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April 21, 2014
The NHL’s opening-round Game 3s will be getting going tonight, with four matchups set on the schedule. We’ve already seen plenty of crazy things out there on the ice during these Stanley Cup Playoffs, and we’re sure to see plenty more before a winner is crowned. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the headlines from around the league.
Ray Emery, G, Philadelphia Flyers: After the Rangers scored twice in the opening period of Game 2 against the Flyers, Philly looked like they were in real trouble. After that, however, the team tightened up and controlled the game the rest of the way. Emery was stellar, notching a total of 31 saves on 33 shots in the 4-2 victory. Jakub Voracek, Jason Akeson, Luke Schenn and Wayne Simmonds each scored.
Now the series is tied 1-1, and things are getting very interesting. The Rangers have to find a way to take advantage of their offensive opportunities or things could get out of hand in Philadelphia. Game 3 is tomorrow; Game 4 is Friday.
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Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins: Not to be outdone, Rask also had himself a heck of a game in the net. He notched 34 saves on 35 shots in the Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Red Wings. The Boston offense came alive in this one with some much-needed production after getting shut out in the opener, and Jimmy Howard simply couldn’t keep up.
Game 3 is in Detroit tomorrow night; The series will continue with Game 4 on Thursday before heading back to Boston Saturday.
Brendan Gallagher, RW, Montreal Canadiens: It’s pretty safe to say that the Canadiens are in the driver’s seat in their series against the Lightning. Gallagher had a heavy hand in last night’s 3-2 victory, posting a goal and an assist. His teammate P.K. Subban also contributed with a pair of assists.
The Canadiens are now firmly in control of the series at 3-0. They can go for the sweep at home tomorrow night. If they can’t get it, they’ll go back to Tampa Bay Thursday.
Andrew Desjardins, C, San Jose Sharks: The Sharks couldn’t get anything going against the Kings’ Jonathan Quick in last year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, but 2014 has been a different story so far. They wrecked the L.A. goalie en route to a 7-2 win that put them up 2-0 in the series through two games at home. Desjardins was one of many contributors, posting a pair of assists in the blowout victory.
The series moves to L.A. tomorrow for Game 3, and will stay there for Game 4 Thursday.
NHL Daily Schedule: Eight teams will be in action tonight as the first round picks up steam. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, April 21, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets (CBC, RDS2, NBCSN, ROOT, FS-O)
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild (RDS, TSN, NHLN-US, ALT, FS-N)
8:30 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (CBC, CNBC, RDSI, FSMW, CSN-CH)
9:30 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars (RDS, TSN, NBCSN, KDOC, TXA 21)
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