NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/23/16
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
February 23, 2016
We have nine games coming up in the NHL tonight, which is a busy Tuesday for hockey fans. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats in our daily wrap-up.
Boone Jenner, C, Columbus Blue Jackets: Jenner scored his 20th and 21st goals last night at TD Garden in Boston, helping his team to a 6-4 win over the Bruins. Columbus scored three times in the second and twice in the third period.
Matt Beleskey scored twice for the Bruins in the losing effort. Loui Eriksson also got one; he now has 23 on the year.
The Jackets move to 24-29-7 and 55 points. The Bruins are stuck at 32-22-6 with 70 points.
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Craig Smith, C, Nashville Predators: In last night’s lone shootout result, the Predators edged out the Canadiens 2-1 on Smith’s S/O goal. He beat Mike Condon, who had 29 saves on the evening.
Both goals came in the first period; Viktor Arvidsson and Brandan Gallagher each got one.
The Preds move to 28-21-11 at 67 points; the Canadiens are 28-27-5 at 61 points.
Alex Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals: Ovechkin scored and had an assist last night (as did Evgeny Kuznetsov), helping the Caps to a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes at Verizon Center.
It was Ovechkin’s 39th goal of the year. Kuznetzov now has 18. Mike Richards scored the other goal, his first of the season.
The Capitals are now 44-10-4 with a whopping 92 points. The Coyotes are 27-26-6 at 60 points.
Logan Couture, C, San Jose Sharks: Couture had a heck of a game last night at Scottrade Center against the Blues in St. Louis. He snagged two goals and had an assist for a 6-3 Sharks road victory.
Tomas Hertl bagged a pair of goals as well, while Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists on the other side.
The Sharks are now 32-21-5 for 69 points; the Blues are 35-18-9 at 79 points.
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, February 23, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at New Jersey Devils (MSG, MSG+)
Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes (TCN-PH, FS-SE)
7:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-TN)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings (FS-D, NBCSN)
Arizona Coyotes at Tampa Bay Lightning (FS-A, SUN)
8:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Minnesota Wild (MSG+2, FS-N, FS-WI)
Dallas Stars at Winnipeg Jets (FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers
10:30 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings (FS-W)
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