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Posted On Friday, 05.22.2015 / 11:02 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Draft blog

Tkachev helps Quebec open Memorial Cup with win

Vladimir Tkachev, a prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft, had two assists to help the host Quebec Remparts to a 4-3 win against the Kelowna Rockets in the opening game of the Memorial Cup, played at Le Colisee in Quebec City, Quebec.

Nikolas Brouillard, Matt Murphy, Ryan Graves (New York Rangers) and Adam Erne (Tampa Bay Lightning) scored for the Remparts. Goaltender Zachary Fucale (Montreal Canadiens) made 25 saves.

Nicholas Merkley, No. 23 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2015 draft, had a goal and an assist for Kelowna, the Western Hockey League champions. Gage Quinney and Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton Oilers) also scored for Kelowna. Goaltender Jackson Whistle made 27 saves.

2015 Memorial Cup schedule

All times ET

May 22: Quebec 4, Kelowna 3
May 23: Rimouski vs. Oshawa, 4:30 p.m.
May 24: Quebec vs. Oshawa, 4:30 p.m.
May 25: Rimouski vs. Kelowna, 7:30 p.m.
May 26: Oshawa vs. Kelowna, 7:30 p.m.
May 27: Quebec vs. Rimouski, 7:30 p.m.
May 28: Tiebreaker (if necessary), 7:30 p.m.
May 29: Semifinal round, 7:30 p.m.
May 31: Championship, 12:00 p.m.

The Remparts led 2-1 after two periods when Graves scored shorthanded 2:08 into the third period. Anthony Duclair (Arizona Coyotes) won a race to the puck with Merkley for a breakaway. Whistle stopped his attempt but Graves was there to score on the rebound.

Quinney tipped a point shot by Joshua Morrissey (Winnipeg Jets) for a power-play goal at 12:43 of the third that got the Rockets back within one goal, but Erne's empty-net goal restored the Remparts' two-goal lead.

Kelowna had one more chance, when Brouillard and Duclair were called for roughing at 19:14 and Draisaitl scored a 6-on-3 power-play goal with 36 seconds remaining to make it 4-3, but that was as close as it would get.

Tkachev helped Quebec take a 2-0 lead. The 19-year-old, who is No. 159 on Central Scouting's final ranking, set up Brouillard who scored on a slap shot 5:18 into the first period.

Then at 13:22 of the second when Tkachev set up Murphy for a shot that Whistle never saw because of a Duclair screen in front.

Merkley's shorthanded goal at 17:56 of the second got the Rockets within 2-1. Cole Linaker won a race for the puck in the Remparts end and set up Merkley with a cross-ice pass for a shot that Fucale got a piece of but couldn't stop.

Quebec next plays Sunday against the Oshawa Generals, champions of the Ontario Hockey League. Kelowna plays Monday against the Rimouski Oceanic, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champions.

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Posted On Friday, 05.22.2015 / 6:10 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - In Case You Missed It Blog

ICYMI: Friday, May 22

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TRENDING:

Keys to victory for Rangers, Lightning in Game 4
Three keys to winning Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Detail-oriented Ducks learned lessons from losses

After losing to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Anaheim Ducks have taken those lessons and applied them to this year's Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Babcock says goodbye to Red Wings: 'I love it here'
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock enjoyed great success as the coach of the Detroit Red Wings, but accepted his new job seeking a new challenge.

Getzlaf keeps piling up assists for Ducks
Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf tied his own franchise record for assists in a single postseason on Thursday.



NEWS:

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Thursday, May 21.

FEATURES:

Blackhawks' experience tells them Game 4 is pivotal
The Chicago Blackhawks' experience in big games means they know just how important Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday is.

Ducks would like to see Getzlaf shoot puck more
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is a franchise player on and off the ice, but his coach would like to see him shoot the puck a bit more.

Noel: Blackhawks continue to activate defensemen
Former NHL coach Claude Noel breaks down Game 3 of Western Conference Final. He dissects how Blackhawks defensemen are active against Anaheim Ducks.

Chabot: Ducks' wins in crease led to win in game
Former NHL coach Frederic Chabot checked in to provide insight on Anaheim's recipe for success in Game 3.

