We’ve got a five-game schedule coming up in the NHL tonight, which will be the first installment in a busy weekend schedule. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players out there who are making headlines today.
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh Penguins: After testing negative for the mumps, Fleury was able to make the start last night against the Avalanche. It’s a good thing he did, because he recorded his sixth shutout of the season in a 1-0 overtime victory at home. Blake Comeau recorded the game-winner in the extra period.
On the other side, Calvin Pickard took the hard-luck defeat with 47 saves on 48 total shots.
The Pens move to 21-6-4 on the year with this win.
Justin Faulk, D, Carolina Hurricanes: It’s been a while since the Hurricanes have won a game, but they did just that last night against the Maple Leafs. Faulk posted a goal and an assist in the 4-1 victory in Raliegh, while Nathan Gerbe added a pair of assists of his own. Cam Ward put up 25 saves on 26 shots in the victory.
It was the ‘Canes’ first win in six games, bringing them to 9-19-3 on the season so far.
Eric Fehr, RW, Washington Capitals: We nearly saw NHL history last night. The Blue Jackets were in position to win an NHL-record fifth straight game after regulation last night against the Capitals, but Fehr was able to score soon into the OT period to give Washington the 5-4 victory (he also posted an assist). Karl Alzner managed a goal and an assist as well.
On the other side, Nick Foligno put up two goals and a helper in the losing effort. Columbus is now 13-15-3 while Washington is 15-10-6.
Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: There were several players who came up big in the Kings’ comeback 6-4 victory over the Blues last night. First was Koptar who had a goal and four assists for a whopping five points on the night. Then there was Jeff Carter, who had four of his own on a goal and three helpers. Marian Gaborik also had a nice effort on two goals with an assist.
L.A. came back from 3-0 to take this one and move to 16-11-6 on the season. St. Louis, meanwhile is now 21-9-2.
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, December 19, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils (TVA, SUN, MSG)
7:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Ottawa Senators (FS-W, RDS, TSN5)
NY Islanders at Detroit Red Wings (MSG+, FS-D)
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets (NESN, TSN3)
9:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames (TXA 21, SNW)
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