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Posted On Monday, 06.08.2015 / 6:15 PM

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

ICYMI: Monday, June 8

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TRENDING:

Bishop skates; Cooper waits to name Lightning starter
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was on the ice for the morning skate Monday.



Blackhawks likely to add Bickell, van Riemsdyk
The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to split up Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane for Game 3 and get Bryan Bickell and Trevor van Riemsdyk back.

Red Wings to name Blashill coach on Tuesday: report
Jeff Blashill will be named coach of the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, according to MLive.com. The Red Wings have scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference.

NEWS:

Sheldon Keefe named coach of Toronto Marlies
The Toronto Maple Leafs have named Sheldon Keefe coach of the Toronto Marlies. Keefe, 34, has spent the last three seasons as head coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Bruins sign NCAA champion Acciari
The Boston Bruins have signed forward Noel Acciari to an entry-level contract. Acciari won a national title with Providence College last season.

Oilers agree to terms with Hunt, Miller
The Oilers have agreed to terms with Brad Hunt and Andrew Miller on one-year contracts.

FEATURES:

Three keys for Lightning, Blackhawks to win Game 3

The 2015 Stanley Cup Final series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks is tied 1-1. Here are three keys for each team to win Game 3.

Lightning's Vasilevskiy prepared for Cup spotlight
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has already traveled a long road to make his impact on the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

Blackhawks' van Riemsdyk has brother to offer advice
James van Riemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs will have advice for brother Trevor van Riemsdyk, who is expected to see his first action in the Stanley Cup Final for the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

Strome, Marner continue a longstanding competition
Mitchell Marner and Dylan Strome, top prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft, were among a group of six prospects who got to meet players from the Chiacgo Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.


BLOG COVERAGE:

Melrose Minute: Blackhawks stars need to step up
The Blackhawks' top players need to find a way to play like they did in the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, writes Barry Melrose.



Blackwood among top goalies invited to Canada camp
Mackenzie Blackwood of the Barrie Colts was one of nine goaltenders invited to Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence goaltending camp.

Posted On Sunday, 06.07.2015 / 1:14 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 Stanley Cup Final blog

Lightning rookie Drouin impresses in Final debut

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin played 7:52 in his Stanley Cup Final debut, a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

It was the rookie's first game since Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Montreal Canadiens on May 7.

"I thought [Jonathan] was great," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "He did everything we wanted him to. He took some short shifts, which cut his ice time down a little bit. But he came into that game, and he's been prepared to play during our run here."

The 20-year-old provided some energy in seven first-period shifts that totaled 3:43, then played seven shifts during the final two periods.

Posted On Saturday, 06.06.2015 / 6:27 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 Stanley Cup Final blog

J.J. Watt shows support for Blackhawks on Twitter

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has always been a big hockey fan and the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year decided to end his offseason hiatus from the sport.

Watt took to Twitter on Saturday to show his support for the Chicago Blackhawks before they play Game 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning (7:15 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).

He is known for being one of the NFL’s most dominant forces on the defensive side of the ball, but Watt maintains his passion for the sport he watched as a child.

Posted On Friday, 06.05.2015 / 6:00 PM

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

ICYMI: Friday, June 5

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TRENDING:

Blackhawks' Keith entering elite company with play
Duncan Keith is three wins away from his third Stanley Cup, and NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch and Scott Niedermayer believe he will join them in the Hall of Fame one day.

Closer look: Palat, Hossa ready to shine in Final
Two-way forwards Marian Hossa of Chicago Blackhawks and Ondrej Palat of Tampa Bay Lightning bring defensive acumen to Stanley Cup Final. Take a "Closer Look."

Julien to return as Bruins coach
Claude Julien will return as coach of the Boston Bruins next season, general manager Don Sweeney said on Friday.

NEWS:

Rangers' Staal, Girardi each have successful surgery
New York Rangers defensemen Marc Staal and Dan Girardi each had successful ankle surgery, and are expected to return for training camp next season.

Senators GM Murray inducted into Ottawa Sports HOF
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray will be inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame on Friday.

DeGregorio to step down as president of USA Hockey
Ron DeGregorio will step down as president of USA Hockey after 12 years and four terms on Saturday as one of the architects of the United States National Team Development Program.

