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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/7/13

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

December 7, 2013

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We’ve got a heavy day of NHL action headed our way today, with 11 matchups on the league’s schedule. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players from last night’s six-game set and try to get a feel for what’s coming our way next. Here’s the latest.

Johan Franzen, LW, Detroit Red Wings: Franzen has been on fire recently, and he kept it up last night against the Devils. He posted a goal in Detroit’s 3-1 win, which extended his points streak to seven games. The impressive part of the victory was the Red Wings’ defensive effort, which limited New Jersey to just 11 shots.
Next up for Franzen and the gang is the first part of a home-and-home against the Panthers tonight in Detroit. They’ll visit the Panthers on Tuesday.

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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/7/13

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Curtis McElhinney, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: In McElhinney’s first start filling in for the injured Sergei Bobrovsky, he posted a shutout against the Wild--pretty impressive stuff. He notched 20 saves in the 4-0 win, getting offensive help from Nick Foligno and R.J. Umberger, who each had a goal and an assist.
Columbus’ next game will be in Pittsburgh on Monday. After that it’s back home to host the Devils, then off to New York Thursday for a game against the Rangers.

Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks must be getting used to this shootout thing. They’ve gone past overtime in their last three games, including a narrow 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks yesterday. Getzlaf got himself a tiebreaking goal in the second, and also added an assist. He has 15 scores and 19 helpers so far this year.
The Ducks will be in St. Louis tonight, then they’ll head back home to host the Islanders (Monday) and the Wild (Wednesday).

Maxime Talbot, C, Colorado Avalanche: Talbot netted his first goal as a member of the Avalanche last night, as Colorado held off a late rally by Calgary to take it 3-2. He also managed an assist in the win, giving him a total of six points on the year.
Let’s look ahead to the Avalanche’s upcoming schedule. They’ll finish off their current road trip in Vancouver tomorrow, then head back home to host the Coyotes on Tuesday. After that, they’ll be in Winnipeg Thursday and home against the Wild on Saturday.

NHL Daily Schedule: Hockey fans will need to schedule their time wisely this evening, because there will be a lot to keep up with. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Saturday, December 7, 2013:

2:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Dallas Stars (CSN-PH, TXA 21)

7:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins (NHLN-US, ROOT, NESN)
Buffalo Sabres at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, MSG-B)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators (CBC)
Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings (FS-F, FS-D+)
Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Lightning (CBC, SUN)
Nashville Predators at Washington Capitals (FS-TN, CSN-DC)

7:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at NY Rangers (MSG PLUS, MSG)

8:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at St. Louis Blues (PRIME, FS-MW)

10:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers (CBC)

10:30 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Los Angeles Kings (MSG PLUS, FS-W)

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