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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/11/14

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

March 11, 2014

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We’ve had a pretty steady diet of NHL games going recently, and that will continue with tonight’s nine matchups. In the meantime while we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there and see who’s making headlines. Here’s the latest.

Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: Crosby had yet another great night against Washington yesterday. He put up a goal and a pair of assists in the Penguins’ 3-2 victory, which gives him 30 scores and 57 helpers in 64 games thus far. The rest of the offense belonged to Chris Kunitz, who posted the other two goals.
Let’s take a look at the Penguins’ upcoming games. They’ll finish off the home-and-home against the Caps tonight in Pittsburgh, then head to Philadelphia on Saturday to complete the week.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/11/14

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Seth Jones, D, Nashville Predators: Despite some nice individual performances from the Senators (Jason Spezza: goal, two assists; Ales Hemsky: three assists), the Predators got the win last night. Jones played the hero, logging an assist and the game-winning goal in overtime to top Ottawa 4-3. He now has six scores on the year so far.
Nashville’s busy week continues tonight in Buffalo. After that, they’ll head to Chicago on Friday and host the Blues Saturday.

Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Kopitar, so let’s see how he’s doing. He was able to notch the game-winning score last night against the Flames, also adding an assist in the 3-2 win. Kopitar now has 20 goals and 35 helpers on the season. Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis each had scores for the Kings as well.
Two more games loom on this week’s schedule for L.A., and both are at home. They’ll host Toronto on Thursday, then welcome Anaheim on Saturday.

Kyle Okposo, LW, New York Islanders: With the Canucks up 3-0 heading into the third period, all hope seemed lost for the Islanders. They went on a scoring binge in the final frame, however, and ended up taking it 7-3 after seven unanswered goals. Okposo helped facilitate the crazy comeback, logging three assists. He now has 39 helpers to go along with his 26 scores so far.
The Isles will have a couple days to savor this one. They don’t play again until Friday at home against the Sharks. They’ll host Buffalo to finish off the week.

NHL Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be out on the ice tonight, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a few good matchups. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Buffalo Sabres (FS-TN, MSG-B, BELL TV)
New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers (RDS, MSG PLUS, CSN-PH)
NY Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes (MSG, FS-CR)
Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets (FS-D+, FS-O)

7:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Coyotes at Florida Panthers (FS-A, FS-F)
Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins (TSN2, NBCSN, ROOT)

8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues (FS-SW+, FS-MW)
Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild (TSN, FS-WI, FS-N+)

10:30 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks (SNET-O, CSN-CA)

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