We’ll be getting a bit of a breather in the NHL tonight, as there are just four matchups on the schedule for this evening. That said, there are some compelling-looking games out there, so it should be fun to watch. Let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are in the news right now.
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh Penguins: Fluery was able to pitch a shutout last night against the Devils, blocking all 29 shots that came his way in a 1-0 victory. Evgeni Malkin had the game-winner and only goal of the game, with assists from Blake Comeau and Jayson Megna. It was Malkin’s 12th score of the year so far.
On the other side, Cory Schneider took the hard-luck loss with 22 saves on 23 shots.
Daniel Sedin, LW, Vancouver Caucks: The Sedins were in full effect last night against the Capitals. Daniel posted three points on two goals and an assist, while his brother Henrik managed a pair of helpers himself. The end result was a 4-3 Canucks victory over the Red Wings.
John Carlson posted a strong outing for the Caps, with two goals and an assist.
Canucks net-minder Ryan Miller posted 22 saves in the victory to help get Vancouver to 17-7-1 on the year.
Matt Nieto, LW, San Jose Sharks: Nieto posted his first goal in a 22-game stretch on Saturday, and he bagged another one last night against the Flyers. His goal was the game-winner in a 2-1 victory at SAP Center.
Antti Niemi held it down in the net for the Sharks, stopping 28 of 29 shots. His counterpart Steve Mason had 25 saves on 27 shots.
The Flyers are just 1-8-1 in their last 10 and have lost five in a row.
Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: Yet another strong goalie performance last night belonged to the Kings’ Jonathan Quick. He stopped all 31 shots that came his way in a 2-0 victory over the Bruins at Staples Center. Tanner Pearson logged a goal in the first, which was his 10th score of the year (tied for team lead).
On the other side of the tense goalie duel was Niklas Svedberg, who saved 33 of 34 shots.
The Kings needed this win. They had careened to a 1-2-1 record in their previous four.
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.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Minnesota Wild (SN, RDS, FS-N)
8:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, TVA)
9:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets (SN, SN1)
10:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Anaheim Ducks (TCN-PH, FS-W)
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