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Berube fired as Flyers coach after two seasons

Friday, 04.17.2015 / 12:58 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The Philadelphia Flyers on Friday fired coach Craig Berube after two seasons.

"In a nutshell, I just didn't feel he got enough out of our group collectively," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said in making the announcement.

Berube got the Flyers into the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, but they finished 14 points out of a playoff spot this season.

Hextall said he made the decision Thursday and informed Berube on Friday.

"It's just a process that I went through," Hextall said. "I wanted to make the right decision. Once I put all the facts together, then you go with your gut and I came up with the decision last night."

Senators' Stone a game-time decision vs. Canadiens

Friday, 04.17.2015 / 12:44 PM / Canadiens vs Senators - 2015 SCP First Round

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

MONTREAL -- Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone's status for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m. ET; CBC, CNBC, TVA Sports) will be determined at game time, coach Dave Cameron said Friday.

"It's like every other player," Cameron said. "As long as it's not detrimental to his health that's the first thing you ask and you go from there."

Stone participated in Ottawa's optional morning skate Friday. He worked on his stickhandling and shot pucks before taking part in a light shooting drill and leaving for the dressing room about six minutes after he jumped on the ice.

2015 NHL Draft Lottery procedure

Friday, 04.17.2015 / 12:00 PM / 2015 NHL Draft

NHL Public Relations

A weighted system used to determine the order for the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft for the 14 Clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery will take place on Saturday, April 18, in Toronto.

2015 DRAFT LOTTERY INFORMATION

In coordination with the League, the results of the NHL Draft Lottery will be revealed in a live television broadcast on CBC and TVA in Canada and on NBC in the U.S. Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, leading up to the networks' broadcast of Game 2 of the First Round series between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The team winning the draw will secure the right to the first overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. Each of the 14 Clubs is eligible to win the first overall pick. The remaining 13 teams will be slotted in reverse order based on their regular season point totals. The drawing determines the order for the first round only. For all subsequent rounds, the order reverts to the original order of regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs results.

2014-15 NHL.com Fantasy Hockey award selections

NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Staff

With the 2014-15 regular season now in our rearview mirror, it's time for NHL.com's fantasy hockey insiders to reflect on players that have defined the landscape -- for better or worse.

Matt Cubeta, Pete Jensen, Matt Sitkoff, Brian Metzer and Evan Sporer have cast their votes, outlining the best fantasy players at each position based on eligibility in Yahoo leagues.

The list of year-end awards is also complete with the biggest underachievers and most notable rookies, as well as sleeper and bounceback candidates to keep an eye on for next season.

So, as we officially say goodbye to another compelling season, here are the 2014-15 NHL.com Fantasy Hockey awards.

NHL Draft Lottery to determine first shot at McDavid

Friday, 04.17.2015 / 12:00 PM / 2015 NHL Draft

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

There's a significant jackpot awaiting the winner of the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).

The team winning the lottery will be able to choose between two players projected to be generational talents eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft: Erie Otters center Connor McDavid and Boston University freshman Jack Eichel. The NHL Draft will be held at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., June 26-27.

McDavid, who had 44 goals and 120 points in 47 regular-season games this season, is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2015 draft. Eichel, winner of the 2015 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's best player, is ranked No. 2.

Canadiens' Pacioretty question mark for Game 2

Friday, 04.17.2015 / 11:54 AM / Canadiens vs Senators - 2015 SCP First Round

NHL.com

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty remains a question mark for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Ottawa Senators on Friday (7 p.m. ET; CBC, CNBC, TVA Sports).

Pacioretty has not played since April 5 because of an upper-body injury.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said after the Canadiens held an optional morning skate Friday that he had not spoken with the medical staff and could not give an update on Pacioretty's availability.

Stars sign Klingberg to seven-year contract

Friday, 04.17.2015 / 11:00 AM / News

NHL.com

The Dallas Stars signed defenseman John Klingberg to a seven-year contract Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Dallas Morning News reported it has an average annual value of $4.25 million.

Klingberg, 22, led NHL rookie defenseman with 40 points and was second with 11 goals. His 21:50 average ice time in 65 games was third on the Stars.

"John is a very special player, possessing a creativity and skill level that few in this League can match," general manager Jim Nill said. "He fits in perfectly with where our core is at age-wise and his impact on our team was felt immediately. We expect him to build off of his rookie season and continue his development towards becoming an elite all-around defenseman."

Jaroslav Holik, former Czech star forward, dies at 72

Friday, 04.17.2015 / 9:54 AM / News

NHL.com

Jaroslav Holik, who helped his native Czechoslovakia win the Olympic bronze medal and World Championship gold in 1972, died at age 72, the Czech Ice Hockey Association announced Friday.

Holik is the father of former NHL center Bobby Holik.

Jaroslav Holik won seven Czechoslovakian league titles with HC Dukla Jihlava. He was a regular on Czechoslovakia national teams from 1964 to 1973, scoring 57 goals in 142 international games. He won a bronze medal at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics and months later won gold at the 1972 IIHF World Championship. He helped Czechoslovakia win silver medals at the World Championship in 1965 and 1966, and bronze medals in 1969, 1970 and 1973.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook: Thursday, April 16

Friday, 04.17.2015 / 9:10 AM / 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL Public Relations

PERRY POWERS DUCKS' RALLY IN GAME 1

Corey Perry tallied 2-2—4, including the tying and winning goals in the third period, to help the Anaheim Ducks defeat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 and grab a 1-0 series lead.

* In 2014-15, the Ducks set a single-season NHL record with 18 victories when trailing at any point of the third period. They also matched a League record with 12 wins when trailing after two periods.

* Perry had his first career four-point game in the postseason. The only other Ducks with at least four points in a postseason game are Joffrey Lupul (May 9, 2006: 4-0—4 at COL, 4-3 OT W) and Andy McDonald (April 25, 2007: 3-1—4 vs. VAN, 5-1 W).

* Perry had four points on Jan. 15 vs. VAN (2-2—4 in 9-1 W). The most points he has had in the regular season is five, last accomplished Dec. 12, 2010 vs. MIN (3-2—5).

Penguins know they must be more disciplined

Thursday, 04.16.2015 / 11:35 PM / Rangers vs Penguins - 2015 SCP First Round

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins know if they're going to have any chance of defeating the Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers in their Eastern Conference First Round series, they're going to have to refrain from taking unnecessary penalties.

The Penguins looked eager to hand Game 1 of this best-of-7 series to the Rangers on a silver platter in the first period, when they took four minor penalties and played shorthanded for 6:43. As a result, an already injury-depleted defense corps was forced to constantly contain one of the NHL's fastest units, captain Sidney Crosby saw 3:42 of ice time, and the Penguins fell behind 2-0 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

"I can't remember a single [penalty] off the top of my head, but they're able to generate a lot of momentum out of those," Pittsburgh defenseman Ben Lovejoy said. "We have half our team sitting on the bench for far too long and can't get into a rhythm, and the other half is out there killing, playing very difficult minutes. It tires you out, and that gets a team out of their rhythm; we can't do that."


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