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Posted On Sunday, 05.10.2015 / 5:10 PM

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

Nelson, Eichel lead U.S. to win against Slovenia

Brock Nelson (New York Islanders) had two goals and an assist to help the United States to a 3-1 win against Slovenia on Sunday in a Group B preliminary-round game at the 2015 IIHF World Championship at CEZ Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Jack Eichel, NHL Central Scouting's No. 2-rated North American skater in its final rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft, also had a goal. Trevor Lewis (Los Angeles Kings) had three assists, and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets) made 21 saves.

"Our line [Nelson, Lewis and Eichel] has been working well for quite a few games now," Nelson told the IIHF website. "I don't know what the secret is. It would be nice if we did. But I think we've played well from the get-go to create chances and capitalize on them. When you get a few early goals you build that chemistry."

Posted On Sunday, 05.10.2015 / 1:15 PM

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

Top 2016 prospect Tkachuk signs with London

Matthew Tkachuk, a top prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft, has signed to play with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in the 2015-16 season.

Tkachuk, a 6-foot, 188-pound left wing, was second on the United States National Team Development Program under-18 team this season with 38 goals and 96 points in 65 games. At the 2015 IIHF World Under-18 Championship he had 12 points in seven games to help the United States win the gold medal. Tkachuk tied for third at the tournament in points and his 10 assists tied 2015 draft prospect Jeremy Bracco for the tournament lead.

"I was leaning to this place a little bit more," Tkachuk said Friday, according to the London Free Press. "I made my decision when I started talking to my mom and dad after the U-18 world championship. I really just got to know the pros and cons of all the decisions. This place stood out to me after I talked to Dale [Hunter, London coach] and his track record. I'm really excited about being with this organization."

Posted On Saturday, 05.09.2015 / 7:07 PM

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

Seguin, Canada stay perfect with win against France

Forward Jordan Eberle (Edmonton Oilers) scored his second goal of the game midway through the third period to give Canada a 4-3 win against France on Saturday in a Group A preliminary-round game at the 2015 IIHF World Championship at 02 Arena in Prague.

Forward Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) scored twice and goalie Martin Jones (Los Angeles Kings) made 18 saves for Canada (5-0-0-0, 15 points); Ronan Quemener made 39 saves for France.

Seguin and Eberle scored 66 seconds apart in the first period to give Canada a 2-0 lead. Seguin scored a power-play goal halfway through the period that was assisted by forward Jason Spezza (Stars) and defenseman Tyson Barrie (Colorado Avalanche).

Posted On Friday, 05.08.2015 / 6:17 PM

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

U.S. edges Demark at World Championship

Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets) made 21 saves and forward Brock Nelson (New York Islanders) scored in the second period to lead the United States to a 1-0 win against Denmark on Friday in a Group B preliminary-round game at the 2015 IIHF World Championship at CEZ Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The United States (4-0-0-1, 12 points) moved back into first place one day after losing for the first time in the tournament, 5-2 to Belarus. The U.S. outshot Denmark 41-21, but goaltender Sebastian Dahm kept his team in the game with 40 saves.

"Too many time tonight looking for the extra pass and it led to turnovers," U.S. coach Todd Richards said, according to the IIHF website. "They played hard, they came after us and forced us into turnovers. We did not manage the puck the way we need to. We were fortunate to get out with a 1-0 win."

Nelson scored his team-high fourth goal of the tournament 7:54 into the second period, beating Dahm on a wraparound.

Posted On Friday, 05.08.2015 / 5:53 PM

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

ICYMI: Friday, May 8

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TRENDING:

Red Wings will allow Babcock to talk to other teams
The Detroit Red Wings have granted coach Mike Babcock permission to talk to other NHL teams.

Blackhawks' Rozsival fractured ankle, season over
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after sustaining a fractured left ankle against the Minnesota Wild.

Rangers looking to stave off elimination in Game 5
The New York Rangers have yet to experience a galvanizing moment against the Washington Capitals in their Eastern Conference Second Round series.

