NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/3/16
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
January 3, 2016
After a busy Saturday, the NHL is back again with four games on the schedule for this evening. While we’re getting set for those, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats in the news today.
Jonathan Bernier, G, Toronto Maple Leafs: The Maple Leafs have been on quite a run lately, and that continued last night at Air Canada Centre against the Blues. Bernier made 39 saves on 40 shots in a 4-1 victory, which makes Toronto 7-2-2 in their last 11 games.
The Leafs were down 1-0 in this one, but scored quickly to tie it up and then went on to take the win.
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Roberto Luongo, G, Florida Panthers: Luongo had the Rangers’ number last night, logging 40 saves for his 71st career NHL shutout in a 3-0 win.
This was the Panthers’ eighth straight victory, which is the longest streak in the history of the franchise.
Florida went 11-3-0 in December and put up a whopping 22 points, which is the most in any month for them ever.
Karri Ramo, G, Calgary Flames: Let’s give out some more goalie love and check out Ramo. He posted a shutout last night as well, with 26 saves in a 4-0 victory over the Avalanche at Pepsi Center.
This was a nice turnaround for the Flames, who were outscored by a margin of 5-1 in their previous two games. They’re 18-18-2 on the season.
Blake Wheeler, RW, Winnipeg Jets: Connor Hellebuyck posted 27 saves on 28 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Sharks at SAP Center yesterday.
Wheeler posted two assists and one shot on goal here, helping the Jets get to 18-18-2 on the season. They had previously lost six straight road games and 12 of the last 13 outings.
The Sharks drop to 18-17-2 with the loss.
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.
Sunday, January 3, 2016:
5:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at NY Islanders (FS-SW, MSG+)
6:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Florida Panthers (FS-N, FS-WI, FS-F)
7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Chicago Blackhawks (NHLN-US, TVAS, SN, CSN-CH)
9:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks (TSN3, PRIME, FS-SD)
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