NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/3/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Avalanche, Bruins, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 3, 2014
After a pretty busy weekend of NHL action, we’ll be seeing a relatively light evening tonight, with just four games on the schedule. That said, we should get at least a couple of good matchups in there. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Claude Giroux, C, Philadelphia Flyers: Yesterday’s earliest game was one if its most compelling, as it was the only contest to enter overtime. Giroux did much of the heavy lifting for Philly, logging two goals and an assist in the 5-4 win. Vincent Lecavalier notched the game-winner in the extra period.
That was the first installment of a home-and-home this week, which will finish up on Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Flyers finish things off this week in Toronto on Saturday.
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Joe Pavelski, C, San Jose Sharks: Pavelski has been hot-and-cold this month, with his points coming in bunches. Yesterday was a good example of him having a good outing, as he notched a pair of assists in the Sharks’ 4-2 road win in New Jersey. That gives Pavelski 32 goals and 27 assists in 62 games so far this season.
It’s a busy week for San Jose; They play every other day. The other three matchups are at home, though: Carolina (Tuesday), Pittsburgh (Thursday), Montreal (Saturday).
Dougie Hamilton, D, Boston Bruins: There were plenty of Bruins who contributed to their big victory yesterday, but we’ll start with Hamilton. He provided a goal and had two assists in the 6-3 road win against the Rangers, which gives him 18 points on the year. Tuukka Rask (39 saves), Gregory Campbell (two goals) and Jarome Iginla (goal; assist) helped out as well.
The Bruins also play every other day this week: Tomorrow against the Panthers, Thursday against the Capitals and Saturday in Tampa Bay.
Ryan O’Reilly, C, Colorado Avalanche: Speaking of the Lightning, they were out on the ice against the Avalanche last night, and Colorado got the better of them. O’Reilly provided a goal and an assist in the 6-3 win, giving him 23 scores and 23 helpers on the season thus far. Nick Holden (two goals) and Matt Duchene (two assists) were also big in this one.
The Avs are in Chicago tomorrow and then head to Detroit on Thursday. They’ll finish up Saturday at home against the Blues.
NHL Daily Schedule: Eight teams will be out on the ice tonight, so we’ll have a few different viewing options in the coming hours. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, March 3, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Toronto Maple Leafs (FS-O, SNET-O)
8:00 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Dallas Stars (TSN2, NBCSN)
Calgary Flames at Minnesota Wild (SNET-W, FS-N)
10:30 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Los Angeles Kings (RDS, TSN-HABS, FS-W)
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