NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/8/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
December 8, 2015
After just three NHL matchups yesterday, the league is getting back to business in a big way this evening. We’ve got nine games to look forward to in the coming hours, so while we’re waiting to get our daily hockey fix, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there right now.
Roman Josi, D, Nashville Predators: Josi earned first-star honors last night against the Buins at TD Garden by scoring two times on four shots in the 3-2 victory. It was Nashville’s first victory in six games in Boston.
Viktor Arvidsson put up the other goal here, while Carter Hutton had 15 saves. The Bruins shot only 17 times, compared to Nashville’s 30. That’s a season-low for Boston.
The Preds move to 14-8-5 on the year while Boston now sits at 14-9-3 so far.
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Semyon Varlamov, G, Colorado Avalanche: Another tight game happened last night between the Avalanche and the Wild. Colorado came up with the 2-1 victory at Pepsi Center, with John Mitchell scoring the decisive goal at 3:35 of the OT period. Tyson Barrie posted an assist and a goal, while Varlamov put up 19 saves on 20 shots.
The Avs are now 12-15-1 after defeating the Wild for the first time in three matchups this year. Minnesota moves to 14-7-5.
Radim Vrbata, RW, Vancouver Canucks: Vrbata bagged his first hat trick as a Canuck last night against the Sabres, scoring three times on six shots in a 5-2 victory. It was his first hat trick since early October of 2013, back when he played for the Coyotes.
Ryan Miller posted 32 saves here, and Henrik Sedin had a power-play goal.
Vancouver is now 10-11-8, ending a five-game losing streak. The Sabres are now 11-14-3 on the season.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers (TVAS, MSG+, CSN-PH)
Los Angeles Kings at Columbus Blue Jackets (FS-W, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, SNE, SNO, SNP)
New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs (MSG, TSN4)
Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers (RDS, TSN5, FS-F)
8:00 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at St. Louis Blues (FS-A, FS-MW)
8:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks (FS-TN, CSN-CH)
Carolina Hurricanes at Dallas Stars (FS-CR, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames (CSN-CA, SNW)
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