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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/30/15

The NHL is taking a bit of a breather this evening after some heavy loads this week. Still, the five games set for tonight’s schedule look pretty good and should provide entertainment for even the most jaded hockey fan. In the meantime, let’s check out the headlines in our daily wrap-up.

Reilly Smith, RW, Boston Bruins: The Bruins looked pretty good coming off an eight-day layoff against the Isles last night. Boston rode that momentum to a 5-2 victory at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.
Smith scored a goal and contributed two assists, while Milan Lucic had the same tally for himself. The Bruins are now 26-16-7 with the win.

Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens: Montreal got out of the Garden last night with a win, thanks in large part to Price. He emerged victorious from the goalie duel, notching 24 saves in a shutout 1-0 win. His counterpart Henrik Lundqvist had 26 shots come his way, allowing just the one goal late in the third to Max Pacioretty.
The Canadiens have now won four in a row and 14 of 18 to a record of 31-13-3 so far.

Wayne Simmonds, RW, Philadelphia Flyers: Simmonds was on the prowl last night, logging a goal and an assist in the Flyers’ big 5-2 win over the Jets in Philly. Nick Schultz also had a nice game, posting a goal which was his first in almost two years.
On the other side, Mathieu Perreault accounted for both of the Jets’ goals.
The Flyers are now 21-22-7 on the season.

Trevor Daley, D, Dallas Stars: There were a few high-scoring games last night, and this was definitely one of them. The Stars posted a 6-3 win at Canadian Tire Centre against the Senators, with Daley notching a goal and two assists. Defenseman John Klingberg pitched in with a goal and a helper of his own.
The Stars stopped a two-game losing streak with the win, moving to 22-19-7 on the season so far. Ottawa is now 19-19-9.

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.

Friday, January 30, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils (TVA, ROOT, MSG+)
St. Louis Blues at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-MW, SPSO)

9:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche (FS-TN, ALT)

10:00 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Vancouver Canucks (NHLN-US, MSG-B, BELL TV, SNP)
Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks (SNE, SNO, SNP, WGN, PRIME)

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