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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/17/15

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More

April 17, 2015

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The 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have officially begun for all teams involved, and we’ve got a big weekend of action to look forward to over the next couple of days. While we’re waiting, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the league.

Derick Brassard, C, New York Rangers: It didn’t come easy, but the Rangers were able to defend their home ice last night against the Penguins. Brassard got things going early with a goal 28 seconds into the first period, and from there the team squeezed out a 2-1 victory to go up 1-0 in the first-round series.
Marc-Andre Fleury looked very good in the second and third periods, racking up 36 saves on 38 shots overall.
The teams will clash again tomorrow night at the Garden, and you can bet this series will go the distance.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/17/15


Petr Mrazek, G, Detroit Red Wings: Mrazek was excellent in the Red Wings’ first-round win over the Lightning last night, posting 44 saves on 46 shots in a 3-2 win.
Pavel Datsyuk scored twice here, starting with a goal on his first shot at 9:03 in the first. Brian Boyle and Nikita Nesterov scored for Tampa Bay.
Game 2 is tomorrow at 3 PM ET at Amalie Arena. The Lightning will be looking to take the series to Detroit at 1-1.

Jason Zucker, LW, Minnesota Wild: The Wild drew first blood yesterday in Game 1 against the Blues, hanging on for a 4-2 victory. Zucker scored in this one at the 2:47 mark in the first period.
Minnesota sealed the deal with a Jason Pominville empty-netter with 20 seconds left in the game.
This was the Wild’s first Game 1 win in a playoff series in their last eight tries. They hadn’t won an opener since 2003, their first-ever postseason game.

Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Things looked bleak for the Ducks heading into the third period last night against the Jets. Down 2-1, Anaheim scored three unanswered to take a 4-2 victory in Game 1.
Perry posted two goals and two assists, while Ryan Getzlaf managed a goal and two assists of his own.
Perry’s four points tied a single-game playoff point record for the Ducks franchise.

NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.

Friday, April 17, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens (CBC, CNBC, TVA)
NY Islanders at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, SN, TVA2, MSG+, CSN-DC)

9:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators (NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVA3, CSN-CH, SPSO)

10:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks (CBC, CNBC, TVA)

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