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Flyers sign forward Raffl to two-year contract

Saturday, 03.22.2014 / 6:13 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday signed rookie forward Michael Raffl to a two-year, $2.2 million contract extension.

Raffl, who signed a one-year, $925,000 contract May 31, 2013, could have become a restricted free agent this summer.

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Flyers' Downie leaves game against Blues

Saturday, 03.22.2014 / 1:27 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Steve Downie sustained an upper-body injury on the opening shift of their game Saturday against the St. Louis Blues and will not return.

Downie collided with the Blues' Patrik Berglund in the neutral zone 45 seconds into the game, with Downie's head appearing to strike Berglund's shoulder. Downie remained down on the ice for several moments before skating off with trainer Jim McCrossin.

Downie has 24 points in 59 games this season, including 17 in 48 games with the Flyers, who acquired him from the Colorado Avalanche in October. He missed four games in November with a concussion sustained in his first game with Philadelphia.

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Bruins' defense, depth led to NHL's first playoff clinch

Saturday, 03.22.2014 / 11:11 AM / Drive to the Playoffs

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

Zdeno Chara is still arguably the best defenseman in the National Hockey League and Tuukka Rask is a favorite to win the Vezina Trophy this season. Toss in enviable forward depth and a solid defense corps behind Chara along with a seasoned coaching staff, and there are plenty of reasons why the Boston Bruins are the first team to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season.

The Bruins punched a ticket to the playoffs Friday night by winning their 11th straight game, fittingly with a near-flawless defensive performance in a 2-0 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center.

Chara has been his usual minute-munching, forward-crunching self this season. He once again plays nearly 25 minutes per game and always faces the toughest matchups, and Chara, who turned 37 earlier this week, should again be up among the top candidates for the Norris Trophy. He won the trophy in 2009.

Here are five more reasons the Bruins are heading back to the playoffs:

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Clinching scenarios: Sharks can nab playoff berth

Saturday, 03.22.2014 / 11:08 AM / Drive to the Playoffs

NHL.com Staff

The Boston Bruins became the first team to reserve a spot in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday, and a Western Conference power can join them Saturday. 

The San Jose Sharks could book a spot in the playoffs if they defeat the Washington Capitals in any fashion and either the Senators defeat the Stars in any fashion or the Bruins defeat the Coyotes in regulation. The Sharks would also clinch if they earn one point against the Capitals and the Senators defeat the Stars in regulation.

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Daily Primer March 22: Bruins try for 12 in a row

Saturday, 03.22.2014 / 12:10 AM / NHL Insider

The Phoenix Coyotes will get the next chance to derail the Boston Bruins.

Boston comes to Jobing.com Arena on Saturday night seeking its 12th consecutive win and second in as many nights. The Bruins stretched their winning streak to 11, the longest in the NHL this season, by shutting down the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 in Denver on Friday. Backup goaltender Chad Johnson made 31 saves and the Bruins got goals from Patrice Bergeron and Carl Soderberg as they became the first team to clinch a berth in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Boston hasn't lost since March 1 and has outscored opponents 43-15 during its winning streak

Here's a look at all the action on a busy Saturday.

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Helm could return to Red Wings this weekend

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 5:44 PM / News

NHL.com

Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm has been medically cleared to play and could suit up against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Helm has missed the past eight games with a concussion and 40 games this season because of injuries.

"I'm excited to get back in. I want to get back out there and get going with the team," Helm told the Red Wings website after Detroit skated Friday. "A bunch of good skates, cleared by the doctor, did my concussion test, did well on that, and I feel good and ready to go."

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Canucks' Kesler, Sedin practice; Burrows now ailing

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 4:57 PM / News

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks got two important players back from injury for practice Friday but lost another.

Top-six forwards Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin were on the ice with teammates for the first time since missing time with leg injuries, but top-line left wing Alexandre Burrows was missing after being slashed on his left hand late in a game Wednesday against the Nashville Predators.

Kesler, who has missed four games with a knee sprain, and Sedin, out for nine with a hamstring injury, took part in the full practice and said returning against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday would depend on how they felt after practicing again Saturday.

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Maple Leafs eye run with Bolland, Bernier close

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 4:45 PM / NHL Insider

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

With 10 points in 12 games, and the Toronto Maple Leafs starting the season 10-4-0, forward Dave Bolland was enjoying a memorable first month with his hometown team after winning the Stanley Cup twice with the Chicago Blackhawks. Then came Nov. 2, when Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian accidentally stepped on Bolland's left leg, leaving Bolland with a lacerated tendon in his ankle.

Bolland hasn't played since, but that could be about to change.

After missing 56 games, Bolland could return Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US, CBC). With goaltender Jonathan Bernier also possible to return after missing three games with a groin injury, Toronto could be getting healthy at the right time. Having lost three straight, they certainly can use both players.

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Bruins ride depth, balance to top spot in East

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 4:33 PM / Drive to the Playoffs

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

The Boston Bruins are surging toward the top of the NHL standings, and look like a top title contender as the Stanley Cup Playoffs beckon.

The Eastern Conference-leading Bruins will look for their 11th straight victory when they visit the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. It would mark the longest win streak in coach Claude Julien's seven seasons.

"Our whole team is feeling good about their game and when you feel good about your game, you seem to have that energy and right now our whole team has a lot of energy," Julien said after the Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Tuesday.

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Blackhawks give Teravainen a look as Kane rests

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 4:31 PM / Features

Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The much-anticipated arrival of Teuvo Teravainen dominated a busy morning skate for the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday at United Center.

The 19-year old Finnish forward, Chicago's top prospect, officially joined his new team on the ice for drills but won't play Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Instead, the Blackhawks want to give Teravainen some time to get acclimated to his surroundings.

They also want to take as much pressure off his shoulders as possible, even as fans look to him to ease the sting of losing right wing Patrick Kane to a lower-body injury for the rest of the regular season.

"The thing we just want to be cautious about is he's a 19-year-old kid," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. "He's not coming in here to carry the team. We certainly have high hopes for him in the future, but this is more just an experience for Teuvo to come in and see what the NHL is all about."

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