We’re coming off a busy 11-game set in the NHL yesterday, so things will be easing up just a bit in the coming hours. We’ve still got three games to look forward to, however, and we’ll see plenty of action out there on the ice. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the headlines today.
David Pastranak, RW, Boston Bruins: Pastranak has just seven games on his NHL résumé, and now he’s got some goals to go with them. He posted his first two scores in the Bruins’ 3-1 win over the Flyers yesterday in Philly, making him the second-youngest Bruins player since the 1988 season to put up a multi-goal outing. Chris Kelly had the other score while Tuukka Rask manged 23 saves.
Boston is now 22-15-6 on the year and has won three straight.
Pekka Rinne, G, Nashville Predators: Let’s give Rinne some props, as he had himself a nice outing yesterday on the road against the Wild. The Preds goalie put up 36 saves on 37 shots in an eventual 3-1 victory at Xcel Energy Center. It was his NHL-leading 28th win.
Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist for Nashville, who moves to 28-9-4. Minnesota falls to 18-17-5.
Matt Duchene, C, Colorado Avalanche: Falling behind 0-2 in the first period last night against the Stars, things looked pretty bleak for the Avalanche at home. They were able to turn things around and eke out a 4-3 win, however, thanks to Duchene’s goal and assist. He had gone 12 games without a score coming into this one.
Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves for the Avs, who move to 18-16-8.
Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: The Rangers emerged from one of the toughest parts of their schedule unscathed last night, finishing off a successful California trip with a win over the Sharks in San Jose.
The 3-1 victory finished off the Cali sweep, with wins coming against the Kings and Ducks this past week as well.
Lundqvist posted 30 saves on 31 shots, while Chris Kreider managed a goal and an assist for his part.
Next up for the 24-11-4 Rangers is a big matchup against the Islanders on Tuesday.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Sunday, January 11, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers (CITY, FS-F)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, TVA, WGN)
9:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks (TSN3, PRIME)
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