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The Daily: Ex-NHLer Saves Life in San Jose; Red Wings Kings of the Road?



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The Detroit Red Wings quest for a sixth consecutive road win tonight in Carolina is important to Detroit fans. But seems less important than the San Jose Hockey Now story about how former Sharks player Tony Hrkac saved a life in the San Jose press box

TMZ originally broke the story of Hrkac, 57, performing a Heimlich maneuver to save an NHL employee who was choking on a pretzel in the San Jose Sharks press box on Jan. 4. The person resumed normal breathing after a piece of pretzel was ejected by the Heimlich.

Hrkac was an original Sharks player, and has been with the Lightning since 2015.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Don’t look now, but the Detroit Red Wings are in third place in the Atlantic Division.
  • Alex Lyon is the key to Detroit’s improved defensive play.  It’s a chicken and egg situation.
  • Suddenly, the Red Wings are winning road games. Defenseman Moritz Seider is certainly an important contributor to the team’s road improvement.
  • Kris Draper still makes his living in hockey, but has found another sport that he enjoys/

Red Wings Next Game

The Red Wings will be trying to win their sixth consecutive road game tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Red Wings 7-2-1 in its last 10, while the Hurricanes are 2-1-1 in their last four. The Hurricanes should be getting Martin Necas back from injury, but goalie Pyotr Kochetkov is in concussion protocol.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Jimmy Murphy wrote a paywall story about whether the Boston Bruins should consider making a bid to acquire Ottawa Senators forward Vladimir Tarasenko.

Buffalo: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has back-to-back shutouts for the Buffalo Sabres. Could they turn this season around?

Florida: Sasha Barkov probably will remain sidelined when the Florida Panthers play the Minnesota Wild.

Montreal: Marc Dumont writes that the Montreal Canadiens were embarrassed by the struggling Ottawa Senators.

Pittsburgh: GM Kyle Dubas says there have been no trade talks for Jake Guentzel. Pittsburgh Penguins.