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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/21/14


After coming off a 12-game set in the NHL yesterday, we’ll be getting our first dose of a pair of six-game schedules today. Before we get settled in for tonight’s action, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there right now.

Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: The Kings stayed on track yesterday against the Coyotes in Los Angeles, posting a 4-2 victory at Staples Center. Kopitar logged three assists in this one, while Jamie McBain (two assists) and Jeff Carter (goal) made up the game’s other two stars.
The Kings are now 17-11-6 on the year and things are looking up after their 1-3-1 road trip.

Jakub Voracek, RW, Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers offense was, well, flying last night against the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. They had big second and third periods on the way to a 7-4 victory over the home team, with Voracek accounting for four assists.
Claude Giroux also had a four-point game, tallying two goals and two helpers of his own.
The win brings the Flyers to 12-14-6 and Toronto falls to 19-11-3.

Braden Holtby, G, Washington Capitals: Holtby was hot last night against the Devils, logging his second shutout of the season on 21 saves. The result was a big 4-0 victory for the Caps, with big efforts included from Alex Ovechkin (goal) and Nicklas Backstrom (two goals; assist).
Washington is now 16-10-6 on the year and 6-0-2 in their past eight.

Kevin Klein, D, New York Rangers: The defending East champ Ranges nearly had the game slip away last night against the Hurricanes, but found a way to extend things to overtime and got the victory in the shootout.
Klein scored late in the third to even things up in the eventual 3-2 win, which extends New York’s streak to five and gives them a 16-10-4 record.

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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014:

6:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings (ALT, FS-D)
Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers (FS-SW, SNW)

7:00 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins (MSG-B, BELL TV, NESN)
Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers (FS-CR, MSG+)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks (NHLN-US, TVA, CITY, WGN)

9:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Winnipeg Jets (TCN-PH, TSN3)

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