NHL News: Player News and Updates for 5/13/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Ducks, Canadiens, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 13, 2014
We’ve got a Game 6 and a Game 7 on tap for tonight in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, so it’s certainly a big day in the hockey world. Before we get settled in and check out the matchups, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens: The Canadiens’ offense and defense combined for a solid all-around effort against the Bruins in Game 6 of their series, resulting in what will be the ultimate game to decide who moves on. Price notched his first shutout of the playoffs, saving 26 shots in Montreal’s 4-0 win. Max Pacioretty also had himself a nice game, adding a goal and an assist on three shots.
The deciding Game 7 will be tomorrow night in Boston. That game will mark the ninth time the two teams have met in a Game 7.
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Devante Smith-Pelly, RW, Anaheim Ducks: In what’s been an equally competitive series so far, the Ducks pushed past the Kings in their Game 5 last night. Smith-Pelly showed off some of his potential with a two-goal outing in the 4-3 victory. Defensively, rookie John Gibson was busy in the net, with 39 saves on 42 shots. It was a solid all-around effort overall, as 11 players had at least one point.
This youth movement from Anaheim has helped propel them to a 3-2 series edge in the series. Game 6 is tomorrow at Staples Center.
Injury Bytes: Let’s take a look at a few of the injury situations facing the remaining playoff teams.
First off, we’ll head to Chicago, where C Andrew Shaw has already been ruled out for tonight’s Game 6 against the Wild. He’s been out since sustaining a lower-body injury in Game 1 of this series and remains day-to-day, though he’s not traveling with the team. We’d call him questionable for a potential Game 7.
Then there’s Brooks Orpik of the Penguins. He’s had some bad luck with his undisclosed injury, which has caused him to miss two consecutive games. By most accounts, we’re likely looking at an extended absence here, so don’t expect to see him anytime soon.
Then there’s Dennis Seidenberg in Boston, who took some light contact during yesterday’s skate. He’s been out since his surgery to repair a torn ACL/MCL in his knee and would be a surprise if he could make it back at all this postseason.
NHL Daily Schedule: Four teams will be back out on the ice tonight, and it’s a critical game for each squad. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins (CBC, RDS, NBCSN)
9:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (TSN, CNBC, RDS2)
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