NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/23/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Red Wings, Flames, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 23, 2014
Last night’s NHL schedule was pretty laid-back in comparison to this evening. We’ve got 10 matchups headed our way in the coming hours, so hockey fans will have to budget their time very wisely. That said, let’s take our daily look at some of the notable players out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Jiri Tlusty, LW, Carolina Hurricanes: Tlusty got to play the hero last night against Philadelphia, potting a goal at the 13:50 mark in the third to win the game for the ‘Canes at 3-2. Tlusty also added an assist, giving him seven goals and six helpers on the season.
Next up is a road game in Buffalo tonight, followed by a pair of games at home against Ottawa Friday and Saturday.
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Jussi Jokinen, LW, Pittsburgh Penguins: Jokinen led the charge in a very productive outing for the Penguins offense last night against Montreal. He posted a pair of goals in Pittsburgh’s 5-1 victory, giving him 15 scores to go along with 21 helpers on the season so far. Evgeni Malkin (goal; assist) and Matt Niskanen (two assists) also aided in the win.
The Pens will get right back to it tonight in New York against the Islanders, then they’ll head to Dallas on Saturday.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW, Detroit Red Wings: Yesterday’s lone shootout victory belonged to the Red Wings, and Zetterberg had a heavy hand in that one. He racked up three assists in Detroit’s eventual 5-4 win over the rival Blackhawks, which brings his points streak to three and his helper total to 27. He also has 15 goals.
The Red Wings will finish off the week tomorrow night at home against Montreal. After that they’ll take the ice Sunday against the incoming Panthers.
Sean Monahan, C, Calgary Flames: The Flames needed every last goal to defeat the Coyotes last night, and Monahan got things started. He notched a first period goal in the eventual 3-2 victory, which gives him 14 scores and six assists in 44 games played. He’s had his ups and downs over the course of the season, but overall Monahan isn’t looking too bad for a rookie.
The Flames’ home-stand continues through next week. Next up is a visit from Nashville tomorrow, followed by the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be out on the ice this evening, so there will be no shortage of things to see. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Thursday, January 23, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres (SPSO, MSG-B, BELL TV)
St. Louis Blues at NY Rangers (FS-MW, MSG)
Philadelphia Flyers at Columbus Blue Jackets (CSN-PH, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning (RDS, SNET-E, SUN)
Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Islanders (TSN2, NBCSN, ROOT)
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (CSN-CH, FS-N)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Dallas Stars (TSN, FS-SW)
10:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks (FS-TN, SNET-P)
Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (NHLN-US, FS-W, PRIME)
10:30 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at San Jose Sharks (TSN-JETS, CSN-CA)
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