NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/27/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Oilers, Canucks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 27, 2014
We’re coming off a pretty busy five-game set in the NHL yesterday, and the action will be ratcheting up a notch with another half-dozen today. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players and happenings across the league this morning. Here’s a closer look.
Mats Zuccarello, RW, New York Rangers: Outside in the open air of Yankee Stadium yesterday, it was all Rangers after the first period. Zuccarello notched a pair of goals on the way to a 7-3 victory, giving him 15 scores to go along with his 22 assists on the season. Zuccarello has five in the last 10 games.
It’s a pretty thin week for the Rangers: They’ll visit the Islanders on Wednesday, then host them to finish the home-and-home on Friday.
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Al Montoya, G, Winnipeg Jets: In perhaps the most surprising outcome yesterday, Montoya was red hot against a strong Blackhawks offensive attack. He notched 34 saves on 35 shots in the eventual 3-1 road win, with his lone blemish coming very early in the first. He’s now 9-4-1 on the season.
The Jets have won three of four in the last week and will look to continue that momentum. They host Nashville (Tuesday) and Vancouver (Friday) this week.
Ben Scrivens, G, Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers needed some good news, and they got it yesterday against the Predators. Scrivens was in fine form, posting 34 saves on 35 opportunities during the 5-1 Edmonton victory. Also of note, Ryan Smyth posted his 125th power play goal as a member of the Oilers. The franchise mark is 126 (Glenn Anderson).
Next up is a quick turnaround in Vancouver tonight. After that it’s back home for the Sharks Wednesday then into Boston Saturday.
Kevin Bieksa, D, Vancouver Canucks: Bieksa got to play the hero yesterday against the Coyotes, notching the game-winner in overtime to take Phoenix 5-4. It was part of a two-goal outing for him that doubled his previous production from the entire year. On the other side, the Coyotes’ Antoine Vermette posted a hat trick.
The Canucks have three more games this week: Tonight vs. Edmonton, Wednesday vs. Chicago and Friday in Winnipeg.
NHL Daily Schedule: 12 teams will be out on the ice today, so budget your time wisely. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, January 27, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at NY Islanders (NESN, MSG PLUS)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-O, FS-CR)
7:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins (TSN2, RDS2, NBCSN, ROOT)
8:30 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars (ALT, FS-SW)
10:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks (SNET-W, SNET-P)
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (TSN2, NBCSN)
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