NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/29/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blues, Bruins, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 29, 2014
We’ve got a pretty thin evening ahead in the NHL, with just three games on tonight’s schedule. That said, we should be getting some pretty enticing on-ice action in the hours ahead. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look across the league and check out some of the newsmakers out there. Here’s the latest.
David Krejci, C, Boston Bruins: The Bruins have had quite a bit of offensive success this week, and they rode that wave once again last night. Krejci posted a goal and two assists in his team’s 6-2 win over Florida, which gives him 11 scores and 34 helpers this season. Also making an impact was Milan Lucic, who had a pair of goals in the victory.
Two more home games for the Bruins this week: They’ll play against Montreal tomorrow and Edmonton on Saturday.
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Scott Hartnell, LW, Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers beat up on the injury-depleted Red Wings last night, but hey, they’ll take the win. Hartnell managed a pair of goals and an assist in the 5-0 blowout last night, bringing his season-long totals to 14 scores and 19 helpers. Steve Mason got the shutout with 33 saves to his credit.
The Flyers will now hit the road for a trio of games, starting tomorrow in Anaheim. After that it’s on to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Jaroslav Halak, G, St. Louis Blues: Not to be outdone, Halak notched a shutout of his own last night against the Devils. He stopped all 23 shots that came near him in the 3-0 victory, bringing his season-long record to 23-7-3. Alexander Steen, Brenden Morrow and Maxim Lapierre each posted a goal in the win.
Two more games this week for the Blues: Friday on the road against Carolina and Saturday at home against Nashville. They’ve got another three-game set coming up next week.
Mike Fisher, C, Nashville Predators: Fisher got to play the hero last night against the Jets, logging the game-winning goal at the 0:42 mark in the third period. It put the Predators on top 4-3, a score that would hold until the end of regulation. Fisher now has 14 goals to go along with 14 assists on the season so far.
The Preds play two more games this week, then will get a four-day break starting Sunday. They host the Devils on Friday and head to St. Louis on Saturday.
NHL Daily Schedule: Just six teams will be out on the ice tonight, but we should be seeing some pretty good hockey mixed in there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
NY Rangers at NY Islanders (TSN, RDS2, NBCSN)
9:30 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers (CSN-CA, SNET-W)
10:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks (TSN, WGN)
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