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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/21/15


Today’s the last day of NHL hockey until the 27th, as we’re heading into the league’s All-Star Weekend. Make sure you get your hockey fix in now with tonight’s six-game set. While we’re waiting on those, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there.

Chris Kreider, LW, New York Rangers: This was a trap game for the Rangers, and they nearly fell into it. The Senators pushed things to overtime and very nearly won it in regulation, if not for Kreider’s game-tying goal.
Carl Hagelin would score the decisive goal for a 3-2 victory, giving the Rangers a 27-13-4 record heading into the break. They’re on a three-game winning streak and have won 16 of the past 19.

Ray Emery, G, Philadelphia Flyers: Emery was a busy guy against the Penguins last night, as it took overtime to decide a winner in this one as well. Claude Giroux posted the game-winner in the extra period and Emery put up 33 saves in the 3-2 victory over the Penguins.
Worse news for Pittsburgh, defenseman Kris Letang left in the first period due to an undisclosed injury. We’ll find out more about him today.

Andrew Shaw, C, Chicago Blackhawks: Shaw came into the game against the Coyotes last night on an ugly slump. He had scored just one goal in his previous 22 outings and was benched during a loss to the Stars over the weekend.
Shaw got things turned around last night, though. He posted two goals in the 6-1 blowout over Arizona at United Center. Patrick Kane helped out with a goal and two assists while Teuvo Teravainen put up a score and a helper.

Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins: The Bruins were able to get past the Stars last night at American Airlines Center. Rask had a big hand in it, posting 36 saves on 37 shots. Dougie Hamilton would add one goal and one assist in the 3-1 win.
Boston is now 25-16-6 heading into the break, while Dallas falls to 21-18-7 after blowing a 1-0 lead in the second period here.

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 21, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators (TVA, SN)

8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN)

9:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Winnipeg Jets (SN1, FS-O)

10:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Colorado Avalanche (NESN, ALT)
Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks (SNW, PRIME)

10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN)

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