FEATURES:

Lightning hope adjustments pay off in Game 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning are down after the first game of a series for the third time in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.



Desjardins: Ready to go after day off
Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins enjoyed resting, recovering and eating on a day off Thursday before returning to practice Friday. The Blackhawks are focusing on Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, and know they can improve on their performance in a win in Game 1.

Blackhawks' top-four carry the load on defense
The Chicago Blackhawks have ridden four defensemen into the Stanley Cup Final, and they have ridden them hard.

Shore, Manchester aim for franchise's first Calder Cup
The Manchester Monarchs have never won the Calder Cup and hope that changes when they play the Utica Comets in the Calder Cup Final. The Monarchs have been at the top of the AHL standings all season, and are led by forward Nick Shore.

Combine bike tests will push prospects to their limits
The two bike tests at the 2015 NHL Scouting Combine are built to push the top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft to their limits


BLOG COVERAGE:

Blackhawks' van Riemsdyk, Bickell likely won't play in Game 2
Chicago Blackhawks players Trevor van Riemsdyk and Bryan Bickell are likely to miss Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Blackhawks, Lightning
Kevin Weekes gives his analysis from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Maple Leafs impressed with depth of draft
Toronto Maple Leafs director of player personnel Mark Hunter believes the team will pick up with two high-end players in the first round of the draft

For more 2015 NHL Combine coverage, follow NHL.com's blog.

Matthews likely to play in Europe before 2016 NHL Draft
Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, is leaning toward playing in Europe and not attending college in the Fall.

Posted On Thursday, 06.04.2015 / 6:24 PM

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

Verbeek: Managing adrenaline key for Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning assistant general manager Pat Verbeek joined NHL Live to discuss the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Lightning trail the best-of-7 series 1-0 after a 2-1 loss in Game 1 on Wednesday. Tampa Bay led 1-0 until Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored less than two minutes apart late in the third to lead Chicago to victory.

"It's a game we could have won, obviously," Verbeek said. "With six minutes left to go you're nursing a 1-0 lead. We had the chance, the [Ryan] Callahan breakaway, to kind of seal the deal. But we didn't and now we have to bounce back for this game.

Posted On Thursday, 06.04.2015 / 6:23 PM

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

Devils coach Hynes relishing chance to work in NHL

New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes joined NHL Live to discuss what he called a special opportunity to coach in the League.

Hynes, 40, was hired Tuesday after coaching the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League since 2010 when he was promoted by Devils general manager Ray Shero, who held the same position with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went 231-126-10-17 in Hynes' five seasons and advanced to the conference semifinals this season.

"It's very competitive coming up to the American Hockey League or junior hockey, so I feel fortunate that the last five years I've been able to been around excellent management and very good players," Hynes said. "We had a pretty good culture and structure in place in Wilkes-Barre. For me it's really exciting to be able to come in and work with a general manager that I know and trust, and have a lot of same values and beliefs."

Posted On Thursday, 06.04.2015 / 5:05 PM

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

ICYMI: Thursday, June 4

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TRENDING:

Goalie Matchup: Inside Game 1 for Bishop, Crawford
Analysis by Kevin Woodley indicates each goalie benefitted from tight defensive structure during the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Big stage doesn't rattle Blackhawks rookie Teravainen
Chicago Blackhawks' forward Teuvo Teravainen showed composure beyond years in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final.



Lightning coach Cooper finds 2nd-year success again
Jon Cooper has a movie-inspired rule that involves winning in his second year as coach, and he's poised to continue it with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL/NHLPA Competition Committee statement
Co-chairs of the NHL / NHLPA Competition Committee issued the following statement on new rules recommendations after the Competition Committee met today in New York.

NEWS:

Senators coach Cameron agrees to two-year contract
The Ottawa Senators and coach Dave Cameron have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract.

Capitals forward Eric Fehr has elbow surgery
Forward Eric Fehr had successful elbow surgery Wednesday, the Washington Capitals said.

Maple Leafs sign Johnson, Brennan to contracts
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Andreas Johnson to a three-year entry level contract. The Leafs have also re-signed defenceman T.J. Brennan to a one-year contract.

U.S. names Ron Wilson coach for 2016 World Juniors
Ron Wilson was named the coach of the 2016 United States National Junior Team on Thursday.

