NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/9/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Ducks, Capitals, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 9, 2014
Now that the NHL has been put on hold for the next few weeks, we’ll be turning our attentions toward the Olympic stage, which should provide a fitting replacement for our normal hockey routine. While we’re waiting on this week’s games to get going, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins: There were plenty of big contributors in the Bruins’ 7-2 finale over the Senators yesterday, and we’ll focus on Bergeron first. He notched two goals and an assist in the win, which gives him 16 goals and 22 helpers so far in the season. Also of note were Brad Marchand (one goal; two assists) and Jarmome Iginla (goal; assist)
That’s three wins in the last four games for the Bruins, who are 37-16-4. They’ll open it back up in Buffalo on Feb. 26.
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Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs: The Canucks just can’t get anything right lately. The latest team to make them their victims was Toronto, who took a come-from-behind 3-1 win last night. Kessel was solid as usual, notching a goal and an assist in the victory. That gives him 31 goals and 34 assists in 60 games played so far this season.
The Leafs have won five of their last six games to surge to 32-22-6 so far. They’ll open back up on Feb. 27 in New York (Islanders) as part of a two-game road trip.
Braden Holtby, G, Washington Capitals: Holtby wasn’t terribly busy last night against the Devils, but had it on lockdown when the shots came his way. He stopped all 25 of New Jersey’s attempts last night for an eventual 3-0 shutout, which was his third of the year. Julien Brouillette, Martin Erat and Troy Brouwer each had a goal for the Caps.
That’s two wins in a row to close things out for Washington, who stand at 27-23-9. They’ll come back on Feb. 27 on the road against the Panthers.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks: Getzlaf had a very busy outing against the Predators, and he turned it into gold on the stat sheet. He put up two scores and an assist in the 5-2 road win, which inflates his yearly totals to 29 goals and 38 helpers. Also of note was Hampus Lindholm, who logged a pair of assists.
That win breaks a three-game losing streak for the Ducks and provides a bit of a lift going into the break. They’re 41-14-5 so far, and will resume play February 28 at home against St. Louis as part of a five-game home-stand.
NHL Daily Schedule: Due to the Olympics, we won’t be seeing any NHL games until the 25th of this month--and most of the league won’t get back into action until the 27th. That said, here’s an advance look at the upcoming games when the league kicks back into gear, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres: (NHLN-US, SPSO, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (TSN2, NBCSN)
Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, TSN, FS-D)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche (TSN2, NBCSN)
10:30 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks (FS-MW, SNET-P)
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