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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/16/14

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

January 16, 2014

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After a pretty quiet evening in the NHL last night, the league will be putting its foot back on the gas pedal tonight, with 11 matchups on the slate. There will be plenty of hockey to follow in the coming hours, so before we get settled in, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players and happenings out there in the league. Here’s the latest.

Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs: Kessel’s streak lives on. He’s got a four-game run going after posting the first goal in the Maple Leafs’ eventual 4-3 shootout victory over Buffalo last night. During his streak, Kessel has six assists and a pair of scores.
The Leafs are 3-0 so far this week, and two of those wins have come via shootouts. They’ll try to make it four at home against Montreal on Saturday. They’ll start a road trip in Phoenix Monday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/16/14

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Olli Maata, D, Pittsburgh Penguins: Maata will remember last night’s game for the rest of his life. He got his first career NHL game-winner against the Capitals, nabbing a late goal in the 4-3 win. Maata also added an assist to give him four scores and 12 helpers on the season. Jussi Jokinen also pitched in with a goal and an assist.
That was the Penguins’ lone game this week. They’ll get back to it Monday at home against the Panthers, which begins a busy four-game stretch in six days.

Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Can anyone stop the Ducks? They’re winning games of all types recently, and their latest victory came in blowout fashion. Perry accounted for a pair of goals and a pair of assists in the 9-1 win over the Canucks, which gives him five scores and seven helpers in his last nine outings. Six of the Ducks’ goals came via the power play last night.
Anaheim will face a couple of pretty stout opponents tomorrow (in Chicago) and Saturday (in St. Louis), so if they want to keep this run going they’ll have to continue to play smart and aggressive hockey.

NHL Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be in action tonight, so there will be plenty to keep hockey fans busy. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Thursday, January 16, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at NY Rangers (FS-D, MSG 2)
Nashville Predators at Philadelphia Flyers (FS-TN, CSN-PH)

7:30 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators (RDS, TSN)
NY Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning (MSG PLUS, SUN)
San Jose Sharks at Florida Panthers (CSN-CA, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues (TSN2, NBCSN)
Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild (SNET-W, FS-N)

8:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars (NESN, FS-SW)

9:00 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Colorado Avalanche (MSG PLUS 2, ALT)
Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames (TSN-JETS, SNET-W, SNET-CGY)
Vancouver Canucks at Phoenix Coyotes (SNET-P, FS-A)

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