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This Week In The NHL: Doan Goes For 300

Sarah Sotoodeh |
October 16, 2011 | 9:18 p.m. PDT

Associate Sports Editor


Shane Doan is one goal short of 300 career goals (Wikimedia Commons).
Shane Doan is one goal short of 300 career goals (Wikimedia Commons).
Forget about other sports, because hockey season is offically underway.

We have this week's top games and also what you missed last week, if you didn't do the right thing and watch some NHL.

Doan Seeks Number 300

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan is seeking his 300th career goal. Doan has played in the NHL for 16 years and is currently at 299 goals after scoring two goals in the Phoenix at San Jose Sharks game on October 8.  

Doan will look to make 300 is on Tuesday, October 18 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Save of the Week

See St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliot amazingly catch a puck shot by Danny Boyle with his glove, during the Blues’ game last week against San Jose. 

Goal of the Week

Check out Toronto forward Phil Kessel's incredible goal by Phil Kessel against the Calgary Flames.


Although the 2011-12 season just got underway, several players have been injured in the past week. See who is out for the count:

-Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is out for the next 7 to 10 days with an upper body injury after a hit by Zac Rinaldo during the 24th minute of the Kings at Flyers game on October 15.

-Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has been feeling soreness in the right knee and sat out three of the last four games because of it. Malkin had surgery in February to repair a torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee.

-Anaheim Ducks winger Jason Blake will be out for three months after suffering a deep laceration on his left forearm, which damaged his tendon and now requires surgery. The cut, which begins at his wrist, was sustained during the third period of the October 14 game vs. the San Jose Sharks. 

-Edmonton Oilers forward Ales Hemsky injured his shoulder and teammate Darcy Hordichuk suffered a knee injury during the October 15 game against the Canucks.

-Martin Erat of the Nashville Predators was injured on October 7. The team is listing it as an upper body injury.

-Andy McDonald, a forward for the St. Louis Blues, suffered a head injury on October 13, while playing in the second period against the Dallas Stars.

-Montreal Canadien Ryan White had surgery on Oct. 12 to repair a sports hernia he sustained during training camp in September.  The team says White will be out indefinitely.

Must See T.V.

Colorado Avalanche @ Toronto Maple Leafs - Avalanche started their season 4-1 while the Maple Leafs are 3-0.  Will their luck continue as the season unfolds? The game starts at 4 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Versus.

St. Louis Blues @ Los Angeles Kings - The Kings' home opener will be broadcast on Fox Sports West at 7:30 p.m. (PST).  

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Minnesota Wild – The Penguins take on Minnesota. So far, the Penguins are 3-1-2 without superstar Sidney Crosby. Catch the game on Tuesday, October 18 on Versus at 4:30 p.m. (PST).

Detroit Red Wings @ Washington Capitals – See Nicklas Lidstrom take on Russian powerhouse Alexander Ovechkin on Saturday, October 22 on NHL Network at 4 p.m. (PST).

Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins - The game will be on Thursday, October 20 at 4 p.m. (PST). The Stanley Cup champs have won only 2 of the 5 games they played this season.


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