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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/1/15


The NHL is taking a bit of a breather tonight, as we’ve got just four games to look forward to on the schedule. In the meantime, however, there’s plenty to talk about when it comes to the playoff race. Let’s check out some of the notable players in the headlines today.

Milan Lucic, LW, Boston Bruins: Both Lucic and David Pastrnak logged a goal and an assist last night in the Bruins’ 3-2 win over the Panthers.
The victory helped out Boston’s playoff hopes immensely. They’re sitting at 39-25-13 and six points ahead of the Panthers for the second Wild Card in the Eastern Conference. They’ve got three points on the Senators as well, who also won last night (shootout).

Clarke MacArthur, LW, Ottawa Senators: Speaking of the Senators, let’s visit that victory for a moment. MacArthur posted a third period goal at the 15:58 mark that tied things up and allowed the team to get to overtime and later the shootout. Ottawa would emerge victorious 2-1 after four rounds.
The Senators are 38-26-12 and need some help from Boston if they’re going to squeak into the playoffs.

Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers: After a long layoff from injury, Lundqvist finally started looking like himself again last night against the Jets in Winnipeg. He came up with 32 saves on 34 shots in the 3-2 win, with Derick Brassard providing some offense on a goal and an assist.
The Rangers sit in first place in the East now, ending a two-game slide. They have 103 points overall and have a 48-21-7 record.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: Bobrovsky held down the fort in the Jackets’ 3-2 win over the Devils last night. He put up 24 saves on 26 shots, but it was ultimately in vain as the Jackets were officially eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Still, the game had some nice drama. Jack Johnson put up the game-winner 56 seconds into overtime. It was Columbus’ seventh straight win.

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.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015:

7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (SN, MSG-B)

8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, TVA, SN1)

10:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks (SNW, FS-W)

10:30 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, SN1)

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