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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/15/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Stars, the Lightning, tonight's TV schedule and more

November 15, 2013

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Last night’s seven-game set in the NHL provided a nice appetizer to this evening’s heavy schedule of games. We’ll see 20 teams on the ice tonight, and there are some pretty good-looking matchups mixed in. While we’re waiting on the pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at a few of the players who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Milan Lucic, LW, Boston Bruins: It’s been a few games since Lucic has notched a score, but he got a big one last night. He posted the game-winning goal in overtime of the Bruins’ 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets, helping his team to a total of nine points during their five-game home-stand. It was Lucic’s eighth goal of the year.
The Bruins will hit the road now, starting tonight in Ottawa. After that it’s off to Carolina on Monday, and New York (Rangers) on Tuesday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/15/13

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Martin St. Louis, RW, Tampa Bay Lightning: The Lightning didn’t have too much trouble with the Ducks last night, continuing their run of success against the West recently. St. Louis led the team with two assists and a goal in the 5-1 win, his first points in the last six games. Also coming up big were Valtteri Filppula (two goals, assist) and Victor Hedman (goal, assist).
The Lightning will go back out on the road this weekend, starting tomorrow in Phoenix. Next week, they’ll make stops in L.A., San Jose and Anaheim.

Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: Steen and the gang were definitely on point last night, sending a bold message to the Avalanche and the rest of the NHL. They took care of Colorado 7-3, with Steen scoring twice in the game. He now has a 12-game points streak and 16 goals on the year. T.J. Oshie also came up big with four assists.
The Blues have one more home game this week (tomorrow against Carolina) before their three-game road swing next week. That one will feature stops in DC, Buffalo and Boston.

Jamie Benn, LW, Dallas Stars: In one of the more impressive statistical nights in the young NHL season, Benn dropped a whopping six points on the Flames in Calgary last night. He posted a goal and five assists in the 7-3 victory, which gives him three scores and six helpers in the last five games. Also of note was Tyler Seguin, who was impressive as well with his four goals and one assist. He now has 12 scores and 10 helpers on the year.
The Stars’ northern trip isn’t quite yet finished. They’ll play in Vancouver on Sunday. After that, their next game isn’t until Thursday.

NHL Daily Schedule: We’ve got 10 games out there in the NHL to look forward to this evening, so we’re in for quite a bit of action. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV stations you can catch the games on.

Friday, November 15, 2013:

7:00 PM ET Games:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (SNET-O, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils (FS-W, MSG PLUS)
Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins (SPSO, ROOT)
Anaheim Ducks at Carolina Hurricanes (PRIME, FS-CR)
Montreal Canadiens at Columbus Blue Jackets (RDS, FS-O)

7:30 PM ET Games:
Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators (NESN, SNET-E, TVA)
Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings (NHLN-US, CSN-DC, FS-D)

8:00 PM ET Games:
Florida Panthers at Minnesota Wild (FS-F, FS-N, FS-WI)
Philadelphia Flyers at Winnipeg Jets (TCN-PH, TSN-JETS)

10:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers (TSN, CSN-CA)

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