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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/8/15


The NHL is turning up the heat a bit tonight, as we’re transitioning from a four-game set last night to a 10-game affair this evening. Before we get all settled in and check out the matchups, let’s visit with some of the players out there who are in the headlines today.

Eric Fehr, RW, Washington Capitals: The Leafs fired their head coach on Tuesday but it didn’t do them much good. The Capitals took a 6-2 win at Air Canada Centre last night, sending Toronto to 21-17-3 and giving them their eighth loss in the last 10.
Fehr posted a pair of goals and an assist, while Marcus Johansson managed two goals of his own. Washington is now 21-11-7 and has won three games in a row.

Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins: In last night’s only overtime affair, the Bruins took a 3-2 win over the Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Bergeron netted the decisive tally in the extra period as part of his two goals on five shots on the night. Tuukka Rask would make 37 saves in the victory.
On the other side, Evgeni Malkin turned in a solid game on a goal and an assist.
With the win, Boston breaks a three-game losing streak and goes to 20-15-6. Pittsburgh moves to 24-10-6.

Henrik Zetterberg, LW, Detroit Red Wings: Zetterberg carried out his 800th career NHL game in style, logging a goal and an assist in the 3-2 win over the Flames in Calgary last night. Riley Sheahan and Justin Abdelkader managed to find the net as well.
Detroit is now 22-10-9 and were able to win two of three games in western Canada. They’ll now move on to DC to visit the Capitals on Saturday and finish off the last three games of their six-game road trip.

Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: The Rangers are rolling right now. Starting off a tough California road trip on the right foot last night, they snagged a 4-1 win over the Ducks in Anaheim. Lundqvist put up 24 saves on 25 shots in that one.
The Rangers are now 22-11-4 and have 11 wins in their last 12 games (11-1-0). On the other side, the Ducks fall to 26-10-6.

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 8, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins (MSG+, NESN)
Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers (TVA, SN360, CSN-DC, CSN-PH)
Buffalo Sabres at Carolina Hurricanes (MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-CR)

8:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues (CSN-CA, FS-MW)
Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators (FS-SW, FS-TN)
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (NHLN-US, CSN-CH, FS-N, FS-WI)

9:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Colorado Avalanche (RDS, TSN5, ALT)
Winnipeg Jets at Arizona Coyotes (TSN3, FS-A)

10:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Vancouver Canucks (FS-F, SNP)

10:30 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Los Angeles Kings (NHLN-US, SN360, MSG, FS-W)

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