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

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

March 14, 2014

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Last night was a pretty active evening in the NHL, and we’ll be following it up with another packed schedule. There are eight games out there tonight, so it’ll be pretty easy to find a solid matchup or two. While we’re waiting on those pucks to hit the ice, let’s take a look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there right now. Here’s the latest.

Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins: There’s a new sheriff in town. Rask and the Bruins took over first place in the East last night following a victory over the Coyotes. The Boston net-minder logged 21 saves on 22 shots in the 2-1 victory, giving his team seven straight wins and a one-point lead over the Penguins. Zdeno Chara and Jerome Iginla each added a goal.
The Bruins will try to keep their stellar run going against the Hurricanes tomorrow, then will start out next week’s games at home against Minnesota on Monday.

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

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Valtteri Filppula, C, Tampa Bay Lightning: Filppula kept his streak of strong play going last night against the Panthers, and the Lightning got a win because of it. He dished out three assists in the 5-4 victory, giving him a three-game points streak. Also of note were Steven Stamkos (goal; assist) and Ryan Callahan (goal).
Starting tomorrow, the Lightning will play five games in a seven-day stretch. Their busy week begins at home against New Jersey, then continues on Monday against Vancouver.

T.J. Oshie, RW, St. Louis Blues: Going into the third period, the Blues and Oilers were all knotted up at 2-2. That quickly changed, however, as St. Louis blasted four goals to take the game 6-2. Oshie was a big contributor here, coming up with a goal and two assists to give him 17 scores and 36 helpers in 66 games so far this year.
The Blues stand at 2-1 this week and will try to improve on that tomorrow in Nashville. Next week’s action begins Monday at home against Vancouver.

James Reimer, G, Toronto Maple Leafs: Reimer got to play the hero last night against the Kings. He came in to relieve an injured Jonathan Bernier and promptly stopped all 31 shots he faced in a 3-2 comeback victory over L.A. As for Bernier, he made eight saves on 10 shots before exiting with a lower-body injury. We’ll have to keep an eye on him.
The Leafs’ California road trip is finished, but they won’t be going home just yet. Next up is a visit to the Capitals Sunday, then they’ll head to the Motor City on Tuesday before returning to Toronto the next day.

NHL Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be in action tonight, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a team you like (or hate). Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Friday, March 14, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at NY Islanders (CSN-CA, MSG PLUS)
Vancouver Canucks at Washington Capitals (RDS, SNET-P, CSN-DC+)

7:30 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Detroit Red Wings (SNET-W, FS-D)
New Jersey Devils at Florida Panthers (MSG PLUS 2, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks (FS-TN, CSN-CH)
NY Rangers at Winnipeg Jets (MSG, TSN-JETS)

8:30 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Dallas Stars (SNET-W, SNET-CGY, FS-SW)

9:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Colorado Avalanche (FS-W, ALT2)

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