NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/28/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Avalanche, Bruins, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 28, 2014
After a pretty good six-game outing in the NHL last night, we’ll be hitting the gas again with a big 11-game set this evening. The on-ice action will be fast and furious, so before we get settled in, let’s take a look at a few of the headline-making players out there in the league right now. Here’s the latest.
Brad Marchand, LW, Boston Bruins: Talk about balance. All kinds of different Bruins got in on the scoring action last night against the Islanders, and the result was a 6-3 victory over the home team. Marchand had himself a big night, tallying a goal and three assists. He was plus-3 while out on the ice. That gives him seven goals and five assists in the last six games.
The Bruins will get right back to it tonight. They’re at home against Florida. They’ll host Montreal Thursday and Edmonton Saturday.
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Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh Penguins: Fleury was a brick wall last night against the Sabres. He tallied a shutout, stopping all 24 shots in a 3-0 victory. That gives him four shutouts on the season so far, and is a nice bounce-back from a losing effort against the Stars his last time out.
The Penguins will hit the road for the rest of the week. They’ll be in L.A. Thursday, then head to Phoenix on Saturday.
David Perron, LW, Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers have had their share of difficulties this season, but Perron was able to provide something positive last night. He posted a hat trick against the Canucks, leading the team to a 4-2 victory on the road. Perron now has 22 scores and 17 assists on the season.
We’ll see if the Oilers can develop this little winning streak into something substantial. They host San Jose tomorrow and head to Boston on Saturday.
Semyon Varlamov, G, Colorado Avalanche: Varlamov certainly was a busy man last night against the Stars. He posted 41 of the 44 shots that came his way, and was able to get some offensive help for a 4-3 Avalanche victory. The win breaks a three-game win streak for Dallas and moves Varlamov to 26-9-5 on the year.
The Avalanche will return home now, with games this week against Minnesota (Thursday) and Buffalo (Saturday).
NHL Daily Schedule: With 22 teams out on the ice tonight, there’s a good chance hockey fans will be able to find something interesting to engage themselves with. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins (FS-F, NESN)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN, SUN)
Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers (FS-D, CSN-PH)
Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets (SNET-E, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres (TSN2, NBCSN)
Carolina Hurricanes at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, FS-CR)
8:00 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at St. Louis Blues (MSG PLUS, FS-MW)
Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets (FS-TN, TSN-JETS)
9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Phoenix Coyotes (FS-W, FS-A)
9:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames (TSN, CSN-CH)
10:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks (FS-N, PRIME)
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