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Bond helped Suter, Parise navigate difficult season

Friday, 04.10.2015 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

Ryan Suter can finally smile and even allow himself to laugh about what will always be an odd coincidence, because he can laugh about a lot of things now.

Time heals, winning helps, and friendship goes a long way toward turning your world right side up again after feeling like everything was falling apart.

Suter and Minnesota Wild teammate Zach Parise know this all too well.

"It's kind of weird actually if you think about that, how it's everything we've gone through together," Suter said. "But what are the odds of something like this last year happening? That's how I feel when I think about it, like, really, this is just weird."

Suter and Parise created a lasting link when they signed matching 13-year, $98 million contracts on July 4, 2012; they formed a bond only they can understand this season because each lost his father in a tragic way.

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Price focused on winning Cup, not individual honors

Friday, 04.10.2015 / 2:14 AM / NHL Insider

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

MONTREAL -- The history of the Montreal Canadiens can be suffocating at times for the players trying to live up to it.

The franchise’s NHL-record 24 Stanley Cup banners watch over each of their home games,as do the banners commemorating the 18 players who have had their numbers retired,each of them a member of the Hall of Fame.

In the dressing room,the photos of the 44 players in team history who are in the Hall of Fame watch over them as well,their photos lined above the players’ lockers.

That history can be a burden when things are not going well.

But it also makes becoming a part of that storied history that much sweeter.

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price did that Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win against the Detroit Red Wings. It was his 43rd victory of the season setting a franchise record on a team that takes records more seriously than most.

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Western Conference playoff field set; pairings TBD

Friday, 04.10.2015 / 1:20 AM / Expert Picks

NHL.com

The eight Western Conference teams in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been determined, although the pairings have not.

The Calgary Flames earned a playoff berth for the first time since 2009 by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champions. The victory assured the Flames of finishing no worse than third in the Pacific Division.

Calgary's victory also assured the Winnipeg Jets of their first playoff berth since 2007, when the franchise was known as the Atlanta Thrashers. The Jets earned one point in a 1-0 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche, a game that ended five minutes before the Flames finished the Kings.

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Five reasons Islanders clinched playoff berth

Thursday, 04.09.2015 / 11:00 PM / Expert Picks

David Satriano - NHL.com Staff Writer

After missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, the New York Islanders led the Metropolitan Division for a large portion of 2014-15 and clinched a berth in the postseason on Thursday.

Additions in goal and on defense, and a captain who is a Hart Trophy candidate are reasons the Islanders' last season at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island was a memorable one. New York's 43-year run there will come to an end this season.

Here are five reasons the Islanders clinched a playoff berth:

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Playoff Countdown: Jets among teams that can clinch

Thursday, 04.09.2015 / 12:22 PM / Expert Picks

NHL.com

Saturday, April 11, marks the conclusion to the 2014-15 regular season. Yet, much remains to be decided in the frantic run to the finish line, including playoff positioning and numerous individual accomplishments and milestones. To celebrate the countdown to the end of the season and the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15, NHL.com will provide a piece of playoff-related content each day.

It's been nearly two decades since the Stanley Cup Playoffs came to Manitoba. The Winnipeg Jets control their destiny Thursday when it comes to changing that.

If the Jets (42-26-12) win at the Colorado Avalanche (37-31-12) in any fashion, they will clinch the second playoff berth in franchise history and first since the Atlanta Thrashers won the Southeast Division title in 2006-07.

Fans in Winnipeg haven't had a playoff game there since the previous incarnation of the Jets lost in the first round to the Detroit Red Wings in 1996. That summer, the franchise relocated to Phoenix.

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Fantasy top 30 goalies: Ranks entering offseason

Thursday, 04.09.2015 / 12:15 PM / Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings, Advice and Analysis

Evan Sporer - NHL.com Staff Writer

It was an unpredictable season for goaltending in the NHL.

There were some big names who, as expected, put up impressive numbers. Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Cory Schneider of the New Jersey Devils each had Vezina Trophy-caliber seasons.

There were also players like Devan Dubnyk, Cam Talbot, Michael Hutchinson and Andrew Hammond, who at one point or another became must-own fantasy assets.

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Stone comes up big as Senators push for playoffs

Thursday, 04.09.2015 / 12:00 PM / Top Performer

NHL.com

Rookie forward Mark Stone's heroics Tuesday helped the Ottawa Senators continue their pursuit of a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Stone scored twice to rally the Senators from a 3-0 first-period deficit to a 4-3 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Senators (41-26-13) are tied with the Boston Bruins for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference, though the Bruins hold the regulation/overtime wins (ROW) tiebreaker. Ottawa also trails Pittsburgh for the first wild card by one point.

Stone has been a big reason behind the Senators' surge with five goals in his past five games. He is tied for second in rookie scoring with 61 points.

"I'm just thankful to be able to contribute at those times of the game," Stone told the Associated Press. "Everybody that's contributing on my goals are the guys that are making the plays. I'm just the one that's finishing it off."

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Playoff clinching scenarios for Thursday, April 9

Thursday, 04.09.2015 / 11:54 AM / Expert Picks

NHL Public Relations

With three days remaining in the regular season, there are six berths up for grabs in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

These are the clinching scenarios for games Thursday:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

* The Montreal Canadiens would clinch the Atlantic Division title if they defeat the Detroit Red Wings in any fashion AND the Tampa Bay Lightning lose in any fashion OR if they get one point against the Red Wings AND the Lightning lose in regulation.

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Unmasked: Goalie coach helps Price reach new level

Thursday, 04.09.2015 / 10:00 AM / Unmasked

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens is the favorite to win his first Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender. He also is a leading candidate for the Hart Trophy as the League's Most Valuable Player.

Price is atop every key goaltending category, leading the League with 42 wins, a 1.93 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. His nine shutouts are tied for the League lead.

So rather than joining discussions about his candidacy for various end-of-season hardware, or where this season fits among all-time goaltending performances, Unmasked takes a closer look at the evolving skills that have set Price apart from his peers, particularly during the past two seasons.

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Eichel among must-see players at Frozen Four

Thursday, 04.09.2015 / 3:00 AM / Prospects

Connor Mellas - NHL.com Correspondent

Boston already is a college hockey hotbed, but things have been turned up a notch with the arrival of the teams for the Frozen Four, which starts Thursday at TD Garden.

One national semifinal (5 p.m. ET; ESPN2) will feature Nebraska-Omaha, in its first Frozen Four, facing Providence, which has advanced to the Frozen Four for the first time since 1985.

The second semifinal (8:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2) will see Boston University and Jack Eichel, college hockey's leading scorer and the No. 2 player on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2015 NHL Draft, facing North Dakota. BU is in the Frozen Four for the first time since winning the NCAA title in 2009, while North Dakota is back for the second straight year and seventh time in the 11-season tenure of coach Dave Hakstol.

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I always feel the pressure to produce offensively. It's disappointing and frustrating when you can't help out your team the way you're supposed to.

— Rangers forward Rick Nash on scoring twice in a 5-1 Game 4 victory against the Lightning on Friday