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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/9/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More

October 9, 2014

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The NHL regular season schedule for 2014-15 opened up last night, but that was just an appetizer for the loaded slate of games coming this evening. While we’re waiting on most of the leagues to open things up, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news out there.

Tomas Plekanec, C, Montreal Canadiens: If you like offense, the Canadiens-Maple Leafs opener last night was right up your alley. Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec was the surprising offensive star of the evening, logging a pair of goals in the 4-3 win.
Alexei Emelin helped out with a pair of assists in the wild victory, which gives the Canadiens a promising beginning. If they can maintain this type of offensive depth the whole season, they’re in for quite a ride.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/9/14

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Chris Kelly, C, Boston Bruins: Kelly was making his return to the Bruins lineup yesterday after sitting out the playoffs with a back injury. His comeback was a notable one, as he notched the game-winning goal last night against the Flyers.
Kelly scored at 18:09 in the third to secure a 2-1 victory. Patrice Bergeron added an assist, and Sean Couturier notched a goal for the Flyers.

Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver Canucks: Statistically, Sedin was the big guy in Vancouver’s 4-2 win over the Flames yesterday, as his empty-netter sealed the victory for his team late in the third. He had that goal and an assist. Radim Vrbata posted the game-winner, and net-minder Ryan Miller had 23 saves in the opening-night win.

Tommy Wingels, C, San Jose Sharks: The defending champion Kings suffered a bit of Stanley Cup hangover in their opener, falling 0-4 to the San Jose Sharks. Wingels led the way for his team with two goals, while Antti Niemi posted 34 assists in a shutout. Brent Burns managed a pair of assists for his part.
The win marked a little bit of vindication for the Sharks, who couldn’t close out against L.A. after going up 3-0 in the playoffs.

NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.

Thursday, October 9, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabres (FS-0, MSG-B, BELL TV)
New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers (MSG PLUS CSN-PH)
Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins (PRIME, ROOT)
Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals (SN360, RDS, CSN-DC)

7:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (TVA SPORTS 2, NESN, FS-D)
Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning (FS-F, SUN)

8:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at St. Louis Blues (MSG, FS-MW)
Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators (RDS2, TSN5, FS-TN)

8:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars (CSN-CH, FS-SW)

9:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN)

9:30 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers (SN360)

10:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Arizona Coyotes (TSN3, FS-A)

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