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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/4/14

After a relatively quiet four-game set in the NHL last night, it’s time to kick it back into gear this evening with 10 more matchups on the slate. While we’re waiting on game time, let’s take a moment to visit with some of the key players out there in our daily wrap-up.

Darcy Kuemper, G, Minnesota Wild: Kuemper didn’t have to do a whole lot in the Wild’s 2-1 victory over the Canadiens last night. He posted 18 saves on 19 shots to preserve the win, however, with Jason Zucker and Jason Pominville providing the offense.
The Wild jumped out early in this one when it came to shots. They led 30-10 after two periods, but the Canadiens found a way to bounce back and get themselves into the game.

Kris Versteeg, LW, Chicago Blackhawks: Versteeg broke out once again in the Blackhawks’ game against the Blues last night, accounting for a goal and two assists in the 4-1 outcome. Patrick Kane (two goals) and Marcus Kruger (goal) provided the rest of the scoring.
Versteeg seems to be getting back to his old self in recent games, which is nice to see after his major knee surgery in the 2012-13 season.

Jacob Trouba, D, Winnipeg Jets: Trouba was a busy guy last night in the Jets’ 3-2 victory over the Oilers. He kept Edmonton net-minder Ben Scrivens busy, posting a goal on five shots and a pair of assists. Meanwhile, Ondrej Pavelec held down the defense on 22 saves.
This one was decided 17 seconds into overtime.
The Oilers have now gone without a win in 11 straight games. They’re 0-7-4 in that stretch.

Sami Vatanen, D, Anaheim Ducks: Vatanen logged a score late in the second period of last night’s game against the Flyers, helping propel Anaheim toward what would ultimately be a 5-4 shootout victory. Patrick Maroon also helped out with a goal and an assist of his own.
On the other side, Wayne Simmonds logged a pair of goals in the losing effort. He now has 10 goals on the year.

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.

Thursday, December 4, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Pittsburgh Penguins (SN360, ROOT)
Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes (CSN-DC, FS-CR)

7:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs (MSG, TSN4)
NY Islanders at Ottawa Senators (MSG+, RDS, TSN5)
Dallas Stars at Detroit Red Wings (NHLN-US, FS-SW, FS-D)
Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning (MSG-B, BELL TV, SUN)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers (FS-O, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators (FS-MW, FS-TN)

9:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames (SN1, TVA2, ALT)
Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes (FS-W, FS-A)

10:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks (SN360, NESN, CSN-CA)

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