The NHL was really busy last night, but we’ve only got four matchups headed our way this evening. Still, there should be some good hockey mixed in there, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the notable players and stats everyone’s talking about this morning.
David Pastrnak, RW, Boston Bruins: Pastrnak had a big game for the Bruins last night, lifting Boston to a win over the visiting Lightning. He had two goals in seven shots in the 4-3 victory at TD Garden, while David Krejci added two assists for his part.
Steven Stamkos scored twice on four shots for the Lightning.
Boston is now 23-15-6 on the year had have won four straight. Pastrnak has four goals in two games.
Gustav Nyquist, RW, Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings stole a victory in Buffalo last night on an evening when the Sabres were honoring goalie Dominik Hasek. Nyquist scored in the 3-1 win, as did Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar. Kyle Quincey had two assists.
The Sabres are now 14-27-3 and the Red Wings move to 23-11-9.
Buffalo retired Hasek’s number in a pregame ceremony.
Jaroslav Halak, G, NY Islanders: The battle of New York turned out to not be such a battle, as the Islanders ran away with a 3-0 victory over the Rangers last night. Halak was flawless on 27 saves, and the Isles posted three unanswered goals in the second period to grab a convincing win.
The Islanders are now 29-13-1 and hold a one point lead on the Penguins for first place in the Metropolitan.
As for the Rangers, they’re 24-12-4 and see their five-game win streak broken.
David Perron, LW, Pittsburgh Penguins: Speaking of the aforementioned Penguins, they got a big victory over the Wild in Pittsburgh last night, cruising to a 7-2 blowout at Consol Energy Center. Perron put up two goals and an assist, while Chris Kunitz managed a goal and an assist of his own.
The Penguins are now 26-10-6 and one point behind the Isles. Minnesota, meanwhile, is 18-19-5.
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.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Columbus Blue Jackets (SN, RDS, FS-O)
8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, TVA, SN1)
10:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Anaheim Ducks (SNO, KCOP-13)
10:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Los Angeles Kings (MSG+, FS-W)
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