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Posted On Thursday, 05.08.2014 / 3:12 PM

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

Rangers' Vigneault 'looking at all possibilities'

In a game the New York Rangers knew they had to have in order to regain precious momentum in their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the star players were unable to come through in the clutch.

That was the main talking point following New York's 4-2 defeat in Game 4 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and a theme that continued during the team's optional skate at its training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y., on Thursday afternoon.

The only player absent was left wing Carl Hagelin. Coach Alain Vigneault said Hagelin is fine and should be in the lineup for Game 5 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS), with the Rangers down 3-1 in the series and facing Stanley Cup Playoff elimination.

The coach also shuffled his line combinations at the skate. According to The (Bergen) Record, Derek Stepan was centering the top line with Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello, and Brad Richards centered a line with Rick Nash and Daniel Carcillo, who might very well have been holding a placement for Hagelin.

"I'm looking at all possibilities right now," Vigneault told The Record. "We've had a fair amount of success by being consistent [with the line combinations]. With [Kreider] coming in [for Game 4], we basically mixed two lines; [Kreider] went in on one and we took Marty [St. Louis] off that line. So we did make some changes [Wednesday] and those didn't work out to our advantage. So we've got the whole night to think about it and try and come up with a plan."

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Posted On Thursday, 05.08.2014 / 2:42 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Wild's Koivu talks home success on NHL Live

NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will preview Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens as analyst Darren Pang joins us from the Arena Cam at Bell Centre.

The Anaheim Ducks are also in action Thursday, trying to get back in a Western Conference Second Round series which they trail 2-0 to the Los Angeles Kings. Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register will talk about what the Ducks must do to close the gap in the series.

Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu joins the show to talk about their success at home during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Wild are 4-0 at Xcel Energy Center heading into Game 4 Friday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Posted On Wednesday, 05.07.2014 / 7:31 PM

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

Orpik returns for Penguins; Kreider in for Rangers

NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers each will have one of their injured players back in the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Madison Square Garden.

Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik will play after missing five games with an undisclosed injury. New York forward Chris Kreider, who's been out with a hand injury, will play his first game in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Posted On Wednesday, 05.07.2014 / 7:00 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Kopitar talks Kings' playoff run, Selke nomination

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar was a guest of NHL Live to break down the Kings' performance in their Western Conference Second Round series against the Anaheim Ducks.

Chasing their second Stanley Cup in three seasons, the Kings lead the best-of-7 series 2-0 with Game 3 on Thursday at Staples Center (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN, RDS). Los Angeles has won six straight games since trailing 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round against the San Jose Sharks and is the fourth team in NHL history to win a seven-game series after losing the first three.

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Posted On Tuesday, 05.06.2014 / 6:40 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Red Wings' Babcock talks Jack Adams nomination

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was a guest of NHL Live to discuss his nomination for the Jack Adams Award.

Despite a franchise-record 421 man games lost due to injury, including injuries to stars Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, Babcock guided the Red Wings to a 39-28-15 record and into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 23rd consecutive season. Detroit lost its Eastern Conference First Round series to the Boston Bruins, 4-1.

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Posted On Tuesday, 05.06.2014 / 4:10 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live talks to Predators' Poile, Wings' Babcock

NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will talk to Nashville Predators general manager David Poile about the hiring Tuesday of Peter Laviolette to be the second coach in franchise history.

The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Bell Centre, and NBCSN analyst Eddie Olczyk joins us from the Arena Cam to discuss the matchup.

Also, the finalists for the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year were announced Tuesday. Mike Babcock was one of them and we'll speak to the Detroit Red Wings bench boss about his season.

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Posted On Saturday, 05.03.2014 / 12:44 PM

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

Bruins defenseman Meszaros in for Bartkowski

BOSTON – Boston Bruins defenseman Andrej Meszaros was inserted into the lineup in the place of Matt Bartkowski for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Meszaros was dressed for the first time since Game 2 of Boston’s first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings and started the game beside Johnny Boychuk.

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Posted On Friday, 05.02.2014 / 4:32 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 NHL Draft blog

Panthers GM Tallon will shop No. 1 pick in draft

Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said he would consider trading the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft for the right price in return.

Tallon made the announcement during a radio interview Thursday on Sportsnet 590 The Fan.

"I definitely will [shop the pick], especially this year," Tallon said.

The first round of the draft will take place on June 27 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

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Posted On Thursday, 05.01.2014 / 10:40 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live talks to Ducks' Getzlaf, Penguins' Bylsma

NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will be joined by Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, who will discuss his candidacy for the Hart Trophy and the upcoming Western Conference Second Round matchup against the rival Los Angeles Kings.

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will talk about the challenges of getting past the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round and what awaits against the New York Rangers.

And the second round gets started with Game 1 between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. Darren Dreger joins us from the Arena Cam at TD Garden to talk about the historic rivalry between these Original Six teams.

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Posted On Wednesday, 04.30.2014 / 6:04 PM

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

Ducks staying sharp as they await next opponent

The Anaheim Ducks held practice Wednesday without forwards Mathieu Perreault and Matt Beleskey, who were kept off the ice for precautionary reasons.

The Ducks website described the practice as vigorous while they wait for their Western Conference Second Round opponent to be determined. It will be either the San Jose Sharks or Los Angeles Kings, who play Game 7 on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS2, PRIME, CSN-CA).

"Personally, I was hoping the series would end last game [Game 6] because I hate having this week of practice," forward Ben Lovejoy said. "We had a really hard practice [Tuesday]. No matter who we're going to be playing, they're going to be coming in with a successful Game 7 mentality, and we need to be ready for that."

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