NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/26/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blackhawks, Ducks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 26, 2014
Last night, another chapter was written in the storybook of the 2013-14 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the excitement continues to build with each passing day. We’ve got some more hockey to look forward to today as the weekend begins and the first round continues, but in the meantime let’s pause and take our daily look around the league to see what’s happening out there.
Steve Mason, G, Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers needed to stand tall at home and even the series against the Rangers, and they did exactly that last night. Mason was a brick wall after an early goal, locking in and tallying 37 saves on 38 shots in the 2-1 Flyers victory. Jakub Voracek notched the game-winner, and now we’ll be going back to New York.
Game 5 is Sunday (noon ET) and Game 6 will be on Tuesday in Philly. If necessary (and it’s a good chance this series will go the distance) Game 7 is Wednesday in the Big Apple.
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Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks: Here’s another series that’s been just as competitive thus far. The Blackhawks got their third straight victory (in OT, naturally) against the Blues on the strength of a Toews breakaway at 7:36 into the extra period to give Chicago the 3-2 win.
The defending champs overcame a highlight-reel goal by young gun and Blues star T.J. Oshie and are in position to take the series in Game 6.
That matchup will be Sunday in Chicago. If necessary, a decisive Game 7 would be Tuesday in St. Louis.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks: Last night truly was a team effort for the Ducks, and just about everyone got in on the action. Getzlaf was one of the major contributors in the team’s 6-2 blowout win over Dallas, notching a goal and a pair of assists. Corey Perry (goal; two assists) and Mathieu Perreault (goal; assist) were the other two stars from the win. The Ducks broke out following a 3-2 lead after the second period and never looked back.
Anaheim needed that game, and the series is now 3-2 in favor of the Ducks. Game 6 will be tomorrow in Dallas. If necessary, Game 7 would be Tuesday.
NHL Daily Schedule: Eight teams will be in action today, and the games will start this afternoon. Here's a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Saturday, April 26, 2014:
3:00 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins (NBC, RDS, TSN)
7:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins (CBC, RDS, NBCSN, FS-O, ROOT)
9:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche (RDS, TSN, NBCSN, FS-N, ALT)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (CBC, CNBC, RDS2, FS-W, CSN-CA)
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