NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/20/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blues, Avalanche, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 20, 2014
The NHL Playoffs have only been going for a few days, and we’ve already seen some incredible things out there on the ice. We’re in for even more action today, as a trio of Game 2s and a Game 3 get going. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at a few of the key players out there in the headlines. Here’s the latest.
Kevin Shattenkirk, D, St. Louis Blues: After the 3OT barn-burner in Game 1, it was only natural that the Blues and Blackhawks went into extras again in Game 2. This one didn’t take quite as long, but the end result was the same. Barret Jackman netted the game-winner at the 5:50 mark in OT to give the Blues a 4-3 win and a 2-0 series lead. Shattenkirk was great as well, logging a goal and two assists.
Game 3 in this series is tomorrow night in Chicago, and it’ll make for must-see television. Game 4 is Wednesday.
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Matt Calvert, LW, Columbus Blue Jackets: Not to be outdone, the Blue Jackets and Penguins also showed how close their series could be by going into two overtimes themselves. Calvert notched the game-winner at the 1:10 mark, capping off a two-goal evening that helped Columbus to a 4-3 win and a 1-1 series tie heading over to their home turf. Jack Johnson also had a key goal in the third period to tie it up and send things to extras.
Can the Jackets build off their first franchise Stanley Cup Playoffs victory? We’ll find out tomorrow.
Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche: MacKinnon had a stellar evening against the Wild, and he helped his team to a victory and a 2-0 series lead. He posted a goal and three assists in the 4-2 victory, aiding goalie Semyon Varlamov’s 30-save outing. Gabriel Landeskog also added a pair of goals of his own.
The Avs will take their decisive advantage on the road in Game 3, which will take place tomorrow. Game 4--which could potentially be the last of this round if the Wild can’t get it going--is Thursday.
NHL Daily Schedule: Eight teams will be out on the ice today, trying to make some headway in the playoffs. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Sunday, April 20, 2014:
12:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at NY Rangers (NBC, TSN, RDS [JIP])
3:00 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins (NBC, RDS, TSN)
7:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, NBCSN, SUN)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (CBC, RDS [JIP], NBCSN, FS-W, CSN-CA)
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