NHL News: Player News and Updates for 5/27/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Kings, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 27, 2014
We’ve already seen some amazing things out on the ice in the conference finals round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and we’re sure to get plenty more tonight. Before that puck drops, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the noteworthy storylines out there. Here’s the latest.
Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings: With Game 4 providing a tipping point in the Western Conference Finals, most people suspected there would be a dogfight between the Kings and Blackhawks last night. That didn’t happen, though, as the Kings cruised to an easy victory. L.A. scored the first four goals of their eventual 5-2 win, with Chicago’s offense once again failing to gain traction--and their defense failing to keep the team in the game.
Kopitar had a big hand in the victory, tallying two assists, as did Jake Muzzin, who had a goal and a helper himself. Los Angeles now leads the best-of-seven series 3-1, with Game 5 coming at United Center in Chicago tomorrow night.
This series has seen quite the turnaround after the Blackhawks’ win in Game 1. Chicago was up 2-0 in the latter stages of Game 2, then L.A. seemed to wake up and stormed back for a win.
That trend has continued through the two games since then, with L.A. just one win away from their second conference championship in the last three seasons.
That said, this isn’t unfamiliar territory for the Blackhawks. They were down 1-3 to the Red Wings last season before rallying to win the series and eventually take the Stanley Cup.
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Rich Peverley, C, Dallas Stars: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Peverley’s status, so let’s see how he’s doing. The good news for him and the Stars is that he has already visited with one doctor who has told him he’ll be able to play in the 2014-15 campaign.
That’s a great start, but Peverley will have to continue to meet with specialists this off-season to see what his next move could potentially be. He suffered a cardiac incident during the Stars’ game on March 10 against Columbus and consequently missed the rest of the season. We’ll know more on his status eventually, but for now this initial news bodes well for a potential return to the ice this year.
NHL Daily Schedule: The playoffs pick back up again tonight, which continues the schedule through this long weekend. Here’s a look at that schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, RDS, NBCSN)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks (CBC, RDS, NBCSN)
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