NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/1/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Jets, Rangers, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 1, 2014
It’s been a pretty busy stretch of days for the NHL, and that trend will continue in the coming hours. We’ve got 11 matchups to look forward to today, so the on-ice action will be coming fast and furious. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there and see who’s making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: Last night, the Islanders-Rangers series moved back indoors, but the result was the same. The Rangers used a three-goal third period to break a 1-1 tie and come away with a 4-1 win. Lundqvist had another nice night, tallying 39 assists on 40 shots. He’s now 20-18-3 on the season.
Next up, the Rangers will take a few days off before hosting Colorado on Tuesday. Edmonton comes in Thursday, then they’ll head to Pittsburgh Friday.
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Anton Khudobin, G, Carolina Hurricanes: Not to be outdone, Khudobin had himself a nice outing last night against the Blues. He stopped 27 of 28 shots in the ‘Canes’ 3-1 victory, logging his fifth win in his last six starts. Nathan Gerbe, Jeff Skinner and Alexander Semin each contributed a goal.
Carolina gets a three-day break before picking up again on Tuesday at home against Winnipeg. They’ll host Florida (Friday) and Montreal (Saturday) next week as well.
Shea Weber, D, Nashville Predators: Weber got a chance to play the hero in last night’s only game decided in overtime. He posted a pair of goals in the 3-2 victory over New Jersey, including the game-winner in the extra period. In his last nine games, Weber has five goals and four assists.
Next up, the Predators get right back to business tonight in St. Louis, then won’t play until Thursday in Minnesota. They’ll also play next Saturday at home against the Ducks.
Devin Setoguchi, RW, Winnipeg Jets: Setoguchi also had himself a productive evening, logging a pair of goals against Vancouver. The Jets came out on top 4-3, and Setoguchi now has 10 scores to go along with his 13 assists this season. On the other side, Ryan Kesler had a nice outing with a goal and two helpers in the game.
As for the Jets, they’ve got a busy four-game road set next week. It starts in Montreal tomorrow, then they’ll have games in Carolina (Tuesday), Washington (Thursday) and St. Louis (Saturday).
NHL Daily Schedule: Hockey fans will have to budget their time wisely today; 22 teams will be in action. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Saturday, February 1, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Boston Bruins (SNET-W, NESN)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, SUN)
3:00 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Colorado Avalanche (MSG-B, BELL TV, ALT)
4:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Los Angeles Kings (NHLN-US, CSN-PH, FS-W)
7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC, RDS, NHLN-US)
Florida Panthers at Columbus Blue Jackets (FS-F, FS-O)
8:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues (FS-TN, FS-MW)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Phoenix Coyotes (ROOT, FS-A PLUS)
10:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Calgary Flames (CBC, FS-N, FS-WI)
Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks (TXA 21, FS-W)
10:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at San Jose Sharks (NHLN-US, CSN-CH, CSN-CA)
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