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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/21/13

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

November 21, 2013

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Last night was a relatively calm evening in the NHL, with just four games on the schedule. We’ll be getting back to business in a big way this evening, with 10 more coming. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and see what we should be expecting in the coming days. Here’s the latest.

Mikko Koivu, C, Minnesota Wild: Koivu has had some great moments out on the ice during the past handful of games, and that trend continued last night against the Senators. He netted the game-winner late in the third period of the 4-3 comeback victory, and also posted a pair of assists on the night. Koivu now has five goals and 15 assists on the year, with points in four of the last five.
The Wild’s road trip continues Saturday night in Winnipeg, then will wrap up in St. Louis on Monday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 11/21/13

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Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: We figured this one would be a little more competitive, but hey, the Penguins will take it. In his first two-point outing since October 28, Crosby posted a goal and an assist in the 4-0 victory over the Capitals. He now has three scores and two helpers in his last five games.
Crosby and the gang will see if they can build off the big win tomorrow night, when they host the Islanders. On Saturday, they’ll travel to Montreal.

Nikita Nikitin, D, Columbus Blue Jackets: Sometimes goals--even game-winners--come from unlikely places. That was the case last night, as the Blue Jackets posted a close 2-1 overtime victory over the Flames. Nikitin notched the decisive score (his first this season), and also tallied an assist. He has four helpers on the year.
Nikitin and company will head to Vancouver tomorrow night, then they’ll be in Toronto on Monday to finish off their northern swing.

Jaromir Jagr, RW, New Jersey Devils: Jagr has had the hot hand--err, stick--lately. It’s been a boost to the Devils offense, who notched a come-from-behind OT victory over the Ducks last night. Jagr tied it up in the third with his eighth goal of the season and third in the last two games. He also has nine assists to go along with his season-long tally.
The Devils have two more games on their road trip this week before they can get out of California. They’re in L.A. tonight, followed by a trip to San Jose on Saturday. After that, it’s back home to host the Jets on Monday.

NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be out on the ice tonight, so there’s a good chance that a squad you love (or hate) will be active. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can find the games on.

Thursday, November 21, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins (RDS, NHLN-US, FS-MW, NESN)
Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs (SPSO, LEAFS TV)
Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers (MSG-B, BELL TV, CSN-PH)

7:30 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings (SPSO, FS-D)

8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets (CSN-CH, TSN-JETS)

8:30 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Dallas Stars (MSG, FS-SW)

9:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Phoenix Coyotes (ALT, FS-A)

9:30 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers (FS-F, SNET-EDM)

10:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Los Angeles Kings (MSG PLUS, FS-W)
Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks (SUN, CSN-CA)

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