NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/1/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
February 1, 2015
The NHL is easing off the schedule a bit today, as there are just four games on the slate. That said, they’re all taking place in the afternoon, so you’ll have plenty of time to get back to the Super Bowl when they’re over. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and check in on some of the notable players out there.
Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens: If you like tight goalie battles, this was the game for you. Price turned away all 36 shots he faced in an intense 1-0 overtime victory over the Capitals yesterday, out-dueling his counterpart Braden Holtby, who bagged 29 saves on 30 shots himself.
Max Pacioretty bagged the game-winner in this one with 1:52 left in the extra period.
Price now has a 153:03 shutout streak going.
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Petr Mrazek, G, Detroit Red Wings: Mrazek had himself a nice game as well, posting a desperately-needed solid outing against the Islanders at Joe Lewis Arena yesterday. He managed 22 saves on 23 shots in the 4-1 win after allowing a whopping 16 goals in his previous four outings.
Mrazek has had to step up in ice time recently, what with the injuries to Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson.
Detroit is now 29-12-9 and has won seven of eight.
Marc Methot, D, Ottawa Senators: Methot was in a giving mood yesterday against the Coyotes at Canadian Tire Centre. He bagged three assists in a 7-2 blowout that featured Ottawa scoring four in a span of 5:26. Seven different players potted goals.
Robin Lehner managed 35 saves on 37 shots in the victory, which sends the Senators to 20-19-9.
The seven goals is a season-high for Ottawa. Meanwhile, the Coyotes fall to 17-26-6 and have lost eight of nine.
Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: Lundqvist gave Rangers fans a scare last night against the Hurricanes, but everything worked out okay. The veteran goalie was down on the ice after getting hit in the neck with a puck during the second period, but he would return to the game and finish the 4-1 win. He made 31 saves on 32 shots.
Offensively, Rick Nash bagged another goal, putting him in a tie with Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in scores. New York is now 28-15-4 and in third in the division.
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.
Sunday, February 1, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Montreal Canadiens (CITY, RDS)
St. Louis Blues at Washington Capitals (NBCSN)
2:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins (FS-TN, ROOT)
3:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Vancouver Canucks (FS-N, FS-WI, SNP)
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