings have been hot on their current road trip but they looked a little weary in a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on Monday. Anze Kopitar continued his recent surge with a goal and a trio of helpers with Alec Martinez, Tyler Toffoli and Dwight King also lighting the lamp. Milan Lucic added a pair of assists to make a winner of Jonathan Bernier and his 25 save effort that lifted the Kings to a 7-1-1 mark in their last nine contests. The Red Wings received goals from Tomas Tater and Alexey Marchenko with the loss going to Jimmy Howard who gave up three goals on 30 shots with Detroit falling to 4-1 on their six game road swing.

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The Arizona Coyotes are almost at last season’s win total after a 4-3, overtime win at the Gila River Arena versus the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday. Oliver Ekman-Larsson ended this in dramatic fashion with his power play tally with just under nine seconds remaining in the extra session. Max Domi did the heavy lifting for the Coyotes during regulation with his first hat trick with Larsson also assisting on each. Louis Dominique allowed all three goals on 28 shots as the Yotes won number four in a row. Justin Schultz, Leon Draisaitl and Benoit Pouliot scored for Edmonton but Anders Nilsson couldn’t make the support hold up despite 27 stops as the slumping Oilers have lost 10-13.

The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 overall and the under is 4-1-1 in Red Wings last 6 vs. Western Conference while Detroit  are 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Coyotes are 4-0 in their last 4 overall and the over is 5-0-1 in Coyotes last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record while going 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 home games.

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Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers

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The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers will play each other for the first time since late October when they face off in the Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports).

Philadelphia won 5-4 in overtime at TD Garden on Oct. 21, but the Bruins haven’t gone home empty-handed against the Flyers since a 5-2 loss at Wells Fargo Center on April 23, 2013. One big reason for Boston’s success against Philadelphia has been the play of goaltender Tuukka Rask, who has a 9-1-2 career record against the Flyers with a 2.07 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage

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The Bruins look to shake out of their losing funk as they take to the road to battle the Flyers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. The Boston looked poised to make a serious push at the Atlantic division crown just a couple of weeks back but thanks to their 3-6-1 stretch and Florida’s surge the tables have turned and now they are fighting to keep afloat sitting in fifth place. However, the entire division remains up for grabs as there is just five points separating second from sixth and with the Metro division heating up as well the B;s know that their only ticket into the dance will be claiming one of the three spots given to the Atlantic division. Boston is coming off a loss but they are a very impressive 12-4-3 on the road this season while the Flyers are 10-5-4 at home. The Flyers meanwhile are starting to turn things up a notch which is bad news for the rest of the Metropolitan division and those in the Atlantic aspiring for a wild card spot as this is a team who was vastly underachieving and their success was lying dormant waiting to be found. Philly has a pretty solid roster and when they get on a winning streak they are a tough group to slow down and while they may be a little too far removed from making a run at home ice in the first round they are a legitimate threat for a wild card spot. The

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