Ortio aims to be Flames' No. 1 goalie next season
Joni Ortio started six games in the regular season and recently told the Calgary Flames website he feels he's ready to be a full-time NHL starter.

Kings' Weal leading AHL affiliate through playoffs
Los Angeles Kings prospect Jordan Weal has been the driving force for the Manchester Monarchs in the Calder Cup playoffs.

Despres steps up with game-winning goal for Ducks 
Simon Despres
Defense - ANA
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 6 | PTS: 7
SOG: 16 | +/-: 8
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres is becoming less of a mystery to his team every day. His goal stood up as the game-winner for the visiting team in Game 3.

Special teams play defining role for Ducks in Game 3
The Anaheim Ducks believe failures on their penalty kill cost them Game 2 of the Western Conference Final. An improved penalty kill may have won them Game 3.

'Fresh legs' don't help Blackhawks in Game 3
Joel Quenneville likes options, so the Chicago Blackhawks coach used two Thursday in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Blackhawks could make lineup changes for Game 4
Antoine Vermette kept his comments brief, but they were straight to the point when meeting with reporters after a light practice for the Blackhawks.

Van Riemsdyk recalled by Blackhawks from AHL
The Chicago Blackhawks on Friday recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from Rockford of the American Hockey League

Waterloo's Boeser named to USHL All-Rookie team
Waterloo forward Brock Boeser, a top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft, was named to the USHL All-Rookie First Team on Friday

Lightning's Barberio excited at chance to enter lineup
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mark Barberio said he'll be excited and ready if he gets to play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday

Rangers don't want to trade chances with Lightning
The New York Rangers have shown tremendous ability to respond after back-to-back losses.

Friday Four: New hires bring credibility to their teams
Kevin Weekes provides his take on the respective hirings of coaches Dave Hakstol, Todd McLellan and Mike Babcock.

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Posted On Friday, 05.22.2015 / 2:07 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Draft blog

Waterloo's Boeser named to USHL All-Rookie team

Waterloo Black Hawks forward Brock Boeser, a top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft, was named to the United States Hockey League All-Rookie First Team on Friday.

Boeser, a 6-foot, 191-pound right wing, is No. 27 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2015 draft. He tied for the USHL lead with 35 goals, and was third with 68 points in 57 games. His 15 power-play goals were second in the league, and his 32 power-play points were tied for first. He had 10 multigoal games, including three hat tricks.

He's committed to attend the University of North Dakota next season.

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Posted On Thursday, 05.21.2015 / 10:09 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - Rangers-Lightning series blog

Lightning's Carle questionable for Game 4

The status of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matthew Carle is unknown heading into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers at Amalie Arena on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

"No update," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Thursday. "What's the line? Day-to-day, but then again, aren't we all?"

Carle left Game 3 at 9:55 of the first period following a collision in the neutral zone with New York Rangers center Derek Stepan. It appeared Carle was trying to go to the bench for a line change as Stepan was curling back to go into the New York zone.

Carle played three shifts totaling 1:36 in the first period. He entered the game averaging 17:34 of ice time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and has played in each of Tampa Bay's 16 games. He has two assists and is minus-6.


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Posted On Thursday, 05.21.2015 / 5:25 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - In Case You Missed It Blog

ICYMI: Thursday, May 21

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TRENDING:

Babcock intends to change culture of Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs new coach Mike Babcock was introduced Thursday at a press conference and will be tasked with turning around a franchise that has missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs nine out of the past 10 seasons.

Three keys for Blackhawks, Ducks to winning Game 3
With the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks coming off a triple-overtime thriller, NHL.com has three keys for each to be successful as the series shifts to United Center for Game 3.

'Triplets' a perfect combination for Lightning
Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov are nothing alike, but "The Triplets" are carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Hitchcock, Blues still talking about possible return
The St. Louis Blues have not made a decision regarding who their coach will be for the 2015-16 season, but the dialogue with current coach Ken Hitchcock is ongoing.

Pastor shows Lightning fanhood through signs
Tyler Moore is not only passionate about spreading the good news of his church, but the Tampa Bay Lightning. Moore has been assistant pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School at locations in St. Petersburg and Largo, Fla. and has shared his allegiance to the Lightning with all those willing.



