NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/15/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blues, Stars, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 15, 2014
After a heavy slate of games last night, the NHL will be backing things off a bit this evening. That said, there are three pretty good-looking matchups on the schedule, so NHL fans will still have plenty to occupy their evening. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings around the league right now.
Tyler Bozak, C, Toronto Maple Leafs: Bozak had a big game last night against the Bruins, and if he keeps playing like this his team can get some momentum going in the right direction. He posted a pair of goals and an assist in Toronto’s 4-3 victory, which gives him three scores and two helpers on his current three-game points streak.
The Leafs’ busy stretch continues tonight at home against Buffalo. After that it’s a home game against Montreal on Saturday.
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Scott Hartnell, LW, Philadelphia Flyers: Not to be outdone, Hartnell had a pretty solid game himself. He posted a goal and two assists against the Sabres, helping his team to a 4-3 victory. Over the past 10 games, Hartnell has accounted for five goals and six assists to give him an 11/15 total on the season so far.
The Flyers have two more home games this week: They’ll host Nashville tomorrow and the Islanders Saturday in the first part of a home-and-home.
T.J. Oshie, RW, St. Louis Blues: There were a handful of nice statistical performances for the Blues in last night’s 2-1 victory over the Coyotes, but we’ll start with Oshie. He posted both the team’s goals, giving him six scores in his last eight games. Two other notables were David Backes (two assists) and goalie Jaroslav Halak (21 saves on 22 shots).
There are two more games on the Blues’ current home-stand before they hit the road next week. They’ll host L.A. tomorrow and Anaheim on Saturday.
Jamie Benn, LW, Dallas Stars: The Stars finally got a W in 2014, breaking a six-game losing streak against the Oilers last night. Benn was a big contributor, with a goal and an assist in the 5-2 victory. He has five scores and two helpers over his last 10 games. Ryan Garbutt also helped out with a goal and two assists in Dallas’ win.
The Stars will try to make it two in a row at home against Boston tomorrow night. After that it’s off to Minnesota on Saturday to finish off the week’s action.
NHL Daily Schedule: Only a half-dozen teams will be in action this evening, but we should still be seeing some pretty good hockey out there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN, MSG-B)
8:00 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins (RDS, TSN2, NBCSN)
10:30 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Anaheim Ducks (SNET-P, FS-W)
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