NHL News: Player News and Updates for 5/12/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Rangers, Blackhawks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 12, 2014
It was a crazy weekend in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and that intense action will continue tonight with two more games on tap. Before we settle in to check it out, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there on the ice. Here’s the latest.
Martin St. Louis, RW, New York Rangers: Where’d all this scoring come from? The Rangers bagged a must-have win last night against the Penguins in Game 6, forcing a decisive Game 7 that will determine who moves on and whose season has come to an end. St. Louis, Derick Brassard and Carl Hagelin each scored in the 3-1 win, with Henrik Lundqvist notching 36 saves.
New York has outscored the Pens 8-2 over the last two games after getting pummeled by a score of 9-2 in Games 2, 3 and 4.
The winner-take-all Game 7 is tomorrow night. Through 16 attempts, the Rangers have never come back to win a series after being down 1-3.
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Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks: Here’s another series that’s been getting pretty good. The Blackhawks now hold a slight edge against the Wild, moving to 3-2 in the series after a Game 5 win last night. Toews scored in the 2-1 victory, as did Bryan Bickell. Defensively, Corey Crawford nabbed 27 saves on 28 shots.
The home team has won every game in this series so far, and if that trend holds true we’ll be looking at a Minnesota victory tomorrow night at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild are familiar with being down 2-3; It happened against the Avalanche in the first round, but they overcame the deficit and won the series.
Mathieu Perreault, C, Anaheim Ducks: Now let’s check in on Perreault, who has been dealing with a lower-body injury. The good news is that he was out on the ice for practice yesterday, which bodes well for his availability in tonight’s Game 5 against the Kings.
Perreault’s injury has been plaguing him for some time now, and it caused him to sit out Saturday’s Game 4. We’ll have to check with him at this morning’s skate to see if he looks good to go for this evening.
The Ducks and Kings are all knotted up at 2-2 and will play in Anaheim tonight.
NHL Daily Schedule: Four more teams will take the ice in two pivotal games tonight. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, May 12, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, NBCSN)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (RDS, TSN, NBCSN)
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