NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/11/13
NHL Daily Updates: Ovechkin steals the show, tonight's TV schedule and more
December 11, 2013
It’s been a pretty busy week of hockey in the NHL so far, but things will be slowing down a bit tonight. There are just three games on the schedule, however they should produce some pretty interesting matchups. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there on the ice and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: Something tells us that this Ovechkin guy is pretty good. He posted a whopping four goals during the Capitals’ 6-5 shootout victory last night, including the tying score with just over 30 seconds left in regulation. That gives Ovechkin 26 goals on the year to go along with nine assists in 29 games so far. He had 32 goals in 48 games last season.
The Caps will head down to Florida on Friday to see if they can keep their good fortunes going against the Panthers.
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Martin Jones, G, Los Angeles Kings: The Kings have been playing well with Jones in the net this season, as evidenced by last night’s shutout of the Canadiens. The rookie net-minder stopped 31 for his second shutout in a row and third victory on the year in the 6-0 rout. A half-dozen Kings each scored a goal to help out on offense.
L.A.’s northern road trip continues tonight in Toronto, then it’s off to Ottawa on Saturday and Chicago on Sunday.
Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: After a relatively quiet game into the second period, Steen scored his 21st goal of the year in an eventual 2-1 Blues win over the Jets. Kevin Shattenkirk would post the decisive score late in the third. As for Steen, he’s got four goals and three assists in his last eight outings.
Starting tomorrow, the Blues will play five games in a seven-day stretch. They’ll host the Maple Leafs in their next game, then head to Columbus on Saturday.
David Krejci, C, Boston Bruins: Krejci continued his run of productive play last night against the Flames, helping his team to overcome a 1-0 deficit with a tying goal in the third. The Bruins would eventually come out on top 2-1. Krejci has three goals and six assists in his last nine outings.
Boston has two more games on their Canadian road trip this week: tomorrow in Edmonton, and Saturday in Vancouver. They’ll be back at home next Tuesday for a rematch against Calgary.
NHL Daily Schedule: There are just three games on tonight’s NHL slate, but they all should be pretty good. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013:
7:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN, RDS2, FS-W)
8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks (TSN2, NBCSN)
10:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks (FS-N, FS-W)
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