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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/16/15

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We’ve got a pretty hefty schedule of NHL games on tap for tonight, as there will be eight different matchups in the coming hours. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in our daily wrap-up.

Michael Raffl, LW, Philadelphia Flyers: There were a host of close games yesterday, and the Flyers-Sabres matchup was no exception. Philly took a narrow win on a Raffl goal with just over seven minutes left in the third for a 2-1 margin at First Niagara Center. It was his 13th goal of the season, and he was on the ice for the first time since January 20 (pneumonia).
The Flyers are now 24-22-10 and have scored at least a point in nine straight.

Corey Crawford, G, Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks and Penguins played a close one yesterday as well, with the result coming down to a shootout. Crawford made 36 saves on 37 shots in the 2-1 victory, with Patrick Sharp scoring the winning goal in the shootout.
There were five goals in three rounds of the shootout, capping off a tense game very nicely.
With the win, Chicago is 35-18-4 while Pittsburgh moves to 32-15-9.

Alex Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals: Ovechkin was up to his old tricks yesterday, retaking the spot atop the NHL for scoring. He notched four points on two goals and two assists in the Caps’ 5-3 victory over the Ducks at Honda Center. Andre Burakovsky added two goals of his own, as did Andrew Cogliano on the other side.
The Caps are now 30-17-10 after splitting their weekend set.

Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: This one wasn’t so close either. Tampa Bay had little trouble with the Sharks at SAP Center last night, cruising to a 5-2 victory. Stamkos managed a goal and an assist in the win, with Ben Bishop making 33 saves in a bounce-back effort.
The Bolts are now 35-17-6 while the Sharks are 29-21-8.

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, February 16, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at NY Islanders (NHLN-US, TVA, SNO, SNP, MSG, MSG+)

7:30 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators (FS-CR, RDS2, TSN5)
Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings (RDS, SNE, FS-D)

8:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets (SNOL, TSN3)

9:00 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Colorado Avalanche (FS-A, ALT)
Boston Bruins at Calgary Flames (NESN, SNW)

10:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Vancouver Canucks (FS-N, FS-WI, SNP)

10:30 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings (SUN, FS-W)

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