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Core of USNTDP defense a talented, close-knit group

Friday, 06.13.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014 NHL Draft - Philadelphia - June 27-28, 2014

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Individually, defensemen Jack Dougherty, Jack Glover, Jonathan MacLeod and Ryan Collins did well for the United States National Team Development Program Under-18 team this season.

Together, they elevated each other and capped their season with a gold medal at the 2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

That togetherness carried them through a stressful time that saw them under the microscope of NHL scouts.

"It's always fun to have teammates around," MacLeod said. "Gives you a little bit of reassurance that you got some buddies here to support you and you support them."

Each of the four brought something different to the table.

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Rangers defenseman Stralman quietly gets job done

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 11:08 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES -- Now that enough time has passed since the New York Rangers changed coaches, it's obvious some players have enjoyed more success playing for Alain Vigneault than they did for John Tortorella.

Ryan McDonagh blossomed into a No. 1 defenseman and a fringe Norris Trophy candidate. Chris Kreider became a regular up front and an important offensive weapon.

The player who might end up prospering the most from the change is defenseman Anton Stralman. Not only has Stralman been given more responsibility by the new coaching staff, he's become a key player for a Stanley Cup finalist because of his ability to play well in those situations.

"I think this is obviously his best year since he came to New York," Rangers forward Carl Hagelin said. "The coaches have a lot of confidence in him, and you can see how he's growing throughout the year. ... He's not going to be a flashy player but he's always finding ways to break the puck out pretty smoothly. He's a good skater. He's finding ways, even when the forecheck is hard on him. He will pivot off guys and find a way to break out.

"He's showed a lot of improvement over the year too. Maybe that's all it takes, is some more confidence and you can do the things you want to do on the ice and make the plays you know you can make. He's not a guy who gets too down on himself. He benefited from the change for sure."

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Dorsett: Rangers eager to get right back on the ice

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 10:36 PM / Player's Blog with the Rangers' Derek Dorsett

Derek Dorsett - Special to NHL.com

New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett will be blogging for NHL.com throughout the Stanley Cup Final, offering his insight on what is happening inside the walls of his team's locker room and within the confines of the rink.

LOS ANGELES -- We did what we had to do last night. We got the win. And now we have to stick with the same mentality.

It's all cliché, I know, but our backs really are up against the wall and we really do have to take it one game at a time. We have to have the same mentality we had going into Game 4. We have to make sure we're focused, prepared and rested so we can make sure we keep our season going.

I don't think we played our best game of the series in Game 4. None of us do. But sometimes that's the way it works in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hank [goaltender Henrik Lundqvist] stood on his head for us. He was great. Now we have to forget what happened and come with our best game tomorrow.


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Rangers' Richards copes with demotion to fourth line

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 10:25 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

LOS ANGELES -- Brad Richards sensed a change was coming. It usually does when your team is trailing 3-0 in any series, let alone the Stanley Cup Final. The way he had been playing and feeling in the series, he probably could sense the change involved him.

So when New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault approached Richards before Game 4 on Wednesday to talk to him about the lineup and where he was going to play, you can imagine how unsurprised Richards was to learn that he was being bumped down to the fourth line.

He said his reaction to the news that he was being demoted was simply, "Go try to win a game, really. If you're down 3-0, you know, there's something that has to change sometimes. Just talk to the new linemates, go play."


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Rangers know they have to be better to win Game 5

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 9:54 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

LOS ANGELES -- Thursday was a big-picture day for the New York Rangers because of what they survived on Wednesday.

The players woke up in the morning, stretched out their arms and collectively realized their season wasn't over yet, that they preserved it for at least another two days by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden.

The cross-country flight that can sometimes summon tired groans from weary players was in fact a welcome gift. Upon landing, the Rangers went directly to Staples Center for a full team practice that was met with enthusiasm and vigor instead of dread and lethargy.

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Kings focused on getting one more win, not fatigue

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 7:49 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- So much for jet lag and recovering from a cross-country flight in preparation for an NHL record-tying 26th Stanley Cup Playoff game for the Los Angeles Kings. A handful of regulars took the ice Thursday despite arriving back in Los Angeles at 3 a.m. local time.

The flight from New York?

"I had a good Chilean sea bass," center Jarret Stoll said. "It was good. It was great, actually."

The Kings were in a calm, confident and somewhat playful mood one day after they narrowly missed winning the Cup for the second time in three seasons in a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

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Goalie matchup Game 4: Rangers keep plate clean

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 6:42 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

A huge part of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final will be the battle between 2012 Cup winner Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings and Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. Those two elite goalies will go a long way in determining which team will raise the Stanley Cup later this month.

Who has the upper hand? NHL.com scouted the goalies before the series and will track their performance during each game, identifying trends affecting each goaltender. NHL.com correspondent Kevin Woodley, managing editor of InGoal Magazine, will use the 360 Save Review System software from Double Blue Sports Analytics to chart the goals and shots against each goalie in each game of the Stanley Cup Final. Here are his findings from Game 4, a 2-1 victory by the Rangers. The Kings lead the best-of-7 series 3-1.

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Groulx named Canada coach for 2015 World Juniors

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 10:43 AM / 2015 World Junior Championship

NHL.com

Benoit Groulx was announced Thursday as coach of Canada for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Groulx, who coaches the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, was an assistant to coach Brent Sutter on Canada's 2014 WJC team that finished fourth after losing to Russia in the bronze-medal game.

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Donato deciding between USHL and prep school

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014 NHL Draft - Philadelphia - June 27-28, 2014

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Has the time come for center Ryan Donato to take his talents to the next level after dominating the prep school ranks in Massachusetts for three seasons?

That decision likely will be made at some point following the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on June 27-28. Donato, No. 58 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of the North American skaters eligible for the 2014 draft, is projected to be selected during the first three rounds of the draft. He's the No. 2-ranked U.S. high school player, after defenseman Luc Snuggerud of Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School, who is No. 42 on the list.

Donato, the son of former NHL player Ted Donato, had 37 goals and 78 points in 30 games for Dexter School in Brookline this season; in three high school seasons he's totaled 80 goals and 174 points in 83 games.

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Rangers get some puck luck in Game 4

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 1:57 AM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- On a night when the New York Rangers probably had no business winning, the term "game of inches" was given new meaning at Madison Square Garden when the home team got a little puck luck.

"It was a real tough game I think for [Los Angeles]," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "It was probably their best game of the playoffs that they've played against us."

That may be, but the Rangers received some fortuitous bounces, goal-line stops and timely deflections on the way to a 2-1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, giving them some life in this series.


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