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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/18/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Kane, Marleau, tonight's TV schedule and more

December 18, 2013

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After last night’s heavy 12-game schedule in the NHL, we’ll be getting a relatively light dose this evening, with just a pair of games out there. That said, there’s still plenty to go over this morning, from key players to ongoing storylines across the league. Let’s take a closer look at what’s happening out there.

Zdeno Chara, D, Boston Bruins: Chara did all of the work in Boston’s 2-0 victory last night over Calgary, notching both goals. That gives Chara nine scores on the season to go along with his six assists. David Krejci assisted on both goals, giving him a total of 23 helpers on the year so far.
The Bruins will finish out their schedule this week with a home-and-home against the Sabres. The first game is tomorrow in Buffalo, then the teams will head to Boston to play again on Saturday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/18/13

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Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Perry saw his points streak snapped in his last outing, but was able to start a new one last night against the Red Wings. He scored a goal in the 5-2 victory, helping the Ducks cruise to a win after building a 5-1 advantage in the second period. Perry now has 22 goals and 15 assists on the year. Also of note here was Andrew Cogliano’s trio of assists.
That was game one of Anaheim’s current four-game road trip. They’ll continue in New Jersey on Friday before heading to New York (Islanders) on Saturday.

Patrick Marleau, C, San Jose Sharks: Marleau has been extremely effective recently, and he continued his productive trend last night against the Blues. He posted a pair of assists in San Jose’s 4-2 road win, which completes the season sweep. Marleau now has 19 helpers to go along with his 15 scores this year. He has 11 points in his last 10 games.
The Sharks will finish out their trip in L.A. tomorrow night. After that it’s back home to host the Stars on Saturday.

Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: Kane now has a 10-game points streak going, thanks to a one-goal outing last night against the Predators. He scored in the first period of the 3-1 win. That gives Kane five goals and 13 assists during his streak, and 46 points overall on the year so far.
The Blackhawks will finish off a relatively thin week of action Friday night at home against Vancouver. They’ll pick things back up again on Monday when the Devils come to town.

NHL Daily Schedule: We’ve got just two games on the schedule tonight, but the action will be picking back up soon. Here’s a look at the full slate, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013:

7:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at New Jersey Devils (RDS, TSN, MSG PLUS)

8:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Rangers (TSN2, NBCSN)

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