We’ve got a bit of a lull in the NHL schedule tonight as we kick off the weekend; there are just three games on tap for the coming hours. That said, we’ll be getting back to business in a major way tomorrow, and in the meantime there’s plenty to talk about. Let’s check out some of the notable players out there this morning.
Brad Richardson, RW, Vancouver Canucks: The Canucks took care of business against the Penguins last night, cruising to a 3-0 victory. Richardson posted two goals and an assist in the big road win, while net-minder Eddie Lack recorded the shutout on 21 saves. Shawn Matthias also contributed a big night with a goal and an assist of his own.
As for Lack, it was his first start since November 20, and his first shutout in his last eight appearances.
Eric Gelinas, D, New Jersey Devils: The Devils were without some key pieces in their lineup last night, but still were able to come up with a big road win in Toronto. Eric Gelinas posted a goal and an assist in the 5-3 victory at Air Canada Centre, while Steve Bernier managed a score and a helper himself.
The Devils move to 10-12-4 with the win, and will now look to get some of their starters back moving forward.
Martin Jones, G, Los Angeles Kings: With both Jonathan Quick and Martin Jones coming off shutouts for the Kings, all eyes were on their decision as far as who would start in net against the Coyotes.
Jones took his place as the starting goaltender and didn’t let his team down. He stopped all 26 shots that came his way for another shutout, this one 4-0 in Glendale.
Helping out on offense were Dustin Brown, who had two goals and an assist, and Alec Martinez, who posted a score and a helper.
Tyler Kennedy, RW, San Jose Sharks: If you like high-scoring hockey, this was the game for you. Kennedy led the way on the Sharks’ huge offensive outburst, posting a pair of goals in the 7-4 win over the Bruins. Tommy Wingels also had two scores, as did Joe Pavelski, who bagged an assist as well.
The Sharks were able to out-shoot Boston 44-24 to move to 13-10-4 on the year. With the loss, the Bruins fall to 14-12-1.
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.
Friday, December 5, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Minnesota Wild (PRIME, FS-N+)
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets (ALT, TSN3)
8:30 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Chicago Blackhawks (RDS, SNE, CSN-CH)
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