NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/7/16
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
February 7, 2016
The NHL (and just about everything else in the sports world) is taking a backseat to the Super Bowl today, so there are only three early-afternoon games on the schedule. That should provide a nice lead-up to tonight’s football action, however, so let’s check out our daily news items and players before we get settled in for the day.
Mats Zuccarello, RW, New York Rangers: Zuccarello and Derek Stepan each scored in the shootout yesterday in Philly, helping the Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Flyers.
The Rangers were down 1-0 entering the third, and after another Philly goal they had to power in a Keith Yandle goal near the end of regulation to tie it up.
Ryan White and Shayne Gostisbehere (who also had an assist) scored for the Flyers. They had won three straight coming in.
The Rangers are now 3-2 in tiebreakers this season.
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Dylan Larkin, C, Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with the Islanders yesterday at Joe Louis Arena, cruising to a 5-1 victory.
Detroit was up 5-0 in the third before John Tavares ruined the shutout at 4:07 in the third.
Larkin scored his 18th goal of the year and also had an assist.
The Red Wings move to 26-18-8 on the season while the Isles fall to 26-18-6. New York has 58 points while Detroit has 60.
Kris Letang, D, Pittsburgh Penguins: Letang was the hero last night at BB&T Center in Sunrise. He snagged the game-winning goal against the Panthers, propelling the team to a 3-2 victory in overtime.
Another notable feat here: Sidney Crosby posted the 900th point of his career--he put up a goal and two assists.
The Pens were trailing 2-0 but scored twice in the final 5:04 to send it to overtime.
Brian Elliott, G, St. Louis Blues: Elliott snagged 38 saves on 39 shots to help the Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Wild last night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The home team scored three times in the second period here, and didn’t look back. Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera each had a goal and an assist. The Wild outshot the Blues 39-24, however.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored the opening goal in the second, which turned on the gas for the Blues. It was his 26th goal of the season and came on a power play.
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.
Sunday, February 7, 2016:
12:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals (NBC)
2:30 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Montreal Canadiens (FS-SE)
Edmonton Oilers at NY Islanders (MSG+)
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