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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/6/14

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

February 6, 2014

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After a very light round of games in the NHL last night, we’ll be picking things back up in the coming hours. There are a full 11 matchups on the schedule tonight, as teams around the league get finished up before the Olympic break. That said, let’s take our daily look at some of the noteworthy players out there and see what some of these guys are up to. Here’s the latest.

Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: Crosby and the gang didn’t have a whole lot of difficulties with the Sabres last night. Pittsburgh took the game 5-1, and Crosby himself provided a goal and an assist in the victory. That gives him 28 scores and 49 helpers on the season so far, and is his first two-point game (or one-point game, for that matter) this month. Evgeni Malkin also pitched in with a nice game, providing a goal and assist himself.
The Pens will finish off their pre-Olympic set tomorrow night at home against the visiting Rangers.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/6/14

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Corey Crawford, G, Chicago Blackhawks: Crawford hasn’t quite been the shutdown net-minder that he was last season, but he’s been good when it matters. Case in point last night against the Ducks: Crawford posted 29 saves in a shutout performance, giving the Blackhawks a big win 2-0. He’s got a 22-8-10 record thus far. Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa supplied the offense for Chicago with a goal each.
The Blackhawks will finish off their road trip and their week tomorrow night in Phoenix.

Martin Havlat, LW, San Jose Sharks: The Sharks’ top offensive contributors needed some help last night against the Stars, and they got what they asked for. Havlat had himself a great game, logging a goal and an assist on the overtime game-winner in San Jose’s 2-1 win. That brings him to the 10-point mark (four goals, six assists) in 27 games so far this season. Tommy Wingels netted the decisive goal.
Finishing things off for the Sharks tomorrow night will be the visiting Blue Jackets.

NHL Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be in action tonight, so we’ll have to budget our time wisely. Here’s a look at the complete schedule of games, along with the start times and TV networks bringing you each matchup.

Thursday, February 6, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at NY Islanders (SNET-CGY, MSG PLUS)
Edmonton Oilers at NY Rangers (SNET-W, MSG)
Colorado Avalanche at Philadelphia Flyers (ALT, CSN-DC)
Winnipeg Jets at Washington Capitals (TSN-JETS, CSN-DC)

7:30 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, SNET-P, TSN-HABS)
Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators (MSG-B, BELL TV, SNET-E)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning (LEAFS TV, SUN)
Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers (FS-D, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues (NESN, FS-MW)
Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild (FS-TN, FS-N)

10:30 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Los Angeles Kings (NHLN-CA, FS-O, FS-W)

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