NEWS:

Shanahan says Maple Leafs in no rush for new GM
Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan was not afraid to hire Mike Babcock as coach before hiring a general manager for the team.

Sabres get permission to interview Bylsma: report
The Buffalo Sabres have received permission to interview Dan Bylsma for their vacant coaching position, ESPN.com reported Thursday.

Senators owner 'recovering well' after liver transplant  | Statement
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is "recovering well" after having a successful liver transplant, his doctors said Thursday.

Flyers sign forward Palushaj to contract
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Aaron Palushaj, who returns to North America after playing in the KHL.

Larkin, Red Wings agree on entry-level deal
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with forward Dylan Larkin on a three-year entry-level contract. Larkin was selected by the Red Wings with the 15th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Wednesday, May 20.

FEATURES:

Farrish: Lightning's speed getting in Rangers' heads
Dave Farrish says the Tampa Bay Lightning's speed has gotten into the heads of the New York Rangers, who have allowed six goals in consecutive games.

Lightning's Stamkos enjoying the moment
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has a new appreciation for his team's playoff success after missing half of last season with a broken leg.

Alex Killorn
2015 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
GOALS: 6 | ASST: 8 | PTS: 14
SOG: 43 | +/-: 6
Tampa Bay's Killorn stepping up in playoffs
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn has picked a good time for his best stretch this season. He has three goals and two assists in the past two games.

Sprong hoping to become next Dutch-born NHL player
Daniel Sprong, a top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft who grew up in Amsterdam, has hopes of becoming the next player from the Netherlands to play in the NHL.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Shaw, Desjardins team up on Blackhawks fourth line
Andrew Shaw and Andrew Desjardins have gone from adversaries to valuable members of the Chicago Blackhawks' fourth line.

Ducks not changing offensive approach in Game 3
The Anaheim Ducks hope to convert on their offensive chances in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.



Lightning's Callahan feels better, wants to play better
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is feeling better since his emergency appendectomy 10 days ago. Now he wants to play better.

Lundqvist allows six goals for second straight game
For the second game in a row, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist allowed six goals in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Eichel, Connor named USA Hockey award winners
USA Hockey on Thursday named Boston University center Jack Eichel and Youngstown Phantoms wing Kyle Connor as 2014-15 award winners.
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Posted On Thursday, 05.21.2015 / 2:47 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Draft blog

Eichel, Connor named USA Hockey award winners

USA Hockey on Thursday named Boston University center Jack Eichel and Youngstown Phantoms forward Kyle Connor, each projected first-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, as 2014-15 award winners.

Eichel, No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2015 draft, was named College Hockey Player of the Year. Connor, No. 13 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking, won the Dave Tyler Award as the top American-born player in junior hockey.

They will be honored at USA Hockey's President's Awards Gala on June 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Posted On Wednesday, 05.20.2015 / 6:27 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - In Case You Missed It Blog

ICYMI: Wednesday, May 20

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TRENDING:

Babcock hired by Maple Leafs as coach
Toronto Maple Leafs name Mike Babcock head coach, receiving a reported eight-year contract. He will be introduced at a Thursday AM press conference.

Three keys for Lightning, Rangers to winning Game 3
With the Eastern Conference tied at 1-1, NHL.com has three keys for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning to win Game 3 on Wednesday.

Blues name Brodeur assistant general manager
Martin Brodeur will stay in the Blues front office, agreeing to a three-year deal as the team's assistant general manager.

Don Sweeney named Bruins general manager
Don Sweeney was introduced Wednesday as the eighth general manager in Boston Bruins history, replacing Peter Chiarelli.

Ducks not dwelling on marathon loss
The Anaheim Ducks lost their second game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday. And like the first, which also was in overtime, the Ducks are looking to respond with a win in the following game.



NEWS:

Hammond, Senators agree on three-year contract
Goaltender Andrew Hammond and the Ottawa Senators agreed to terms Wednesday on a three-year contract.

Foligno named sixth captain in Blue Jackets history
Nick Foligno was named the sixth captain in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

Flyers sign Russian defenseman Medvedev
Philadelphia Flyers sign 6'3", 187-pound defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev, who spent the last seven years playing in the KHL.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Tuesday, May 19.

