NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/15/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Lupul, Brodeur, tonight's TV schedule and more
December 15, 2013
Yesterday was a very busy day in the NHL, and the action will keep on coming today. We’ve got a half-dozen matchups to look forward to in the coming hours, kicking off a full day of fun out on the ice. While we’re getting settled in and waiting for those pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and check in on some of the league’s key players.
Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: Kopitar kept his productive streak going yesterday with a nice outing against the Senators. He managed a pair of goals in the Kings’ 5-2 road win, which brings L.A.’s win streak to six. As for Kopitar, he’s notched four goals and an assist in the last four games.
The Kings’ road trip will come to an end this evening against the Blackhawks in Chicago. After that, it’s back home to host Edmonton on Tuesday.
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Joffrey Lupul, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs: If you like high-scoring games, this was the one for you. The Leafs exploded offensively against the aforementioned Blackhawks yesterday, resulting in a 7-3 victory that stopped their losing skid. Lupul led the way with two goals and two assists, with Mason Raymond (four assists) and Peter Holland (two goals; assist) chipping in.
The Leafs have a heavy week ahead, with four games on the schedule. They’re in Pittsburgh tomorrow and back home against Florida on Tuesday.
Tyler Seguin, C, Dallas Stars: After coming up empty for a pair of games, Seguin notched another four-point night against Winnipeg yesterday. He posted two goals and two assists, which gives him 17 scores and 14 helpers on the year. The Stars would take the game 6-4 on the strength of a three-goal second period.
The Stars have a home-and-home up next, with the first installment in Colorado tomorrow night. The Avs will come visit Dallas on Tuesday.
Martin Brodeur, G, New Jersey Devils: Brodeur has had his share of shutouts over the course of his career, and he got another one last night against the Lightning. It was the 124th shutout for Brodeur, and he posted 33 saves in the process. That brings him to 9-8 on the season and was a nice bounce-back after he allowed eight goals in two games.
The Devils will get a few days off early this week, then will get back to business on Wednesday at home against Ottawa.
NHL Daily Schedule: Today’s six-game schedule is spread out across the afternoon and evening hours, so there are plenty of distractions for hockey fans in the coming hours. Here’s a look at the full slate, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Sunday, December 15, 2013:
3:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals (NHLN-CA, CSN-PH, CSN-DC)
5:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings (SUN, FS-D+)
6:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, FS-F, TSN-HABS)
7:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at NY Rangers (SNET-CGY, MSG)
Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks (FS-W, WGN)
8:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks (SNET-W, SNET-EDM, PRIME)
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