Flames' Bouma, Ferland possibilities for Game 4
Calgary Flames forwards Lance Bouma and Micheal Ferland will be game-time decisions for Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.



NEWS:

Oilers' Hall, Eberle praise McLellan as coach: report
Former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has interviewed for the coaching job with the Edmonton Oilers, according to the Edmonton Sun.

Sharks agree to lengthy lease extension at SAP Center
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and the San Jose Sharks announced that an agreement has been reached between the Sharks and the City of San Jose for a lease extension to allow the Sharks to remain at SAP Center potentially through 2040.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Thursday, May 7.

FEATURES:

Thornton believes Lightning have Cup-caliber depth
Shawn Thornton, working as an NBCSN guest analyst for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, likes the looks of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks.

Capitals' patience with goalies paying off in Hershey
Philipp Grubauer and Pheonix Copley have formed a top tandem this season for the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate.

Five reasons Blackhawks advanced to Western final
Patrick Kane
Right Wing - CHI
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 6 | PTS: 13
SOG: 29 | +/-: 8
Among the five reasons the Chicago Blackhawks swept the Minnesota Wild were the rebound of Corey Crawford and all four lines contributing, led by Patrick Kane.

Kane's goal helped Blackhawks finish sweep of Wild
Patrick Kane has scored in five straight games for the Chicago Blackhawks, including a third-period goal to give them breathing room in Game 4 against the Minnesota Wild.

Noel: Blackhawks made big plays, steadfast in system
Claude Noel felt the Chicago Blackhawks were steadfast in their system even after the loss of defenseman Michal Rozsival to injury, allowing them to sweep the Minnesota Wild.

Five reasons Wild were eliminated from playoffs
Among the five reasons the Minnesota Wild were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs: they didn't get enough from their core, including Devan Dubnyk.

Wild's top players come up short vs. Blackhawks
For the third year in a row, the Minnesota Wild will spend their summer trying to figure out how they can narrow the gap with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blackhawks complete sweep but lose Rozsival
It was a big night for the Chicago Blackhawks, who completed a sweep of the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference Second Round on Thursday. But the victory came with a big price.

Blackhawks in WCF, waiting for Ducks or Flames
The Chicago Blackhawks are back in the Western Conference Final after sweeping the Minnesota Wild in the second round.

Lightning miss chance to sweep Canadiens at home
The Tampa Bay Lightning had the best home record in the NHL during the regular season, but they were reminded again Thursday that the Stanley Cup Playoffs are different

BLOG COVERAGE:

Ducks add Fleischmann to lineup for center depth
Tomas Fleischmann
Left Wing - ANA
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | PTS: 1
SOG: 3 | +/-: 1
Anaheim Ducks forward Tomas Fleischmann will be in the lineup for Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round series against the Calgary Flames.

Lightning put loss behind them, regroup for Game 5
The Tampa Bay Lightning are taking solace in the fact they hold a 3-1 series lead against the Montreal Canadiens despite a 6-2 loss in Game 4.

Pavelec, Czech Republic blank Austria at Worlds
Goalie Ondrej Pavelec made 12 saves to lead the Czech Republic to a 4-0 win against Austria on Tuesday at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.

Canadiens invigorated by blowout win in Game 4
The Montreal Canadiens don't look like a team one loss away from elimination after a stirring 6-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4.

Capitals hoping for a faster start on the road
The Capitals have not been to the Eastern Conference Final in 17 years, but could get there with a win against the Rangers in on Friday.

Weekes: Teams must stick to their identities
This week's Friday Four blog from NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes is all about team identities and sticking to them in the playoffs, no matter what.

Posted On Thursday, 05.07.2015 / 6:20 PM

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

Belarus upsets United States at World Championship

Belarus scored three goals in the second period and defeated the United States 5-2 on Thursday in a Group B preliminary-round game at the 2015 IIHF World Championship played at CEZ Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Artur Gavrus, Artem Volkov and Alexander Kitarov scored in a span of 4:55 midway through the second period. Alexei Kalyuzhny scored two goals in the third period, and goaltender Kevin Lalande made 28 saves.

