Hockey Headlines: Ovechkin Benched for Missing Practice; Shattenkirk Injured

Alex Ovechkin missed practice and was benched for it Tuesday night. [Washington Post] According to Ovechkin, he set his alarm for P.M. instead of A.M. [For The Win] It was the right decision for coach Barry Trotz to make. [Stars & Sticks]

Kevin Shattenkirk was taken out of the lineup Tuesday and is likely to miss a few more games. [CBS Sports] The Blues also placed rookie Robby Fabbri on IR and recalled defenseman Chris Butler. [Arch Authority]

Michal Neuvirth shut out the Blackhawks Wednesday night. [] It was Neuvirth’s second shutout of the season already. []

The Flyers held a ceremony for Kimmo Timonen before Wednesday's game.
The Flyers held a ceremony for Kimmo Timonen before Wednesday’s game.

If you missed the video tribute to Kimmo Timonen, watching it here is necessary for any hockey fan. [NBC Sports]

Anthony Duclair led his team to a big win with his first career hat trick. [OC Register] The Ducks were embarrassed by the Coyotes on home ice. [LA Times]

The Bruins routed the Avalanche for their first win of the season. [Boston Herald] Jimmy Hayes was the difference for the Bruins. [GazetteNet]

The Senators destroyed the Blue Jackets Wednesday night with a seven-goal outburst. [Ottawa Sun]

More has been revealed about dementia issues and the NHL’s take. [SB Nation]

Connor McDavid will continue facing scrutiny after his first NHL goal. [ESPN]

The Mike Richards settlement is causing quite the stir. [SportsNet]

Max Domi opened up to Puck Daddy about life with diabetes and growing up a Flyers fan. [Puck Daddy]

Sam Bennett may be scoreless, but it is just an adjustment period. [Calgary Herald]