NHL News: Player News and Updates for 5/6/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Penguins, Kings, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 6, 2014
The second round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight, and we’re sure to see some more amazing things out on the ice. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s take our daily look around the league and check in with the players who are making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins are in control of their second-round series against the Rangers now, thanks to a second consecutive shutout and a much-needed breakout from Crosby. He scored his first goal of the playoffs in the 2-0 win, giving Pittsburgh a 2-1 advantage in the series. Jussi Jokinen (goal) and Marc-Andre Fleury (35 saves) were the other two stars.
For the Rangers, it’s evident that they’re exhausted. This was their sixth playoff game in the last nine days, and if you couple their fatigue with their laughable ineptitude on the power play (they’re now 0-for-34) it’s no wonder they’re getting dominated.
Game 3 is tomorrow at Madison Square Garden.
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Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: Despite getting outplayed in Game 1, the Kings found a way to overcome the Ducks. They played a little better last night in Game 2, and won that one as well. Quick was solid as ever, notching 36 saves on 37 shots in his team’s 3-1 win over Anaheim, giving L.A. a 2-0 lead in the series.
The Ducks out-shot the Kings 37-17, but it hardly seemed to matter. The Kings have now won their last six straight, including four of those contests away from home.
Game 3 in this one is Thursday night at Staples Center. We should see a pretty good mix of fans there, as we’ve seen in the first two games.
Injury Notes: Let’s venture elsewhere in the playoffs and check out a few injury situations that are brewing.
The Canadiens’ Rene Bourque missed practice yesterday due to an illness, but the team is hopeful that he’ll be able to play tonight.
The Bruins’ Chris Kelly is still out--with no real timeline--thanks to a back injury. He’s reportedly making progress.
Boston’s Adam McQuaid had arthroscopic surgery on his ankle late last week, effectively ending his season. His recovery timetable is around eight weeks.
NHL Daily Schedule: Four teams will be out on the ice tonight as the second round continues. Here’s a look t the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, NBCSN)
9:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (TSN, CNBC, RDS2)
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