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Posted On Tuesday, 05.05.2015 / 5:55 PM

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

ICYMI: Tuesday, May 5

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TRENDING:

Rangers' inability to score has them chasing Capitals
The New York Rangers have left themselves with little margin for error in their series against the Washington Capitals because of an inability to score goals.

Ducks look to apply killer instinct, take 3-0 series lead
The Anaheim Ducks, up 2-0 in the series, know the importance of winning Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round series vs. the Calgary Flames.

Wild's Stewart out for Game 3 against Blackhawks
Minnesota Wild forward Chris Stewart will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Lightning feel need to remain more desperate team
The Tampa Bay Lightning feel they need to be the more desperate team in their series against the Montreal Canadiens, despite leading the series 2-0.



NEWS:

Islanders remove Nassau Coliseum ice for last time
The New York Islanders removed the ice from the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday for the final time.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Monday, May 4.

FEATURES:

Farrish: Rangers must win battle of wills with Capitals
Dave Farrish says the New York Rangers must win the battle of wills to overcome their 2-1 series deficit to the Washington Capitals.

Beagle finally rewarded in Capitals' Game 3 win
Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle scored his first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a 1-0 win in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the New York Rangers at Verizon Center on Monday.

Canadiens aim to avoid 'stupid' penalties in Game 3
The Montreal Canadiens allowed four goals on eight shorthanded situations in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Slovakia, France win at World Championship
Slovakia, France, Belarus and Switzerland each won Tuesday at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.

Capitals' Wilson learning to pick spots with physicality
For Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson, each game is a learning experience, and the New York Rangers present a different type of challenge.

Rangers' Yandle focused on getting back to his game
Keith Yandle
Defense - NYR
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | PTS: 2
SOG: 10 | +/-: 0
After an admittedly poor performance in Game 3, New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle is focused on playing his game Wednesday.

Blackhawks aim to end Game 3 woes against Wild
The Chicago Blackhawks will face their toughest opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs during the Jonathan Toews-Patrick Kane era Tuesday: Game 3.

Flames get experienced Diaz back for Game 3
Calgary Flames defenseman Raphael Diaz is expected to return to the lineup for Game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

Melrose: Flames struggling with Ducks' size
The Calgary Flames are a great story and have been all season, but are struggling to deal with the size on the Anaheim Ducks.

Desharnais to join Canadiens, possible for Game 3
Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais will join the team in Tampa today and could play in Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.

Capitals defenseman Schmidt returned to AHL
The Washington Capitals on Tuesday sent defenseman Nate Schmidt to Hershey of the American Hockey League.

Erie's McDavid again gets OHL honor
Exceptional 2015 NHL Draft prospect Connor McDavid has been named the OHL player of the week.


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Posted On Tuesday, 05.05.2015 / 9:40 AM

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

Capitals defenseman Schmidt returned to AHL

The Washington Capitals on Tuesday sent defenseman Nate Schmidt to Hershey of the American Hockey League.

Schmidt, 23, had been recalled Sunday as a precaution in case veteran Tim Gleason wouldn't be able to play Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series against the New York Rangers. Gleason played 12:32 in the Capitals' 1-0 victory; Schmidt was a healthy scratch.

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Posted On Tuesday, 05.05.2015 / 9:39 AM

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

Erie's McDavid named OHL player of the week

Erie Otters captain Connor McDavid has been named the Pioneer Energy Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week after leading the league with 10 points in three games. It's the second straight week and third time in four weeks that he's won the award

McDavid leads all playoff performers in the Canadian Hockey League with 19 goals and 42 points, and has a point in all 15 playoff games. He had eight goals and 11 assists in a six-game victory against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL Western Conference Final. It marked the second time in the Otters' 19-year history that they won the Wayne Gretzky Trophy to advance to the league finals and first time since 2002.

McDavid has tied the franchise record set in 2002 by Cory Pecker for points in a postseason and is nine shy of the OHL record of 51 points set by Justin Papineau in 1999 with the Belleville Bulls and Jason Dawe in 1993 with the Peterborough Petes.

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Posted On Monday, 05.04.2015 / 4:56 PM

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

Canada holds off Czech Republic for third straight win

Edmonton Oilers teammates Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle each had a goal and an assist, and Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 22 saves Monday to lead Canada to a 6-3 win against host Czech Republic in the preliminary round of the 2015 IIHF World Championship at O2 Arena in Prague.

