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Maple Leafs add Apps, Armstrong to Legends Row

Saturday, 02.21.2015 / 7:33 PM / News

Mike Brophy - NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs added Syl Apps and George Armstrong to their Legends Row at Air Canada Centre on Saturday.

Apps played for the Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948; he scored 201 goals and 432 points in 423 games. He won the Stanley Cup three times and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.

"I know my father would be both honoured and humbled to be included as part of the Toronto Maple Leafs Legends Row with the likes of Teeder Kennedy, George Armstrong, Johnny Bower, Darryl Sittler and Borje Salming," Syl Apps Jr. said in a statement released by the Maple Leafs. "He was always proud to have been a member of the Leafs organization."

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Krejci won't play for Bruins on Sunday; Miller out

Saturday, 02.21.2015 / 4:47 PM / News

NHL.com

Boston Bruins forward David Krejci will not play Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks (3:30 pm ET; NBC) after leaving the game Friday with an undisclosed injury.

"We won't know the severity of his injury until we get back home," coach Claude Julien said Saturday.

The Bruins end their five-game road trip Sunday.

Krejci was injured Friday in the second period against the St. Louis Blues in a collision with Blues forward Alex Steen.

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NBC to celebrate 'Hockey Weekend' with tripleheader

Saturday, 02.21.2015 / 12:00 PM / News

NHL.com

NBC will feature a tripleheader on its family of networks Sunday as part of the celebration of Hockey Weekend Across America.

Sunday is the third and final day of the annual celebration, and marks the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Lake Placid Miracle on Ice.

Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET with the pre-game show prior to the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the Washington Capitals (12:30 p.m., NBC). The day continues at 3:30 p.m. on NBC in a rematch of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final as the Boston Bruins travel to take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

The third and final game of the day (8 p.m., NBCSN) features the Minnesota Wild against the Dallas Stars.

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Flames assign forward Bennett to junior team

Saturday, 02.21.2015 / 11:01 AM / News

CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned center Sam Bennett to the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League.

Bennett, a native Holland Landing, Ontario was the Flames first round pick (4th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and he has been in Calgary while rehabbing from shoulder surgery.

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Around the League notebook for Friday, Feb. 20

Saturday, 02.21.2015 / 1:55 AM / News

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DUBNYK BACKSTOPS WILD TO SHUTOUT VICTORY OVER OILERS

Devan Dubnyk stopped all 15 shots he faced to backstop the Minnesota Wild to a 4-0 shutout victory against the Edmonton Oilers. The Wild, who have earned points in 14 of their last 16 games (12-2-2), improved to 30-21-7 (67 points) and moved within one point of the idle San Jose Sharks, who occupy the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with a record of 30-22-8 (68 points).

* Dubnyk recorded his sixth shutout and his career-high 21st win of the season. Dubnyk is 21-7-3 overall with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Since being acquired by Minnesota from the Arizona Coyotes on Jan. 15, Dubnyk has a record of 12-2-1, which includes five shutouts. Dubnyk also improved to 5-0-0 this season against the Oilers, his former club.

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Seguin: Too early to gauge recovery from knee injury

Friday, 02.20.2015 / 9:20 PM / News

NHL.com

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin said Friday it is too early to measure his recovery from a knee injury in the first stages of treatment.

"It's only been a week, so there hasn't been too much progress or setback," Seguin told the Stars website. "It's just been how it is. Every night I go to sleep and in the morning I'll wake up and see if it hurts at all, to see if I was cured overnight. Maybe I will get over that soon."

Seguin was injured by a hit from Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on Feb. 13. The Stars said Seguin would be sidelined 3-6 weeks.


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NHL, SAP announce multi-year partnership; unveil new statistics platform that launches today

NHL.com/stats powered by SAP HANA has new look, integrates more than 30 enhanced statistics

Friday, 02.20.2015 / 2:47 PM / News

NHL Public Relations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a multi-year North American partnership with SAP SE, the enterprise application software and database leader. As the official cloud software provider of the NHL®, SAP collaborated with the League on the transformation of the NHL's statistics platform on NHL.com and the introduction of new and enhanced statistics that will establish NHL.com/Stats as the definitive destination for hockey analytics. Starting today, fans, broadcasters and media around the world will be able to analyze official League, team and player statistics via a more comprehensive, interactive and personalized interface that includes advanced search features and new filters for team and player comparisons.

"Hockey is extremely fast-paced with very little stoppage in play, which results in many aspects of the game failing to show up in the box score," said John Collins, NHL Chief Operating Officer. "In partnering with SAP and using its best-in-class SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, we are now able to capture data points like never before and present existing and new statistics in a visually appealing way."

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Senators' Lehner, MacArthur out with concussions

Friday, 02.20.2015 / 11:47 AM / News

NHL.com

Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner and forward Clarke MacArthur have been diagnosed with concussions, general manager Bryan Murray told the Senators website Friday.

Lehner and MacArthur were injured during a game Monday against the Carolina Hurricanes when they collided as MacArthur skated back to defend an odd-man rush by the Hurricanes.

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Around the League notebook for Thursday, Feb. 19

Friday, 02.20.2015 / 11:31 AM / News

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THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

NY ISLANDERS 5, Nashville 2

Vancouver 5, NY RANGERS 4 (SO)

Buffalo 3, PHILADELPHIA 2 (SO)

Columbus 2, PITTSBURGH 1

WASHINGTON 5, Winnipeg 1

Florida 3, MONTREAL 2 (SO)

San Jose 5, DALLAS 2

NIEMI BACKSTOPS SHARKS IN STADIUM SERIES TUNE-UP . . .

Playing their final game before they host the Los Angeles Kings in the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series on Saturday at Levi's Stadium (10 p.m. ET, CBC, NBCSN, TVA Sports 2), the San Jose Sharks opened a 3-0 lead before the midway point and Antti Niemi stopped 37 shots, including 27 during the final two periods, to help the Sharks end a two-game skid.

* With the victory, the Sharks (30-22-8, 68 points) re-entered the Stanley Cup Playoff picture in the Western Conference, leapfrogging the idle Kings (27-18-12, 66 points) into the second wild-card position. Their closest competition, Los Angeles and the Minnesota Wild, each hold three games in hand. However, San Jose owns the regulation/overtime win tiebreaker (Sharks: 28, Wild: 27, Kings: 26).

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Desjardins inducted into Flyers Hall of Fame

Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 7:42 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Eric Desjardins won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens, but he'll always consider himself a part of the Philadelphia Flyers family.

And the Flyers will always remember Desjardins' contributions during his 11 seasons in Philadelphia. On Thursday, he was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame.

Desjardins played 738 games with Philadelphia, eighth overall and third among defensemen in Flyers history. His 93 goals, 303 assists and 396 points are second among Flyers defensemen to Hockey Hall of Fame member Mark Howe.

More than the numbers, his arrival in Philadelphia in a trade with the Canadiens on Feb. 9, 1995, along with forward John LeClair, remade the Flyers. LeClair was the power forward who could play with star center Eric Lindros, and Desjardins was a No. 1 defenseman who could play in all situations.

"When that trade was made, it was just a great fit for what they were trying to do in Philadelphia at the time," said Shjon Podein, who was Desjardins' teammate with the Flyers. "It just catapulted this organization to that next level."


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