Last night was a pretty busy evening on the ice, with a half-dozen games happening around the NHL. Today, we have a whopping 11 matchups on the schedule, so the action won’t be letting up anytime soon. Let’s take this brief downtime to examine some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines for their recent play. Here’s the latest.
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Tomas Fleischmann, C, Florida Panthers: Now we move on from one of last night’s lowest-scoring games to its highest-scoring. Fleischmann and the Panthers drilled the Penguins’ Jeff Zatkoff for six goals, emerging victorious in a 6-3 final tally. For his part, Fleischmann ended up with a score and three helpers. Young Florida talent Jonathan Huberdeau and Alexsander Barkov also got in on the action, combining for a pair of goals and two assists.
The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the Panthers, and they finish the first two weeks of the season with a 2-3 record.
Tyler Seguin, C, Dallas Stars: Seguin posted his biggest game of the young season last night, exploding for a pair of goals and two assists against the Jets. He was all over the place, helping the Stars to a 4-1 win. Helping out on the defensive end was goalie Dan Ellis, who came in during the second period and stopped 22 shots in the victory. (Kari Lehtonen exited with a lower-body injury. He’s day-to-day.)
Next up for Seguin and the 2-1 Stars is another road game tonight, this one in Minnesota. Expect Ellis to get the start in that one.
Duncan Keith, D, Chicago Blackhawks: The Hawks are back in the win column after dropping two straight, and Keith had a large part in their victory last night over the Islanders. He managed a pair of assists, one on the eventual game-winner of the 3-2 victory. After the first period, this one was very much in doubt, as Chicago coughed up a 2-0 lead and turned it into a tie that would last until 6:25 in the second.
It’s a quick turnaround for the Blackhawks, but they’ll get another home game tonight. The Sabres are coming to town.
NHL Daily Schedule: It’ll be a busy one today: 11 games on the NHL schedule. Here’s a look at the matchups, what time the pucks drop, and the TV networks you can catch your favorite teams on.
2:00 PM ET:
Boston at Columbus (NESN, FS-O)
7:00 PM ET Games:
Edmonton at Toronto (CBC)
Philadelphia at Detroit (CSN-PH, FS-D)
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay (ROOT, SUN)
Colorado at Washington (RDS, ALT, CSN-DC)
8:00 PM ET Games:
Buffalo at Chicago (NHLN-US, MSG-B, WGN)
NY Rangers at St. Louis (MSG, FS-MW)
NY Islanders at Nashville (MSG PLUS)
Dallas at Minnesota (TXA 21, FS-N)
10:00 PM ET Games:
Montreal at Vancouver (CBC, RDS)
Ottawa at San Jose (CBC, CSN-CA)
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