The 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are officially off and running. We’ve got another four games to look forward to tonight, so while we’re getting settled let’s check out some of the notable players out there in the headlines.
Brian Flynn, C, Montreal Canadiens: The Canadiens struck first in their series against the Senators last night, logging a 4-3 win.
Flynn had a goal and two assists here, while teammate Torrey Mitchell also scored. Star player P.K. Subban got ejected in the second for misconduct on a slashing penalty.
Brock Nelson, C, New York Islanders: The Isles were able to handle the Caps last night in their opening matchup, as Nelson came through for a pair of goals in the 4-1 win. Josh Bailey put up a goal and an assist of his own, while Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves.
Game 2 in this series will come tomorrow night at 7 PM ET.
Duncan Keith, D, Chicago Blackhawks: Talk about a nail-biter. This one took double-overtime to decide, as Keith played the hero on a decisive goal at the 7:49 mark, giving the Blackhawks a 4-3 win in Game 1 over Nashville. He also had an assist.
Teammate Jonathan Toews would put up a score and two helpers of his own in the victory, while Colin Wilson scored twice on the other side.
Chicago had fallen behind 3-0 in this one and pulled goalie Corey Crawford at the start of the second period.
Jonas Hiller, G, Calgary Flames: It looked like we were going to have an overtime affair here, but Kris Russell bagged a late goal at 19:30 to give the Flames a 2-1 win over the Canucks last night. Hiller made 29 saves in the victory.
The Flames were down 1-0 heading into the third period.
This was Calgary’s first playoff game since 2009. Game 2 is tomorrow night at 10 PM ET.
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, April 16, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Rangers (CBC, NBCSN, TVA, ROOT, MSG)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning (CNBC, SN, TVA2, FS-D, FS-F)
9:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues (NBCSN, SN360, TVA3, FS-N, FS-WI, FS-MW)
10:30 PM ET:
Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks (CNBC, TVA, SN, PRIME)
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