FEATURES:

Analysis: Babcock to face uphill battle with Toronto
New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock is taking on the greatest challenge of his career in the National Hockey League.

Blashill candidate to become Red Wings coach
Jeff Blashill, coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, could be the leading candidate to replace Mike Babcock as Detroit Red Wings coach.

Red Wings GM moving forward without Babcock
Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland stressed that the team is looking ahead to the future after the departure of their longtime coach.

Mike Babcock career timeline
A look at the career of Mike Babcock, who was named coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Chabot: Ducks must stick to their blueprint for Game 3
The Ducks played a strong Game 2, according to Frederic Chabot, and don't need to change their plan when they travel to United Center for Game 3 to face the Blackhawks.

Talbot: Bruins can compete for Cup under Sweeney
Max Talbot said the Bruins are ready to compete for the Stanley Cup and it's an exciting time to be a Bruin with GM Don Sweeney at the helm.

Noel: Blackhawks special teams critical in Game 2
Claude Noel provides exclusive insight on the Western Conference Final matchup and what he saw specifically in Game 2.

Crawford comes up big for Blackhawks in Game 2
Corey Crawford
Goalie - CHI
RECORD: 6-2
GAA: 2.32 | SVP: .925
Corey Crawford has been stellar since reclaiming the Chicago Blackhawks' No. 1 goalie job, never better than in a Game 2 triple-overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks.

Blackhawks show character in marathon Game 2 win
The Chicago Blackhawks have earned their share of character while making five trips to the Western Conference Final and claiming the Stanley Cup twice during the past seven seasons. They put every ounce of that hard-earned character on display Tuesday.

Shaw's head-butt goal remarkable, but disallowed
Andrew Shaw's head-butt effort might be one of the most remarkable disallowed goals in NHL history.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Ducks forward Palmieri shows willingness to shoot
Anaheim Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri directed 17 shots on net in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Rangers' Brassard tried to steal Stamkos' stick
By his own admission, Derick Brassard tried to take Steven Stamkos' stick to the Rangers' dressing room following the second period of Game 2.

Lightning's Boyle a new father, expected in for Game 3
Brian Boyle participated in the Lightning's optional morning skate Wednesday for the first time as a new father and is expected to play in Game 3.

Rangers' St. Louis eager to break out of slump
More than a month has passed since New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis scored a goal.

Ducks' Andersen makes 53 saves in Game 2 loss
Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen made 53 saves but took the loss in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Rangers, Lightning
Kevin Weeks shares his pluses and minuses for the Rangers and Lightning entering Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.


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Posted On Tuesday, 05.19.2015 / 6:11 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - In Case You Missed It Blog

ICYMI: Tuesday, May 19

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TRENDING:

McLellan named coach of Oilers
Former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan to take over behind Edmonton's bench.

Babcock in contract talks with Sabres: report
Mike Babcock is discussing a potential contract with the Buffalo Sabres to become their coach, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Three keys for Ducks, Blackhawks to winning Game 2
As the Chicago Blackhawks look to even up the Western Conference Final, the Anaheim Ducks chase a 2-0 lead. NHL.com has three keys to success for each.

Johnson, Lightning answer challenge with Game 2 win
Tampa Bay jumped on Tyler Johnson's diminutive shoulders in Game 2 on Monday and looked like they could be good enough to win the Stanley Cup in a 6-2 victory against the New York Rangers.



NEWS:

Foligno to be named Blue Jackets captain: report
The Columbus Blue Jackets will name forward Nick Foligno their next captain, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The Blue Jackets have announced a press conference for Wednesday where he is expected to be unveiled.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Monday, May 18.

FEATURES:

Lightning stress there's no time for letdown in Game 3
The Tampa Bay Lightning solved the riddle of Henrik Lundqvist in Game 2 but know there's no time for a letdown as the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers shifts to Amalie Arena.

Farrish: Rangers weren't ready for Lightning's push
Dave Farrish believes the New York Rangers had it a bit to easy in their Game 1 win and weren't prepared for the Tampa Bay Lightning's response in Game 2.

Rangers hit the road after another home split
For the third straight series, the New York Rangers hit the road after splitting the first two games at Madison Square Garden -- this time against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final.

