NHL Daily: Brad Marchand, Mike Cammalleri, St. Louis Blues

NHL Daily: Bruin Brad Marchand Just Tied For League-Lead in Goals, the Devils Need to Decide What to do With Mike Cammalleri This Offseason, the Blues Need Vladimir Tarasenko Now More Than Ever and More! (Morning NHL Headlines)

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There were eight games on the NHL’s Monday night schedule. First, the Tampa Bay Lightning topped the New York Rangers 3-2, the Blue Jackets beat out the Flyers 5-3 and the Hurricanes smashed the Islanders 8-4.

The Nashville Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 in OT, the Flames topped the Penguins 4-3 in a shootout and the Blues beat the Kings 3-1. Lastly, the Coyotes shut out the Avalanche 1-0 and the Bruins beat the Canucks 6-3.

The Highlight of the Night:

NHL Daily: Morning NHL Headlines

 Marchand Ties for League Lead in Goals

Boston Bruin Brad Marchand notched a hat trick last night and therefore tied for the league lead in goals. Marchand’s play has surprised and enchanted many this season. While the forward was always a determined player, this season he has been concentrating all of his good play into a stellar season. Who knows where the rest of the season will take him. [Causeway Crowd]

NY Rangers Goalie Coach Benoit Allaire is Training Starters

The man behind the goaltending power for the New York Rangers keeps training quality NHL starters. Allaire is the goaltending genius behind the developing talent between the pipes for the Rangers. Between New Yorks star starting goalie Henrik Lundqvist, starter-worthy Antti Raanta and the former developed talent of Cam Talbot, Allaire has been pumping out goalie greats. [Blue Line Station]

Senators Topping Playoff Contention and Analyzing Possible Matchups

The Senators are topping playoff contention as the end of the season nears. With the playoffs quickly approaching, the Sens will either finish first or last in the Atlantic Division and will face the challenge of taking on the Rangers, Bruins, or Maple Leafs. Neither of these teams would be considered an ‘easy’ matchup considering the strong play these teams have shown and brought to the tablem but there are some pros and cons to consider. [SenShot]

Devils Need to Make Decision on Cammalleri

The Devils are coming face-to-face with a hard decision: is it worth trading forward Mike Cammalleri? Cammalleri has had a season filled with injury and misfortune and is basically having the worst season of his career. With two years (and about $10 million dollars)  left in his contract, Cammalleri doesn’t have much time left with the team but the team can either sit it out with him on the roster or risk trading him at his lowest value. [Pucks and Pitchforks]

The Avs Need to Finish the Season Strong

The Colorado Avalanche have had a really, really rough season. While the season is slowly beginning to dwindle away for the team, that doesn’t mean they should continue to dwell at rock bottom. The Avs need to play and finish the season strong now more than ever in an effort to prove their worth to their fans and end their season with pride. [Mile High Sticking]

Toronto Should Target Shattenkirk in the Offseason

The quest for Kevin Shattenkirk continues. Many teams jumped at the chance to sign the coveted Blues d-man Shattenkirk at the trade deadline but he ultimately boarded a flight to Washington. The Leafs should consider taking a shot at Shattenkirk this offseason because, while at the deadline the team would have had to sacrifice too much for a potentially rental-only player, the team might have all the resources they need to lock the defenseman in following the season’s end. [Editor-in-Leaf]

The Blues Need Tarasenko Now More Than Ever

The St.Louis Blues need to hold down their playoff spot and the pressure of the end of the season won’t make it easy for them. Every team is chasing the playoffs and with the standings growing closer and closer it is getting a lot harder to feel confident in your position. The Blues need Vladimir Tarasenko to step up and carry them through the rest of the season- and post-season. Tarasenko has been the team’s backbone since he was a rookie and he is a big reason they are where they are now. Now, the Blues need him to step up and stay up. [Bleedin’ Blue]

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