The NHL has a pretty busy 7-game set coming up tonight, so there will be plenty of hockey action out there for fans. While we’re waiting on those games to get started, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there and see who’s in the news.
Andrew Hammond, G, Ottawa Senators: Making his first start in the NHL, Hammond bagged a win on a memorable night at Canadian Tire Centre last night. He made 42 saves on 44 shots to help Ottawa to a 4-2 win over the Canadiens, with Mark Stone (goal; two assists) and Erik Carlson (two assists) helping out on offense.
The Senators are now 23-23-10 and 3-1-1 in their last five games.
Darren Helm, C, Detroit Red Wings: One of the NHL’s most storied rivalries posted another edition in their long list of battles last night, and it didn’t fail to disappoint. Detroit took a 3-2 shootout win over the Blackhawks at United Center, with Helm accounting for a goal and an assist.
Goalie Jimmy Howard made 32 saves on 34 shots to help Detroit get to 32-14-10 and end a three-game losing skid.
Chicago is now 35-18-5.
Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: Quick had himself a busy night at Pepsi Center against the Colorado Avalanche. He posted 42 saves on 43 shots in a great performance, helping the defending champion Kings to a 4-1 victory.
Jeff Carter added a pair of goals on six shots.
The Kings are on a six game winning streak now, during which they’ve outscored their opposition by a margin of 23-12. They’re 27-18-12 on the year.
Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: When the Lightning came out for the second period at Honda Center against the Ducks last night, they played like a different team. After getting beaten up in the first, they responded with four goals in the second, riding that wave to a 4-1 victory. Stamkos capped the rally with his 31st goal of the season.
The Lightning are now 36-18-6 and have three more road games left before they get back home.
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, February 19, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at NY Islanders (FS-TN, MSG+)
Vancouver Canucks at NY Rangers (TVA, SNP, MSG)
Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers (MSG-B, BELL TV, CSN-PH)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, SN360, SNO, SNW, ROOT)
Winnipeg Jets at Washington Capitals (TSN3, CSN-DC)
7:30 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens (FS-F, RDS, SNE)
8:30 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Dallas Stars (CSN-CA, FS-SW)
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