NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/7/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
April 7, 2015
We’ve got a steady stream of NHL games coming on tonight, with nine matchups on the schedule. The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs race is really heating up, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the hot-topic players who are in the news this morning.
Anders Lindback, G, Buffalo Sabres: Lindback was a busy guy last night against the Hurricanes. He posted a whopping 49 saves, helping his team to a 4-3 victory. Tyler Ennis and Brian Gionta each logged a goal and an assist to aid the cause.
Ennis has 20 goals on the season, which marks the third time he’s reached that milestone in six seasons.
The Sabres are 23-49-8, but have already improved on their 52-point tally from last season.
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Derek Stepan, C, New York Rangers: The Rangers halted the Blue Jackets’ hot streak, taking a 4-3 overtime win last night. Stepan played the hero, scoring at the 4:10 mark of the extra period. He had two goals and an assist for the game.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots and Chris Kreider added a pair of assists.
The Rangers can clinch the Presidents’ Trophy if they are able to beat the Devils tonight. One point will get them first place in the East.
Ondrej Pavelec, G, Winnipeg Jets: The Jets are still alive in the playoff hunt, thanks to a nice effort from Pavelec last night against the Wild. He recorded 32 saves in a shutout, with Blake Wheeler and Drew Stafford providing the goals in a 2-0 win.
The Jets now stand at 41-26-12 and are within two points of Minnesota for the first Wild Card in the West.
Jamie Benn, LW, Dallas Stars: The Stars and Sharks were officially eliminated from the postseason yesterday, but Dallas still put on a show. Benn put up two goals and an assist in a 5-1 victory, while Jason Spezza provided a pair of assists.
The Stars are 39-31-10 on the season, while the Sharks sit at 39-32-9 thus far.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at New Jersey Devils (TVA, MSG, MSG+)
NY Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers (SNE, SNO, SNP, MSG+2, CSN-PH)
7:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators (ROOT, RDS, TSN5)
Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings (FS-CR, FS-D)
8:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at St. Louis Blues (TSN3, FS-MW+)
8:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, CSN-CH)
9:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche (SPSO, ALT)
Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames (SNW)
9:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers (SN1, SNE, SNO, SNP, PRIME)
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