NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/19/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Penguins, Capitals, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 19, 2014
After a dizzying set of games last night in the NHL, we could all use a bit of a respite. That will be coming tonight, as there are just four games on the schedule. Still, we should be seeing some solid hockey out there in the coming hours, so in the meantime let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the notable players out there. Here’s the latest.
Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins: It truly was a group effort last night for the Bruins, as 11 different players had at least one point against the Devils. Bergeron notched himself a goal and an assist in the 4-2 victory, which gives him 20 scores and 28 helpers in 69 games so far.
Let’s take a look at the Bruins’ upcoming schedule and see if they can keep this train rolling. They’ve got two more road games to finish out this week: Friday they’re in Colorado and Saturday they’ll head to Phoenix.
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Matt Moulson, LW, Minnesota Wild: Last night’s most lopsided victory belonged to the Wild. Moulson didn’t have any problem getting confused against his old team, as he logged a pair of goals and an assist in the 6-0 beat down. He has 20 scores and 23 helpers in 62 appearances thus far.
The Wild’s busy week continues tomorrow, when they head over to New Jersey. This weekend, they’ll have a home-and-home against the Red Wings, starting Saturday in Minnesota.
Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins certainly seem happy to have Chris Kunitz back. The team played well in their 5-1 victory over the Stars last night, with Crosby leading the charge on two goals and an assist. For him, that’s 33 goals and 58 assists in 68 games this season.
The Penguins have three more games before this weekend is over: tomorrow in Detroit, Saturday against the Lightning and Sunday against the incoming Blues.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals: It’s not often we mention the Capitals and don’t talk about Ovechkin. Today will be no different, as he was the spark in their big win over Anaheim yesterday. He broke a 2-2 tie in the third with his 46th goal of the season, getting a critical victory for the Caps in the process.
Washington has two more road games this week. They’ll head to L.A. tomorrow night, then visit San Jose on Saturday.
NHL Daily Schedule: Just eight teams will be out on the ice tonight, but we should still see at least a couple of good games. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN, RDS2, SUN)
8:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (TSN2, NBCSN)
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets (ALT2, TSN-JETS)
10:00 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks (FS-TN, SNET-P)
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