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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/22/14


We’ve got six games ahead in the NHL tonight, which is the second-to-last day before the NHL shuts down for the Christmas break. That said, we’ve still got some good hockey ahead so let’s check out some of the notable players out there and see what’s happening.

Tyler Seguin, C, Dallas Stars: Yesterday’s most high-scoring game was certainly a thriller. The Stars and Oilers battled through overtime, with Dallas overcoming a three-goal deficit to win 6-5 in a shootout.
Seguin was the hero here, posting two goals and an assist. Shawn Horcoff had the deciding tally in the shootout.
On the other side, Taylor Hall notched a pair of goals and an assist, and Mark Arcobello had two goals as well.

Loui Eriksson, RW, Boston Bruins: In one of the two games decided in OT yesterday, Eriksson registered the decisive score in a 4-3 Boston win over the Sabres. He also had an assist.
Dougie Hamilton was a big contributor as well, putting up two goals and a helper of his own. The result sent Boston to 17-14-3 on the year, but the team is just 2-2-2 in their past six outings.

Cam Talbot, G, New York Rangers: Talbot put forth another strong effort last night against the Hurricanes, giving the Rangers their sixth win in a row on a 1-0 shutout at the Garden last night. Ryan McDonagh posted the decisive tally.
Talbot’s counterpart, Anton Khudobin, put up 30 saves on 31 shots but took the hard-luck loss.
New York will take on the Capitals tomorrow in a battle of two very hot teams.

Antti Raanta, G, Chicago Blackhawks: Not to be outdone, Raanta stood tall for the Blackhawks last night, helping his team to a 4-0 shutout victory over the Maple Leafs at United Center. He made 31 saves in the win, which was marred by the sudden death of the team’s equipment manager Clint Reif, who passed away at some point after returning from Columbus. He was just 34.
The victory sends Chicago to 23-9-2 on the year. Toronto moves to 19-12-3 on the loss.

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.

Monday, December 22, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Washington Capitals (RDS, TSN5, CSN-DC)
Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets (FS-TN, FS-O)

7:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers (TVA, SN, ROOT, FS-F)

10:00 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks (FS-A, SNP)
San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks (CSN-CA, PRIME)

10:30 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings (SNW, KCOP-13)

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