After just three games last night, the NHL is back in a major way this evening. We’ve got a full 11-game set to look forward to in the coming hours. In the meantime, let’s check out our daily wrap-up and see which players are making news out there.
Adam Larsson, D, New Jersey Devils: Yesterday’s only shootout result belonged to the Devils and Maple Leafs, and New Jersey emerged victorious 2-1 after three rounds. Larsson posted the tying goal late in the third, and net-minder Cory Schneider came up with 29 saves on 30 shots. His counterpart, Jonathan Bernier, had a good game as well with 22 saves on 23 that came his way.
It was the Devils’ third victory in four games. They’re now 18-22-8.
Braden Holtby, G, Washington Capitals: Holtby was able to bag a shutout against the Penguins yesterday, notching a clean 27 saves on 27 shots in the 4-0 victory at Verizon Center.
Alex Ovechkin put up two goals on five shots here, and Nicklas Backstrom managed two assists of his own.
The Caps came into the new year on a hot streak but have since cooled; this game may mark a distinct return to form. They’re now 25-14-9 on the season.
Jeff Carter, C, Los Angeles Kings: Carter was a busy guy in last night’s late game. He put up two goals and an assist with five shots on goal. His teammate Tyler Toffoli managed a goal and a helper in the Kings’ 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks.
The defending champion Kings are now 21-15-12 on the season but have won just three of their last 12 games. Chicago is now 30-16-2.
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.
Thursday, January 29, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at NY Islanders (TVA, SN360, SNO, SNP, NESN, MSG+)
Montreal Canadiens at NY Rangers (NBCSN, RDS, SNE, MSG)
Winnipeg Jets at Philadelphia Flyers (TSN3, CSN-PH)
7:30 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-A, TSN4)
Dallas Stars at Ottawa Senators (FS-SW, RDS2, TSN5)
Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning (FS-D+, SUN)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers (FS-O, FS-F)
8:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues (FS-TN, FS-MW)
9:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Calgary Flames (FS-N, SNW)
9:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Edmonton Oilers (MSG-B, BELL TV, SNOL)
10:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, SN360)
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