NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/11/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blues, Avalanche, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 11, 2014
After a dizzying evening of games last night in the NHL, the postseason picture is now clearer than ever. We’ve still got some business to take care of, however, starting with tonight’s seven-game set. Let’s take our daily look at some of the hot stories around the league before we get settled in for game-time.
Eric Fehr, RW, Washington Capitals: Now that the Capitals have officially been eliminated from postseason contention, no one would really blame them for phoning it in. They did just the opposite last night against the Hurricanes, however, posting a 5-2 victory. Fehr logged a goal and a pair of assists, Troy Brouwer tagged two goals and Joel ward added a score and two helpers of his own.
The Caps have two games left on their effectively meaningless schedule. They’re home against Chicago tonight and Tampa Bay comes to town Sunday.
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T.J. Oshie, RW, St. Louis Blues: Life has not been easy for the Blues lately. They lost 2-4 last night to the Wild, they’ve been usurped from first place in the division, and now they’re dealing with an injury to one of their star players. Oshie was hit up high in the second and wasn’t able to return to the game. He’s listed as day-to-day for now.
St. Louis has some work to do in reclaiming their positioning heading into the postseason. They’re in Dallas tonight, then finish up at home against Detroit on Sunday.
Marian Gaborik, RW, Los Angeles Kings: Gaborik had a heavy hand in the Kings’ victory last night. He posted a pair of goals and an assist in L.A.’s 3-0 shutout of the Oilers, which completes the season sweep for them. Anze Kopitar also added a goal and assist, while Martin Jones logged the 17-save shutout.
Just one more left for the Kings. They’ll be at home against Anaheim tomorrow to finish up the regular season.
Paul Stastny, C, Colorado Avalanche: Stastny has been peppering in the points lately, and last night’s game was no different. He scored twice against the Canucks, helping the Avs take a 4-2 win. It was his third two-goal game of the season. Defenseman Tyson Barrie also found the back of the net in the victory.
Colorado is now in possession of first place in their division, so they control their own destiny going forward. (They own the tiebreaker over St. Louis.) They’re in San Jose tonight and will finish up in Anaheim on Sunday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be in action tonight, and afterward we’ll get a better picture of the potential playoff scenarios. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, April 11, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, CSN-CH, CSN-DC)
7:30 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings (RDS, FS-CR, FS-D+)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning (FS-O, SUN)
NY Islanders at New Jersey Devils (MSG PLUS 2, MSG PLUS)
8:30 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars (FS-MW, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames (TSN-JETS, SNET-W)
10:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, ALT, CSN-CA+)
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