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June 12, 2014
Even with the NHL Stanley Cup Finals winding down, there’s still plenty of hockey news and happenings to discuss. That said, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there as we cruise toward the 2014-15 campaign. Here’s the latest.
Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: The Kings will have to wait at least one more day to hoist the Stanley Cup this season. New York stood firm on their home ice last night--one game after being blown out, no less--and took their first victory of the series in a 2-1 battle that brought them a little closer at 1-3 in the Finals.
Lundqvist was obviously the star here, logging 40 saves on 41 shots during the Kings’ game-long offensive barrage. The Rangers, conversely, were only able to muster 19 shots on goal (and a whopping one in the third period), but got the puck in the net when it counted. New York has now won their last eight straight elimination games at home.
This one wasn’t without drama and near-misses for the Kings. The puck got past Lundqvist twice, only to stop short of the line and get cleared out by the New York defensemen.
The all-important Game 5 is tomorrow night in L.A.
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Around the League: Let’s check in on a few of the other situations out there and see what’s happening with a few other players as we cruise toward the off-season festivities.
Jarome Iginla and the Bruins have reportedly been engaging in contract discussions for another year together. The veteran wing is headed for unrestricted free agency, but by most indications it doesn’t look like he’ll reach it. The Bruins do have some tricky salary cap restrictions, though, so we’ll see what happens.
In San Jose, Logan Couture underwent hand surgery earlier this week and things apparently went well. He was hurt during Game 6 of the Sharks’ first-round series against the Kings. Couture should be just fine for training camp.
It sounds like Dan Boyle won’t be going to the Islanders. The two sides haven’t engaged in contract talks and it’s unclear whether or not anything will materialize. We wouldn’t count on him switching coasts.
2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Schedule: Now that the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals are off and running, let’s check out the upcoming schedule and see what we can be expecting from the series.
Game 1 @Los Angeles: Wednesday, June 4 (NBC) Kings Lead Series 1-0
Game 2 @Los Angeles: Saturday, June 7 (NBC) Kings Lead Series 2-0
Game 3 @New York: Monday, June 9 (NBCSN) Kings Lead Series 3-0
Game 4 @New York: Wednesday, June 11 (NBCSN) Kings Lead Series 3-1
Game 5 @Los Angeles: Friday, June 13 (NBC)
Game 6 @New York: Monday, June 16* (NBC)
Game 7 @Los Angeles: Wednesday, June 18* (NBC)
(*Games 6-7 if necessary)
NHL Off-Season Schedule: Let’s keep our hockey fix going with a look at the 2014 off-season calendar. There should be plenty to keep us occupied as we gear up for next year.
June 25: NHL Awards
June 25-July 1: Teams can conduct interviews with unrestricted free agents
June 27-28: 2014 NHL Draft
June 30: Deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents
July 1: Start of free agency period
Early July: Rookie development camps begin
Mid-September: Training camp begins
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