NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/14/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Flames, Kings, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 14, 2014
With just four games on the schedule, there wasn’t a whole lot going on in the NHL last night. That’ll change this evening, as we’ve got a full 11 matchups headed our way. While we’re getting settled in and waiting on those pucks to hit the ice, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and see who’s making headlines this morning.
Karri Ramo, G, Calgary Flames: The offensively-challenged Flames had the good fortune of running into a limp Hurricanes team last night, and were able to collect a 2-0 win. Ramo got his first shutout of the year in the victory, stopping all 23 shots that came his way. On offense, Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan came up with goals.
Here’s what the rest of the week looks like for the Flames: They’re in Nashville tonight, host Winnipeg on Thursday and head to Vancouver Saturday.
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Jack Johnson, D, Columbus Blue Jackets: Johnson will remember his 27th birthday for a long time to come. He posted two assists in the third period--on both the game-tying and game-winning scores--to help the Jackets overcome the Lightning by a score of 3-2. Johnson now has 12 assists and two goals on the year.
The Jackets get a couple of days off before their next game Friday at home against Washington. They’ll also play Saturday in Buffalo.
Dustin Byfuglien, D, Winnipeg Jets: Not to be outdone, Byfuglien also had a nice game himself against the Coyotes last night. He picked up two assists in the 5-1 win, which gives him a total of seven helpers and four goals over his last 10 appearances. On the year, Byfuglien has 10 goals and 27 assists.
The Jets are in Calgary for their next game on Thursday, then will host Edmonton on Saturday to close out the week.
Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: If you like defense, this was the game for you. Quick notched a shutout last night against Vancouver, stopping all 28 shots that came his way in the 1-0 win. It was his second shutout of the year. Dustin Brown scored the lone goal early in the third period.
Quick and the Kings will now embark on a lengthy road trip. They’ll start things out this week in St. Louis (Thursday) and Detroit (Saturday).
NHL Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be in action tonight, so we hockey fans will have to budget our time wisely. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Tuesday, January 14, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (SNET-O, NESN)
Tampa Bay Lightning at NY Rangers (SUN, MSG 2)
San Jose Sharks at Washington Capitals (CSN-CA, CSN-DC)
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres (TSN, NBCSN, CSN-PH)
NY Islanders at Florida Panthers (MSG PLUS 2, FS-F)
New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, MSG PLUS, TSN-HABS)
8:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks (ALT, CSN-CH)
Phoenix Coyotes at St. Louis Blues (FS-A, FS-MW)
Calgary Flames at Nashville Predators (SNET-W)
Ottawa Senators at Minnesota Wild (SNET-E, FS-N)
8:30 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars (SNET-W, SNET-EDM, FS-SW)
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