We’ve got a relatively quiet six-game set coming up in the NHL tonight, but there are plenty of notable matchups on the schedule. That said, let’s check out some of the notable players from the headlines today as we cruise through our daily wrap-up.
Torrey Mitchell, C, Buffalo Sabres: No one really expected a whole lot out of the Sabres last night, considering they were playing without their top two scorers. Both Zemgus Girgensons and Tyler Ennis were out due to injury, but the team still pulled off a 6-3 win over Vancouver at First Niagara Center yesterday.
Mitchell put up two goals, and Chris Stewart added a score and an assist. Brian Gionta helped out with a goal and two assists of his own.
Lee Stempniak, RW, New York Rangers: As of right now, the Rangers have slipped past the Islanders and into first place in the Metropolitan Division. The two points came on a 4-3 win over the Coyotes at the Garden yesterday.
Stempniak and Chris Kreider each scored twice, while Cam Talbot added 37 saves on 40 shots in his eight win in 11 starts.
New York is now 38-16-6 on the season.
P.K. Subban, D, Montreal Canadiens: Subban was all over the place last night against the Jackets. He put up a goal and two assists in the 5-2 victory and had a plus-5 rating. Andrei Markov managed a goal and an assist of his own.
The Canadiens move to 40-16-5 with the win, while Columbus falls to 26-30-4.
Corey Crawford, G, Chicago Blackhawks: Without star Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks need to find different players to step up each night. Last night that was Crawford, who posted 20 saves for a 3-0 shutout over the Panthers in Sunrise yesterday.
The newly-recalled Teuvo Teravainen managed a goal, while Brandon Saad scored and had an assist.
The Blackhawks have won two in a row and sit at 37-20-5.
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, February 27, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils (NESN, MSG+)
Calgary Flames at NY Islanders (SNW, MSG+2)
Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes (CSN-DC, FS-CR)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning (NHLN-US, CSN-CH, SUN)
8:30 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars (ALT2, FS-SW)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (KCOP-13, PRIME)
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