We’ve got a huge day of action ahead of us in the NHL. The games will be getting started early this afternoon, so there will be plenty to divert hockey fans’ attentions. That said, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the league.
Andrew Hammond, G, Ottawa Senators: The Senators made a big statement to the rest of the league yesterday, defeating the Islanders 2-1 in New York. Hammond made 34 saves on the night, including a whopping 22 in the second period alone.
Hammond is now 9-0-1 and is the first goalie since 1939 to begin his NHL career allowing two or fewer goals in 10 straight games.
Ales Hemsky, RW, Dallas Stars: Hemsky had a big night, bagging two assists against the Capitals in a 4-2 victory. Vernon Fiddler helped out on a goal and an assist of his own.
Dallas scored three power play goals here, getting their sixth straight win against a Metropolitan opponent.
The Stars are now 32-27-10.
Francois Beauchemin, D, Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks were able to tough one out against the Wild last night, eking by on a 2-1 margin. Beauchemin posted a goal in the first period, his ninth of the year.
This victory ended a three-game skid for Anaheim; they now lead the league with 93 points.
Meanwhile, the Wild fall to 37-24-7 on the season.
Sean Monahan, C, Calgary Flames: The Flames’ offense exploded last night against Toronto, leading to a 6-3 victory that was exciting to watch. Monahan posted two goals and an assist. Helping out were Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau, who each had a goal and two assists.
The Flames are now 5-1-1 without captain Mark Giordano, who is out for the season with a torn biceps.
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.
Saturday, March 14, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers (FS-D, CSN-PH)
Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins (NHLN-US, TVA, NESN, ROOT)
4:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at San Jose Sharks (NHLN-US, SN, WGN, CSN-CA)
7:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Buffalo Sabres (MSG, MSG-B)
Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Lightning (sn, sun)
Montreal Canadiens at NY Islanders (NBCSN, TVA, CITY)
Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes (FS-F, FS-CR)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Vancouver Canucks (CBC)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues (FS-N, FS-MW)
9:00 PM ET:
New Jersey Devils at Arizona Coyotes (MSG+2, FS-A)
10:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche (CBC, TVA2, ALT)
Nashville Predators at Los Angeles Kings (SN, FS-TN, FS-W)
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