"They came after us early but Lalande made some timely saves," Belarus coach Dave Lewis told the IIHF website. "We did not settle into the game until the second period."

Brock Nelson (New York Islanders) and Torey Krug (Boston Bruins) scored for the United States, and Jack Eichel, NHL Central Scouting's No. 2-ranked North American skater for the 2015 NHL Draft, had two assists. Goaltender Jack Campbell (Dallas Stars) made 18 saves.

Posted On Thursday, 05.07.2015 / 5:58 PM

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

ICYMI: Thursday, May 7

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TRENDING:

Canadiens must rebound after tough loss or be swept
Following a stunning loss in Game 3, the Canadiens are facing the prospect of being swept as they prepare Game 4 at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Blackhawks experienced at closing out playoff series
The Chicago Blackhawks are 13-4 with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in playoff games after they have accumulated three wins a best-of-7 series.

Capitals closing in on first conference final in 17 years
The Washington Capitals can advance to their first conference final in 17 years with a win against the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday.

Ducks refreshed for Game 4 after time away at resort
The Anaheim Ducks are rested and refreshed for Game 4 against the Calgary Flames after two days at a Rocky Mountain resort.



NEWS:

Start times determined for Saturday and Sunday
Start times set for 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs Second Round Eastern Conference games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, if necessary.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Wednesday, May 6.

FEATURES:

Van Riemsdyk knows rally from 3-0 deficit is possible
Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk has valuable advice for the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild, down 3-0 in their Stanley Cup Playoff series.

Rangers' McDonagh hopes for lift from home crowd
Ryan McDonagh
Defense - NYR
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 3 | PTS: 4
SOG: 16 | +/-: 2
New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh hopes his team gets a boost from the home crowd for Game 5 against the Washington Capitals.

Farrish: Rangers must put aside pressure, play loose
Dave Farrish thinks the New York Rangers need to forget about the pressure on them and play loose in order to extend their series with the Washington Capitals.

Dennis: Canadiens' best hope is creating more traffic
Chris Dennis says creating more traffic in front of Ben Bishop may be the Montreal Canadiens best hope of defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Pilon has seen junior career take off with Wheat Kings
Defenseman Ryan Pilon has seen his game take off since arriving with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings via trade.

Capitals' Burakovsky the hero against childhood idol
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky spent a large portion of his childhood idolizing New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Capitals one win away after Holtby save on Hagelin
New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin prepared to take a penalty shot against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in the third period of Game 4 at Verizon Center on Wednesday.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Belarus upsets United States at World Championship
Belarus scored three goals in the second period en route to a 5-2 defeat of the United States at the 2015 IIHF World Championship on Thursday.

Capitals limiting Rangers offense with blocked shots
The New York Rangers are discovering the Washington Capitals to be a much more well-balanced and determined group in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Blackhawks' Versteeg healthy, waiting for his chance
Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg has returned from a lower-body injury, but must wait for an opportunity to crack the lineup.

Wild hope lineup changes create space for Vanek
One hope the Minnesota Wild have with making some lineup changes for Game 4 is more space is created for forward Thomas Vanek.

Lightning need to avoid sitting back again in Game 4
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn't want his team sitting back again if its gets the lead in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens.


Posted On Wednesday, 05.06.2015 / 7:40 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - Ducks-Flames series blog

Ducks use day off to get away, relax in mountains

A day after the Anaheim Ducks' first loss of these Stanley Cup Playoffs, they traveled Wednesday to Banff, Alberta, where they will relax before practicing with two days until Game 4 against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports).

"I think today's the day where you can relax and not think about hockey," captain Ryan Getzlaf said. "Some guys are going on the ice just to get their legs going, but it's about getting away and turning off your brain for a day and then tomorrow getting back to work."

