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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/10/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on Bishop, Olympics Schedule and More

February 10, 2014

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The NHL is officially shut down due to the Olympic break, so we won’t be seeing any league action for a little more than two weeks. Still, there are plenty of interesting things happening out there, so let’s take a moment to survey the headlines on the international stage and see what everyone’s up to right now with the Olympics in full swing. Here’s the latest.

Ben Bishop, G, Tampa Bay Lightning: Lightning fans will be happy to hear that Bishop is going to be using the Olympic break to try and recover from his injury woes. The Tampa Bay net-minder has been struggling with a handful of ailments suffered over the last several weeks, most recently an upper-body issue that had him in danger of missing this past Saturday’s game against the Red Wings.
When he’s been in there, Bishop has been more than solid. He’s rocking a 28-8-1 record thus far, with a 1.98 GAA and four shutouts to his credit.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/10/14

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Canada and the USA in the Women’s Bracket: While we’re waiting for the NHL guys to get going, now’s a good time to catch up with our ladies out there on the ice. The United States and Canada are considered head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to women’s hockey, and barring some crazy circumstances, it’s a foregone conclusion that they’ll eventually meet in the gold medal game on February 20. (Canada and the USA have been the only countries to win gold in women’s hockey since it became an Olympic event in 1998.)
They’ll see each other in game action on Wednesday at 6:30 ET, and it’s sure to be one of the most entertaining matchps in the entire tournament. This is the game to see in the preliminary rounds (and will likely be a gold-medal game preview) so make sure you check it out.

Men’s Olympic Hockey Schedule This Week: The NHL players out there won’t get much time to rest after the long flight to Russia. The men’s hockey action will kick off on Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST, with the rest of the teams following suit on Thursday. Let’s take a look at scheduled action this week (and try to decipher the time difference) as we adjust to the Olympic mode.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014:

11:00 AM EST:
Czech Republic vs. Sweden
Latvia vs. Switzerland

Thursday, February 13, 2014:

2:00 AM EST:
Finland vs. Austria

6:30 AM EST:
Russia vs. Slovenia
Slovakia vs. United States

11:00 AM EST:
Canada vs. Norway

Friday, February 14, 2014:

2:00 AM EST:
Czech Republic vs. Latvia

6:30 AM EST:
Sweden vs. Switzerland

11:00 AM EST:
Norway vs. Finland
Canada vs. Austria

Saturday, February 15, 2014:

2:00 AM EST:
Slovakia vs. Slovenia

6:30 AM EST:
United States vs. Russia

11:00 AM EST:
Sweden vs. Latvia
Switzerland vs. Czech Republic

Sunday, February 16, 2014:

2:00 AM EST:
Austria vs. Norway

6:30 AM EST:
Russia vs. Slovakia
Slovenia vs. United States

11:00 AM EST:
Finland vs. Canada

Upcoming NHL Schedule: Due to the Olympics, we won’t be seeing any NHL games until the 25th of this month--and most of the league won’t get back into action until the 27th. That said, here’s an advance look at the upcoming games when the league kicks back into gear, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres: (NHLN-US, SPSO, MSG-B, BELL TV)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014:

7:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (TSN2, NBCSN)
Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, TSN, FS-D)

10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche (TSN2, NBCSN)

10:30 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks (FS-MW, SNET-P)

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