NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/8/16
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
January 8, 2016
Heading into the weekend, the NHL continues to scurry along with six games on the schedule tonight. While we’re awaiting those, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see which players and stats are in the news right now.
Alex Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals: Ovechkin scored his 497th NHL goal last night against the Islanders at Barclays Center, helping the Caps to a 4-1 victory.
Braden Holtby put up 34 saves in the win, giving him his league-leading 26th victory in 33 games. He’s undefeated in regulation in his past 21 (18-0-2).
As for Ovechkin, he has 22 goals on the year and needs three more to become the 43rd NHL player with 500 scores.
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Roberto Luongo, G, Florida Panthers: The Panthers are on fire these days, and they’re simply not slowing down. Luongo posted 30 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre, while Jonathan Huberdeau managed two assists.
The Panthers are enjoying a franchise record 11-game win streak. They’re 25-12-4 on the year.
The Senators fall to 19-16-6 with the loss.
Jake Muzzin, D, Los Angeles Kings: Muzzin had six shots on goal and a score last night in a 2-1 victory over the Maple Leafs at Staples Center. Jeff Carter had the game-winner in the third, while Vincent Lecavalier had an assist in his Kings debut.
James Reimer played well on the other side with 39 saves, but couldn’t withstand the onslaught. Jonathan Quick had 25 saves on the other side. If Quick gets one more shutout, he’ll have 41, the most by an American-born goalie in NHL history.
Petr Mrazek, G, Detroit Red Wings: Last night’s Red Wings-Sharks game at SAP Center was a tight one, but Detroit came through in the end for a 2-1 win. Mrazek posted 35 saves here, while Justin Abdelkader put up the game-winner late in the third.
Mrazek is 14-8-3 on the season. He was coming off a 22-save shutout on Monday.
The Red Wings have won three straight and sit at 21-13-7 on the year.
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 8, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils (NESN, MSG+)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-O, FS-CR)
8:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Chicago Blackhawks (NHLN-US, MSG-B, BELL TV, CSN-CH)
9:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche (FS-TN, ALT)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Edmonton Oilers (SUN, SNW)
10:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks (SN, FS-MW, PRIME, FS-SD)
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