NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/28/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Rangers, Ducks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 28, 2014
What an excellent weekend it was in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. We’ve got more on-ice action headed our way this evening, as there are three more matchups on the slate. Before we take a seat and wait on those pucks to drop, let’s check out some of the notable players out there in the headlines.
Dominic Moore, C, New York Rangers: Game 5 between the Rangers and Flyers was just as entertaining as the previous four matchups, and contrary to Game 4, this time the Rangers ended up on top. Moore was a big contributor for New York with a goal and an assist in the 4-2 win, with net-minder Henrik Lundqvist anchoring the defense on 24 saves.
Here’s the interesting thing about the Rangers: In all their series-winning runs since the first round of 2008, they’ve needed seven games to close it out. They can break that trend in Game 6 on Tuesday in Philly, but if necessary the series will return to the Big Apple on Wednesday. We’ll see what happens.
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Duncan Keith, D, Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks are moving on to the second round, winning four straight games in their series against the St. Louis Blues. Keith was one of the many contributors in Game 6, providing a goal and three assists in Chicago’s 4-2 victory. Corey Crawford had a solid game with 35 saves on 36 shots. The ‘Hawks notched four goals in the final frame to overcome a 1-1 deadlock.
Now the defending champs will sit back and wait for the winner of the Avalanche-Wild series, which is in Game 6 tonight (the Avs lead 3-2).
Nick Bonino, C, Anaheim Ducks: We’ve got another team that’s headed to the second round, and it’s the Anaheim Ducks. In yesterday’s lone overtime affair, Nick Bonino nailed the game-winner at 2:47 into the extra period to give Anaheim a 5-4 win and a series victory. It was the second of two goals on the night for him.
The Ducks were down two goals in the second period, but found a way to bounce back. Helping matters was Jonas Hiller in the net, filling in for Frederik Andersen.
Anaheim will play either the Kings or Sharks in the second round.
NHL Daily Schedule: Six teams will be in action tonight, and it’s a must win game for three of those teams. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Monday, April 28, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets (CBC, RDS, NBCSN, ROOT, FS-O)
9:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild (TSN, CNBC, RDS2, ALT, FS-N)
10:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (CBC, RDS, NBCSN, CSN-CA, PRIME)
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