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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/10/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

April 10, 2014

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After a relatively subdued five-game NHL schedule yesterday, we’re getting back to it in a big way tonight, with 11 games on the slate. Before we settle in for all that action, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there. Here’s the latest.

Marian Hossa, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: Hossa was absolutely instrumental in the Blackhawks’ comeback victory over the Canadiens last night. He posted the game-tying goal at the 19:12 mark in the third, then assisted on Patrick Sharp’s game-winner in overtime to best Montreal 3-2. It was their first overtime goal in the last 21 games.
Two more left for Chicago. They’re in Washington tomorrow, then will head out to Nashville on Saturday to wrap things up.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/10/14

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Riley Sheahan, C, Detroit Red Wings: One of last night’s two shootout victories belonged to the Penguins, who bested the Red Wings 4-3 last night. However, the real story here belongs to Detroit, who clinched their 23rd consecutive playoff appearance by sending the game to extras. Sheahan is to be thanked for that, as he netted one at 18:45 in the third to tie it up.
That point takes a ton of pressure off the Red Wings through their final two games, as they can relax and focus on doing damage in the postseason. They’ll host the Hurricanes tomorrow, then finish up in St. Louis on Sunday.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: Now let’s move on to another team who clinched a playoff berth last night in the Blue Jackets. Bobrovsky was instrumental in the team’s 3-1 victory over Dallas, stopping 33 in the clinching game. It’s just Columbus’ second-ever playoffs berth in franchise history. They last got in during the 2008-09 season.
Next up for the Blue Jackets is a trip to Tampa Bay tomorrow. Then on Saturday it’s down to Florida to visit the Panthers and wrap up the regular season.

Patrick Maroon, LW, Anaheim Ducks: Now we’ll move on to the Ducks, who were already going to the playoffs, but still had to clinch the Pacific Division. They did just that yesterday against the Sharks, taking a 5-2 victory at home. Maroon was one of the team’s big contributors, logging a pair of goals. Corey Perry (goal; assist) and Teemu Selanne (two assists) were noteworthy as well.
The Ducks will remain in California as they finish up their season. They’ll head to L.A. on Saturday night to face the Kings, then go back home to host Colorado on Sunday.

NHL Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be in action tonight, and the playoff implications are pretty heavy. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Thursday, April 10, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at NY Rangers (MSG-B, BELL TV, MSG)
Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes (CSN-DC, FS-CR)

7:30 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, MSG PLUS 2, TSN-HABS)
New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators (MSG PLUS, SNET-E)
Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning (CSN-PH, SUN)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers (LEAFS TV, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Coyotes at Nashville Predators (FS-A, FS-TN)
St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild (TSN2, NBCSN)
Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets (NESN, TSN-JETS)

9:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers (TSN, FS-W)

10:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks (ALT, SNET-P)

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