NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/3/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Ducks, Kings, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 3, 2014
The NHL is coming off a relatively slow evening last night, but will be filling out the schedule with nine games in the coming hours. Before we settle in and wait on game-time, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Josh Bailey, LW, New York Islanders: The Isles have nothing to play for right now, since they’re out of the playoff picture, but they’re making things interesting nonetheless. They took care of business against the Senators (who needed a win) last night, logging a 2-1 victory on the strength of Bailey’s goal and assist. Anders Nilsson had 35 saves on 36 shots.
New York has been experiencing something of a late-season charge, so we’ll see if they can keep it going. Next up is Washington on Saturday, then a trip to Columbus on Sunday.
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Gustav Nyquist, C, Detroit Red Wings: Nyquist has been on an absolute tear. His points streak now stands at 10 games, thanks to a game-winning goal in last night’s 3-2 win over Boston. The deciding score came at 12:48 in the third, and the Wings were able to hold it the rest of the way. Nyquist has produced 12 goals and two assists during his streak.
Two games down this week for Detroit; two more to go. They’ll host Buffalo tomorrow, then head to Montreal on Saturday.
Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Apparently, the Ducks like to live dangerously. They notched another comeback third-period victory last night, taking it to the Oilers 3-2. Anaheim was down 2-0 early in the third, but came back thanks to Perry’s two goals and an assist in the period. He now has 41 scores and 37 helpers on the season.
Tomorrow night, the Ducks will finish off the week by hosting Nashville. Sunday, they’ll pick it back up again in Edmonton, then head to Vancouver on Monday.
Jeff Carter, C, Los Angeles Kings: The Kings punched their tickets to the Stanley Cup Playoffs last night, thanks to a rousing victory over the Coyotes. Carter led the way in a group effort, notching a goal and an assist in the 4-0 win. Jonathan Quick got the shutout with 17 saves in his 27th win this season.
Let’s check out the Kings’ upcoming schedule. They’re in San Jose tonight on a quick turnaround, then head to Vancouver on Saturday. Next week’s games start out in Calgary on Wednesday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be in action tonight, and there are sure to be plenty of playoff implications out there on the ice. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Thursday, April 3, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers (FS-O, CSN-PH)
Dallas Stars at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-SW, FS-CR)
7:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN, RDS2, NESN)
Calgary Flames at Tampa Bay Lightning (SNET-W, SUN)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks (TSN2, NBCSN, CSN-CH)
Buffalo Sabres at St. Louis Blues (MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-MW)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Winnipeg Jets (ROOT, TSN-JETS)
9:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Colorado Avalanche (MSG, ALT)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (TSN2, NBCSN)
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