Tyler Toffoli (Los Angeles Kings) also had a goal and an assist, and Sean Couturier (Philadelphia Flyers), Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) had the other goals as Canada (3-0-0-0) remained unbeaten in Group A with nine points.

Couturier scored the go-ahead goal with 2:20 left in the second period, tipping in a Toffoli shot to give Canada a 3-2 lead.\

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Posted On Monday, 05.04.2015 / 2:20 PM

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

United States defeats Russia, stays perfect at Worlds

The United States received goals from four different players and goaltender Jack Campbell (Dallas Stars) made 15 saves in a 4-2 victory Monday against Russia in preliminary-round action of the 2015 IIHF World Championship at CEZ Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Forwards Trevor Lewis (Los Angeles Kings), Mark Arcobello (Arizona Coyotes) and Brock Nelson (New York Islanders) and defenseman Tory Krug (Boston Bruins) scored for the United States (3-0-0-0), which is off to its best start at the tournament since 1997. The United States, which has outscored its opponents 11-4 in three games, leads Group B with nine points. Russia, which lost for the first time in three games, is in second place with six points.

Arcobello's goal 11:52 into the third period gave the United States a 3-1 lead. After Jimmy Vesey (Nashville Predators) stole the puck in the neutral zone, Arcobello got it, moved into the left circle and took a wrist shot that beat Russia goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) inside the near post.

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Posted On Monday, 05.04.2015 / 11:24 AM

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

Desharnais doesn't travel with Canadiens to Tampa

Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais, who has the flu, did not travel with the team to Tampa on Monday in preparation for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.

Desharnais was a late scratch in a Game 2 loss on Sunday because of the illness and was replaced in the lineup by Brian Flynn.

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Posted On Sunday, 05.03.2015 / 7:00 PM

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

Hall's hat trick leads Canada to rout of Germany

Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers) had a hat trick, 14 Canadian players had at least one point and Group A leader Canada defeated Germany 10-0 on Sunday at the 2015 IIHF World Championship at 02 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

Forward Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche) had a goal and three assists for Canada. Martin Jones (Los Angeles Kings) made 17 saves for the shutout.

Captain Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) gave Canada a 1-0 lead 8:25 into the first period, triggering a four-goal outburst in a span of 11:47. Crosby's goal was followed by Hall's first and two goals from Cody Eakin (Dallas Stars).

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Posted On Sunday, 05.03.2015 / 10:11 AM

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

McDavid continues record-setting playoffs pace

There has been no stopping Erie Otters captain Connor McDavid, the expected No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, during the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

Not only has McDavid scored at least one point in all 15 games, he leads all playoff performers in the Canadian Hockey League with 19 goals and 42 points. He has tied the franchise record set in 2002 by Cory Pecker for points in a postseason and is nine shy of the OHL record 51 points set by Justin Papineau(1999) with the Belleville Bulls and Jason Dawe (1993) with the Peterborough Petes.

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Posted On Saturday, 05.02.2015 / 4:48 PM

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

Hellebuyck, Nelson lead United States past Norway

Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets) made 22 saves and Brock Nelson (New York Islanders) had the game-winning goal in the second period as the United States won for the second time in as many days at the 2015 IIHF World Championship, defeating Norway 2-1 at CEZ Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Trevor Lewis (Los Angeles Kings) had the other U.S. goal, answering the opening goal of the game by Norway's Morten Ask.

"They jumped on us early," U.S. forward Jack Eichel, expected to be one of the top-two picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, told the IIHF website. "We knew it would be a tight checking game. It was a little more physical and chippy. They had some guys with some big open ice hits. It was a defensive battle."

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Posted On Saturday, 05.02.2015 / 10:48 AM

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

Rangers recall forward Ryan Bourque from AHL

The New York Rangers recalled forward Ryan Bourque from Hartford of the American Hockey League on Saturday.

Bourque, 24, made his NHL debut April 9 against the Ottawa Senators. He had 12 goals and 32 points in 73 regular-season games for Hartford and one assist in five Calder Cup Playoff games as the Wolf Pack won their first-round series.

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Quote of the Day

It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract