NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/7/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Oilers, Blackhawks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 7, 2014
We’re coming off a fairly active weekend in the NHL, but things will be pretty quiet tonight. There are just three games on the schedule, but the ramifications could be heavy as we cruise toward the postseason. Let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Jeremy Morin, LW, Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks are completely injury-depleted right now, but they keep finding ways to win. They did just that yesterday against a tough team in the St. Louis Blues, taking a 4-2 victory for their third straight W. Morin was a big contributor to the victory, posting a goal and an assist. He now has four points in his last three games.
Next up for Chicago is a home game against Montreal Wednesday. They’ll finish off the week with trips to DC Friday and Nashville Saturday.
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Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: In a tight playoff race, Bobrovsky came up with exactly the kind of performance the team needed from its net-minder. He stopped all 31 shots that came his way in a 4-0 shutout of the Islanders, bringing the Jackets to within one point of Detroit for the first wildcard spot in the East. Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu each had a goal and an assist.
It’s a busy five-game week for the Blue Jackets. They’re at home against Phoenix tomorrow and in Dallas on Wednesday, followed by trips to Tampa Bay (Friday) and the Panthers (Saturday).
Taylor Hall, LW, Edmonton Oilers: The Ducks ran into a roadblock yesterday in their quest for a division title, and that roadblock was named Edmonton. The Oilers took the game 4-2 despite falling behind early, and Taylor Hall was probably the big star here with his one goal and two assists. Justin Schultz also kicked in a score and a helper of his own.
The Oilers play every other day this week: They’re at home against the Avalanche tomorrow, then host L.A. Thursday and Vancouver Saturday.
Brayden Schenn, C, Philadelphia Flyers: There were a lot of big contributors to the Flyers’ 5-2 win over the Sabres, but we’ll focus on Schenn first. He scored twice in the victory, once in the second and once in the third. He has 20 scores and 21 assists on the year. Also of note were Mark Streit (three assists) and Matt Read (goal; assist).
That victory breaks a disappointing string of losses for Philly, so we’ll see if they can keep the good vibes flowing this week. Their road trip starts tomorrow against the Panthers, then it’s Tampa Bay Thursday and Pittsburgh Saturday.
NHL Daily Schedule: There are just six teams in action tonight, but the matchups all look pretty good. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, April 7, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at New Jersey Devils (RDS2, SNET-W, MSG PLUS)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets (FS-N, TSN-JETS)
10:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Vancouver Canucks (PRIME, SNET-P)
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