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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/9/15


After a pretty busy weekend of NHL hockey, we’ve got five more games to look forward to on this Monday evening. Before we get into those, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in today’s headlines.

Marian Hossa, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks finished up a seven-game road trip with a win in St. Louis yesterday, going 4-2 over the Blues. That win gave them a 4-3 record on their journey.
Hossa bagged a pair of third-period goals, one on a power play and one an empty-netter. The victory brings Chicago to 33-18-2 on the season and they’ll play their next eight games at home.

Wayne Simmonds, RW, Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers are still pretty far outside the playoff picture, but that’s not stopping them from being competitive. Simmonds bagged a goal in the team’s 3-1 victory yesterday against the Capitals, which was Philly’s fifth win in six games.
The bad news here: net-minder Steve Mason sustained an injury to his lower body during the second period. He’s not traveling with the team.

Travis Hamonic, D, New York Islanders: Hamonic got a couple of relatively rare points yesterday against the Sabres, posting a pair of assists in the 3-2 victory. He helped out on goals by Mikhail Grabovski and Anders Lee.
The Isles were up 3-0 in this one and were able to hang on to move to 34-18-1 on the season. It was Hamonic’s first multi-point game in nearly a year (March 25, 2014).

Jason Spezza, C, Dallas Stars: The Stars came into the Garden yesterday and asserted themselves in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Rangers. Spezza posted a goal and two assists here, while Ales Hemsky had a helper and the game-winner with 3:58 left in overtime.
The Stars move to 24-21-8 with the win, while the Rangers fall to 30-16-5. They’ve now lost two games in a row and are flailing without goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

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 9, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at New Jersey Devils (SNW, MSG+)
Los Angeles Kings at Columbus Blue Jackets (SNE, SNO, FS-W, FS-O)

8:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Minnesota Wild (SNP, FS-N)

8:30 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, CSN-CH)

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

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