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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/5/14

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

February 5, 2014

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We’re coming off a very busy evening in the NHL, but we fans will be able to catch our collective breath with just three matchups on tap for tonight. That said, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out a few of the noteworthy players who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Milan Lucic, LW, Boston Bruins: Lucic has been on a pretty steady pace recently. He continued that trend last night against the Canucks, posting a goal and an assist in the 3-1 victory. That gives Lucic a total of 16 goals and 23 assists on the season so far. Defensively, Tuukka Rask put up 28 saves on 29 shots in last night’s win.
Tomorrow, the Bruins will head to St. Louis to visit the Blues. They’ll close things out against Ottawa at home on Saturday.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/5/14

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Ryan Callahan, RW, New York Rangers: There were plenty of offensive contributors in the Rangers’ 5-1 win over the Avalanche yesterday, but we’ll focus on Callahan here. He put up two goals and an assist in the game, which gives him 11 scores and 13 helpers so far this season. Defensively, Henrik Lundqvist had a nice outing, with 28 saves on 29 total shots.
Tomorrow, the Rangers host Edmonton, then they’ll finish off their week on Friday in Pittsburgh.

Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens: Price got himself another shutout last night--his fourth so far this season--against the Flames. He stopped all 27 shots that ventured his way in the 2-0 victory, with Rene Bourque and David Desharnais each providing a goal for the offense.
Two games left for Montreal this week: tomorrow at home against Vancouver and Saturday in Carolina against the Hurricanes.

Ryan Garbutt, LW, Dallas Stars: The Stars are rolling right now, and Garbutt had a heavy hand in their latest triumph last night. He posted a goal and an assist in their 3-1 victory over the inconsistent Coyotes, which brings his total for the year to 11 scores and nine helpers.
The Stars will get right back to it tonight, on the road against San Jose. They’ll finish off the pre-Olympics action with a home game against Phoenix on Saturday.

NHL Daily Schedule: Only a half-dozen teams will be out on the ice tonight, but there look to be at least a couple of good matchups mixed in there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014:

7:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres (TSN2, RDS2, NBCSN)

10:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks (WGN, FS-W)

10:30 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks (FS-SW+, CSN-CA)

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