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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/2/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Canucks, the Red Wings, tonight's TV schedule and more

December 2, 2013

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With just three games on the schedule, the NHL slate was pretty thin yesterday. We’ll get a slight bump in coverage this evening, however, with four more matchups coming our way. In the meantime, let’s take a look around the league and check out some of the news-making players out there that everyone’s talking about. Here’s the latest.

Ryan Kesler, C, Vancouver Canucks: Kesler played the hero in yesterday’s game against the Hurricanes, getting a big win for the Canucks. He notched a pair of goals (one on a power play and one game-winner) in the 3-2 victory. That gives Kesler three points in his last two games, and he now has 20 on the season.
The Canucks have one more stop to go on their current four-game road trip (and they’re 2-1 so far). They’ll be in Nashville tomorrow night, then it’s back home to host Phoenix on Friday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/2/13

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Drew Miller, LW, Detroit Red Wings: Miller had a big night for the Red Wings in their victory over the Senators. He posted a pair of goals in the 4-2 win, and the game was a lot closer than the final score may indicate. Through 28 games this year, Miller has already equaled his goal output (4) from 44 games last season. Also helping out was Daniel Alfredsson, who notched an assist and a late empty-netter to seal the win.
The streaking Red Wings will try to stay hot when they take the ice again Wednesday against the Flyers. They’re in New Jersey Friday and host the Panthers on Saturday.

Ilya Bryzgalov, G, Edmonton Oilers: In yesterday’s lone shootout, the Oilers took a tight win against the Stars. The 3-2 victory wasn’t all good news, however, as the team lost starter Ilya Bryzgalov to an upper-body injury in the second period. He was holding his head after a collision with Dallas’ Ryan Garbutt. We’ll get an update on his status after he undergoes the standard round of tests today. Before leaving, Bryzgalov notched 28 saves on 29 shots.
The Oilers will play every other day in a busy week. All three matchups are home games, however: the Coyotes tomorrow; the Avalanche Thursday and the Flames Saturday.

NHL Daily Schedule: There are just eight teams in action this evening around the NHL, but don’t worry; things will pick up again soon. That said, here’s the complete schedule for tonight, along with the start times and TV networks where you can catch the games.

Monday, December 2, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at NY Rangers (TSN-JETS, MSG)

7:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, MSG PLUS, TSN-HABS)

8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, CSN-PH)

10:30 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings (NHLN-CA, FS-MW, FS-W)

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