NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/3/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Wild, the Kings, tonight's TV schedule and more
December 3, 2013
After a relatively thin schedule last night, the NHL will be kicking back into gear this evening with nine games on the slate. Before we get settled in and wait for those pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the news-making players out there across the league. Here’s the latest.
Olli Jokinen, C, Winnipeg Jets: After some intermittent scoring over the past several games, Jokinen posted a great line against the Rangers yesterday. He notched a pair of goals and added an assist in the 5-2 road victory, which gives him three scores and five helpers in the last 10 games.
The Jets’ lengthy road trip continues through this week. They’ll be in Florida next to face the Panthers (Thursday) and the Lightning (Saturday).
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David Desharnais, C, Montreal Canadiens: Desharnais has been racking up the points lately, and that trend continued last night against the Devils. He posted a pair of assists in the 3-2 win, which gives him a total of six helpers to go along with his two goals in the last seven games.
Let’s look ahead to the rest of the Canadiens’ week. They will be in action next on Wednesday, finishing off the home-and-home against the Devils in New Jersey. After that it’s home against Boston (Thursday) and Buffalo (Saturday).
Josh Harding, G, Minnesota Wild: Yesterday’s lone shutout belonged to Harding, and the Wild certainly needed it. After dropping four in a row, they were able to take care of the Flyers 2-0, with Harding doing his part on 21 saves. That was his first win since November 20, which makes him 14-4 on the year.
Up next for the Wild is a big home game against the defending champion Blackhawks on Thursday. After that, they’ll head to Columbus for a Friday evening matchup against the Jackets.
Tyler Toffoli, C, Los Angeles Kings: Considering Toffoli only spent 12:19 on the ice in the Kings’ game against the Blues yesterday, his performance was pretty impressive. He tallied a pair of goals--including the game-winner--in a 3-2 victory. He now has six scores to go along with his five assists on the season so far.
We’ll see what Toffoli can do for an encore this evening. He and the Kings will head to Anaheim to take on the Ducks. After that, it’s a few days’ rest before hosting the Islanders on Saturday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be in action on the ice tonight, so it’ll be a good time to camp out on the couch if you’re a hockey fan. Here’s a look at the NHL’s full schedule for this evening, along with the start times and TV networks where you can catch the games.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Toronto Maple Leafs (CSN-CA, SNET-O)
Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Islanders (RDS, ROOT, MSG PLUS)
Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals (FS-CR, CSN-DC)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets (SUN, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers (SNET-E, TVA, FS-F)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks (TSN2, NBCSN, CSN-CH)
Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators (SNET-P, FS-TN)
9:30 PM ET:
Phoneix Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers (FS-A PLUS, SNET-W)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (FS-W, PRIME)
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