NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/12/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blackhawks, the Ducks, tonight's TV schedule and more
December 12, 2013
After a relatively quiet three-game schedule last night, the NHL will be kicking back into gear this evening with 11 matchups on the slate. While we’re waiting for the teams to hit the ice, let’s take a closer look at some of the news-making players out there and try to get a feel for what’s in store during the coming days. Here’s the latest.
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Martin Jones, G, Los Angeles Kings: Jones keeps on rolling, and the Kings are rolling with him. He notched another strong performance last night against the Maple Leafs, stopping 38 of 39 shots in a 3-1 L.A. victory. That brings Jones to a nice 4-0-0 record so far. Pitching in offensively were Drew Doughty, Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford, who each scored.
That’s now a five-game winning streak for the Kings, and we’ll see if they can keep it going in Ottawa on Saturday. After that, they’ll visit the Blackhawks on Sunday evening as their road trip comes to an end.
Patrick Sharp, LW, Chicago Blackhawks: Speaking of the Blackhawks, they assaulted the overmatched Flyers last night. Former ‘Hawk Ray Emery was on the losing end of Chicago’s 7-2 victory, with seven different players notching goals. Sharp (goal; two assists) and Marian Hossa (three assists) were two of the standout players for the Blackhawks. They’re looking very good offensively over the past few games.
Here’s what the weekend looks like for the defending Stanley Cup champs: they’ll head to Toronto on Saturday night, then come back home to host the Kings on Sunday evening.
Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Perry ran his points streak to nine games and helped the Ducks notch another victory with the game-winning goal in a 2-1 affair against the Wild last night. That gives Perry 21 scores to go along with his 15 helpers on the year so far. During his streak, he’s notched nine goals and three assists.
Also of note here was net-minder Jonas Hiller, who saved 23 of 24 shots for Anaheim. He’s 12-4-0 on the year and has won three straight.
The Ducks will get a few days to rest for a busy four-game set next week. The action will pick back up on Sunday with a home game against Edmonton, then Anaheim will hit the road for games in Detroit, New Jersey and New York.
NHL Daily Schedule: 22 NHL teams will be out on the ice tonight, so there will be plenty for hockey fans to watch in the coming hours. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Thursday, December 12, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at NY Rangers (FS-O, MSG)
Montreal Canadiens at Philadelphia Flyers (RDS, TSN-HABS, CSN-PH)
7:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators (MSG-B, BELL TV, SNET-OTT)
Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning (NHLN-US, FS-D, SUN)
8:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at St. Louis Blues (LEAFS TV, FS-MW)
Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators (FS-SW, FS-TN)
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets (ALT, TSN-JETS)
9:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames (FS-CR, SNET-CGY)
NY Islanders at Phoenix Coyotes (MSG PLUS, FS-A)
9:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Edmonton Oilers (NESN, SNET-EDM)
10:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks (FS-N, CSN-CA)
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