Posted On Wednesday, 05.06.2015 / 7:29 PM

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

Ennis scores late, Canada rallies for win vs. Sweden

Canada overcame a three-goal deficit and defeated Sweden 6-4 on Wednesday in a Group A preliminary-round game at the 2015 IIHF World Championship at 02 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

Forward Tyler Ennis (Buffalo Sabres) scored a power-play goal with 6:29 remaining to give undefeated Canada its first lead, 5-4. Forward Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) scored an empty-net goal with 1:50 left.

"We had a big wakeup call in the first," Seguin said, according to the IIHF website. "We went to the dressing room and talked before the second [period]. A lot of guys were saying we can do better. We can score goals. We can be better at defending. We put it all together and came away with three points."

Posted On Wednesday, 05.06.2015 / 6:04 PM

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

ICYMI: Wednesday, May 6

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TRENDING:

Capitals finding ways to shut down Rangers' Nash
The Washington Capitals have been effective in their goal to shut down New York Rangers forward Rick Nash heading into Game 4 of their series.

Lightning's Bishop continuing to elevate his game
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has continued to elevate his game during the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Montreal Canadiens.

Closer Look: Hawks' Toews blanketing Wild's Parise
Take a closer look at how Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has used his defensive skills to blanket Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise during the first three games of their Western Conference Second Round series.

Oilers interview McLellan for coaching job: report
Former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has interviewed for the coaching job with the Edmonton Oilers, according to the Edmonton Sun.



NEWS:

Predators sign goalie Mazanec
Nashville Predators signed goalie Marek Mazanec to one-year contract Wednesday.

Stars' Benn sidelined through summer: report
Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn is recovering from a second hip surgery in a week, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Tuesday, May 5.

FEATURES:

Blackhawks' Kane back playing at pre-injury level
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane picked up in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where he left off before a broken collarbone ended his regular season.

Chabot: 'Real Flames' showed up in comeback win
Former coach Frederic Chabot shares his insight on the Western Conference Second Round series between the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames.

Wild, down 3-0, focused on one game at a time
The Minnesota Wild faced an uphill battle in the regular season to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Will will try to draw on those experience as it attempts to erase a 3-0 series deficit.

Getzlaf has found groove for Ducks on and off the ice
Ryan Getzlaf
Center - ANA
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 10 | PTS: 12
SOG: 19 | +/-: 7
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has found a balance between his play on the ice and his leadership off of it, a major factor in the Ducks' playoff run.

Gaudreau's goal sets Flames up for victory in Game 3
Johnny Gaudreau lit the fuse for the Calgary Flames to trim the Anaheim Ducks lead in the best-of-7 series to 2-1 with his goal late in Game 3 to force overtime.

Noel: Textbook win for Blackhawks to take 3-0 lead
Claude Noel felt the Chicago Blackhawks exhibited a textbook game plan in their 1-0 win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 3 to take a 3-0 series lead.

Crawford rebounds vs. Wild after first-round benching
Corey Crawford is excelling for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Minnesota Wild after getting benched in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Frustration mounts for Wild, down 3-0 to Blackhawks
The Minnesota Wild trail the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 in their Western Conference Second Round series after Chicago goalie Corey Crawford made 30 saves in a 1-0 victory Tuesday.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Ennis scores late, Canada rallies for win vs. Sweden
Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis scored in the third period of a 6-4 comeback victory for Canada against Sweden at the World Championship.

Blackhawks mostly using five defensemen
The Blackhawks have played their best defense of the playoffs in the past two games, but coach Joel Quenneville has shortened his bench in each game.

Flames keeping emotions in check after Game 3 win
The Calgary Flames have preached the value of being even keel throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Erie's McDavid sets sights on OHL championship
Uber prospect Connor McDavid focused on taking home OHL title with Erie Otters.

Canadiens' Desharnais feels better, could play Game 3
Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais said he'll be back in the lineup Wednesday for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rangers seek breakthrough against Holtby, Capitals
The New York Rangers are desperate for goals and a win against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 to even their Eastern Conference Second Round series.

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Lightning, Canadiens
NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes dissects Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens.


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