NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/27/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Ducks, Rangers, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 27, 2014
Last night was a light one in the NHL, but that will change this evening. We’ve got a full 10 games to look forward to, so it’ll be tough for puck fans to decide which matchups to watch. In the meantime, let’s take our daily stroll around the league and see what some of the hot-topic players are up to right now.
David Booth, LW, Vancouver Canucks: Booth doesn’t get too many opportunities to play the hero, but he was able to do just that last night against Minnesota. He posted a pair of goals in the 5-2 win, giving him eight scores to go along with his eight helpers this season. Zack Kassian, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler each had a goal of their own, while Eddie Lack held down the fort on 29 saves in net.
Let’s take a look at the upcoming schedule for the Canucks. They’ll head to Colorado tonight, then will host Anaheim Saturday to close out the week. Next week, they’ve got the Rangers (Tuesday) and Kings (Saturday) at home.
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Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: Speaking of the Rangers, let’s head to New York and check them out. Lundqvist was the star of the show last night against the Flyers, notching 30 saves on 31 shots in the 3-1 victory. Derek Dorsett, Ryan McDonagh and Dominic Moore all scored for the Rangers, who have now beaten Philly eight straight times at the Garden.
The Flyers and Rangers could very well meet again in the playoffs, so this game offered a possible preview of what’s to come. In the meantime, New York will host Calgary tomorrow night, then next week will travel to Edmonton Sunday, Vancouver Tuesday and Colorado Thursday. They’ll come back home Saturday for Ottawa.
Jonas Hiller, G, Anaheim Ducks: Let’s head over to Anaheim to highlight another goalie who had a solid outing last night. Hiller posted 32 saves on 34 shots and even registered an assist (his second of the year) in the Ducks’ 3-2 road win against Calgary last night. Anaheim was down 1-2 heading into the third, but tied it up on a Mathieu Perreault goal and took the eventual game-winner with Andrew Cogliano’s wrist shot.
The Ducks have two more games north of the border this week: tomorrow in Edmonton and Saturday in Vancouver. The three games next week are all at home. They’ll host Winnipeg on Monday, Edmonton on Wednesday and Nashville on Friday.
NHL Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action tonight, which means it won’t be hard to find a good game or three. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Thursday, March 27, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins (NHLN-US, CSN-CH, NESN)
Phoenix Coyotes at New Jersey Devils (FS-A, MSG)
Los Angeles Kings at Pittsburgh Penguins (FS-W, ROOT)
Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings (RDS, TSN, FS-D)
7:30 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning (MSG PLUS, SUN)
Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers (FS-CR, FS-F)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues (FS-N, FS-WI, FS-MW)
Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators (MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-TN)
9:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Colorado Avalanche (SNET-P, ALT)
10:30 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at San Jose Sharks (TSN-JETS, CSN-CA)
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