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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/4/15


We’ve got seven matchups headed our way in the NHL today, starting in the afternoon and extending into the wee hours of the night. It’ll be a great time for hockey fans, but before we get settled in for all that action let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the league.

Colin Wilson, C, Nashville Predators: This was a pretty crazy game. There was scoring all over the place at Staples Center last night, with the Kings eventually taking a 7-6 loss to the Predators.
Wilson posted a goal and an assist in this one, as did Ryan Ellis. Roman Josi bagged the game-winner early in overtime.
The Kings fought hard in this one, erasing deficits of 5-1 and 6-3 to force the extra period.

Derick Brassard, C, New York Rangers: After lots of frustration and jokes, the Rangers’ power play is finally coming into its own. The team scored three goals with the man advantage during the first period alone last night against the Sabres, leading to a 6-1 victory.
Brassard posted a goal and an assist, as did Dan Boyle. Martin St. Louis would add a pair of helpers while Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves.

T.J. Oshie, RW, St. Louis Blues: The Blues’ young Oshie has five goals over his past three games, thanks to a hat trick last night against the Sharks. He also had an assist in what would become a 7-2 rout. Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen each provided four-point games themselves on a goal and three assists apiece.
The Blues are now 23-13-3 on the season and get a little payback for San Jose’s 3-2 overtime win on December 20.

Vernon Fiddler, C, Dallas Stars: Dallas is rolling right now. They were able to dismantle the Wild by a score of 7-1 last night at American Airlines Center, giving them an 18-14-5 record on the year.
Fiddler posted a pair of goals in this one, and Erik Cole and Tyler Seguin each managed a goal and an assist. Goalie Kari Lehtonen posted 20 saves.
Meanwhile, Minnesota falls to 18-15-4 on the season.

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.

Sunday, January 4, 2015:

1:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes (SN, NESN, SPSO)

3:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals (FS-F, CSN-DC)

7:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators (TVA, CITY, SUN)

8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, WGN)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Colorado Avalanche (FS-O, ALT)
Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks (FS-TN, PRIME)

9:30 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Edmonton Oilers (MSG+, SNW)

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