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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/5/13

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

December 5, 2013

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After a pretty light three-game schedule in the NHL last night, things will be picking up again this evening. We’ve got a full 10 games to look forward to, so there should be plenty to talk about among hockey fans this morning. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the noteworthy names across the league and see what everyone’s up to.

David Desharnais, C, Montreal Canadiens: Last night’s Canadiens-Devils matchup was just about as hectic and exciting as a hockey game can get. With just 37 seconds left in regulation, Desharnais netted the tying goal in a comeback victory. Montreal would eventually come out on top in a shootout (with Desharnais posting the deciding score). That gives him nine points in his last eight games as he continues his scoring surge.
The Canadiens took both installments of the home-and-home against the Devils, and will look to keep those good vibes flowing with their next game tonight at home against Boston. After that, they’ll host Buffalo on Saturday.

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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/5/13

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Sean Couturier, C, Philadelphia Flyers: After coming up empty against the Wild on Monday, the Flyers went back on the offensive in their game against the Red Wings last night. Couturier had a memorable evening, as he supplied a career-high four points (two goals; two assists) in the 6-2 victory--and Philly was down 2-3 heading into the third period. That gives Couturier 10 points in his last nine outings.
The Flyers have three more games on their current road trip. The next one comes Saturday in Dallas, then they’ll be in Ottawa (Monday) and Chicago (Wednesday).

Mark Giordano, D, Calgary Flames: Giordano made his triumphant return to the ice last night, and we imagine the Flames are ecstatic to have him back out there. He tallied a goal and an assist in the 4-1 win over the Coyotes, which was his first game since October 21 (Giordano missed 18 straight with an ankle injury). The two points give him 11 on the year (three goals, eight assists).
The Flames are off today, but they’ll be busy over the next couple of nights. They host the Avalanche tomorrow, then they’ll head to Edmonton for a late game Saturday evening.

NHL Daily Schedule: It’ll be a busy one this evening, so buckle in and prepare for a long night in front of the TV. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Thursday, December 5, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Buffalo Sabres (MSG, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Dallas Stars at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-SW, LEAFS TV)
San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh Penguins (CSN-CA, ROOT)

7:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, NESN, TSN-HABS)
Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning (SNET-OTT, TVA, SUN)
Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers (TSN-JETS, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at St. Louis Blues (MSG PLUS, FS-MW)
Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators (SPSO, FS-TN)
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (NHLN-US, CSN-CH, FS-N)

9:30 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers (ALT, SNET-EDM)

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