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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/6/14

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

January 6, 2014

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Yesterday’s five-game set capped off a pretty busy weekend in the NHL. We’ve got four more matchups to look forward to this evening as well, so the action won’t be stopping there. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines today. Here’s the latest.

Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins welcomed Malkin back with open arms last night against the Jets, and he responded with a nice outing. He posted two goals and an assist in Pittsburgh’s 6-5 win. It was his first game since December 14; He’d been out with a leg injury.
The Penguins will play a trio of road games to close out the week, starting tomorrow in Vancouver. After that they’ll move on to Edmonton Friday and Calgary Saturday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/6/14

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Joe Thornton, C, San Jose Sharks: Last night against the Blackhawks, Thornton did what he does best, and he did it at the most opportune time. He posted an assist on the game-tying goal in the third period, which helped the Sharks to an eventual 3-2 shootout win over Chicago. Thornton has an eight-game assists streak going, with 43 on the year.
The Sharks have one more road game--tomorrow in Nashville--before returning home to face the Red Wings.

Jordan Eberle, RW, Edmonton Oilers: After missing Friday with a knee injury, Eberle was back out there yesterday against the Lightning. He posted a pair of goals in his return, helping the Oilers to a 5-3 win. That gives Eberle 14 goals and 21 assists on the season so far.
Next up for the Oilers are a pair of home games this week. They’ll host the Blues tomorrow and the Penguins on Friday night.

Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Perry proved his worth yet again last night, serving as the hero in the Ducks’ 4-3 overtime victory over Vancouver. He notched the game-winner in the extra period, which gives him a total of 23 goals to go along with his 21 assists on the season.
The Ducks have three more games this week: at home against Boston tomorrow, in Nashville Thursday, and in Phoenix on Saturday.

NHL Daily Schedule: We’ll see eight teams out on the ice tonight, and there should be some good games mixed in there. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Monday, January 6, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at NY Islanders (FS-SW, MSG PLUS)
Columbus Blue Jackets at NY Rangers (FS-O, MSG)

7:30 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, FS-F, TSN-HABS)

9:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche (SNET-W, ALT)

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