NHL News 4/29/16: Capitals Take Game 1 Over Penguins in Overtime Thriller
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
April 29, 2016
We had just one NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs game last night, but we’ve got two more slated for this evening to kick the weekend off right. While we’re waiting on those, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in the league.
T.J. Oshie, RW, Washington Capitals: The Penguins-Capitals Game 1 of their second-round series was certainly a thriller. Washington took the 4-3 overtime victory at Verizon Center, thanks to Oshie. He registered a hat trick, accounting for the Caps’ final three goals--including the game-winner.
Andre Burakovsky scored in the first period before the Penguins fought back in the second on goals from Ben Lovejoy and Evgeni Malkin (his third of the playoffs). Oshie then scored once in the second and once in the third to get the lead back, but Nick Bonino would score for Pittsburgh to send it to overtime.
Oshie bagged the game-winner--and his fourth goal of the postseason--at 9:33 to get the Capitals an early 1-0 series lead.
Game 2 in this highly-anticipated series comes tomorrow night.
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Now let’s get into a bit of head-coaching speculation. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has said that interim coach John Torchetti is a “very serious candidate” to take over the team’s head coaching vacancy.
Torchetti helped turn around the skidding Wild--who were out of the playoff picture in February--and get them into the postseason. Minnesota was eliminated by Dallas in the first round.
The Flyers’ Brayden Schenn has been suspended for the first three games of the 2016-17 season, thanks to a charge on the Capitals’ aforementioned T.J. Oshie in Game 6 of their first-round series on Sunday.
Schenn scored 26 goals in the regular season, but couldn’t find the net in the playoffs.
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.
Friday, April 29, 2016:
8:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars (NBCSN, CBC, TVAS)
10:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, TVAS, SN)
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