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Turris, Bergeron, Oshie named 'Three Stars' of week

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 12:00 PM / News

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NEW YORK – Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 30.

FIRST STAR – KYLE TURRIS, C, OTTAWA SENATORS

Turris led all players with seven points (4-3—7) and a +7 rating (tied) to help the Senators (31-29-14, 76 points) go 3-0-1 and move within six points of a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. He opened the week with one goal in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning March 24. After posting two assists and a shootout goal in a 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers March 25, Turris recorded his fifth game-winning goal of the season, a career high, in a 5-3 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks March 28.

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Fantasy All-Access: 'March Madness' comes to an end

Matt Sitkoff - NHL.com Contributor

Tuesday marks the start of the last month of the NHL regular season and the start of fantasy championships. Before we look forward let's focus on some players that have gone into March like a lion and left that way.

It took Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux 15 games to score a goal this season, but in March he had a League-leading 21 points in the 14 games. The Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla led the League with 13 goals in the month with one day to go. The Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano is leading all defenseman in scoring with 16 points in 16 games. And the Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil has a league-high 50 penalty minutes with one game to go in the most crucial month in fantasy hockey.

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Happy birthday to Mr. Hockey: Howe turns 86

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 11:19 AM / News

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Gordie Howe, the legendary Mr. Hockey, celebrates his 86th birthday Monday.

Born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan, Howe has been part of the hockey universe since his debut with the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 16, 1946.

The numbers that surround Howe's career have reached iconic status. His 801 goals and 1,850 points when he retired in 1980 were NHL standards; he still ranks second to Wayne Gretzky and in goals, and third, behind Gretzky and Mark Messier, in points.

Howe played 26 seasons in the NHL, all but one with the Red Wings. He's the only player in NHL history to play in five decades, and his 1,767 games remains the most in League history. His 1,685 penalty minutes are a testament to the toughness he played with.

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No clinching scenarios in Monday games

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 10:42 AM / Drive to the Playoffs

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The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins are the only teams in the Eastern Conference to have clinched a berth in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bruins clinched the Atlantic Division title on Saturday.

The St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks and Colorado Avalanche have all clinched spots in the Western Conference.

There are no clinching scenarios for games on Monday.

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Daily Primer March 31: Ducks chase top seed

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 3:00 AM / Drive to the Playoffs

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The Anaheim Ducks will look to build on their one-point lead atop the Pacific Division on Monday night, but they also have a chance to gain ground in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

Anaheim (48-18-8) can extend its lead in the Pacific to three points on the idle San Jose Sharks when they face the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center (10 p.m. ET, TSN-JETS, KDOC). But, a victory would also move the Ducks within a point of the St. Louis Blues, who are also idle Monday. The Ducks have two games in hand on the Sharks; Anaheim and St. Louis have each played 74 games.

Here's a closer look at the action Monday:

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Kings' Kopitar earning attention for Selke Trophy

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- It would be easy to think that Anze Kopitar got his defensive mindset from his father and coach, Matjaz, growing up in Slovenia. It would seem natural for a son to emulate his father’s style of play.

But the Los Angeles Kings center can't really say that was the case because he remembers what type of player his father was toward the end of his playing career.

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Blackhawks' Toews leaves game with injury

Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 11:28 PM / News

Wes Crosby - NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews left the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Sunday night with an upper-body injury.

Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik drove Toews hard into the boards while he was trying to collect the puck. Toews skated off holding his left shoulder immediately after the collision 13:20 into the second. He did not return to the game, which Chicago lost 4-1.

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Boston College, Minnesota advance to Frozen Four

Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 10:39 PM / On Campus

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Ian McCoshen scored with 8:44 left and top-seeded Boston College beat UMass-Lowell 4-3 on Sunday in the NCAA Northeast Regional final to reach the Frozen Four for the 11th time in 17 years.

Boston College (28-7-4), seeking its fourth NCAA championship in seven seasons, faces East Regional champion Union in the national semifinals April 10 in Philadelphia.

Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, a Calgary Flames prospect and the nation's leading scorer, set up goals by Bill Arnold and Kevin Hayes. Ryan Fitzgerald also scored for the Eagles.

Thatcher Demko stopped 29 shots for Boston College.

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Flyers' Lecavalier scores 400th career goal

Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 5:44 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier scored the 400th goal of his career in the first period of the game Sunday against the Boston Bruins.

Lecavalier took a pass from Adam Hall inside the Boston blue line and off the rush fired a shot that beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask under his glove at 5:25 to open the scoring.

"It's a great honor," Lecavalier said. "But I have to move on now. It felt great. I never thought when I was 18 years old when I got in the League that I would get there. I was very proud."

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Jets recall three players from IceCaps

Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 2:00 PM / News

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The Winnipeg Jets on Sunday recalled defensemen Ben Chiarot and Zach Redmond, and goalie Michael Hutchinson from the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

In 63 games with the IceCaps, Chiarot, 22, has 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) and 85 penalty minutes. He was a fourth-round selection (No. 120) of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Draft and appeared in a game with the Jets against the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 2, 2013.

Redmond, 25, has 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 37 games for St. John's and has played in 11 games with Winnipeg. He was the Thrashers' seventh-round pick (No. 184) in the 2008 draft.

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