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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 1/9/15


We’re coming off a pretty busy evening in the NHL, but things will be holding steady tonight with five more games on the schedule. While we’re sitting around waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s check out some of the notable players out there in the headlines. Here’s the latest.

Milan Lucic, LW, Boston Bruins: Lucic came into the game last night against the Devils on a 10-game scoring drought. He ended that in the first period, and added another empty-netter in the third to put the punctuation on a 3-0 victory in Boston. Carl Soderberg had the other goal and Niklas Svedberg logged 14 stops in the shutout.
The Bruins held the shots edge 43-14 in this one, and move to 21-15-6 with the victory.

Jaden Schwartz, LW, St. Louis Blues: The famed “STL Line” of the Blues was in full effect last night, posting a combined seven points between its three players (Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera). The result was a big 7-2 win over the Sharks at Scottrade Center last night.
T.J. Oshie put up a goal and an assist, as did Paul Stastny. Seven different players logged goals in this one. The Blues move to 25-13-3 and have won their last three by a 20-4 margin.

Corey Crawford, G, Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks were able to get out to an early lead--and sustain it--last night against the Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The result was a 4-2 victory. Crawford put up 42 saves on 44 shots to help send Chicago to 27-12-2 on the season so far.
The Wild drop to 18-16-5 with the loss, and simply couldn’t get by Crawford on this night.

Dan Boyle, D, New York Rangers: This was a highly anticipated matchup. The Rangers and Kings met in L.A. last night in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals. New York was down 0-2 early, but responded in grand fashion with four straight goals. They would hold on for a 4-3 victory. Boyle had a goal and an assist, and Derick Brassard would add two helpers of his own.
The win sends New York to 23-11-4. They’ve won their last four games and are 12-1-0 in their past 13.

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 9, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at New Jersey Devils (MSG+, MSG)

7:30 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-O, TSN4)
Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning (MSG-B, SUN)

9:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames (SN1, FS-F)

9:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers (CSN-CH, SNW)

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