NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/1/16
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
January 1, 2016
We’ve got just a few hours left to wait before the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic gets going at Gillette Stadium. In the meantime, let’s take a quick look at some key players and headlines out there.
Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: Early on in the second period, the Penguins were down to the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena last night. The team was able to pepper in the goals and emerge with a 5-2 comeback win, however.
Malkin and Patric Hornqvist each had a goal and two assists, with nine shots on goal between the two of them. Jeff Zatkoff logged 33 saves.
The Pens are now 18-15-4 on the year.
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Eric Staal, C, Carolina Hurricanes: The Capitals came into last night’s game against the Hurricanes at PNC Arena with a nine-game winning streak in tow. Carolina had something to say about that, however, and emerged with a 4-2 victory.
Staal scored in the third and also had an assist. Eddie Lack held down the fort with 30 saves on 32 shots.
The Hurricanes are now 16-17-5, while the Caps fall to 28-7-2.
Antti Niemi, G, Dallas Stars: This game was sitting at a tight 2-1 heading into the third period, but Dallas was able to blow the doors off the Predators at American Airlines Center last night en route to a 5-1 win.
Niemi posted 33 saves on 34 shots, while Jamie Benn put up a goal and an assist with five shots.
The Stars are rolling pretty well right now and sit at 28-8-3 on the season. The Predators, meanwhile, are 18-13-7.
Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: Quick had a pretty good game last night. He put up 23 saves on 24 shots against the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome, helping his team to a 4-1 win.
Milan Lucic, Marian Gaborik, Andy Andreoff and Tanner Pearson each scored for the Kings, who are now 24-11-2 after sweeping a four-game Pacific Division road trip. They will get to play five of their next six games in Los Angeles.
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.
Friday, January 1, 2016:
1:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins (NBC, TVAS, SN)
10:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Vancouver Canucks (PRIME, FS-SD, SNP)
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