NHL News: Player News and Updates for 5/29/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blackhawks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 29, 2014
It won’t be too much longer now before we can determine who will be representing each conference in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, as we’ve gotten through a lot of hockey already. Before we get set for tonight’s matchup, let’s take a look at some of the notable players and situations happening around the league.
Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: Few people expected the Blackhawks to lose last night, and they followed through on that expectation with a must-have victory in Game 5 against the Kings in the Western Conference Finals. The Kings, however, certainly made things interesting.
It took two overtimes for the Blackhawks to notch the victory 5-4, with the game ending on a Michael Handzus backhand. Assisting on that one--and three other goals in the game--was Patrick Kane. Brandon Saad also notched a key performance with a goal and two helpers of his own.
The Kings were up 4-3 heading into the third, but a Ben Smith goal early in that frame tied things up.
L.A. is still in a good position. They’re up 3-2, with Game 6 coming tomorrow night at Staples Center. The Kings need to get out to a fast start and assert themselves early in that one.
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2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Schedule: Yesterday, the league officially announced the schedule for the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals (though we have yet to determine the matchup). Here’s a look at what information we have so far:
Game 1: Wednesday, June 4
Game 2: Saturday, June 7
Game 3: Monday, June 9
Game 4: Wednesday, June 11
Game 5: Friday, June 13*
Game 6: Monday, June 16*
Game 7: Wednesday, June 18*
(*Games 5-7 if necessary)
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.
Thursday, May 29, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers (NBCSN, CBC, RDS)
Friday, May 30, 2014:
9:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings (NBCSN, CBC, RDS)
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