NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/1/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Ducks, Avalanche, Today's TV Schedule and More
March 1, 2014
We’re getting a full dose of NHL hockey today, with matchups spread from the early afternoon up until the wee hours of the morning. Make sure you’re well-rested, because it’s going to be a long day. In the meantime, here’s a look at a few of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines right now.
Jhonas Enroth, G, Buffalo Sabres: Now that Ryan Miller is gone (he was traded to the Blues yesterday along with Steve Ott for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, a prospect and a first rounder in the 2015 draft), Enroth got his chance to step up last night against the Sharks. He did just that, stopping 36 shots in the 4-2 victory.
As next week goes on, we’ll get to see how the new look will affect the Sabres. They’ll play three on the road in the next six days, starting Monday in Dallas.
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Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Colorado Avalanche: It took a couple of periods for Landeskog to get going, but once he did he was great. He logged two assists and a goal last night against the Coyotes, with all his damage being done in the third period of the 4-2 Avs victory. Defensively, Semyon Varlamov held it down with 40 saves on 42 shots.
The Avalanche will play every other day in the coming week, with their first matchup tomorrow at home against Tampa Bay. The next two will be on the road.
Zach Parise, LW, Minnesota Wild: The Wild won their fourth straight game last night, thanks in large part to Parise. He logged the tying goal in the first, and the defense was able to hold things together the rest of the way for Minnesota to eventually prevail in a seven-round shootout 2-1. Darcy Kuemper was the anchor there, with 30 saves on 31 shots.
It’s a thin week for the Wild coming up, with just two games on the schedule. They’ll play Monday at home against Calgary and Saturday in Dallas.
Andrew Cogliano, C, Anaheim Ducks: Cogliano was the only member of either team to score a goal in last night’s Ducks-Blues matchup. He lit the lamp in the first period, then goalie Jonas Hiller took over with 18 saves in the 1-0 shutout victory. Cogliano now has 18 goals and 14 assists on the season so far.
The Ducks’ home-stand continues tomorrow and throughout the week. They’ll play Carolina (Sunday), Montreal (Wednesday) and Pittsburgh (Friday) in that stretch.
NHL Daily Schedule: The Stadium Series will be continuing tonight, and in the meantime there are plenty of matchups to keep us occupied. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Saturday, March 1, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins (NHLN-US, CSN-DC, NESN)
New Jersey Devils at NY Islanders (MSG PLUS 2, MSG PLUS)
NY Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers (MSG, CSN-PH)
2:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Columbus Blue Jackets (FS-F, FS-O)
3:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators (TSN-JETS, FS-TN)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars (SUN, FS-SW)
4:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Los Angeles Kings (SPSO, FS-W)
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS)
8:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks (NBC)
10:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers (CBC)
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