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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/9/14


After a relatively light evening in the NHL last night, we’re in for a stuffed schedule of 10 games this evening. Before we get set to watch those pucks drop, let’s take our daily look at some of the notable players out there who are making news this morning. Here’s the latest.

Rick Nash, LW, New York Rangers: For the second time in as many games, the Rangers blew a two-goal lead. This one was against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, but in this instance New York was able to bounce back.
Up 3-1 in the third, the Rangers gave away two quick goals to force overtime. In the extra period, a rally and a goal by Kevin Klein at 3:45 in secured the win.
J.T. Miller, Rick Nash and Kevin Hayes scored for New York as well in the inconsistent performance. Net-minder Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves on 35 shots.

Jaromir Jagr, RW, New Jersey Devils: Jagr hit a very important number last night against the Hurricanes, and it didn’t have anything to do with his goal or assist he had. The longtime vet was playing in his 1,500th NHL game, and the team was able to celebrate with a 2-1 victory.
Jagr now moves into fifth place on the league’s all-time points list, past Marcel Dionne. Cory Schneider helped him get the win in net with 39 saves for his 11th victory of the year. Scott Gomez also registered a pair of assists for the 11-13-4 Devils.

Martin Brodeur, G, St. Louis Blues: Now let’s move on to another longtime NHL veteran, the 42-year-old Martin Brodeur. He posted 32 saves on 34 shots as the Blues rode to a 4-2 victory at home last night against the Panthers. It was Brodeur’s 690th career victory and moves St. Louis to 18-8-2.
Chris Porter (goal; assist) and Maxim Lapierre (goal) helped out the cause, stepping up since the team was without Alexander Steen (lower-body injury) and David Backes (who took a puck to the mouth and left the game).

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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at New Jersey Devils (CSN-CH, MSG+)
Philadelphia Flyers at Columbus Blue Jackets (CSN-PH, FS-O)

7:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Buffalo Sabres (NBCSN, FS-W)
Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs (SNW, TSN4)
Vancouver Canucks at Montreal Canadiens (SNP, RDS, SNE)
Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning (TVA, CSN-DC, SUN)

8:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Minnesota Wild (MSG+2, FS-N)

8:30 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars (TSN3, FS-SW+)

9:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche (FS-TN, ALT)

10:30 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks (SNW, CSN-CA)

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