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NHL News 3/29/16: Capitals Win 4-1, Clinch Presidents' Trophy and Home Ice

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More

March 29, 2016

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Our steady stream of NHL action continues this evening, as we’ve got nine games on the schedule. Before we get into those matchups, let’s check out some headlines and key players from around the league.

T.J. Oshie, RW, Washington Capitals: The Caps were able to lock up the Presidents’ Trophy last night for the best record in the league, thanks to a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets at Verizon Center.
Oshie scored his 24th goal of the year here, part of a three-goal third period for Washington. They outshot Columbus 40-22 overall here.
Nicklas Backstrom scored his 20th of the year in this game, while Cam Atkinson rang up number 27 on the other side.
The Caps are now 54-16-5 with 113 points on the season. This will be the second Presidents’ Trophy in franchise history.

NHL News 3/29/16: Capitals Win 4-1, Clinch Presidents' Trophy and Home Ice

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Joe Pavelski, C, San Jose Sharks: Out in California, the intrastate rival Sharks and Kings fought it out last night at SAP Center in San Jose.
The Sharks took this one 5-2, thanks to a goal and an assist by Pavelski. Justin Braun also scored twice.
The Sharks are now 42-28-6 (90 points) on the year, while the Kings sit at 45-26-5 (95 points).

Sam Bennett, C, Calgary Flames: The Flames took a 3-2 edge into the third period against the Coyotes last night, but were able to blow the game open with two goals in the third for a 5-2 win.
Bennett scored twice for the Flames, while Anthony Duclair posted both of Arizona’s goals. Sean Monahan came up with a score and a helper.
The Flames sit at 32-28-6 and 70 points; the Coyotes have 75 points at 34-35-7.

John Gibson, G, Anaheim Ducks: Last night at Rexall Place in Edmonton, the Ducks eked out a 2-1 win over the Oilers. Gibson made 27 saves on 28 shots, allowing just one score in the third.
With the win, the Ducks move to 42-23-10 and 94 points; the Oilers have 67 at 30-42-7.

NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils (NESN, MSG, TVAS, SNO, SNW, SNP)
Carolina Hurricanes at NY Islanders (FS-CR, MSG+)
Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins (MSG-B, ROOT, BELL TV)

7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens (FS-D, RDS, SNE)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers (FS-F, TSN4)

8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (CSN-CH, FS-N)

8:30 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues (NBCSN)
Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars (FS-TN, FS-SW)

10:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks (CSN-CA, SNP)

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