NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/13/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Canadiens, Sharks, Today's TV Schedule and More
April 13, 2014
Today’s the last day of the NHL regular season, so say goodbye to your team if they’re not headed to the playoffs. Even though we may see some phoned-in performances from postseason teams in the coming hours, the games will serve to check out the depth of some squads, which will be vital in the coming weeks. That said, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening.
David Krejci, C, Boston Bruins: Add one more accolade to the Bruins’ case. They locked up the President’s Trophy yesterday with a victory over the Sabres. Krejci was great as usual in the 4-1 victory, providing a pair of goals to net-minder Tuukka Rask’s 24 saves. Patrice Bergeron also scored his 30th of the year.
This was Boston’s final home game of the season; They’ll play in New Jersey tonight to finish things up. As of right now, they stand at 54-18-9 and will hold home ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They last won the President’s trophy during the 1989-90 season.
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Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens: One of the three games that extended beyond three frames yesterday belonged to the Canadiens and Rangers. Price was stellar in that one, snagging 41 saves in a 1-0 shutout that ended in OT on Brian Gionta’s penalty shot. On the other side, Cam Talbot had 26 saves on 27 shots allowed.
As for the Canadiens, now it’s time to sit back and watch to see what the Lightning do today against the Capitals. That game will determine home-ice advantage in that round of the playoffs.
Mike Fisher, C, Nashville Predators: The Preds are out of the playoffs, but they can still do some damage to the teams that are heading in. That’s exactly what they did yesterday to the Blackhawks, snagging a 7-5 victory to send Chicago into the postseason in a tailspin. Fisher accounted for three assists in the victory, while fellow Pred Patric Hornqvist notched a goal and an assist himself.
Nashville will finish up their season today in Minnesota.
Joe Pavelski, C, San Jose Sharks: Pavelski has had one heck of a season. He now has new career bests in goals (41), plus-minus (plus-23) and points (79) after a two-score outing yesterday. The Sharks finished off the regular season strong on a 3-2 win in Phoenix, and they’ll head into the playoffs on a two-game win streak. Pavelski, meanwhile, has seven goals and 12 points in his last nine outings.
The sharks will play the Kings in the first round.
NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be out on the ice today, so it’ll make for a nice final Sunday of regular-season hockey. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Sunday, April 13, 2014:
12:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at St. Louis Blues (NBC, TSN)
3:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils (NESN, MSG)
Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers (SPSO, CSN-PH)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals (FS-F, CSN-DC)
5:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Buffalo Sabres (MSG PLUS, MSG-B, BELL TV)
7:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins (TSN, TVA, ROOT)
8:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild (FS-TN, FS-N)
Colorado Avalanche at Anaheim Ducks (ALT, PRIME)
9:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks (SNET-W, SNET-CGY, SNET-P)
Dallas Stars at Phoenix Coyotes (NBCSN, TSN [JIP], FS-SW, FS-A)
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