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NHL News 3/28/16: Blackhawks Clinch Playoff Berth with Win Over Canucks

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

March 28, 2016

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After a pretty mild day of action yesterday, the NHL is back with a lenghthy schedule tonight. Before we get into those games, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the news.

Scott Darling, G, Chicago Blackhawks: Last night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, the defending champs scored twice in the third period to eke out a 3-2 victory over the host Canucks.
Darling made 26 saves in this one as the Blackhawks outshot Vancouver 32-28 overall. The game-winning goal came from Andrew Ladd, who now has 23 on the season. Teuvo Teravainen and Tomas Fleischmann also scored.
Chicago is now 44-25-7 on the season with 95 points. The Canucks are 27-35-13 with 67 points. The Blackhawks clinch their eighth straight postseason berth with the victory.

NHL News 3/28/16: Blackhawks Clinch Playoff Berth with Win Over Canucks


Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins: The playoff race out east is quite the logjam, but the Penguins took a key victory last night over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Crosby bagged the game-winner in overtime for a 3-2 result as the team outshot New York 32-27. Crosby now has 32 on the year.
The Pens have won eight of their last nine and are cooking right now. This game may well have been a first-round playoffs preview.

Victor Rask, C, Carolina Hurricanes: Last night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, the hometown Hurricanes held on for a 3-2 victory over the Devils.
Rask scored twice in the game, including what would eventually be the game-winner in the second period. That one put the ‘Canes up 3-0. Rask now has 20 goals on the year.
The Hurricanes are now 33-28-15 on the year with 81 points. The Devils are at 80 points on a 36-32-8 record.

NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.

Monday, March 28, 2016:

7:00 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Philadelphia Flyers (CSN-PH, TSN3)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals (FS-O, CSN-DC)

7:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Detroit Red Wings (FS-D, NBCSN, SNE, SNO, SNP)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning (SUN, SNO, TVAS)

8:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators (ALT, FS-TN)

9:00 PM ET:
Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers (FS-W, SNW)

10:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Arizona Coyotes (FS-A, SNF)
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, SNE, SNP)

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