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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/7/14

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

March 7, 2014

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Last night was a pretty hectic one in the NHL, and we’ll be easing off the gas a little bit for tonight’s round of five matchups. Still, there will be plenty out there to see, so before those pucks drop let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news out there. Here’s the latest.

Loui Eriksson, LW, Boston Bruins: It was a pretty even effort across the board in the Bruins’ game against the Capitals last night. The team emerged victorious 3-0, with Eriksson scoring to end his nine-game goal drought. He hadn’t found the net since Jan. 27. Pitching a shutout on the other side was Tuukka Rask, who had 16 saves.
The Bruins will finish out the week tomorrow night in Tampa Bay. After that it’s down to visit the Panthers, then up to Montreal to finish off the trip on Wednesday.

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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/7/14

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Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks didn’t have a whole lot of trouble against the Blue Jackets last night, thanks in large part to Toews. He registered a pair of goals in the 6-1 blowout win, giving him five scores and an assist in the last three games alone. Not to be outdone, Andrew Shaw also came up with a pair of goals himself.
That’s it for Chicago this week; They’re off today and tomorrow. The team will pick it back up again on Sunday, when they head to Buffalo. They’ll visit Colorado on Wednesday and host Nashville Friday.

Tyler Seguin, C, Dallas Stars: There were notable performances all over the place in this one, but we’ll focus on Seguin, as he was a monster against the Canucks last night. He posted a hat trick, two assists and a plus-3 rating in a 6-1 beat down, which keeps his run of strong play going. Seguin now has 28 goals and 35 saves in 61 games played this season.
The Stars will finish out the week tomorrow against Minnesota. They open up another busy four-game week on Sunday against Columbus, then head right up to St. Louis the next day.

Joe Thornton, C, San Jose Sharks: Thornton has been on a pretty good run lately, and that production continued last night against the Penguins. The Sharks were down 0-2 in the first period, but were able to battle back and score five of the next six goals. Thornton had one of those, and also added an assist in the 5-3 win. Brent Burns registered a pair of scores himself.
The Sharks finish up their four-game week tomorrow against the Canadiens. They’ll pick it back up again on Tuesday against Toronto.

NHL Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be in action today, so it shouldn’t be too tough to find a couple of good matchups out there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Friday, March 7, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes (MSG 2, SPSO)

7:30 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Detroit Red Wings (RDS2, MSG PLUS, FS-D)
Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers (MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-F)

9:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Calgary Flames (MSG PLUS 2, SNET-W)

10:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks (ROOT, PRIME)

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