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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/3/14

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

February 3, 2014

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Thanks to the Super Bowl, yesterday was a pretty light one in the NHL. We’re getting back to business this evening, however, with seven games on the league’s schedule. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look across the league and see who’s making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.

Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: Throughout most of their game yesterday, the Red Wings did a pretty good job of shutting down uber-scorer Alex Ovechkin. In the overtime period, however, an undermanned Detroit team couldn’t stop him from logging the game-winning goal at the 2:37 mark. It capped off a wild 6-5 Washington victory, and gave Ovechkin his eighth goal in the last 11 games. He has 39 on the season so far.
Up next for the Caps is a trio of home games this week. They’ll host the Islanders tomorrow.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/3/14

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Al Montoya, G, Winnipeg Jets: Montoya was pretty solid in goal for the Jets yesterday, helping to control the tempo in a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens. He posted 30 saves on 31 shots, bringing his record to 10-4-1 on the season so far. Tobias Enstrom and Michael Frolik each recorded a goal in the win.
The Jets will continue a busy four-game road trip this week: at Carolina (tomorrow), at Washington (Thursday) and at St. Louis (Saturday).

NHL Leaders: Considering yesterday’s light schedule, today seems like a good time to take a look at the current statistical leaders in the NHL. We’re sure to see plenty of changes from now until the end of the year, but for now, here’s a snapshot of some of the key categories.

Points: Sidney Crosby, PIT (75)
Goals: Alex Ovechkin, WSH (39)
Assists: Sidney Crosby, PIT (48)
Plus-Minus: Matt Niskanen, PIT (28)
GAA: Josh Harding, MIN (1.65)
Save %: Ben Scrivens, EDM (.935)

NHL Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be hitting the ice this evening, so we hockey fans shouldn’t have too much trouble finding something to watch. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Monday, February 3, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Buffalo Sabres (SNET-W, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins (RDS, TSN, ROOT)

7:30 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings (SNET-P, FS-D+)
Colorado Avalanche at New Jersey Devils (NBCSN)

10:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Anaheim Ducks (FS-O, KDOC)

10:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings (NHLN-CA, WGN, FS-W)
Philadelphia Flyers at San Jose Sharks (TCN-PH, CSN-CA)

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