TSN's McKenzie, Kings' Nickson honored by Hall
TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie was named the 2015 winner of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Los Angeles Kings radio voice Nick Nickson the winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to broadcasting, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced in a release on Thursday.

FEATURES:

Lightning strategy may force split of Toews-Kane line

The Tampa Bay Lightning's defensive strategy in Game 1 may lead the Chicago Blackhawks to split up top forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.

Lightning must find more offense in Game 2
The Tampa Bay Lightning tried to win a 1-0 game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. It didn't work.

Garrison: Playoff beard constant topic of conversation
In his latest blog for NHL.com, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jason Garrison discusses his beard that has been a storyline during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.



Lightning's Boyle laments missed chance in Game 1
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Boyle is angered over a missed opportunity in a Game 1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Oilers' latest No. 1 pick viewed as rebuild accelerator
Edmonton Oilers head amateur scout Stu MacGregor knows it's a unique opportunity to pick No. 1 in a draft headlined by Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.


BLOG COVERAGE:

Blackhawks' van Riemsdyk could play in Game 2
Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk could play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, coach Joel Quenneville said Thursday.

Capitals' Mahoney talks impact of McDavid-Eichel
Washington Capitals assistant GM Ross Mahoney discusses the impact to be made by Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.

Sabres happy to be hosting NHL Scouting Combine
Buffalo Sabres president Ted Black said the organization is very happy to be hosting the 2015 NHL Scouting Combine.

Erie's Strome ready to help younger brother in OHL
Erie Otters forward Dylan Strome is ready to help younger brother Matthew adjust to the OHL the say way older brother Ryan helped him.

Saint John's Chabot not thrown by offbeat question
Saint John defenseman Thomas Chabot has had an interesting, and surprising, stay at the NHL Scouting Combine.

For more 2015 NHL Combine coverage, follow NHL.com's blog.

Posted On Wednesday, 06.03.2015 / 8:14 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 Stanley Cup Final blog

Illinois, Florida reps. wager goods on Cup Final

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, co-chair of the Congressional Hockey Caucus, joined with three fellow members of Congress from Illinois on Wednesday to wager home-state goods in a Stanley Cup bet against three congressmen from Florida. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helped finalize the bet with a "puck drop" in the morning, hours before the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks faced off in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final an Amalie Arena.

Also taking part in in the wager are Illinois Reps. Randy Hultgren, Danny Davis and Rodney Davis, as well as Florida Reps. Dennis A. Ross, David Jolly and Gus Bilirakis.


Posted On Wednesday, 06.03.2015 / 5:38 PM

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

ICYMI: Wednesday, June 3

Have #FOMO? Simply want to catch up after a busy day? No worries, NHL.com has you covered. Welcome to our new ICYMI blog, a daily digest of all news, features and blogs we publish. Consider it your one-stop shop for all written NHL.com content.



TRENDING:

Blackhawks to keep Toews, Kane together for now
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville will start Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the same line.

Three questions for Blackhawks, Lightning in Game 1
NHL.com identifies questions facing the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning entering Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

2015 Stanley Cup Final picks
NHL.com and NHL Network predict the 2015 Stanley Cup Final with Cup champion, series length and MVP selections.

Riggle, Daughtry to headline 2015 NHL Awards
The 2015 NHL Awards will be hosted by actor and comedian Rob Riggle and will feature a live musical performance from rock band Daughtry.

NEWS:

Stevens interested in staying with Devils: report
Scott Stevens said Wednesday that he would be interested in remaining on the New Jersey Devils coaching staff as an assistant following the hiring of John Hynes as coach, according to NorthJersey.com.

Senators owner Melnyk discharged from hospital
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has been discharged from hospital.

Kings GM Lombardi wants conditioning to be focus
Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi says missing the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs should give his players time in the offseason to work on their conditioning.

Capitals extend AHL affiliation with Hershey Bears
The Washington Capitals have extended their AHL affiliation with the Hershey Bears.

FEATURES:

Lightning, Blackhawks stress importance of defense
Matching up the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks could lead to a Stanley Cup Final full of exciting plays, frenetic pace and lots of goals.

Strangis: Olczyk brings horse sense to Cup Final
Eddie Olczyk will call the Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks, which starts with Game 1 at Amalie Arena on Wednesday. Ralph Strangis discusses Olczyk's expertise in hockey and horse racing.

