Last night was pretty quiet in the NHL, with just three games on the schedule. We’ll be getting a big dose of hockey this evening, however, as there are 10 matchups headed our way. Let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the notable players and situations out there while we’re waiting on game time.
Mark Streit, D, Philadelphia Flyers: Streit and the rest of the Flyers were not lacking on offense yesterday against the Lightning. They cruised to a 7-3 victory at Wells Fargo Center on the strength of four goals in the first 8:37 of the second period.
Streit himself had a goal and two assists, while Jakub Voracek, Chris Vandevelde and Brayden Schenn each logged a goal and an assist. Philly is now 17-19-7 on the year.
Alex Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals: Last night was another red-letter date in the career of the Caps’ Alex Ovechkin. He posted his 74th career game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Avalanche, marking the top spot in the Capitals organization.
Jay Beagle posted the other goal in Washington’s win, while Braden Holtby put up 31 saves on 32 shots in his 19th consecutive start.
Washington is now 23-11-8 on the season and has six straight home wins.
Colorado, meanwhile, falls to 18-17-8.
Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: The defending champion Kings needed a solid showing to get back on track against the Maple Leafs in L.A. last night, and that’s just what they got.
Los Angeles posted a 2-0 win on the strength of Martin Jones’ 19-save shutout, with center Anze Kopitar posting a goal and an assist.
The Kings are now 20-13-10, and that was their first win so far in a seven-game home-stand (1-1-2). In the first three games, they allowed a combined 15 goals.
Toronto falls to 22-18-3 and is 1-2-0 under their interim coach.
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.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins (TVA, SNE, SNO, SUN, NESN)
Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres (SN1, FS-D, MSG-B)
NY Islanders at NY Rangers (MSG+, MSG)
Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, ROOT)
Colorado Avalanche at Carolina Hurricanes (ALT, SPSO)
8:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at St. Louis Blues (SNW, FS-MW)
Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators (SNP)
Florida Panthers at Winnipeg Jets (FS-F, TSN3)
8:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Dallas Stars (RDS, TSN5, FS-SW+)
9:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes (CSN-CA, FS-A PLUS)
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