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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/5/15

After a busy weekend, the NHL is slowing things down a little bit today. We’ve got just one game coming up, but things will be back to normal soon. In the meantime, let’s look in on a few noteworthy players and stats from the headlines today.

Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: The Caps are on a roll, and that streak continued yesterday against Florida. Washington took a 4-3 victory for their 10th win in the past 14 games. Alex Ovechkin was one of a quartet of Capitals who scored, and he had an assist as well.
On the other side, the Panthers have some concern over net-minder Roberto Luongo, who left after the second with an upper-body injury.

Patrick Sharp, LW, Chicago Blackhawks: Yesterday’s highest-scoring game was between the Blackhawks and the Stars, and Chicago came out on top in that one 5-4. Sharp had a goal and an assist in the overtime win, as did Brad Richards.
On the other side, Erik Cole put up two goals and an assist.
The win lifts the Blackhawks to 26-11-2, while the Stars fall to 18-14-6. Dallas had a four-game win steak coming into this one.

David Savard, D, Columbus Blue Jackets: Savard posted the game-winning goal in a wild game against the Avalanche last night, scoring with just over a minute remaining in the third. Brandon Dubinsky put up two goals of his own in the 4-3 victory, lifting Columbus to 17-17-3 on the year and dropping the Avs to 15-16-8 in the process.
Columbus still has a couple of games left on their road trip, but they’re playing well. They have a 11-2-1 record in their last 14 outings.

Ben Scrivens, G, Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers got some notable contributions from unusual places yesterday, helping their team to a 5-2 win over the Islanders in Edmonton. Scrivens stopped 31 of 33 shots, while Matt Hendricks posted two goals. Scrivens now has seven victories on the year.
Edmonton has at least one point in their last four outings (2-0-2) and has shown some fight recently during what’s been an up-and-down season thus far.

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.

Monday, January 5, 2015:

8:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Winnipeg Jets (TVA, CSN-CA, TSN3)

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