NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/26/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Ducks, Stars, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 26, 2014
Yesterday was a pretty busy one in the NHL, and today we’ll be continuing the action with five more matchups on the schedule. Things will be getting started extra early today, so let’s take this opportunity to examine a few of the notable players out there and see who’s making headlines.
Jarome Iginla, RW, Boston Bruins: Iginla was certainly a busy man in yesterday’s game against the Flyers. He posted two goals and two assists in the 6-1 rout, which brings his totals on the year to 15 scores and 18 helpers. Zdeno Chara also had a nice game, with a pair of goals of his own.
Tomorrow starts off a busy four-game week for the Bruins. They’ll be in New York to take on the Islanders.
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Alex Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals: Anytime we mention the fact that the Capitals scored a lot of goals, there’s a good chance Ovechkin had a hand in it. That was definitely the case yesterday against Montreal, when the veteran posted a goal and an assist in the 5-0 shutout. Braden Holtby was the winning goalie, helping out with 21 saves.
The Caps have three more road games this week. They’ll start out Tuesday in Buffalo, then visit Columbus (Thursday) and Detroit (Friday).
Kari Lehtonen, G, Dallas Stars: The Penguins have been cruising lately, but that all changed yesterday against the Stars. Lehtonen put up 24 saves in a convincing shutout, with Dallas emerging on top 3-0. As if that wasn’t enough, he also notched an assist on the Stars’ first goal. That’s his fourth of the year, tops in the NHL for his position.
There are two more games on the Stars’ current home-stand: tomorrow against the Avalanche and Thursday against New Jersey.
Jonas Hiller, G, Anaheim Ducks: Hiller had a nice game outdoors on the big stage last night, posting 36 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Kings. That gives him four goose-eggs on the year so far. Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey and Andrew Cogliano each had a goal for the Ducks.
Anaheim has another three-game week ahead. They’ll start things out Tuesday at home against Minnesota, then host Philly (Thursday) and Dallas (Saturday).
NHL Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be out on the ice today, so there will be at least a few options out there for hockey fans. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Sunday, January 26, 2014:
12:30 PM ET:
NY Rangers at New Jersey Nets (CBC, NBC)
5:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings (FS-F, FS-D+)
7:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks (TSN-JETS, CSN-CH)
8:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers (FS-TN, SNET-W)
Phoenix Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks (FS-A PLUS, SNET-P)
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