NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/31/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Penguins, Ducks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 31, 2014
After a jam-packed evening last night, the NHL is taking its foot off the proverbial gas pedal a bit this evening with five games on the schedule. Still, we should see some pretty good hockey out there, so it’ll be a good night for us fans. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players who are making headlines right now.
Brendan Gallagher, RW, Montreal Canadiens: The Canadiens have dominated the recent games in their rivalry with the Bruins. They brought their winning streak against Boston to five games with a convincing 4-1 victory last night. Gallagher had himself a nice outing, posting a pair of assists. That gives him a total of 14 helpers to go along with his 14 goals.
We’ll see if the Canadiens can keep it going tomorrow at home against the Lightning as they finish off their week. They’ll host Winnipeg on Sunday.
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Nazem Kadri, D, Toronto Maple Leafs: Kadri has been tearing it up lately, and his productive streak continued last night against Florida. He posted three assists in the 6-3 victory, which extends his points streak to four games. Kadri also reached the 100-point mark for his career in last night’s game.
Kadri will get a chance to extend his streak tomorrow at home against Ottawa. After that, it’s a couple days off ahead of a two-game road trip starting Tuesday with a rematch against the Panthers.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with Philly last night, eventually coming out on top in a 5-3 victory. Getzlaf was a big contributor here, logging a goal and an assist in the win. In his last 11 games, he now has six scores and nine helpers to his credit.
Getzlaf and the Ducks will get back to work tomorrow night at home against Dallas. After that, Columbus comes to town Monday and the Blackhawks visit Wednesday.
Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: After a two-game drought, Malkin was back in a big way last night against the Kings. He put up a goal and an assist in the 4-1 Penguins win, giving him 15 scores and 38 assists on the season so far. Jussi Jokinen also came up big for Pittsburgh, logging a goal and two assists.
The Pens’ two-game road trip concludes tomorrow with a visit to Phoenix. After that it’s back home against Ottawa on Monday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be out on the ice tonight, so there will be a good bit of NHL action in the coming hours. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, January 31, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at NY Rangers (NHLN-US, MSG PLUS 2, MSG)
St. Louis Blues at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-MW, FS-CR)
7:30 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings (RDS2, CSN-DC, FS-D)
8:00 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators (MSG PLUS, FS-TN)
8:30 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets (TSN)
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