NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/20/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Lightning, Blackhawks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 20, 2014
After a pretty slow day in the NHL yesterday (three games), we’ll be kicking it up a notch today with seven matchups on the league schedule. The action will be starting this afternoon and continuing into the evening, so there will be plenty to occupy hockey fans’ attention. That said, let’s take a look at some of the news-making players out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Marian Hossa, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: Yesterday’s lone shootout victory (and the only game that had a final score that was anywhere close) belonged to the Blackhawks. They capped off a thriller against the Bruins with a Patrick Kane s/o goal for a 3-2 win. Hossa also chipped in with a goal, and Corey Crawford posted 36 saves.
The defending champs have just two games left this week, and both are on the road: Wednesday in Detroit and Thursday in Minnesota.
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Mark Barberio, D, Tampa Bay Lightning: Barberio had a huge day yesterday that he’ll remember for the rest of his life. He notched his first two NHL goals in a 5-3 road win over the Hurricanes. One came in the first on a power play, and the other in the third. Barberio also has five assists in 32 games played this season.
Next up for Tampa Bay is a home game against Ottawa on Thursday. After that, it’s another home game against Colorado on Saturday.
Rick Nash, LW, New York Rangers: Speaking of memorable games, Nash had one himself yesterday against the Capitals. He posted a pair of goals--one on a power play and one the eventual game-winner--in the Rangers’ 4-1 victory. The Rangers would jump out to a 3-0 lead after one and never looked back. As for Nash, he has 14 goals and nine assists in 34 outings so far.
The Rangers have two more home games this week: They’ll host the Islanders tomorrow, then the Blues come to town on Thursday.
NHL Daily Schedule: Fourteen teams will be out on the ice today, so we should be seeing some pretty good matchups. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, January 20, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at NY Islanders (CSN-PH, MSG PLUS)
3:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Boston Bruins (NHLN-CA, NHLN-US, FS-W, NESN)
7:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins (RDS, FS-F, ROOT)
7:30 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings (FS-MW, FS-D)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators (FS-SW, FS-TN)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Phoenix Coyotes (LEAFS TV, FS-A)
10:30 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks (SNET-W, CSN-CA)
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