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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 4/2/15


We’ve got a pretty steady evening of NHL hockey action to look forward to, as there are nine matchups on the schedule. While we’re waiting on those pucks to hit the ice, let’s check out some of the key players and storylines out there right now.

Matt Ellis, LW, Buffalo Sabres: The Sabres pulled out a 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs last night, thanks to Ellis’ late goal. It was his first score of the year. He also had an assist.
Johan Larsson (one assist) and Brian Gionta (two assists) were in a giving mood for Buffalo.
The Sabres have won two in a row and now sit at 22-47-8 on the season. The Leafs are 29-43-6.

Brayden Schenn, C, Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers got the better of the Penguins last night in the battle of Pennsylvania, taking a 4-1 victory. Schenn put up two goals on five shots, and on the other side Sidney Crosby logged his 300th NHL goal.
The Flyers are 13-2-1 at Consol Energy Center overall.
Pittsburgh is tied with the Islanders for second in the Metropolitan. They’re sitting at 42-24-11.

Jakob Silfverberg, RW, Anaheim Ducks: The Ducks are your 2014-15 Pacific Division champions once again. They clinched that spot with a 5-1 win over the Oilers last night. This is their third straight division title.
Silfverberg posted a trio of assists, and Francois Beauchemin managed a goal and a helper of his own.
The Ducks are 50-22-7, reaching 50 wins for the second straight year.

Alex Stalock, G, San Jose Sharks: Five different Sharks players scored last night in a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche. Stalock was solid in goal behind them, posting 19 saves on 20 shots that came his way.
San Jose is now 38-30-9 and within five points of the Jets, who hold the second Wild Card slot in the conference. The Sharks have five games left to play.

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 1, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
NY Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets (MSG+, FS-O)

7:30 PM ET:
Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens (CSN-DC, RDS, SNE)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators (SUN, RDS2, TSN5)
Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN, TVA, SN360, NESN, FS-D)
Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers (FS-CR, FS-F)

8:00 PM ET:
Calgary Flames at St. Louis Blues (SNW, FS-MW)
NY Rangers at Minnesota Wild (MSG, FS-N, FS-WI)

8:30 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks (SNP, CSN-CH)

10:30 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings (SNW, FS-W)

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