Special teams help Lightning win Game 2, tie series
The Tampa Bay Lightning scored four special-teams goals to defeat the New York Rangers 6-2 in Game 2 at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Ducks know momentum is fleeting entering Game 2
The Ducks are 9-1 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the idea of game-to-game momentum was not a rallying cry Tuesday.

Memorial Cup offers plenty to 2015 draft prospects
Several high-profile players eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft will play in the 97th Memorial Cup tournament beginning on Friday.

After penalty, Boyle gives Lightning boost
Brian Boyle helped the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the New York Rangers 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Monday.


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Posted On Monday, 05.18.2015 / 5:39 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - In Case You Missed It Blog

ICYMI: Monday, May 18

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TRENDING:

Flyers hire college veteran Hakstol as new coach
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has announced Dave Hakstol has been named the 19th head coach in Flyers history.

Babcock, Red Wings to meet on Tuesday: report
Mike Babcock and Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland will meet Tuesday. It could be their final meeting before Babcock decides where he will coach next season.

Three keys for Rangers, Lightning to winning Game 2
Here are three keys to victory for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Lightning's Boyle skates, no update on Game 2 status
Lightning forward Brian Boyle practiced Monday, but his status for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers is unknown.



NEWS:

Capitals' Green enters offseason with uncertain future
Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, an impending unrestricted free agent, faces an uncertain future.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Sunday, May 17.

FEATURES:

Ducks' fourth line has unlikely, yet successful reunion
Jiri Sekac, Emerson Etem and Rickard Rakell formed an unlikely yet successful line for the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Worlds gave Eichel valuable experience as draft nears
When Jack Eichel comes to Florida to attend the NHL Draft next month, he'll have valuable experience from top-level men's hockey in hand thanks to playing in the 2015 IIHF World Championship.

Chabot: Andersen gave Ducks a chance in Game 1
Frederik Andersen
Goalie - ANA
RECORD: 9-1
GAA: 1.86 | SVP: .930
Frederik Andersen made several key saves to lead the Anaheim Ducks through the rough patch and instill confidence in his teammates in Game 1 against the Chicago Blackhawks, according to Frederic Chabot.

Palmieri delivers to spark Ducks to Game 1 win
Kyle Palmieri's first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was the 'Obvious Choice' moment that led the Anaheim Ducks to a Game 1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Noel: Blackhawks must get secondary scorers going
The Chicago Blackhawks will need to get secondary scoring across the board if they are to have any chance of defeating the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Final, Claude Noel says.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Melrose: Andersen stepped up for Ducks in Game 1
Frederik Andersen was the Anaheim Ducks' best player in Game 1 against the Chicago Blackhawks, writes Barry Melrose.

Melrose: Rangers experienced at shutting down stars
NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose says the New York Rangers have been winning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs by shutting down opponent's star players.

Ducks' Kesler misses practice for maintenance day
Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler sat out practice Monday to rest, coach Bruce Boudreau said.

Rangers' Glass expected to play Game 2 vs. Lightning
Tanner Glass is expected to be in the lineup when the New York Rangers play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.


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Posted On Sunday, 05.17.2015 / 7:20 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 IIHF World Championship blog

Crosby, Canada rout Russia to win gold at Worlds

Captain Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) had a goal and an assist to help Canada to a 6-1 win against Russia in the gold-medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship on Sunday at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

It is Canada's first gold medal since 2007 and the 25th time it has won the World Championship.

Crosby joins the Triple Gold Club for players who have won the Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal and a World Championship. He is the 26th player and ninth Canadian-born player to do so. Crosby is the first to captain all three championship teams.

"It is a great honor joining the Triple Gold Club. I've been fortunate to play for some great teams," Crosby said, according to the IIHF website. "You need some luck too. Guys have played in different events and sometimes you don't get the luck. I feel pretty fortunate to be a part of this and we could do it as a group."

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Quote of the Day

I look forward to the process, the battle, the pain, the fun, the journey.  It's going to be a long one but it's going to be a lot of fun. If you think there is no pain coming, there is pain coming.

— Mike Babcock, introduced as coach of the Toronto on Thursday, had a warning for fans