Coyotes considering options with third pick in draft
The Arizona Coyotes don't expect Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel to be available when they pick No. 3 in the 2015 NHL Draft, leaving their options open for talent such as Mitchell Marner of the London Knights.


BLOG COVERAGE:

Lightning's Cooper not worrying about matching lines
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper expects the Chicago Blackhawks to mix up his lines frequently during the Stanley Cup Final.

Versteeg rejoins Blackhawks following birth of child
Kris Versteeg returned to the Chicago Blackhawks after flying to Toronto to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.

Blackhawks' van Riemsdyk could factor in series
It seems likely Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk will play in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, though it won't be in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Blackhawks, Lightning
It should set up to be an amazing Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks, writes Kevin Weekes.

Flyers see 2015 draft as good time to have high pick
The Philadelphia Flyers don't like having a high pick because it meant missing the playoffs. But if there's a year to have one, 2015 is it.

Prospects adjust travel to reach NHL Combine
The trip to get to the NHL Scouting Combine may be just as memorable as the event itself for a dozen players eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.

For more 2015 NHL Combine coverage, follow NHL.com's blog.

Posted On Tuesday, 06.02.2015 / 6:20 PM

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

ICYMI: Tuesday, June 2

Have #FOMO? Simply want to catch up after a busy day? No worries, NHL.com has you covered. Welcome to our new ICYMI blog, a daily digest of all news, features and blogs we publish. Consider it your one-stop shop for all written NHL.com content.



TRENDING:

2015 Stanley Cup Final picks
NHL.com, NHL Network predict the 2015 Stanley Cup Final with Cup champion, series length and MVP selections.

Canadiens agree to terms with defenseman Jeff Petry
Defenseman Jeff Petry agreed to terms on a six-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens through the 2020-21 season.

Hynes hired as coach of Devils
John Hynes, 40, was hired as coach of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

Media Day new for Lightning, old hat for Blackhawks
Chicago very familiar with the first official event of the NHL championship series: Media Day. For everyone all but a few Tampa Bay Lightning players, talking to reporters in this setting was foreign.

Yzerman's patient approach paying off for Lightning 
Steve Yzerman took a patient approach to building the Tampa Bay Lightning and now it's paying off.



NEWS:

Penguins waiting for answer on Dupuis' future: report
The Pittsburgh Penguins are hopeful to learn by the end of the month if forward Pascal Dupuis can continue his NHL career after being sidelined with a blood clot this season, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday.

Capitals sign Mitchell to two-year, two-way contract
The Washington Capitals have re-signed right wing Garrett Mitchell to a two-year, two-way contract.

Rangers' Skapski out 4-5 months after hip surgery
New York Rangers goalie prospect Mackenzie Skapski had arthroscopic surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined for 4-5 months.

Gonchar, Zidlicky want to play in NHL in '15-16
Veteran defensemen Sergei Gonchar and Marek Zidlicky want to play in the NHL next season.

FEATURES:

Blackhawks' Toews gets high praise from Yzerman
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, a star during his days with the Detroit Red Wings, said Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is a better player.

McDavid, Eichel start Combine interview process
Top 2015 NHL Draft prospects Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel started the interview process Tuesday at the 2015 NHL Scouting Combine.

Lightning's Filppula eager for another chance at Cup

Valtteri Filppula
Center - TBL
GOALS: 3 | ASST: 8 | PTS: 11
SOG: 24 | +/-: -6
Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula is excited for another chance to win the Stanley Cup. He previously won it in 2008 with the Detroit Red Wings.

Garrison: Lightning feeling excitement of community
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison says in his first blog for NHL.com that the players are feeling the love from their fans and the community heading into the Stanley Cup Final.

Devils will be fast, attacking, supportive, Shero says
Before New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero introduced new coach John Hynes on Tuesday, he spelled out the blueprint for what the Devils will look like under his leadership.

Goaltender Matchup: Inside Lightning's Bishop
Analysis shows where strengths, weaknesses lie for Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Mayors of Chicago, Tampa wager food, beer on Final
The mayors of Chicago and Tampa wagered food, drink and charitable donations for Stanley Cup Final.

Blackhawks forwards Bickell, Kruger to play Game 1
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said forward Bryan Bickell and Marcus Kruger will play Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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