NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/26/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
April 26, 2015
The first round of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is winding down, but we’ve still got two games to look forward to today. With that said, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the news.
John Tavares, C, New York Islanders: This one was tight all the way. The Islanders survived elimination against the Capitals, pushing the series to a decisive Game 7 with a 3-1 win yesterday.
Tavares posted a goal and an assist, while Nikolay Kulemin and Cal Clutterbuck also scored.
Game 7 is tomorrow at Verizon Center, meaning this could be the final game played at Nassau Coliseum.
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Petr Mrazek, G, Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings were able to bounce back following an overtime loss in Game 4 to put the Lightning on the brink of elimination in Game 5.
Detroit took this one 4-0 in Tampa, with Mrazek stopping all 28 shots that came his way. Jonathan Ericsson was in a giving mood with two assists.
The Red Wings lead this one 3-2 and can shut it down tomorrow at Joe Louis Arena with a Game 6 win.
Duncan Keith, D, Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks are now awaiting the winner of the Blues-Wild series, following a Game 6 victory over the Predators last night. This one was a comeback win, with Corey Crawford making a relief appearance for Scott Darling.
Keith scored once and assisted twice in the 4-3 win, with Patrick Sharp logging a goal and a helper. Chicago came back from a 3-1 deficit in the first.
Jiri Hudler, C, Calgary Flames: The Flames are out of the first round for the first time in 11 years. Hudler scored twice and assisted twice in the 7-4 victory, and Matt Stajan had a goal and two assists. Michael Ferland would add two goals and a helper himself.
Calgary erased a three-goal gap here against Vancouver, winning the series 4-2. They’ll see the Ducks in this second round.
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.
Sunday, April 26, 2015:
3:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild (NBC, TVA, SN)
6:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators (CBC, NBCSN, TVA)
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