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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/19/15


There were just three games in the NHL last night, but the league is making up for that on 10 matchups this evening. Before we settle in for game-time, let’s check out some of the notable players who everyone’s talking about this morning.

Scott Darling, G, Chicago Blackhawks: We expected a tense battle between these two powerhouse teams last night at the Garden, and we certainly got one. Darling pitched a shutout in a physical 1-0 victory over the Rangers last night, logging 25 saves all together.
Brad Richards scored the game-winner in the third, while Cam Talbot had 30 saves on 31 shots on the other side.
The Blackhawks have won four straight games and sit at 43-21-6 on the season. The Rangers are 44-18-7.

Curtis McElhinney, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: Last night’s lone shootout result came between the Oilers and the Jackets. McElhinney emerged victorious in that one, logging 44 saves on 47 shots in a 4-3 victory. It was a career-high for him, and he stopped two more in the shootout itself.
The Jackets are now 31-35-4 on the season, ending a six-game skid in Edmonton.

Ryan Kesler, C, Anaheim Ducks: Looks like all three NHL games last night were close ones. Kesler scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Kings last night, lifting the Ducks to a 3-2 victory at Honda Center.
Kesler has been great against L.A. this year, logging five goals and two assists in five games. The Ducks finish the regular-season series 4-0-1 and are 45-20-7 on the year. The Kings move to 34-22-14.

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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015:

7:30 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Toronto Maple Leafs (TVA, CSN-CA, TSN4)
Carolina Hurricanes at Montreal Canadiens (FS-CR, RDS, SNE)
Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators (NESN, RDS2, TSN5)
Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers (NHLN-US, FS-D, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Minnesota Wild (CSN-DC, FS-N, FS-WI)
St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets (FS-MW, TSN3)

8:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Dallas Stars (SN360, ROOT, FS-SW)

9:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Calgary Flames (CSN-PH, SNW)

10:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks (FS-O, SNP)
Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes (ALT2, FS-A PLUS)

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