NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/24/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Stars, Blackhawks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 24, 2014
Now that one series in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is officially in the books, reality is really starting to kick in. We’re winding down to the end of the season, and the intensity cranks up with each passing day. That said, let’s check out what’s happening around the league right now and see who’s making news.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, Columbus Blue Jackets: When Pittsburgh’s James Neal scored at the 11:10 mark in the first period to put the Penguins up 3-0 last night, all looked lost for the Blue Jackets. They were able to buckle down and score four unanswered goals, however, taking it in overtime 4-3. Dubinsky notched the tying score at 19:36 in the third to send it to extras.
This series is tied 2-2 and is getting pretty hectic. Up next is a trip to Pittsburgh on Saturday, then it’s back to Columbus Monday.
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Vernon Fiddler, C, Dallas Stars: Speaking of series that are tied 2-2--not to mention stellar comebacks--we have the Stars. They were down 0-2 at the beginning of the second, and were able to post four straight goals on Anaheim to win 4-2. Fiddler tallied the tying goal in the second, and also added an assist to his line.
Game 5 in this one is tomorrow night in Anaheim. The series flips back to Dallas on Sunday for Game 6.
Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: Someone should tell the Blackhawks and Blues that they can finish a game in just three periods. Last night was the third of their four games to go into OT, and this time Chicago came out on top. Kane notched an assist and a pair of goals--including the game-winner at 11:17 in OT--to bring the Blackhawks through 4-3.
This series has been nothing short of epic so far, and it very well may go seven games. Game 5 is in St. Louis tomorrow, and Game 6 will be back in Chicago on Sunday. If necessary, a decisive Game 7 would be Tuesday in St. Louis.
NHL Daily Schedule: A half-dozen teams will be out on the ice tonight as the first round of the playoffs rolls on. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Thursday, April 24, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (TSN, NBCSN, NESN, FS-D)
9:30 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild (TSN2, CNBC, RDS2, ALT, FS-N, FS-WI)
10:30 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (CBC, RDS [JIP], NBCSN, CSN-CA, FS-W)
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