After just four games last night, the NHL is turning it up a bit this evening, with seven matchups on tap. In the meantime, there’s plenty of opportunity to take our daily look at some of the top players out there and see who’s making headlines across the league.
Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: Malkin was the notable contributor to the Penguins 3-2 overtime victory against the Bruins at TD Garden last night. He scored his second goal just over 30 seconds into the extra period to give Pittsburgh a win. Sidney Crosby also helped out with a score and two assists.
Net-minder Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves and became the third-fastest and third-youngest NHL player with 300 victories in his career.
Jaroslav Halak, G, New York Islanders: The Isles went the distance with the Flyers last night, and got a shootout victory in three rounds for a 1-0 result.
The defense-heavy affair was highlighted by Halak’s 21 saves, and by his counterpart Steve Mason’s 46 saves.
The Islanders now stand at 15-6-0 on the season and have won four straight games. It’s the best start in team history through that stretch.
Stephen Weiss, C, Detroit Red Wings: Entering play last night, Weiss hadn’t scored a goal in 13 months. He posted a pair of scores in the Red Wings’ 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Joe Louis Arena last night, coming off a season in which he played in just 26 games.
Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan also posted scores, while Jimmy Howard made 23 saves in the victory.
Jason Zucker, LW, Minnesota Wild: Zucker is having a nice run on the Wild’s second unit, as evidenced by his performance last night. He posted a pair of goals in the 4-1 win over the Panthers, marking a nice road win for Minnesota.
Helping out was Mikko Koivu, who had a pair of assists, while Niklas Backstrom made 29 saves on 30 shots.
The Wild now stand at 12-8-0 on the year, while Florida slips to 7-6-6.
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.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Columbus Blue Jackets (TSN3, FS-O)
8:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at St. Louis Blues (RDS, TSN5, FS-MW)
Los Angeles Kings at Nashville Predators (SNE, SNO, FS-W, FS-TN)
8:30 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars (SNW, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes (TVA, ALT2, FS-A)
10:00 PM ET:
New Jersey Nets at Vancouver Canucks (MSG+, SNP)
Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks (SNW, SNF, PRIME)
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