NHL News: Player News and Updates for 5/31/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Blackhawks, Tomorrow's TV Schedule and More
May 31, 2014
It’s been a very entertaining conference finals round in these 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and each day we’re getting closer and closer to crowning a champion. Before we settle in for the weekend, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the players who are making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: It was another wild one in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals last night. The defending champion Blackhawks have come back from being down 1-3 in this series to tie things up and force a decisive, winner-take-all Game 7 tomorrow night in Chicago.
They did it on the strength of Patrick Kane’s big night. He had two goals and an assist, with his line including a helping hand on the game-tying score and netting the game-winner himself during the 4-3 Chicago victory.
On the other side, Drew Doughty posted a goal and an assist of his own, but it wasn’t enough. The Kings now have to play their third straight Game 7, and have won the previous two on the road. The difference here is that in their previous attempts they were the team trying to come back. This will mark only the third time that a team has played all 21 possible games in the firs three rounds of the playoffs. The first two times that happened, the team lost in Game 7 of the conference finals.
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Jim Slater, C, Winnipeg Jets: Let’s take a moment to check in on Slater, as we got some injury news on him yesterday. A report came out saying that he’d undergone hip surgery recently, but should be good to go by the time training camp rolls around in September.
Slater went under the knife to repair his labrum, an issue that reared its head toward the end of the season. He’s had all sorts of injury problems over the past couple of years, playing in just 53 games in the last two campaigns combined.
NHL Daily Schedule: Just one game left in the Conference Finals, and it’s a winner-take-all Game 7. Here’s a look at that one.
Sunday, June 1, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, CBC, RDS)
2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Schedule: This week, the league officially announced the schedule for the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals. 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)
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