NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/25/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Senators, Stars, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 25, 2014
We’ll be seeing a heavy dose of NHL action tonight, as the league has 10 matchups lined up for us. Before we get settled in and decide which games we’ll be watching this evening, let’s take our daily stroll around the league and see which players everyone’s talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.
Ryan McDonagh, D, New York Rangers: Last night’s slate featured three shootout wins and one OT affair--which was this one. McDonagh was the big contributor here, notching a pair of assists, a plus-3 rating and the game-winning goal in the 4-3 victory over Phoenix. He now has 13 scores and 29 helpers in 73 games.
That’s four straight wins for the Rangers. Let’s take a look at their upcoming schedule: Tomorrow they’ll host Philly, and Friday they’ll head up to Calgary to take on the Flames.
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Jeff Carter, C, Los Angeles Kings: It was an emotional game last night for Carter. He was playing in his first game in Philadelphia since being traded a few years back, and he had a direct impact on the ice. Carter notched the game’s first goal, and the Kings would go on to take the win 3-2. Justin Williams and Dwight King also scored.
The Kings’ road set continues this week. They’ll be in DC tonight, then head to Pittsburgh Thursday before returning home to host Winnipeg on Saturday.
Kari Lehtonen, G, Dallas Stars: Lehtonen had a nice outing last night against the Jets, and it helped the Stars get a victory. He managed 32 saves on 33 shots in the 2-1 win, giving him a 27-17-10 record on the year. Helping out offensively were Ray Whitney and Tyler Seguin, who each notched a goal.
That’s two straight wins for the Stars, who will try to keep it going tonight in Chicago. After that it’s home to host Nashville on Friday and off to St. Louis on Saturday.
Erik Karlsson, D, Ottawa Senators: Now let’s take a look at one of last night’s shootout finals. Karlsson was the star here, as he managed a goal and two assists in an eventual 4-3 victory in Tampa Bay. That gives him 20 scores and 48 assists on the season so far. Jason Spezza had a goal and scored in the shootout to help lift the Sens to victory.
That was a much-needed win for Ottawa, snapping a losing streak for them. They’re in Florida to take on the Panthers tonight, then will head home to await the incoming Blackhawks on Friday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action tonight, so there’s a good chance you’ll find a team you love (or hate) out on the ice. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-MW, SNET-O)
Phoenix Coyotes at Pittsburgh Penguins (FS-A, ROOT)
Los Angeles Kings at Washington Capitals (FS-W, CSN-DC)
NY Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes (MSG PLUS, FS-CR)
7:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, MSG-B, BELL TV, TSN-HABS)
Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers (SNET-E, FS-F)
Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets (TSN2, NBCSN, FS-D)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks (FS-SW, CSN-CH)
Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators (ALT, FS-TN)
9:30 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers (TSN, CSN-CA)
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