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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
It's taken Corey Perry only five games to lead the Stanley Cup Playoffs in scoring. He could have done it in two.
The Anaheim Ducks forward had his second four-point game of the postseason in a 6-1, Game 1 win Thursday against the Calgary Flames in the Western Conference Second Round.
Perry had seven points in the four-game first-round sweep of the Winnipeg Jets, including two goals and two assists in that Game 1.
"You can see it on Corey Perry's face, how much he wants to score and how much he wants to be the guy that does the damage," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau told the Ducks website Friday. "That's probably why he gets into a lot of trouble with other players more than other guys. He can be an antagonizer and an instigator as well as a great player."
It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.
— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process