NHL Daily: Jimmy Vesey, Erik Johnson, Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Daily: New York Ranger Jimmy Vesey is Over the Mid-Season Rookie Wall, the Colorado Avalanche Will be Relieved With Erik Johnson’s Return, the Blackhawks are Climbing Power Rankings and More! (Morning NHL Headlines)

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There were only three games on the NHL schedule for Wednesday night. The Edmonton Oilers topped the Florida Panthers 4-3, the Washington Capitals topped the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Boston Bruins 5-3.

The Highlight of the Night:

NHL Daily: Morning NHL Headlines

Jimmy Vesey is Over the Rookie Wall

New York Ranger rookie Jimmy Vesey has overcome his mid-season valley and is finally returning to the player he really is. Vesey has broken out all over again with a new line and a big play turnaround. [Blue Line Station]

Payoff for Minnesota’s Line Shuffling

The Wild have been experimenting with different line combinations as of late and the payoff is pretty worthwhile. The line experimentation has proved that the future seems bright for the Wild after seeing the talent each player brings to the table. [Gone Puck Wild]

Bye Week is Worst Time Possible for Blues

The St.Louis Blues aren’t welcoming their bye week. While a week’s worth of rest might seem nice, the Blues can’t afford the record killer the bye week has become and can’t afford to take any losses, especially with big matchups coming up including the Chicago Blackhawks. [Bleedin’ Blue]

Colorado to Get Boost in Erik Johnson’s Return

The Avalanche are ready for a big surge with the return of their best defenseman, Erik Johnson, who is ready to return from injury. [Mile High Sticking]

The Isles Have Bad Ice, But Not the Worst

The Islanders have been getting a bad reputation for the condition of their ice over in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. While the Isles don’t have very good ice, it isn’t nearly the worst you can find. [Eyes on Isles]

Blackhawks Are Climbing Power Rankings Steadily

The Chicago Blackhawks are steadily climbing the NHL power rankings, especially in light of their recent wins and ‘road warrior’ play as of late. The Hawks keep climbing. [Blackhawk Up]

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