NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/2/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blues, Sharks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 2, 2014
We’re still reeling from that busy NHL set last night, but we’ll get a chance to kick back and enjoy some games this evening. There are just four matchups on the schedule, but we should be seeing at least a couple of close ones in there. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy happenings out there and see who’s in the news.
Elias Lindholm, C, Carolina Hurricanes: The ‘Canes came out with a balanced effort yesterday against the Penguins, and it paid off. Lindholm led the way on a two-goal outing, while Jeff Skinner added two assists and Justin Faulk netted a score himself. Anton Khudobin posted a strong defensive effort, with 30 saves on 31 shots in the 4-1 victory.
The Hurricanes have two home games this week: tomorrow against Dallas and Saturday against the Devils. They’ll start out next week by heading to New York for the Rangers on Tuesday.
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Kari Lehtonen, G, Dallas Stars: Lehtonen had it working last night against the Capitals, and it resulted in a big win for the Stars. He stopped all 35 shots that Washington sent his way, recording a 5-0 shutout. Helping out offensively were Dustin Jeffrey (two goals) and Alex Chiasson (three assists). Lehtonen now carries a 30-18-10 record on the season.
The Stars will head to Carolina tomorrow, then visit Tampa Bay Saturday and the Panthers Sunday to close out the weekend.
Ryan Miller, G, St. Louis Blues: Not to be outdone, Miller also recorded a shutout himself in the Blues’ shootout victory over the Flyers. It was one of three games last night to come down to a S/O, with Miller emerging victorious 1-0 on the strength of his 31 saves. T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk each notched a goal in the shootout to put the Blues over the top.
Two more home games this week for the Blues: They’ll host Buffalo Thursday and Colorado Saturday. Next week’s four-game stint kicks off on Sunday in Chicago against the Blackhawks.
Patrick Marleau, C, San Jose Sharks: In one of the most high-scoring matchups on yesterday’s schedule, the Sharks took a close win over the Oilers. Marleau scored the game-winner in the third period of the 5-4 victory, giving him 32 goals on the season. Joe Thornton helped out by adding a pair of assists to the cause.
Let’s take a peek at the Sharks’ upcoming schedule. They’ll host the Kings tomorrow night, then the Predators come to town on Saturday. After a few days off, they’ll pick it up again on Wednesday in Anaheim.
NHL Daily Schedule: Just eight teams will be out on the NHL ice tonight, but the matchups look pretty good regardless. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Ottawa Senators (TSN, MSG PLUS, TVA)
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (RDS, TSN2, NBCSN)
10:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks (SNET-W, SNET-EDM, KDOC)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings (TSN2, NBCSN)
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