NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/4/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Kings, Stars, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 4, 2014
The NHL will be going strong tonight, with 10 games on the upcoming schedule. Make sure you reserve your spot on the couch extra-early, because there will be plenty of action all evening long. That said, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: Bobrovsky played the defensive hero yesterday, and the Jackets continued their domination over the Maple Leafs this season. Mason Raymond notched the game-winner in the third period, putting Columbus on top for good 2-1, with Bobrovsky providing 28 saves. The Jackets have won all three games against Toronto this year.
It’s a quick turnaround for Columbus tonight, as the Stars will be coming to town. They’re in Chicago Thursday and Nashville Saturday.
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Ray Whitney, LW, Dallas Stars: Lindy Ruff got his 600th career win last night, as the Stars edged the Sabres 3-2. Whitney provided a pair of assists, including one on the game-winner. He now has 17 helpers and seven goals in 54 games so far this season.
The Stars will play the Jackets in Columbus tonight, then host Vancouver on Thursday and finish of the week with a home game against Minnesota on Saturday.
Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: Speaking of helping out on game-winning goals, Kopitar did just that last night against the Canadiens. He provided an assist to Jeff Carter in the second, and Jonathan Quick held it down the rest of the way (18 saves) en route to a 2-1 Kings victory. Kopitar has 33 helpers and 19 goals on the year.
This is a light week for L.A. Their only other game is in Winnipeg on Thursday. They’ll get back to a busy four-game set next week, though.
Mikael Granlund, C, Minnesota Wild: The Wild continue to surge, and they were able to hold off Calgary for their fifth straight win last night. Granlund was a big contributor, posting a pair of assists in the 3-2 victory. On the season, he’s got 26 helpers to go along with six goals.
This is a light week for the Wild as well. They’ll play just one more in this seven-day stretch, and that’s on Saturday in Dallas.
NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action tonight, so there’s a good chance you can find a team you love (or hate). Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins (FS-F, NESN)
Detroit Red Wings at New Jersey Devils (FS-D, MSG)
Dallas Stars at Columbus Blue Jackets (FS-SW, FS-O)
8:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks (RDS, ALT, CSN-CH)
Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues (TSN2, NBCSN)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators (ROOT, FS-TN)
NY Islanders at Winnipeg Jets (MSG PLUS, TSN-JETS)
9:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Phoenix Coyotes (SNET-P, FS-A PLUS)
9:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers (SNET-E, TVA, SNET-W)
10:30 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at San Jose Sharks (FS-CR, CSN-CA)
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