NHL Daily – West Preview

NHL News and Notes from Saturday, April 30th, 2022

News

  • The NHL named Florida Panthers goaltender Spencer Knight as Rookie of the Month for April.

  • The NHL named forward Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning as the First Star for the Month of April.
    • Mike Smith (EDM) and Vladimir Tarasenko (STL) would round out the rest of the Three Stars of the Month.
  • NHL 3 Stars of the Month – Stamkos Takes Top Honor for April

  • The Detroit Red Wings announced that they will not renew head coach Jeff Blashill’s contract.
    • Along with Blashill, assistant coach Doug Houda and goalie coach Jeff Salajko would also not have their contracts renewed.
    • The Red Wings will now begin their search for a new head coach.

  • The NHL Department of Player Safety would announce a pair of fines to players of the Colorado Avalanche.
    • Forward Logan O’Connor would be fined $1,812.50 for cross checking Minnesota Wild defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.
    • Defenseman Kurtis MacDermid would be fined $2,187.50 for kneeing Wild forward Marcus Foligno.
    • Both incidents would take place on Friday night, and both fines would be the maximum allowed under the CBA.

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Western Conference

  • Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Nashville Predators (WC2)
    • Tuesday, May 3: Predators at Avalanche, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, SNE, SN360 (JIP), TVA Sports)
    • Thursday, May 5: Predators at Avalanche, 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT, SNE, SN360 (JIP), TVA Sports)
    • Saturday, May 7: Avalanche at Predators, 4:30 p.m. ET (TNT, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
    • Monday, May 9: Avalanche at Predators, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN1, TVA Sports)
    • *Wednesday, May 11: Predators at Avalanche, TBD
    • *Friday, May 13: Avalanche at Predators, TBD
    • *Sunday, May 15: Predators at Avalanche, TBD
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  • Minnesota Wild (C2) vs. St. Louis Blues (C3)
    • Monday, May 2: Blues at Wild, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN360, TVA Sports)
    • Wednesday, May 4: Blues at Wild, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN360, TVA Sports)
    • Friday, May 6: Wild at Blues, 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT, SN360, TVA Sports)
    • Sunday, May 8: Wild at Blues, 4:30 p.m. ET (TBS, SN360, TVA Sports)
    • *Tuesday, May 10: Blues at Wild, TBD
    • *Thursday, May 12: Wild at Blues, TBD
    • *Saturday, May 14: Blues at Wild, TBD
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  • Calgary Flames (P1) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)
    • Tuesday, May 3: Stars at Flames, 10 p.m. ET (Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN2)
    • Thursday, May 5: Stars at Flames, 10 p.m. ET (Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports, TBS)
    • Saturday, May 7: Flames at Stars, 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
    • Monday, May 9: Flames at Stars, 9:30 p.m. ET (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
    • *Wednesday, May 11: Stars at Flames, TBD
    • *Friday, May 13: Flames at Stars, TBD
    • *Sunday, May 15: Stars at Flames, TBD
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  • Edmonton Oilers (P2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (P3)
    • Monday, May 2: Kings at Oilers, 10 p.m. ET (Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN2)
    • Wednesday, May 4: Kings at Oilers, 10 p.m. ET (Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN2)
    • Friday, May 6: Oilers at Kings, 10 p.m. ET (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
    • Sunday, May 8: Oilers at Kings, 10 p.m. ET (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
    • *Tuesday, May 10: Kings at Oilers, TBD
    • *Thursday, May 12: Oilers at Kings, TBD
    • *Saturday, May 14: Kings at Oilers, TBD
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Today’s Games

  • SEA v. WIN – 2p ET

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