NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/28/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
April 28, 2015
It’ll be weird not to see any NHL games tonight, but we’ve got the second round (not to mention Wednesday’s Game 7 action) to look forward to in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in the headlines right now.
Tyler Johnson, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: The Lightning were able to force a Game 7 in their first-round series against the Red Wings, following a rousing Game 6 victory last night.
Johnson had two goals in the 5-2 win (he has six goals and an assist in this series alone), while Nikita Kucherov assisted three times. Tomas Tatar had two goals on five shots for the Red Wings.
Ben Bishop made 22 saves and Petr Mrazek had 23 in goal for each team.
Game 7 will be tomorrow night; it’s a winner-take-all proposition.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Washington Capitals: Speaking of Game 7s, the Capitals and Islanders had one of their own last night. Washington came out on top in this one with an intense 2-1 victory.
Kuznetsov and Joel Ward scored the goals here, getting the best of Jarozlav Halak, who notched 24 saves.
The Caps were just 3-9 in Game 7s entering play yesterday. The big stat here is the fact that they limited the Isles to just 11 shots on goal.
Washington will move on to face the Rangers; we’ll find out when that series starts soon, as the league is still working out the scheduling.
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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015:
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN, CBC, TVA2, FS-D, SUN)
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