NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/22/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
December 22, 2015
Be sure to get your NHL fix in tonight, as the league is going dark for the next three days. Not to worry, however; we’ve still got 10 games ahead of us this evening to send it off in style. Let’s take our daily look at the notable players and stats from around the league.
John Tavares, C, NY Islanders: The Islanders finally got some offense in the late stages of the first period in yesterday’s game against the Ducks at Barclays center.
Travis Hamonic and Brock Nelson both scored 43 seconds apart late in the first, helping the team to a 5-2 victory.
Tavares had two assists and four shots on goal. The win breaks a three-game skid for the Isles, who scored just two goals over three games last week.
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Wayne Simmonds, RW, Philadelphia Flyers: It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Simmonds, so let’s see how he’s doing. He posted three shots on goal against the Blues last night at Wells Fargo Center, scoring twice in a 4-3 victory.
The Flyers were down three goals in this one, but managed to storm back for the win. Chirs VandeVelde put up a goal and an assist, helping the Flyers to 15-12-7 on the year.
Phil Kessel, RW, Pittsburgh Penguins: Mike Sullivan finally got his first win as coach of the Penguins. The 5-2 result against the Jackets at Consol Energy Center was also the first NHL win for goalie Matthew Murray.
Kessell and Evgeni Malkin each had two goals here, reversing a 15-4 scoring trend in four games since December 12.
The Penguins move to 16-14-2 on the year and were without Sidney Crosby, who was out with a lower-body ailment.
Tyler Bozak, C, Toronto Maple Leafs: Bozak recorded a hat trick last night against the Avalanche at Pepsi Center, with each of his goals coming in the third period of the 7-4 victory.
Jake Gardiner managed four assists here, and Leo Komarov had two goals and an assist. Toronto now stands at 12-13-7; they’re 4-0-2 in their last six and playing very well lately.
Meanwhile, the Avs fall to 17-17-1 and are five points behind the Predators in the Wild Card standings.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins (FS-MW, NESN)
Anaheim Ducks at NY Rangers (SN1, SNO, PRIME, FS-SD, MSG)
7:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Detroit Lions (MSG+, FS-D+)
Vancouver Canucks at Tampa Bay Lightning (TVAS, SNP, SUN)
Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers (RDS2, TSN5, FS-F)
8:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, RDS, SNE)
Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars (CSN-CH, FS-SW+)
9:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames (TSN3, SNW)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Arizona Coyotes (TSN4, FS-A)
10:30 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (NBCSN, SN)
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