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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/29/13

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

December 29, 2013

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After a pretty busy eight-game day in the NHL yesterday, we’re getting another heavy dose of 10 matchups today. Before we get settled in and wait for those pucks to drop, let’s take a quick look around the league and see what everyone’s up to this morning. Here’s the latest.

Bobby Ryan, RW, Ottawa Senators: After dropping the first game of the home-and-home against the Bruins on Friday, the Senators were able to get their revenge last night. It was a back-and-forth game all the way, but Ryan was able to post a late game-winner to put Ottawa on top for the 4-3 win. It was his 18th goal of the year.
Ryan and company will be back in action tomorrow at home against Washington. The Jets will visit on Thursday.

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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/29/13

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Henrik Zetterberg, LW, Detroit Red Wings: Playing in his first game since December 1st thanks to a back injury, Zetterberg got right to work against the Panthers last night. He posted an early goal to help Detroit to a 4-3 victory, which was his 11th score of the year. Zetterberg also has 19 assists through 28 games.
Let’s take a look at the Red Wings’ schedule this week. They’re in Nashville tomorrow, at home against Toronto on Wednesday, then will travel to Dallas on Saturday.

Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, St. Louis Blues: Tarasenko and the Blues emerged victorious in one of last night’s most competitive matchups. They took the Blackhawks down to the wire, snagging a narrow 6-5 victory in a five-round shootout. Tarasenko certainly did his part, posting a goal and a pair of assists. He now has 12 scores and eight helpers so far this season.
The Blues are in Dallas tonight, then they’ll travel to visit the Wild on Tuesday.

Saku Koivu, C, Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks are certainly on a roll: They’ve won 10 straight. Koivu had a heavy hand in their most recent victory yesterday, with two goals (including the game-winner) and an assist in a 3-2 win over the Coyotes. Koivu has been coming on strong lately, with three scores and two helpers in his last two appearances.
Next up for the Ducks is a road game in San Jose tonight. They’ll finish off the home-and-home Tuesday, then host Edmonton on Friday.

NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action today, so we should be getting plenty of interesting games on the slate. Here’s a look at the full NHL schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Sunday, December 29, 2013:

5:00 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres (CSN-DC, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers (RDS, TSN, FS-F)

6:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets (ROOT, FS-O)
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars (FS-MW, FS-SW)

7:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-CR, LEAFS TV)
NY Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning (MSG, SUN)

7:30 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames (SNET-P, SNET-W)

8:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Minnesota Wild (MSG PLUS, FS-N)
Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche (RDS2, TSN-JETS, ALT)

10:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks (NHLN-CA, PRIME, CSN-CA)

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