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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/21/15

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

February 21, 2015

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The NHL is kicking it up a notch today, with 11 games on the schedule. The action starts this afternoon and will move on until the wee hours. While we’re waiting, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the headlines.

Mackenzie Skapski, G, New York Rangers: Skapski got his first NHL win in his first NHL start last night, making 24 saves on 25 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Sabres at First Niagara Center. Rick Nash (who also had an assist), Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello each scored for New York.
Skapski is the third-youngest Rangers goalie to win his debut; he’s 20 years old.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/21/15

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Mike Cammalleri, LW, New Jersey Devils: Let’s move on down the seaboard and check out the Devils, who got a 4-2 win over the Canucks at Prudential Center yesterday. Cammalleri managed two goals, while teammate Adam Larsson put up three assists.
Goaltender Cory Schneider got his 21st win, which is a new career-high for him.
The Devils are now 23-26-9 on the season.

Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: Speaking of getting three assists on the night, Steen did just that against the Bruins last night. Vladimir Tarasenko added to the offensive onslaught with two goals in a 5-1 rout in St. Louis, chasing rookie goaltender Malcolm Subban from the game in the second. Subban was making his NHL debut.
Tarasenko now has 31 goals on the season; he’s the youngest Blues player to hit 30 goals since the 1991-92 season.

Andrew Cogliano, LW, Anaheim Ducks: If you like scoring (or the Ducks), this was the game for you. Anaheim posted a 6-3 win over the Flames in Calgary last night, thanks to Cogliano and Ryan Getzlaf, who each had a goal and an assist. Anaheim scored five goals in the third to seal the deal.
The Ducks lead the Pacific Division with a 36-16-7 record and have won eight games this year when trailing after two periods.

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.

Saturday, February 21, 2015:

12:30 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Washington Capitals (NHLN-US, SN, MSG+, CSN-DC)

1:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Philadelphia Flyers (FS-TN, CSN-PH)

7:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Montreal Canadiens (TVA, CITY, FS-O)
Florida Panthers at Ottawa Senators (SN, TVA2, FS-F)
Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils (FS-CR, MSG+)
Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers (SN1, FS-W)

8:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues (ROOT, FS-MW)
Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars (FS-D, FS-SW)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Arizona Coyotes (SUN, FS-A PLUS)

10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (CBC, NBCSN, TVA2)

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