NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/13/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Wild, the Blackhawks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 13, 2014
We saw a pretty busy day around the NHL yesterday--seven games--so there were plenty of options out there for us hockey fans. We’ll be seeing just four matchups this evening, but the good news is that we should have at least a couple good games in there. That said, let’s take closer look at some of the noteworthy players around the league who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Kyle Okposo, RW, New York Islanders: Okposo has been on a statistical tear recently, and that didn’t stop yesterday against the Stars. He posted a pair of goals in the Isles’ 4-2 win, which gives him eight scores in his last nine games. Over his last 10 appearances, Okposo has 14 points.
The Islanders’ road trip continues through this week. They’ll be in Florida over the next few days to face the Panthers (Tuesday) and Lightning (Thursday).
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Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: The Rangers got off to a fast start against the Flyers yesterday and never looked back. Lundqvist anchored things on the defensive end in the 4-1 win, posting 37 saves for his third consecutive victory. Lundqvist has allowed five goals during his victory streak. Helping out on offense were Daniel Carcillo (goal) and Chris Kreider (goal; assist).
The Rangers play every other day this week. Their next matchup is Tuesday at home against the Lightning.
Marian Hossa, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: Even a fluke goal into their own empty net during the second period couldn’t dampen the Blackhawks’ spirits. They eventually went on to top the Oilers 5-3, with Hossa pitching in on a goal and assist. Over his last 10 games, he has three scores and five helpers.
It’s a relatively light week for the Blackhawks; They’ve got just two more games on the schedule. They’ll host Colorado tomorrow night, then finish the week off with a home game against Anaheim on Thursday.
Darcy Kuemper, G, Minnesota Wild: Yesterday was a red-letter date for Kuemper, who logged his first NHL shutout against Nashville yesterday. He made 23 saves in the 4-0 rout, and now has two wins in four appearances this season. Helping out on offense were Dany Heatley (goal; assist) and Charlie Coyle (two assists).
The Wild have three more games this week, and they’re all at home. They play Tuesday (Ottawa), Thursday (Edmonton) and Saturday (Dallas).
NHL Daily Schedule: Just eight teams are in action this evening, but the majority of the games should be pretty close. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Monday, January 13, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Carolina Hurricanes (SNET-W, FS-CR)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets (RDS, SUN, FS-O)
8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Coyotes at Winnipeg Jets (FS-A PLUS, TSN-JETS)
10:30 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings (SNET-P, FS-W)
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