Are you ready for a full day of NHL action? You’d better be, because there are a whopping 13 matchups on the slate for today. While we’re getting settled, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there right now.
Zach Parise, LW, Minnesota Wild: The Wild scored three goals in the third period last night against the Flames, pushing the team to a 4-2 victory. Parise had a goal, as did Thomas Vanek, Mikko Koivu and Matt Dumba.
The Wild are now three points ahead of the Jets for the first Wild Card in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the West. They’re one point behind the Blackhawks for third place in the division.
Cam Atkinson, RW, Columbus Blue Jackets: Atkinson had a stellar evening last night against the aforementioned Blackhawks. He bagged a hat trick in the 5-2 road win, his second hat trick in the NHL.
The Jackets have now won five games in a row and seven in a row on the road.
Chicago, on the other hand, is now 44-24-6 and has lost three of their past four.
Richard Bachman, G, Edmonton Oilers: Bachman pitched a shutout last night, bagging 29 saves in a 4-0 win over the Stars. It was his second NHL shutout and his first win of the season for the Oilers.
Helping out on offense was Benoit Pouliot, who managed a goal and an assist.
Edmonton is officially eliminated from postseason contention at 22-40-13 but have won their past two games.
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 28, 2015:
12:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Washington Capitals (FS-TN, CSN-DC)
1:00 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Boston Bruins (NHLN-US, SN360, MSG, NESN)
Anaheim Ducks at NY Islanders (PRIME, MSG+)
San Jose Sharks at Philadelphia Flyers (CSN-CA, CSN-PH)
Arizona Coyotes at Pittsburgh Penguins (FS-A, ROOT)
2:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings (SUN, ,FS-D)
7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC, TVA2)
Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens (TVA, CITY, FS-F)
New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes (MSG+, FS-CR)
8:00 PM ET:
Columbus Blue Jackets at St. Louis Blues (FS-O, FS-MW)
Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild (NHLN-US, SN, FS-W, FS-N)
9:00 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Colorado Avalanche (MSG-B, BELL TV, ALT2)
10:00 PM ET:
Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks (CBC, FS-SW)
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