NHL Weekly Fives From the Sports Mac: November 3, 2010

November 3rd, 2010 by Jay McAnany Leave a reply »
Five Stories Making News The Past Week

1. The struggling Devils suffer another big blow with the loss of Zach Parise for three months following knee surgery.

2. The Los Angeles Kings are the new surprise team of the NHL as they top the league in points and have won seven of their last 10 contests.

3. The Penguins Jordan Staal fractures his hand and will miss six weeks for Pittsburgh.

4. Daniel Briere of the Flyers is suspended for three games for a late game cross check on the Islanders’ Frans Nielsen.

5. The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to lead the Southeast Division on the strength of Steven Stamkos and Guy Boucher’s new coaching style.

Best Five Teams Right Now

1. Los Angeles Kings (8-3-0, 16 points): The young Kings have won 8 of their first 11 games this season and are a surprise team at the top of the standings.

2. Tampa Bay Lightning (7-2-1, 15 points): Coach Guy Boucher and his unique playing system have worked very well so far in central Florida.

3. Philadelphia Flyers (7-4-1, 15 points): Philadelphia has been red hot, winning four in a row which include ...

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