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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/11/14

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

January 11, 2014

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Last night’s six-game set in the NHL brought us some pretty good matchups. We should have more of the same thing coming today, as we’ll see 10 more games on the schedule. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s take our daily look across the league and see which players are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Brad Richards, C, New York Rangers: Richards has himself a streak going, and lately he’s proven invaluable for the Rangers. New York got a late goal (Rick Nash at 18:02 in the third) to topple Dallas 3-2, and during the game Richards posted a pair of assists. That gives him 22 on the year, but perhaps more importantly marks a four-game points streak for him.
The Rangers will have a busy four-game week ahead of them. They’ll start things off tomorrow at home against Philadelphia, then play every other day next week.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/11/14

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Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve talked about Ovechkin, but he’s back in the headlines again this morning. He put up a goal and an assist in last night’s 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs, which marked five points in his last four outings. On the season, Ovechkin has 32 goals and 14 assists through 42 games.
The Caps have a busy week ahead of them as well (four games). They’ll kick things off tomorrow as they host the Sabres, then the Sharks come to town on Tuesday.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: After sitting out for over a month, Bobrovsky has returned to play very well. He notched his second win in a row last night against Carolina, posting a 36-save shutout. Boone Jenner, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson each contributed a goal to the offensive cause.
The Jackets don’t get much time to savor this one. They’re back in action tonight in Winnipeg. After that, they’re home again to host the Lightning on Monday.

Eddie Lack, G, Vancouver Canucks: The Blues came into last night’s game against the Canucks riding a seven-game win streak. Vancouver had other ideas, however, and Lack notched 30 saves on 31 shots in a 2-1 victory that halted St. Louis in their tracks. It was his first win since Dec. 29. Zac Dalpe and Mike Santorelli provided the goals for the Canucks.
The Canucks will be on the road for the first three games of their upcoming four-game week. They’re in L.A. on Monday to start things out, then will pass through Anaheim and Phoenix before getting back home to face Calgary on Saturday.

NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action today, so there’s a good chance your favorite squad will be out on the ice. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Saturday, January 11, 2014:

1:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers (NHLN-US, SUN, CSN-PH)

7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, NHLN-US, WGN)
Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils (FS-F, MSG PLUS)
Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators (CBC)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Winnipeg Jets (CBC, FS-O)

8:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild (ALT, FS-N)
Anaheim Ducks at Phoenix Coyotes (PRIME, FS-A PLUS)

10:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Calgary Flames (CBC, ROOT)

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

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