NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/24/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Predators, Ducks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 24, 2014
It was a pretty busy weekend in the NHL, and that trend will be continuing today. We’ve got six matchups to look forward to this evening, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a good game after a hard workday. Before we get settled in, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making noise out there on the ice.
Brian Elliott, G, St. Louis Blues: If you’re into goalie duels, this one was for you. Elliott outlasted the Penguins yesterday, logging a 33-save shutout in a 1-0 victory for the Blues. The game was all knotted up until the third period, when David Backes found the net. The Pens’ Marc-Andre Fleury had 26 saves of his own in the losing effort.
The Blues are 2-2 in their last four, providing some up-and-down performances recently. They’re in Toronto tomorrow, then host Minnesota Thursday and Dallas Saturday.
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Pekka Rinne, G, Nashville Predators: Not to be outdone, Rinne notched a shutout himself yesterday against the Blackhawks. He put up 29 saves on 29 shots, hoisting his team to victory in a 2-0 affair. Mike Fisher and Gabriel Bourque each had a goal for Nashville. They were Fisher’s 18th score and Bourque’s seventh on the season.
The Preds have now won two straight games, and will be looking to keep that mojo going this week. They host Colorado tomorrow and Buffalo on Thursday, then head to Dallas on Friday.
Matt Moulson, LW, Minnesota Wild: Yesterday’s lone extra-period affair was an OT game featuring the Wild and the Red Wings. Moulson logged the game-winning goal in overtime, giving Minnesota a 4-3 lift. He also had an assist to give him 21 scores and 25 helpers on the season.
That outcome splits the home-and-home matchup at one apiece. Up next for the Wild is a home game against Vancouver Wednesday, then road games in St. Louis Thursday and Phoenix Saturday.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks: Getzlaf certainly had a memorable night against the Panthers. He put up a goal and two assists in the 6-2 win, reaching his 600th NHL point in the process. Corey Perry (goal; two assists) and Teemu Selanne (goal; assist) were both big contributors as well.
The Ducks get a couple of days off this week before hitting the road. They’ll head to Calgary on Wednesday, then Edmonton on Friday and Vancouver on Saturday.
NHL Daily Schedule: A full dozen teams will be on the ice tonight, which means it’ll be easy to find some NHL action if you’re looking. Here’s the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, March 24, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Coyotes at NY Rangers (FS-A PLUS, MSG)
Los Angeles Kings at Philadelphia Flyers (FS-W, CSN-PH)
7:30 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins (RDS, TSN, NBCSN)
Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning (SNET-E, TVA, SUN)
8:30 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars (TSN-JETS, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames (CSN-CA, SNET-W)
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