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Rangers' Kreider legend in Massachusetts hometown

Tuesday, 06.03.2014 / 5:05 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

Located 25 miles north of Boston, the idyllic town of Boxford, Massachusetts is known primarily for two things. The first is how Boston Bruins great Ray Bourque raised his family there during his playing days. The other is the annual Apple Festival in October.

With no stoplights and next to no commercial development, one thing the town of 8,000 is not known for is producing future NHL stars.

Until now.

Boxford is the hometown of New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider. And if the Rangers can defeat the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final, Kreider's legend will only expand throughout the hockey haven that is Northern Massachusetts. Either way, he's become the town's most famous local product, leapfrogging Doug VB Goudie, a commentator for the local Fox TV affiliate.


Zidlicky signs contract to stay with Devils

Tuesday, 06.03.2014 / 4:54 PM / News


Defenseman Marek Zidlicky re-signed with the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed, but multiple sources reported it to be a one-year, $3 million contract with an additional $1 million in incentives. He would have become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Zidlicky, 37, led Devils defensemen in goals (12) and points (42) this season, finishing fifth in team scoring in 81 games. His eight power-play goals led the Devils.


NBC's McGuire candidate for Penguins GM job

Tuesday, 06.03.2014 / 4:05 PM / News


NBC Sports hockey analyst Pierre McGuire confirmed during a conference call Tuesday that he is a candidate for the open general manager job with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I met with the Pittsburgh Penguins," McGuire said. "I talked with the Pittsburgh Penguins. So have a lot of other people."

McGuire has a history with the Penguins, serving as a scout in 1990 and as an assistant coach under Scotty Bowman when Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup back-to-back in 1991 and 1992.


Goaltender matchup: Inside Quick vs. Lundqvist

Tuesday, 06.03.2014 / 3:17 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

A team doesn't reach the Stanley Cup Final without good goaltending. With the competition intense and so even, the men protecting each goal often are the difference in a series, and that has been the case again through the first three rounds of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now it is is a battle between 2012 Cup winner Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings and Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers for the right to raise the Stanley Cup later this month.

Who has the upper hand? Much like many goaltending coaches will do before a playoff series, NHL.com Correspondent Kevin Woodley, managing editor of InGoal Magazine, used the 360 Save Review System software from Double Blue Sports Analytics to chart each goal scored against each goalie this season, and he came to some interesting conclusions about their strengths and weaknesses of the two.


Bibeau signs entry-level contract with Maple Leafs

Tuesday, 06.03.2014 / 3:09 PM / News


Goaltender Antoine Bibeau signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Financial details were not released.

The Maple Leafs selected Bibeau, 20, in the sixth round (No. 172) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Bibeau had a strong season with the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, but opened eyes at the Memorial Cup as he was selected to the tournament all-star team after leading all players with a 2.76 goals-against average and .932 save percentage. He faced at least 50 shots in three of his four games, including a 50-save effort in a triple-overtime loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings in the semifinals.


2015 World Junior Championship schedule unveiled

Tuesday, 06.03.2014 / 12:45 PM / 2015 World Junior Championship


Canada will be the prime-time feature on the first day of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held in Montreal and Toronto from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, 2015.

The host country will start the tournament against Slovakia at 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 26 at Bell Centre in Montreal.

The United States also will play its first game Dec. 26 at Bell Centre, at 3 p.m. ET against defending champion Finland.

Canada, the United States, Finland, Slovakia and Germany will play in Group A, which will see all its preliminary-round games played at Bell Centre.


Carcillo's suspension revised to six games

Tuesday, 06.03.2014 / 11:53 AM / News


NEW YORK -- National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today ruled that the suspension to New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo will be revised to six (6) games for his actions in violation of Rule 40.4 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final in New York on May 22.

Carcillo had originally been assessed a suspension under Rule 40.3 for deliberately applying physical force to an official. A violation of that particular Rule requires a minimum suspension of "not less than ten (10) games."

After considering Carcillo's appeal during a hearing at the NHL's New York office on Friday, May 30, the Commissioner ruled that Carcillo's actions were more appropriately deemed a violation of Rule 40.4 for deliberately applying "physical force to an official for the sole purpose of getting free of such official during or immediately following an altercation." The Commissioner determined that as appropriately re-classified under Rule 40.4, and under the totality of the circumstances, a suspension of six (6) games was the proper penalty.


Kings GM says defense-first plan key to success

Monday, 06.02.2014 / 9:26 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

Dean Lombardi is known for analyzing, almost to a fault, every aspect of the Los Angeles Kings, including those minute details that make the difference between an early summer and a long spring. So it wasn't difficult to imagine the inner scrutiny he went through when he watched Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

Lombardi, in his eighth season as Kings general manager, saw Los Angeles erase deficits of 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 before beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime to cap arguably the best Stanley Cup Playoff series in recent memory.

"Every step they take [there are] so many challenges," Lombardi said. "Certainly that series was a different challenge than they've met in the playoffs. It doesn't mean other ones weren't incredibly difficult. This one probably took on a different flavor because you're taking on the Stanley Cup champion. You're really happy for those players because you know how much they put into it and how much they care."


Canadiens GM Bergevin faces tough decisions

Monday, 06.02.2014 / 6:27 PM / News

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

BROSSARD, Quebec – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin did not want to get into specifics Monday in regards to his plans for the team's impending unrestricted and restricted free agents.

But something he said about the transition period the Canadiens find themselves in may have provided a big hint as to what Bergevin has in mind for this summer.

"Eventually with teams, a change happens," Bergevin said. "I'm not saying we're disappointed with our veterans, but it's nice to see that your young veterans are taking an important role in the leadership of the team."

Bergevin addressed the media Monday to assess the Canadiens' season, one in which they finished third in the Atlantic Division with 100 points and surprised many by reaching the Eastern Conference Final before being eliminated in six games by the New York Rangers on Thursday.


Familiar faces dot Rangers-Kings Cup Final

Monday, 06.02.2014 / 5:14 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The New York Rangers won't be looking to rekindle old friendships when they play the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final. But many of the Rangers players will notice a familiar face on the Kings roster when they play Game 1 on Wednesday at Staples Center (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, RDS).

And for one former Rangers player, the Cup Final will be a vivid reminder of where he came from.

Kings forward Marian Gaborik was a crucial piece of the Rangers team that advanced to the 2012 Eastern Conference Final before losing in six games to the New Jersey Devils. In just two years, Gaborik has gone from being one of the Rangers' best teammates to one of their most dangerous adversaries.

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There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.

— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp