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Keeping up with the Metropolitans 11/20/16-11/26/16

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Your weekly dose of Metropolitan action!

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins took on a couple of fellow Metro division foes this Thanksgiving week, defeating the Rangers and Devils on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. The Pens also dropped an ugly one on Monday verse those same Rangers, but rebounded nicely in their convincing win on Wednesday. The Penguins pulled off an impressive come-from-behind victory in a shootout verse the Devils after a late tying goal by the captain, Sidney Crosby. That was following a very ugly loss to the Minnesota Wild the night before. After an up and down week for Pittsburgh, they sit 2 points behind the Rangers in the Metropolitan.

Check out how the rest of the Metropolitans fared in this installment of Keeping up with the Metropolitans!

METROPOLITAN GP W L OTL PTS ROW SOW SOL HOME ROAD GF GA DIFF L10
NY Rangers 22 15 6 1 31 15 0 1 8-3-1 7-3-0 85 55 +30 6-3-1
Pittsburgh 22 13 6 3 29 11 2 1 8-2-1 5-4-2 66 65 +1 5-4-1
Washington 21 13 6 2 28 13 0 1 8-3-0 5-3-2 57 48 +9 5-4-1
Columbus 20 11 5 4 26 11 0 1 7-3-1 4-2-3 62 47 +15 6-2-2
New Jersey 21 10 6 5 25 8 2 1 7-0-2 3-6-3 53 55 -2 5-3-2
Philadelphia 22 9 10 3 21 7 2 2 5-5-2 4-5-1 69 75 -6 3-5-2
Carolina 20 8 8 4 20 7 1 1 5-3-0 3-5-4 49 54 -5 5-4-1
NY Islanders 20 6 10 4 16 5 1 2 5-4-3 1-6-1 49 63 -14 2-4-4

New York Rangers

15-6-1, 31 pts  /  85GF/55GA  /  2-1-1 record last week


11/20/16
FLA: 3
NYR: 2

Rangers Lose Second Straight, Fall To Panthers In The Shootout
-Mika Zibanejad Suffers Broken Fibula, Out 6-8 Weeks

11/21/16
NYR: 5
PIT: 2

Rangers Rally Back From Two Goal Deficit To Defeat Penguins

BONUS! Pensburgh coverage!
Penguins/Rangers Recap: Guentzel's 2 goals spoiled, Pens lose

11/23/16
PIT: 6
NYR: 1

Rangers Dominated By Penguins 6-1 On Home Ice

BONUS! Pensburgh coverage!
Pens/Rangers recap: 5 goal 2nd period boosts Pittsburgh

11/25/16
NYR: 3
PHI: 2

Henrik Lundqvist Steals The Show In Philadelphia



Week Ahead:

Sunday Nov 27 - vs OTT

Tuesday Nov 29 - vs CAR

Thursday Dec 1 - @ BUF

Saturday Dec 3 - vs CAR

Injuries:

NEW YORK RANGERS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
P. BuchnevichRW Nov 12, 2016 IR Back spasms
M. ZibanejadC Nov 20, 2016 IR Broken left fibula

Washington Capitals

13-6-2, 28 pts  /  57GF/48GA  /  2-2 record last week

11/20/16
CBJ: 3
WAS: 2

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Recap: Columbus Drops Washington Again

11/23/16
STL: 3
WAS: 4

Capitals vs. Blues Recap: Rushin’ Russians Steal the Show in Caps 4-3 Win

11/25/16
BUF: 1
WAS: 3

Caps vs. Sabres Recap: Gruby Gruby Gruby! Washington Wins 3-1

11/26/16
WAS: 2
TOR: 4

Caps vs. Leafs Recap: Syrupy Sweet Leafs Lick Caps 4-2

Week Ahead:

Thursday Dec 1 - vs NYI

Saturday Dec 3 - @ TBL


Injuries:

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
T. OshieRW Nov 18, 2016 day-to-day Upper-body injury

Columbus Blue Jackets

11-5-4, 26 pts  /  62GF/47GA  /  3-1-1 record last week

11/20/16
CBJ: 3
WAS: 2

Game 16 Recap: Jackets 3 Capitals 2

11/21/16
COL: 2
CBJ: 3 OT

Game 17 Recap: Stealin’ Home

11/23/16
CGY: 2
CBJ: 0

Game 18 Recap: Out of Focus

11/25/16
CBJ: 5
TBL: 3

Recap: Back on Track

11/26/16
CBJ: 1
FLA: 2 SO

Recap: Leftover scraps

Week Ahead:

Tuesday Nov 29 - vs TBL

Thursday Dec 1 - @ COL

Saturday Dec 3 - @ ARI

Injuries:

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
D. ClarksonRW Sep 20, 2016 IR Lower-body injury
D. ProutD Nov 17, 2016 day-to-day Back spasms
M. CalvertLW Nov 20, 2016 IR Upper-body injury

New Jersey Devils

10-6-5, 25 pts  /  53GF/55GA  /  1-1-2 record last week

11/21/16
NJD: 0
SJS: 4

Devils lose 4-0 in shutout loss to the Sharks

11/23/16
TOR: 4
NJD: 5 SO

Cammalleri Led Comeback by New Jersey Devils in Wild 5-4 Shootout Win Over Toronto

11/25/16
DET: 5 OT
NJD: 4

An Ugly Point: Devils Outplayed by Detroit in 4-5 OT Loss

11/26/16
NJD: 3
PIT: 4 SO

Kinkaid was Great, Devils Less So in Shootout Loss to Pittsburgh

BONUS! Pensburgh Coverage!
Penguins vs. Devils Recap: Crosby's last minute goal, Letang's shootout goal helps Pens win

Week Ahead:

Tuesday Nov 29 - @ WPG

Thursday Dec 1 - @ CHI

Saturday Dec 3 - @ NSH

Injuries:

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
M. SavardC Oct 9, 2016 IR Post-concussion syndrome
T. HallLW Nov 14, 2016 IR Left knee

Philadelphia Flyers

9-10-3, 21 pts  /  69GF/75GA  /  1-2 record last week

11/22/16
PHI: 3
FLA: 1

-No Broad Street Hockey recap
-Flyers 3, Panthers 1: 10 things we learned from a solid road win

11/23/16
PHI: 2
TBL: 4

Flyers at Lightning recap: Flyers set table, but can’t finish

11/25/16
NYR: 3
PHI: 2

Flyers vs. Rangers recap: A familiar script revisited

Week Ahead:

Sunday Nov 27 - vs CGY

Tuesday Nov 29 - vs BOS

Thursday Dec 1 - @ OTT

Saturday Dec 3 - vs CHI

Injuries:

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
B. GordonC Oct 31, 2016 IR Upper-body injury
M. NeuvirthG Nov 12, 2016 IR Sprained knee
S. CouturierC Nov 22, 2016 IR Sprained MCL

Carolina Hurricanes

8-8-4, 20 pts  /  49GF/54GA  /  2-2 record last week

11/20/16
WPG: 1
CAR: 3

Carolina Hurricanes Win Fourth Straight Game, Defeat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1

11/22/16
CAR: 2
TOR: 1

Carolina Hurricanes Extend Win Streak With 2-1 Win over Toronto Maple Leafs

11/24/16
CAR: 1
MTL: 2

Carolina Hurricanes Fall to Montreal Canadiens 2-1, Win Streak Ends at Five

11/26/16
CAR: 1
OTT: 2

‘Canes Fall 2-1 to Senators on Late Turris Tally

Week Ahead:

Sunday Nov 27 - vs FLA

Tuesday Nov 29 - @ NYR

Thursday Dec 1 - @ BOS

Saturday Dec 3 - @ NYR

Injuries:

CAROLINA HURRICANES

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
B. BickellLW Nov 9, 2016 IR Multiple sclerosis
E. LackG Nov 20, 2016 IR Concussion

New York Islanders

6-10-4, 16 pts  /  49GF/63GA  /  1-2 record last week

11/22/16
NYI: 3 SO
ANA: 2

Islanders 3, Ducks 2 (SO): Isles victorious after franchise-record 14-round shootout

11/23/16
NYI: 2
LAK: 4

Los Angeles Kings 4 (EN), New York Islanders 2: Late goals sink Isles

11/25/16
NYI: 2
SJS: 3

Sharks 3, Islanders 2: Because of course
-Is it rock bottom in Brooklyn already? Spirits are low.

After a truly spirited and commendable third-period effort to tie the game, the Islanders finally did it! With Greiss pulled for a sixth attacker — on a rush from a dump-in, no less — John Tavares set up Nick Leddy for the tying goal with 57 seconds to go in regulation.

Then Patrick Marleau deflected a Brent Burns shot past Greiss 35 seconds later.

There were just over 22 ticks left on the clock. We can only assume there was nothing left in this Isles season.

Week Ahead:

Monday Nov 28 - vs CGY

Wednesday Nov 30 - vs PIT***

Thursday Dec 1 - @ WAS

Injuries:

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
M. GrabovskiC Sep 25, 2016 IR Concussion
R. PulockD Oct 21, 2016 IR Broken foot
D. SeidenbergD Nov 12, 2016 IR Broken jaw

*Standings via ESPN as of 11/26/16
**Injuries via TSN as of 11/26/16
***Game of the week! Not a whole lot of intra-division play for the Metro this week, but the Penguins will be visiting Barclay's to finish out November. They're probably sick and tired of seeing #87 in Long Island and Brooklyn, but they're bound to see plenty more this Wednesday night!