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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/1/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blackhawks, tonight's TV schedule and more

December 1, 2013

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We’ve experienced quite a bit of NHL hockey over the last couple of days, so today’s thin schedule of just three games may seem like a letdown. That said, we should see some pretty good matchups there, and we’ve got plenty to talk about in the meantime. Here’s a look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines right now.

Chris Kreider, LW, New York Rangers: Kreider and company ruined the return of former head coach John Tortarella to Madison Square Garden yesterday in a matchup laced with storylines. Kreider nabbed a hat trick in the 5-2 victory over the Canucks, which gives him eight points in the last 10 games. Rick Nash also had a good day, with a goal and two assists.
Up next for the Rangers is a home game against Winnipeg tomorrow. After that it’s off to Buffalo on Thursday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/1/13

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Milan Lucic, LW, Boston Bruins: After going six games without a score, Lucic made up for lost time against the Blue Jackets yesterday. He posted a pair of goals in the 3-1 win, which gives him four points in the past five games. Aiding the cause was David Krejci, who notched a pair of assists.
It’s been a busy week for the Bruins, and they’ll get some rest over the next few days. Their next game is Thursday in Montreal.

Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: Malkin has been downright lethal over the past several games, and he kept his excellent play going yesterday against the Panthers. He poured in a goal and three assists in the 5-1 road win, which gives him a grand total of 19 points in his last 10 games. Malkin has seven goals and a whopping 28 assists on the year so far.
We’ll see if he can keep it going in the Penguins’ next game, which is Tuesday on the road against the Islanders.

Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: Kane and company finished off their brutal road trip with yet another win, taking a 5-2 victory over the Coyotes. For his part, Kane notched a goal and an assist, which gives him 16 scores and 14 helpers on the year. It also begins another points streak, since his 12-game stint was snapped over the holiday weekend.
Kane and the gang will get a couple of days to return to normal before they hit the ice again Tuesday at the UC. They’ll host the Stars.

NHL Daily Schedule: A half-dozen NHL teams will be taking the ice today, and the games should be pretty good. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Sunday, December 1, 2013:

1:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Carolina Hurricanes (SNET-P, FS-CR)

5:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators (RDS, TSN, NHLN-US, FS-D+)

6:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars (SNET-W, SNET-EDM, FS-SW)

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