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Hockey Night in Canada Cheat Sheet: Feb. 28

Jeff Simmons | posted Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015

Adjust your schedules.

This week, the hockey action begins at 3 p.m. (Eastern time) with the Red Wings and Predators facing off in Nashville before a four-game set of nationally televised games that includes four Canadian teams.

As we do in the Cheat Sheet every week, here’s everything you need to know for Hockey Night in Canada:

Note: All games below are listed in Eastern time.

The 3 p.m. game:

Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: N/A
Game notes: Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk has 71 career points against the Predators, the most by any player in NHL history…Predators forward Filip Forsberg could become the first rookie since the NHL’s first season to lead a first-place overall team in points. He has 52 points entering Friday night.

The 7 p.m. game:

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy
Game notes: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier has lost six of seven career starts against Montreal…Canadiens goalie leads all qualified goalies in save percentage (.935) and goals-against average (1.92)…The Leafs are on their first two-game winning streak since Dec. 16.

The 8 p.m. game:

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers 
Channel: City
Broadcast crew: N/A
Game notes: Flyers forward Jakub Voracek leads the NHL with 59 points scored on Saturdays since 2012-13….Entering Friday, the Rangers haven’t recorded a loss in their past 10 games.

The 10 p.m. games:

St. Louis Blues vs. Edmonton Oilers 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Game notes: Edmonton has lost 10 of its past 11 games against St. Louis, getting outscored 42-19…Blues forward T.J. Oshie is averaging a point per game against the Oilers over his career (six goals, 16 assists in 22 games).

Ottawa Senators vs. San Jose Sharks 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: John Bartlett, Greg Millen, Christine Simpson
Game notes: Senators goalie Andrew Hammond has posted back-to-back shutouts…His shutout streak sits at 172:22…San Jose has won seven of their past eight games against the Senators.


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