NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/28/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Predators, Blues, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 28, 2014
Thursday night was a pretty busy one in the NHL, and we’re going to be continuing that this evening, with six games on the schedule. While we’re patiently waiting for those pucks to hit the ice, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what everyone’s up to out there. Here’s the latest.
Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins: The Blackhawks hadn’t visited TD Garden since the Stanley Cup Championship series last year, and the Bruins spoiled things for the visitors. Bergeron had a big night, logging a pair of goals in the 3-0 shutout. Defensively, Tuukka Rask took care of business with 28 saves in his NHL-leading seventh shutout of the year.
Let’s check out Boston’s upcoming schedule. They’ll head to DC for the Capitals tomorrow, then open up next week on Sunday in Philadelphia.
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Jeff Carter, C, Los Angeles Kings: The Kings stayed hot last night against the Penguins, winning their fifth straight and keeping Pittsburgh from clinching a playoff berth. Carter added a goal in the 3-2 win, with Drew Doughty and Alec Martinez each adding another score. Pittsburgh nearly tied it up on a Brandon Sutter goal in the third, but after review the play was called back on interference.
The Kings will try to close out their busy week with another win tomorrow against Winnipeg. They’ll kick off next week with a home game against the Wild on Monday.
T.J. Oshie, RW, St. Louis Blues: Last night was a game Oshie will remember for a long time to come. He logged his first career hat trick in a blowout 5-1 victory over the aforementioned Wild, which gives him six points in his last two games. On the season, Oshie has 21 scores to go along with 39 assists.
The Blues have a little win streak of their own going (three games) and will try to keep it going tomorrow against Dallas as their home-stand continues. They’re 50-16-7 on the season thus far.
Shea Weber, D, Nashville Predators: The youngsters were out in full force against the Sabres last night, but Weber’s star shined brighter than anyone. He logged two goals in Nashville’s 6-1 blowout victory, which gives Weber four scores in his last four games. Carter Hutton led the way on defense with 32 saves on 33 shots.
The Preds will be back in action tonight as they head to Dallas to visit with the Stars. Sunday they’ll be back at home against the Caps before a four-day rest.
NHL Daily Schedule: 12 teams will be in action tonight, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a good matchup or two. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, March 28, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers (RDS2, SNET-O, CSN-PH)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets (ROOT, FS-O)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators (CSN-CH, SNET-E)
8:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars (FS-TN, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Calgary Flames (MSG PLUS, SNET-CGY)
9:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers (PRIME, SNET-W)
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