We’ve got a wild 10-game set coming in the NHL tonight, so if you’re a hockey fan you’ll want to reserve your spot on the couch extra-early. In the meantime, let’s take a moment to visit with some of the players who are making headlines this morning in our daily wrap-up.
Brett Connolly, RW, Tampa Bay Lightning: The Lightning continued their dominance of the Rangers last night, posting a 6-3 victory at the Garden. It was the third time Tampa Bay has beaten New York in the past 15 days.
Connolly led a roster of significant contributors, logging a pair of goals. Tyler Johnson (two goals; assist) and Victor Hedman (three assists) each had three points.
The floodgates opened in the third, when Connolly and Johnson broke open what had been a 3-3 game.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: The Jackets are hurting for depth these days, but the lineup they do have posted a solid win last night against the Panthers by a margin of 2-1.
The victory stopped a six-game losing skid for Columbus, and Bobrovsky posted a nice game with 24 saves on 25 shots. Boone Jenner managed the game-winner for the 7-15-2 Jackets. It was just their third victory in the last 18 games.
Max Pacioretty, LW, Montreal Canadiens: Last night at Pepsi Center we got a nice game between the Canadiens and Avalanche, but the end result wasn’t so positive for the hoem team. Montreal took a 4-3 win on Pacioretty’s game-winning goal in the third, getting the team to a 17-7-2 record with 36 points. Andrei Markov logged a goal and an assist in a solid game for him.
The victory breaks a three-game losing skid for Montreal and puts them equal in points to the first-place Lightning.
Tobias Rieder, RW, Arizona Coyotes: Rieder made a little bit of history last night against the Oilers at Rexall Place. He posted a pair of shorthanded goals in a 58-second span, which is now the best mark for a first-year player in the league. His efforts carried the Coyotes to a 5-2 win.
Even with the quick scores, Rieder is still pretty far off the pace for the fastest shorthanded goals in NHL history. Esa Tikkanen did it in 1988 in just 12 seconds, which is one of those records that likely will never be broken.
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, December 2, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at NY Islanders (RDS, TSN5, MSG+2)
New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins (TVA, SNE, SNO, MSG+, ROOT)
Vancouver Canucks at Washington Capitals (SNP, CSN-DC)
Nashville Predators at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-TN, FS-CR)
7:30 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres (NBCSN)
Dallas Stars at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-SW+, TSN4)
Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings (FS-F, FS-D+)
9:00 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames (FS-A PLUS, SNW)
10:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, CSN-PH)
10:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Los Angeles Kings (NESN, FS-W)
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