NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/15/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Sharks, Rangers, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 15, 2014
Eight games in the NHL last night kept us pretty busy. We can expect more of the same today, as we’ll be seeing nine more matchups beginning this afternoon. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players who are making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Martin Havlat, RW, San Jose Sharks: The Sharks got out to a fast start last night against the Islanders, and it was just enough to carry them through the game. Havlat did his part, logging a goal and an assist in the 4-3 victory. He now has seven scores and seven helpers in 35 games so far this season. Four of those points have come in just the last four games.
The win finishes off a flawless week for the Sharks, and they’ll try to keep that momentum going tomorrow on the road against the Rangers.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Washington Capitals: One of the other two 4-3 victories yesterday belonged to the Capitals. Kuznetsov was the big contributor for his club, putting up three assists in just his third NHL game. Alex Ovechkin also logged his 45th goal of the year during the second period.
The Caps are done this week, and they’ll play every other day next week. That starts off tomorrow at home against Toronto, then it’s off to Anaheim on Tuesday to kick off their California trip.
Carl Hagelin, LW, New York Rangers: Last night was a game Hagelin will remember for the rest of his life. He notched his first career hat trick against Winnipeg, helping New York to a 4-2 victory in the process. That gives Hagelin 16 scores and 12 assists in his 58 games this season.
It’s been a lengthy three-game road trip for the Rangers, and they’re not finished just yet. They’ve still got a home game tomorrow against the Sharks, but will play three more road games this week after that. The trip begins Tuesday in Ottawa.
Kyle Palmieri, RW, Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks desperately needed a win last night, and they got their wish against the Avalanche. The first and third periods were quiet, but aside from one goal, all the scoring in the 6-4 Anaheim win happened in the second. Palmieri accounted for two of those goals, giving him 11 scores and 15 assists in 58 games so far.
The Ducks will head to L.A. tonight, then they’ve got a light week ahead. Their only other games are Tuesday at home against the Caps and Thursday in San Jose.
NHL Daily Schedule: We’ll be seeing 16 teams out on the ice today, so there should be plenty to keep us hockey fans interested. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Saturday, March 15, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins (FS-CR, NESN)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers (NHLN-US, ROOT, CSN-PH)
7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, NHLN-US)
New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning (MSG, SUN)
Buffalo Sabres at NY Islanders (MSG-B, MSG PLUS)
8:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators (FS-MW, FS-TN)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Minnesota Wild (FS-O, FS-N)
10:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Phoenix Coyotes (CBC, FS-A)
10:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings (PRIME, FS-W)
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