NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/13/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
December 13, 2014
We’ve got a whopping 13 games scheduled in the NHL today, stretching from the early afternoon to the wee hours of the night. Before we get set for a long and fulfilling day of hockey action, let’s check out some of the key players and headlines from around the league. Here’s the latest.
Kris Letang, D, Pittsburgh Penguins: Last night in Pittsburgh, no one knew quite what to expect from the Crosby-less Penguins. The team was able to post a nice 3-1 win against the Flames, however, on the strength of Marc-Andre Fleury’s 26 saves.
Letang scored in this one, the eventual game-winner in the first period. It was his fifth goal of the year.
The win brings Pittsburgh to 19-6-3 while Calgary falls to 17-12-2.
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Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens: Price was a busy, busy guy last night, and he made the most of the shots that came his way. He deflected 44 of the 46 shots from the defending champion Kings, en route to a 6-2 win at Bell Centre last night.
Jiri Sekac scored twice for Montreal; he now has six scores on the year.
The Canadiens were out-shot 46-20 in this one, but got quality looks on the shots they did take.
Roberto Luongo, G, Florida Panthers: After a busy first period, the scoreboard read 2-2 in the Panthers’ game against the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena last night, and the shootout was on. All that scoring ground to a halt in the second and third, however, and the teams really did go to a shootout after OT. The Panthers would prevail in two rounds and take a 3-2 victory here.
Luongo was solid in the game, putting up 29 saves on 31 shots as he calmed down after the first period.
The Red Wings have now lost three times in their last 10. The Panthers have beaten them in two of those.
Sami Vatanen, D, Anaheim Ducks: Vatanen posted a goal and an assist last night in the Ducks’ 4-2 victory over the Oilers at Rexall Place. Kyle Palmieri and Ryan Getzlaf also found the twine while Nate Thompson put the game away on an empty-netter late.
The win brings the Ducks to 20-6-5 while Edmonton drops down to 7-18-5. They’ve lost 14 of their last 15 games in what’s been a troubling season so far.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Saturday, December 13, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins (RDS, TSN5, NESN)
Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers (FS-CR, CSN-PH)
7:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres (FS-F, MSG-B, BELL TV)
Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC, NHLN-US, TVA, FS-D)
Chicago Blackhawks at NY Islanders (SN, WGN, MSG)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals (FX-CA, SUN, CSN-DC)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets (ROOT, FS-O)
Anaheim Ducks at Winnipeg Jets (CITY, FS-W)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Arizona Coyotes (FS-N, FS-A)
8:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Dallas Stars (MSG+, FS-SW)
10:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche (NHLN-US, TVA, FS-MW, ALT)
NY Rangers at Vancouver Canucks (CBC, MSG)
10:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks (FS-TN, CSN-CA)
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