NHL Top Plays of the Week – January 23, 2014

NHL Top Goals of the Week

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THUNDER BAY – The National Hockey League (NHL) offers the fastest hockey on the planet. January has seen a lot of great action.

Hockey fans in Thunder Bay are excited as well this week as the possibility of the St. Johns Ice Caps could be headed to Thunder Bay as the Winnipeg Jets are a part of the Thunder Bay Live! consortium that is looking to move the AHL team closer to Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Jets vs Ahaheim Ducks Jan 21 2014

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for action on Saturday night. The two Canadian teams will face off after losing efforts. The Maple Leafs had their winning streak snapped and will be hungry to get back into the ‘W’ column.

Dallas Stars plucked the game from the Leafs as Valeri Nichushkin was in the right place at the right time hitting the twine twice on Thursday night. The Maple Leafs fell to the Dallas Stars in a 7-1 defeat.

Nichushkin potted his two goals, and Star Jamie Benn scored his milestone 100th career goal. Benn also added three assists.

Nichushkin, an NHL rookie celebrated his first two-goal game in his young career to bring his season total to eleven goals in 48 games.

“It’s funny how that works,” gushed Stars coach Lindy Ruff after the game. “He got one off his skate when he was in the right spot, and he got a rebound when he was right in front. He has had some nice opportunities for him that haven’t gone in.”

Cody Eakin chipped in with a goal and an assist, and Alex Goligowski, Sergei Gonchar and Tyler Seguin each made two assists for the Stars.

The loss to the Dallas Stars ended Toronto’s six-game winning streak.

Jets Coming off Snapped Winning Streak

The Winnipeg Jets had their winning streak busted by the San Jose Sharks in a 1-0 defeat.

The Sharks extended their winning streak with their fifth straight win as they snapped the Jets’ four-game winning streak. This was the first lost for new Jet’s coach Paul Maurice since the new coach replaced Claude Noel on Jan 12.

The Sharks Stalock extended his shutout streak to 140 minutes and 59 seconds, posting his first career NHL shutout in his previous start, making 24 saves in a 3-0 road win against the Florida Panthers on Jan. 16.

Both teams will be ready for action on Saturday night.