NHL News: Player News and Updates for 5/2/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Canadiens, Wild, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 2, 2014
The second round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continues this evening, and we’ve got two more series getting started. Before we get settled in on the couch and check out the action, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names and headlines from around the league.
P.K. Subban, D, Montreal Canadiens: This first-round series between the Bruins and Canadiens is off to quite the competitive start. Subban helped his team take Game 1 of the second round in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a power-play goal at 4:17 in double overtime. That would give him two goals on three shots in the game, and also give Montreal a 4-3 victory in Game 1.
Net-minder Carey Price was a busy guy in this one, making 48 saves on 51 shots.
Game 2 in this one is tomorrow at 12:30 PM ET
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Mathieu Perreault, C, Anaheim Ducks: Now let’s move on to the Ducks, specifically Perreault. He was able to participate in yesterday’s practice, which bodes well for his chances of playing in tomorrow’s second-round opener against the Kings.
Perreault missed out on the Ducks’ game this past Sunday, and should be considered day-to-day until we hear anything more definitive.
Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks: Blackhawks fans’ hearts may have sank a bit when they heard the news that Toews missed out on yesterday’s practice due to an illness. It would seem there’s little to worry about here, though.
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville indicated afterward that Toews will likely be playing tonight in Game 1 against the Wild, which is definitely great news for the Blackhawks. We’ll have to keep an eye on him in the hours leading up to the game to make sure he’s good to go.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G, Minnesota Wild: Now lets shift to the other side of that Chicago-Minnesota game. Bryzgalov will reportedly be getting the start this evening, with John Curry slotted in the backup role. Darcy Kuemper, who came out in the third period of the Wilds’ OT victory in Game 7 against the Avalanche on Wednesday, is apparently still injured.
Kuemper’s condition is as-yet undisclosed, but we’ll likely get some more information on that soon. In the meantime, Bryzgalov has his hands full with a potent Chicago front.
NHL Daily Schedule: The Rangers-Penguins and Wild-Blackhawks series will be getting started this evening. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Friday, May 2, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins (CBC, RDS, NBCSN)
9:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks (RDS, TSN, NBCSN)
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