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UMass-Lowell's Hellebuyck wins Mike Richter Award

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 12:23 PM / On Campus

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- UMass-Lowell sophomore Connor Hellebuyck won the inaugural Mike Richter Award on Friday as the best goaltender in NCAA hockey.

Hellebuyck, a 2012 fifth-round pick (No. 130) of the Winnipeg Jets, led all college goalies with a 1.79 goals-against average and .941 save percentage, and his six shutouts were tied for second. He went 18-9-2 in 29 games.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound native of Commerence, Mich., signed a three-year, two-way entry-level contract with the Jets on April 5. The contract has an average annual value of $925,000.

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Senators' Zibanejad taken to hospital as precaution

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 11:58 AM / News

Sean Farrell - NHL.com Correspondent

OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad was taken to a hospital Thursday after sustaining an injury in their game against the new Jersey Devils.

Zibanejad did not play after ending his second shift of the third period at 4:51.

"I have no idea what it's all about, but it was for purely precautionary reasons that we couldn't do stuff here that they could do there," Senators coach Paul MacLean said.

Zibanejad was present Friday for the team picture, according to a report.

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NHL announces Player Safety procedures for remainder of season and Stanley Cup Playoffs

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 11:12 AM / NHL Department of Player Safety

NHL.com

NEW YORK -- At the direction of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Brendan Shanahan immediately relinquished responsibility for overseeing the League's Department of Player Safety upon accepting the position of President of the Toronto Maple Leafs yesterday afternoon.

Effective with Thursday night's games and for the balance of the regular season and throughout the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs, Stephane Quintal assumes the role of conducting hearings and administering supplementary discipline.

The National Hockey League has a first-rate and fully functional team of professionals staffed in the Player Safety Department that will continue to monitor all plays in all games and to flag plays that warrant review and potential discipline. There will be no change in the approach that has been established by the Department of Player Safety and the League will take all steps necessary to ensure a consistent standard of enforcement and application of discipline for the balance of this season.

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Wild's Rupp to have hearing for hit on Blues' Oshie

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 6:35 AM / NHL Department of Player Safety

NHL.com

Minnesota Wild left wing Mike Rupp will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Friday for a hit on St. Louis Blues left wing T.J. Oshie on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center.

At 10:30 of the second period, Rupp was assessed a match penalty for hitting Oshie near the blue line in the Minnesota defensive zone. Oshie left the game and did not return.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head/interference. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

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Hart choice Crosby produced regardless of linemates

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 3:00 AM / Trophy Tracker

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

That Sidney Crosby has broken the 100-point barrier for the fifth time in his career is impressive, and his double-figure lead on the rest of the field in the scoring race makes his pending second Art Ross Trophy pretty remarkable as well.

What is the most impressive thing about Crosby's season? He's accomplished all that by playing more time at even strength with Lee Stempniak and Brian Gibbons as linemates than Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.

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Super 16: Analytics' rise gives game new dimension

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 3:00 AM / Super 16: NHL Power Rankings

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2013-14 NHL season may well be remembered as an important one years from now, in part because the use of analytics, or advanced statistics, has taken a significant step forward in media coverage of the sport.

There have been plenty of people using #fancystats for several years, but this season the volume of writers has increased and the "mainstream" nature of the publications for which they work has also increased. This website in particular has begun to employ analytics on a more regular basis, and these weekly power rankings have intentionally been part of that.

The goal was to help show how these new ideas and statistics can be helpful in analyzing the sport. Just as there was in the baseball journalism community when analytics started cropping up, there has been resistance and debate about the validity of these new metrics.

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Playoff Countdown: Stars can end drought

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 1:31 AM / Drive to the Playoffs

The conclusion to 2013-14 NHL regular season is fast approaching. After game play Thursday, the League is down to 26 games remaining on the schedule, with seven to be played Friday. Yet, much remains to be decided in the frantic run to the finish line, including playoff qualification, playoff positioning and numerous individual accomplishments and milestones. To celebrate the three-day countdown to the end of the season April 13 and the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16, NHL.com will provide a piece of playoff-related content each day.

The Dallas Stars can end a five-year absence from the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday night.

The Stars can wrap up the final playoff berth in the Western Conference with a victory of any sort against the St. Louis Blues at American Airlines Center. The Phoenix Coyotes gave Dallas the chance to clinch their first trip to the postseason since 2008 when they lost 2-0 on the road to the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

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Blues forward Oshie leaves game with injury

Thursday, 04.10.2014 / 11:55 PM / News

Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie was injured Thursday in the second period of a game against the Minnesota Wild.

Just past the halfway mark of the game, Oshie gained control of the puck behind the net in the offensive zone. He skated along the boards to near the half-wall, where he was hit up high by Wild forward Mike Rupp.

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Minnesota tops North Dakota on last-second goal

Thursday, 04.10.2014 / 11:21 PM / On Campus

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Justin Holl scored a shorthanded goal with 0.6 seconds left in regulation, giving Minnesota a 2-1 win against North Dakota in the second semifinal at the NCAA Frozen Four.

Minnesota was killing a penalty in the final seconds of regulation, but Kyle Rau broke the puck out of the zone. His attempted shot was blocked, but the puck went to Holl, a Chicago Blackhawks prospect who was trailing the play, and his shot from the slot beat North Dakota goalie Zane Gothberg. It was Holl's first goal of the season.

Minnesota advances to play Union College in the NCAA championship game Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET). Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the earlier semifinal.

Sam Warning also scored for Minnesota and goaltender Adam Wilcox made 36 saves, including four on North Dakota's late power play.

North Dakota got a goal from Connor Gaarder and 27 saves from Gothberg.

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Canadiens' Galchenyuk to miss first round of playoffs

Thursday, 04.10.2014 / 11:08 PM / News

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

MONTREAL -- Forward Alex Galchenyuk will miss the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a lower-body injury, the Montreal Canadiens announced after their 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Galchenyuk was injured in the first period of a 3-2 road loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.


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