NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/25/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Wild, Bruins, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 25, 2014
The 2013-14 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to roll along, and the anticipation is growing with each passing day. We’ll get some additional answers to our questions this evening as each of the teams hit the ice with their seasons hanging in the balance. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there. Here’s the latest.
Jarome Iginla, LW, Boston Bruins: The Bruins now have a stranglehold on their series with the Red Wings, thanks in part to a big effort from Iginla last night in Game 4. He posted the game-winning shot in overtime off a redirection, giving Boston a 3-2 edge and a 3-1 advantage in the series. Dougie Hamilton and David Krejci helped out on the winning goal.
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The Bruins are just one win away from closing things out and facing the Canadiens in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They’ll get their chance to finish up in Game 5 tomorrow.
Charlie Coyle, C, Minnesota Wild: There wasn’t a whole lot of offense happening in last night’s Wild-Avalanche game per se, but the majority belonged to Minnesota. They were able to edge Colorado 2-1 to even the series at two games apiece, thanks to a second-period goal by Coyle that proved to be the game-winner. Net-minder Darcy Kuemper anchored the defense with 11 saves on just 12 shots.
This series will be going at least six games: No. 5 will be tomorrow, while Game 6 is Monday.
Marian Gaborik, RW, Los Angeles Kings: The Kings are still alive in their series against the Sharks, after taking Game 4 last night. Gaborik was a big contributor in the victory, tossing up a pair of goals on the way to a 6-3 Kings win. Justin Williams also had a pair of scores.
The series now stands at 3-1 in favor of the Sharks, so L.A. has some work to do. Game 5 is tomorrow, and if necessary Game 6 is Monday.
NHL Daily Schedule: A half-dozen teams will be out on the ice tonight as the playoffs trudge on. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, April 25, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers (RDS, TSN, CNBC, MSG, CSN-PH)
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues (CBC, RDS2, NBCSN, CSN-CH, FS-MW)
10:30 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks (RDS, TSN, NBCSN, FS-SW, PRIME)
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