NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/27/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Canucks, Sabres, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 27, 2014
Last night made it feel like the NHL was officially back after the long Olympic break. We’ll be seeing the proverbial floodgates opening tonight, with 12 games on the league’s schedule. While we’re celebrating the return of hockey, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
Brian Flynn, RW, Buffalo Sabres: The Sabres have won both their games so far this week, and they got a group effort last night. Flynn was one of the heroes in the 5-4 overtime win against Boston, providing a goal and an assist. Zemgus Girgensons also had a score and a helper, while Matt D’Agostini notched the game-winner in the extra period.
The Sabres are starting the post-Olympic schedule out with some strong offensive performances. We’ll see if they can keep it going tomorrow at home against the Sharks.
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Gustav Nyquist, C, Detroit Red Wings: In last night’s other overtime game, the Red Wings were able to overcome the Canadiens thanks to Nyquist. He netted the winning score at the 4:32 mark in OT, putting Detroit over the top 2-1. That gives him 15 scores and 10 assists in 34 games so far this season.
The Wings will play again tonight in Ottawa, then they’ll get a few days off before picking it back up in New Jersey on Tuesday.
Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: If you like offense, the Kings-Avalanche game last night was your type of tilt. Kopitar came away the big statistical winner, logging a pair of goals and an assist in L.A.’s 6-4 comeback win. He now has a total of 19 scores and 31 helpers in 60 games.
It’s a quick turnaround for the Kings, who are in Calgary tonight. After that, they’ll be at home against the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Eddie Lack, G, Vancouver Canucks: Alternatively, if you like defense, the Canucks-Blues game was more your style. Lack nabbed himself a shutout in the 1-0 victory, logging 20 saves in the process. Jannik Hansen scored the lone goal all the way at the 11:13 mark in the third period.
The Canucks will take today off, then host Minnesota tomorrow night. They’ll pick it back up Sunday when the Senators come to town.
NHL Daily Schedule: A whopping 24 teams will be out on the ice tonight, so we hockey fans will have to delegate our time wisely. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Thursday, February 27, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils (FS-O, MSG PLUS 2)
Toronto Maple Leafs at NY Islanders (SNET-O, MSG PLUS)
Chicago Blackhawks at NY Rangers (NHLN-US, CSN-CH, MSG)
San Jose Sharks at Philadelphia Flyers (CSN-CA, CSN-PH)
Montreal Canadiens at Pittsburgh Penguins (RDS, TSN-HABS, ROOT)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators (FS-D, SNET-E, TVA)
Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers (CSN-DC, FS-F)
8:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators (SUN, FS-TN)
Phoenix Coyotes at Winnipeg Jets (FS-A, TSN-JETS)
8:30 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Dallas Stars (FS-CR, FS-SW)
9:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Calgary Flames (TSN, FS-W)
Minnesota Wild at Edmonton Oilers (FS-N, SNET-W)
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