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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 3/8/15

We’re coming off a pretty good day of NHL hockey yesterday, and we’ve got another six games to look forward to in the coming hours. While we’re waiting on those pucks to drop, let’s check out some of the big-name players in the news this morning.

Brad Marchand, LW, Boston Bruins: Marchand posted a pair of huge goals yesterday--the tying tally and the game-winner in overtime--as the Bruins logged a 3-2 victory over the Flyers at TD Garden. Dougie Hamilton also had a big game on two assists.
The Bruins are now 32-22-10, while the Flyers fall to 28-25-13 and are five points back of the second Wild Card slot.

Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, St. Louis Blues: Six different Blues players scored last night against the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre, helping the team cruise to a 6-1 victory. Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, as did T.J. Oshie. Jori Lehtera managed three helpers.
The Blues stopped a two-game slide with the win and now stand at 41-19-5 on the season thus far.

Curtis Glencross, LW, Washington Capitals: The Caps logged a dominating 6-1 victory (their biggest of the season) at Verizon Center last night against the Sabres. Glencros put up a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin posted his league-leading 44th goal after returning from a one-game absence due to a lower-body issue.
The Caps are now 36-21-20 on the season while Buffalo falls to 19-42-5.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh Penguins: The matchup between the Penguins and Kings was super tight, but Pittsburgh eventually came out on top.
Patric Hornqvist scored with just over three minutes left in overtime, while Marc-Andre Fleury recorded the shutout on 31 saves. Pittsburgh put up just 18 shots in the game, a season-low for them.
The Pens are now 38-18-9 on the year and 2-1-0 on their current four-game trip.

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.

Sunday, March 8, 2015:

12:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins (NBC, SN360)

3:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Carolina Hurricanes (SNW, FS-CR)

5:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils (TCN-PH, MSG+)

6:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild (ALT, FS-N, FS-WI)

7:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at Ottawa Senators (TVA, CITY)

7:30 PM ET:
NY Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN)

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