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NHL Diary: Jan. 18, 2014 - Ducks Streak Is Over!

NHL MORNING SKATE JAN. 18, 2014

Welcome to the NHL Morning Skate, a daily collection of the latest news and notes from around the League.

STADIUM SERIES

Check out the latest time-lapse videos of the rink builds atDodger StadiumandYankee Stadium.

PitchersHyun-Jin RyuandKenley Jansentook to the field at Dodger Stadium for somelong toss and running drills.

HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA

The city of Lloydminster Alta./Sask., one of two Canadian cities to be split by a provincial border, serves as the primary backdrop for CBCs coverage of the 14th Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. Throughout the day-long broadcast, beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET, CBC will feature stories across Canada about the impact that hockey has on the community as well as live game broadcasts of all seven Canadian NHL clubs. Philadelphia Flyers forwardScott Hartnelland Ottawa Senators forwardClarke MacArthur, both from Lloydminster, Alta, will be in action tonight.

Check out the action on CBCslive blogand on Twitter (#hockeyday) or visitcbcsports.ca/hockeyday

HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA

The eighth annual celebration of hockey in Minnesota will feature more than 16 hours of original hockey-related programming on FOX Sports North including the Wilds match-up with the Dallas Stars and three high school hockey games on an outdoor rink in Elk River. Minnesota is 5-1-1 all-time on Hockey Day Minnesota, including four straight wins. The State of Hockey Legacy Award will be presented toLou Nanne, the Minnesota hockey legend who this year celebrates calling his 50th high school state tournament.

Follow along via the Wilds social media channels (#HDM2014) and onWild.com/hockeyday

FRIDAYS RESULTS

Columbus 5, Washington 1

Chicago 4, Anaheim 2

BLACKHAWKS END DUCKS STREAK

Marian Hossascored twice (2-0-2) and the Blackhawks held off a late Ducks rally to snap Anaheims eight-game winning streak in a battle of the Leagues top two teams.Bryan Bickellgave Chicago a 3-0 lead midway through the third period, but Anaheim answered with two goals in 53 seconds before Hossa scored into the empty net to seal the win.

* Anaheim lost for just the second time in its past 20 games (18-2-0) while netminderJonas Hillersuffered his first loss since Dec.3, ending his club-record 14-game winning streak. His stretch of victories matched the second-longest single-season streak in NHL history.

* Chicago won for the first time in its past six match-ups versus Anaheim (1-3-2) and improved to 24-0-5 when scoring the games first goal this season.

* Hossas first goal was the 28th shorthanded tally of his career, tying him for first among active players withMartin St. LouisandMike Richards. He recorded a season-high eight shots on net while extending his point streak to four games (4-2--6). It was his second multi-goal game of the season and 77th of his career, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Hossa ranks fifth among active players for most multi-goal games behindTeemu Selanne(131),Jaromir Jagr(120),Jarome Iginla(96) andAlexander Ovechkin(82).

BLUE JACKETS REMAIN HOT IN JANUARY

Cam Atkinsonscored twice andSergei Bobrovskymade 26 saves as Columbus skated to a 5-1 win against Washington in coachTodd Richards300th game behind an NHL bench (142-129-29). Bobrovsky has posted a 6-0-0 record with a 1.33 goals-against average and .955 save percentage in his past six decisions, the fourth winning streak of six-or-more games in his career.

* The Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to a season-high five games, improving to 6-1-0 in January. Columbus is undefeated this season whenNathan Horton, records a point (5-0-0) and whenJames Wisniewskiscores a goal (4-0-0).

LOOSE PUCKS

Columbus forwardMark Letesturecorded his 100th NHL point (45-55--100) and extended his point streak to four games (4-1--5). Capitals forwardMartin Eratrecorded his 500th NHL point while teammateBrooks Laichplayed in his 600th NHL game The Department of Player Safety fined Phoenix Coyotes forwardMartin Hanzalfor high-sticking Vancouver Canucks forwardDavid Booth.

A SNEAK PEAK AT SATURDAYS ACTION

All Times Eastern

NY Rangers @ Ottawa, 2:00 p.m., CBC, NHLN-US, MSG, TVA

San Jose @ Tampa Bay, 2:00 p.m., CSN-CA, SUN

Edmonton @ Winnipeg, 2:00 p.m., CBC

Columbus @ Buffalo, 7:00 p.m., FS-O, MSG-B

Montreal @ Toronto, 7:00 p.m., CBC, RDS, NHLN-US

Los Angeles @ Detroit, 7:00 p.m., FS-W, FS-D

NY Islanders @ Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m., MSG PLUS, TCN-PH

Florida @ Carolina, 7:00 p.m., FS-F, FS-CR

Anaheim @ St. Louis, 8:00 p.m., KDOC, FS-MW

Colorado @ Nashville, 8:00 p.m., ALT, FS-TN

New Jersey @ Anaheim, 8:00 p.m., MSG, FS-A

Dallas @ Minnesota, 9:00 p.m., TXA 21, FS-N, FS-WI

Calgary @ Winnipeg, 10:00 p.m., CBC

STEEN RETURNS TO THE LINEUP

St. Louis forwardAlexander Steenwill be in the lineup tonight when the Blues host the League-leading Anaheim Ducks. Steen, who has missed the past 11 games, leads the Blues in goals (24) and his 38 points in 35 games rank second on the team in scoring toT.J. Oshie(11-29--40) his 24 goals still ties him for fifth in the NHL with Pittsburgh Penguins forwardChris Kunitz.

Source: NHL Media



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