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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/9/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Avalanche, Flyers, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 9, 2014

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After a pretty mellow evening in the NHL last night, we’ll be kicking up the intensity tonight, with nine matchups on the schedule. Before we get settled in and wait on those pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players and happenings out there in the league. Here’s the latest.

Andrej Meszaros, D, Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers nabbed their 10th straight win at home last night against the Canadiens, and they got a big contribution from an unexpected source in Meszaros. He tallied an assist on each goal in the 3-1 win, which gives him a total of seven helpers on the season so far (five have come in just the past five games). Also of note was goalie Steve Mason, who posted 19 saves on 20 shots.
Looking ahead, the Flyers have a couple of days off before getting back into action again. Their next game is Saturday at home against the Lightning.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/9/14

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Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: Lundqvist was a pretty busy man last night against the defending champion Blackhawks, and he ended up getting the job done. He posted 35 saves on 37 shots in the nail-biting 3-2 victory; The game came to an end when Carl Hagelin fired his 11th goal of the year at the 14:03 mark in the third.
The Rangers have won four of their last six games and currently stand at 22-20-3. They have a four-game home-stand ahead, starting tomorrow night against the Stars.

Paul Stastny, C, Colorado Avalanche: Yesterday’s lone OT affair belonged to the Avs and the Senators. Stastny turned in a nice statistical performance with a goal and two assists in the narrow 4-3 victory. That gives him a total of 13 scores and 20 helpers on the season so far. He has seven assists in his last nine outings.
The Avalanche have logged victories in four of their last five to reach 27-12-4. They’ll host the Islanders tomorrow night before hitting the road for a two-game Midwest swing.

NHL Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be in action tonight, so it won’t be too tough for hockey fans to find an engaging matchup. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Thursday, January 9, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres (FS-F, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Dallas Stars at New Jersey Devils (FS-SW, MSG PLUS)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes (SNET-O, SPSO)

7:30 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning (RDS, NHLN-US, CSN-DC, SUN)

8:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators (PRIME, FS-TN)

9:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames (FS-MW, SNET-W)
Minnesota Wild at Phoenix Coyotes (FS-N, FS-A)

10:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Los Angeles Kings (NESN, FS-W)
Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks (FS-D, CSN-CA)

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