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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/30/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Oilers, Blackhawks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 30, 2014

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After a pretty slow evening in the NHL last night, the proverbial floodgates will be opening in the coming hours, with 10 games on the schedule. While we’ve got some time before those pucks hit the ice, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the notable players out there right now.

Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: The Rangers must really like playing outside. They took it to the Islanders 2-1 in the unique outdoor atmosphere of Yankee Stadium, with Lundqvist leading the defensive effort on 31 saves. Benoit Pouliot and Daniel Carcillo provided the scores for New York.
The Rangers will play another one against the Isles tomorrow night--this time as the visitiors--then get a few days off until their next game at home against the Avalanche on Tuesday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/30/14

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Ben Scrivens, G, Edmonton Oilers: Not to be outdone, Scrivens put together a masterful performance of his own against the Sharks. He put up a shutout for the ages, stopping all 59 shots in a 3-0 victory over San Jose. The save total broke the NHL record for a 60-minute game, which was previously held by Phoenix’s Mike Smith (54).
That’s three wins in three games this week for the Oilers, who are rolling right along. They’ll try to make it a clean sweep in Boston on Saturday afternoon.

Brandon Saad, LW, Chicago Blackhawks: Early in the second period, the Blackhawks were down 2-0 to the Canucks and things were looking bleak. The team responded by scoring five unanswered goals to take a 5-2 win, giving head coach Joel Quenneville his 693rd NHL victory, third all-time behind only Al Arbour (782) and Scotty Bowman (1,244). Saad was one of the big contributors here, posting a pair of goals and an assist in the victory.
The Blackhawks’ road trip continues in a couple of days: They’ll be in San Jose on Saturday, then L.A., Anaheim and Phoenix next week.

NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be out on the ice tonight, so there should be all sorts of good hockey happening. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Thursday, January 30, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins (RDS, NHLN-US, TSN-HABS, NESN)
Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-F, SNET-O)
Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets (CSN-DC, FS-O)

7:30 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators (SUN, SNET-E, TVA)

8:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Dallas Stars (MSG PLUS, FS-SW)

9:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche (FS-N, ALT)
San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames (CSN-CA, SNET-W)
Buffalo Sabres at Phoenix Coyotes (MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-A PLUS)

10:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Anaheim Ducks (CSN-PH, PRIME)

10:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Los Angeles Kings (ROOT, FS-W)

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