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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/27/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Avalanche, Kings, Today's TV Schedule and More

April 27, 2014

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It’s already been a very hectic and exciting weekend in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and we’re about to get another dose of games today. Before we get settled in and take in all the on-ice action, let’s take a closer look at some of the headlines from around the league and see what’s happening out there. Here’s the latest.

Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins: The Canadiens won’t have to wait any longer to see who they’ll be facing in the second round; It’s the Bruins. Boston closed out the series against Detroit yesterday with a 4-2 victory in Game 5. Rask led the way on the defensive end, snagging 31 saves on 33 shots.
Boston won four straight after dropping Game 1 and has looked very strong recently. This will be the 34th time that the Canadiens and Bruins have met in the playoffs.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/27/14

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Chris Kunitz, LW, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins were able to bag a very important win yesterday and take a 3-2 edge in their series against the Blue Jackets. Kunitz was one of the key contributors in the 3-1 victory, notching a goal and an assist. Marc-Andre Fleury held it down defensively with 23 saves on 24 shots.
Game 6 will be tomorrow night, and Pittsburgh’s got a chance to close this one out. We’ll see if they can do it.

Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche: Last night’s lone OT affair was between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild. MacKinnon was the big contributor here, notching the game-winner at the 3:27 mark in the extra period en route to a one-goal, two-assist night. The Avs would take it 4-3.
Colorado holds a 3-2 advantage in the series and have the opportunity to advance as early as tomorrow. If they can’t Game 7 would be Wednesday.

Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: After dropping the first three games of the series, things are getting interesting for the Kings. They pulled to within 2-3 of the Sharks in this first round, thanks to a 3-0 victory last night. Quick was stellar, grabbing all 30 shots that came his way. Drew Doughty (assist) and Jeff Carter (goal) were the two other stars for L.A.
The Kings need two more wins to complete what would be a remarkable comeback. Game 6 is tomorrow, while a potential Game 7 would be Wednesday.

NHL Daily Schedule: Six teams will be in action today as the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs continue. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Sunday, April 27, 2014:

12:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at NY Rangers (NBC, RDS, TSN)

3:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (CBC, NBC, RDS)

8:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars (TSN2, RDS2, NBCSN, PRIME, FS-SW)

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

 

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