PHT’s 2014 NHL Entry Draft tracker

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PHILADELPHIA — Hello, and welcome to the draft.

Brough and I are on location for what’s going to be a fun night. Below, we’ll keep running track of all the first-round picks as they’re made; we’ll also be updating the site throughout the evening for all the developments, rumors and rumblings from the draft floor.

Round 1

1. Florida Panthers: Aaron Ekblad, D, OHL Barrie (link)

2. Buffalo Sabres: Sam Reinhart, F, WHL Kootenay (link)

3. Edmonton Oilers: Leon Draisaitl, F, WHL Prince Albert (link)

4. Calgary Flames: Sam Bennett, F, OHL Kingston

5. New York Islanders: Michael Dal Colle, F, OHL Oshawa

6. Vancouver Canucks: Jake Virtanen, F, WHL Calgary

7. Carolina Hurricanes: Haydn Fleury, D, WHL Red Deer

8. Toronto Maple Leafs: William Nylander, F, MODO (Sweden)

9. Winnipeg Jets: Nikolaj Ehlers, F, QMJHL Halifax

10. Anaheim Ducks: Nick Ritchie, F, OHL Peterborough

11: Nashville Predators: Kevin Fiala, F, HV71 (Sweden)

12: Arizona Coyotes: Brendan Perlini, F, OHL Niagara

13: Washington Capitals: Jakub Vrana, F, Linkoping (Sweden)

14: Dallas Stars: Julius Honka, D, WHL Swift Current

15: Detroit Red Wings: Dylan Larkin, F, US National Team Development Program

16: Columbus Blue Jackets: Sonny Milano, F, US National Team Development Program

17: Philadelphia Flyers: Travis Sanheim, D, WHL Calgary

18: Minnesota Wild: Alex Tuch, F, US National Team Development Program

19: Tampa Bay Lightning: Anthony DeAngelo, D, OHL Sarnia

20: Chicago Blackhawks (acquired from San Jose): Nick Schmaltz, F, USHL Green Bay

21: St. Louis Blues: Robert Fabbri, F, OHL Guelph

22: Pittsburgh Penguins: Kasperi Kapanen, F, KalPa (Finland)

23: Colorado Avalanche: Conner Bleackley, F, WHL Red Deer

24: Vancouver Canucks: Jared McCann, F, OHL Sault Ste. Marie

25: Boston Bruins: David Pastrnak, F, Södertälje (Sweden)

26. Montreal Canadiens: Nikita Sherbak, F, WHL Saskatoon

27. San Jose Sharks: Nikolay Goldobin, F, OHL Sarnia

28. New York Islanders: Joshua Ho-Sang, F, OHL Windsor

29. Los Angeles: Adrian Kempe, F, MODO (Sweden)

30. New Jersey Devils: John Quenneville, F, WHL Brandon

Video: Haley given match penalty for sucker punch, Sharks lose sixth straight

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Things continue to snowball out of control for the San Jose Sharks.

The Sharks lost their sixth consecutive game after yet another blowout defeat, this time by a final score of 7-2 versus the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Forward Logan Couture lost a tooth after taking a puck to the face in the second period.

And late in the game, Micheal Haley was given a match penalty for an incident involving Calle Jarnkrok.

The Sharks forward is now automatically suspended until commissioner Gary Bettman reviews the incident.

This incident occurred when Haley was hit into the boards by Jarnkrok. Haley then got up, sped right toward the Predators forward, dropped his gloves and delivered a punch to Jarnkrok as he tried to back away, knocking him to the ice.

Jarnkrok was given a minor penalty for boarding.

Haley was also involved in a fight with Cody McLeod early in the first period.

This has been a particularly shocking, if not embarrassing stretch for the Sharks. In a two-game trip to Dallas and Nashville, against teams below them in the standings, the Sharks were outscored 13-3.

Martin Jones allowed seven goals on 34 shots faced.

If Edmonton wins tonight, the Sharks, Ducks and Oilers will be in a three-way tie for first place in the Pacific Division.

Related: What is wrong with the Sharks?

Video: Logan Couture loses tooth after taking a puck to the face

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More bad news for the San Jose Sharks.

After a slow start against the Nashville Predators during Saturday’s game, forward Logan Couture was hurt in the dying seconds of the middle period after taking a puck to the face while battling in front of the net.

Replays show Couture appeared to lose a tooth. He quickly skated off the ice and to the dressing room.

Bruins snap four-game skid with crucial win over Islanders

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The Boston Bruins have been trending in the wrong direction of late — once again at the worst possible time with the end of the regular season in sight and a playoff spot on the line.

They entered a massive clash with the New York Islanders on Saturday having lost four straight, temporarily falling out of a playoff spot because of fewer games played.

They didn’t have Tuukka Rask in net because of a lower-body injury. They were on the road. They fell behind the Islanders early in the first period.

Despite that, the Bruins quickly came back on a goal from Riley Nash, who scored again in the third period to help his team to a 2-1 victory.

The four-game losing streak? Gone. With seven games remaining, Boston is back in the final wild card spot, two points ahead of the Islanders, who do still have a game in hand.

“We have a great mood in here this morning, everyone’s excited and pretty light and there’s no tense feel,” said Brad Marchand prior to facing the Islanders.

Back-up goaltending has been a concern in Boston this season, however Anton Khudobin shut the door after the Tavares goal, making 18 saves for the win.

The Bruins host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Video: After blowout loss in Dallas, struggling Sharks off to slow start vs. Predators

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Last night, we asked: What is wrong with the San Jose Sharks?

Well, a day later, with the Sharks looking to avoid a sixth straight loss, the struggle continues.

After a blowout loss last night against the Dallas Stars, the Sharks have fallen behind the Nashville Predators by a score of 2-0 after the opening period.

Colton Sissons opened the scoring for Nashville.

It didn’t get any better for the Sharks.

Roman Josi walked right around Brent Burns, hitting the cross bar with his shot. Cody McLeod was right there for the tap-in to increase Nashville’s lead.