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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/5/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Penguins, Blues, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 5, 2014

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After a busy schedule last night, the NHL will be easing up a bit this evening, with just four matchups on tap. That said, we should see some pretty good matchups out there, so in the meantime let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.

David Krejci, C, Boston Bruins: Krejci’s dominance was evenly spread out last night against the Panthers. He scored a goal in each period of the 4-1 win, logging a hat trick--the third of his career. Krejci now has five points in his last two games, with 16 scores and 39 helpers in 61 appearances so far.
This is a busy stretch for the Bruins. They’ll get back to it tomorrow at home against Washington, then head to Tampa Bay on Saturday to finish off the four-game week.

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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/5/14

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Semyon Varlamov, G, Colorado Avalanche: The Avs’ defense was their strong area yesterday, anchored by Varlamov as usual. He posted 36 saves on 38 shots in Colorado’s 4-2 win over the Blackhawks, gaining some ground on Chicago and giving the Avalanche their third straight win. Erik Johnson helped out on the offensive end with his three assists.
Colorado’s Midwest trip this week concludes in Detroit tomorrow night. They’ll be back at home to host St. Louis on Saturday.

Alexander Steen, LW, St. Louis Blues: Speaking of St. Louis, let’s head over there and check out Steen. He had another great outing against the Lightning last night, logging the game-winning goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory. T.J. Oshie also posted a score and a helper himself, and on the defensive end Ryan Miller got 15 saves in the win.
The Blues will now hit the road for a three-game trip. They’re in Nashville tomorrow, Colorado Saturday and Minnesota Sunday.

Matt Niskanen, D, Pittsburgh Penguins: Niskanen provided the majority of the Pens’ offense last night in Nashville. He posted a pair of goals (one on the power play) in the 3-1 victory. That gives him nine goals to go along with his 28 assists in 61 games so far. Teammate Sidney Crosby also contributed a trio of assists to the offensive cause.
Pittsburgh’s road trip continues tomorrow night with a swing through San Jose. After that, it’s on to Anaheim on Friday.

NHL Daily Schedule: Just eight teams will be in action tonight, but we should see at least a couple good matchups mixed in there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at NY Rangers (TSN, RDS2, MSG PLUS)

8:00 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers (TSN2, NBCSN)

9:30 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Calgary Flames (SNET-E, SNET-W)

10:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Anaheim Ducks (RDS, TSN-HABS, PRIME)

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