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Sheldon Keefe hired as coach of AHL Toronto Marlies

Monday, 06.08.2015 / 7:03 PM / News

Mike Brophy - NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- The reshaping of the Toronto Maple Leafs' organization continued Monday with the introduction of Sheldon Keefe as coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

Keefe, 34, was introduced to the media at Ricoh Coliseum by Maple Leafs assistant general manager Kyle Dubas. Keefe is the latest hire by Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, who has remodeled the front office and hired longtime Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, signing him to a reported eight-year, $50 million contract.

Bruins sign NCAA champion, forward Acciari

Monday, 06.08.2015 / 5:28 PM / News

BostonBruins.com

Boston, MABoston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 8, that the club has signed forward Noel Acciari to an entry-level contract.

Acciari skated in 41 games this year for the 2015 NCAA National Champion Providence College Friars, where he registered 15 goals (led the team) and 17 assists (fourth on the team) for 32 points (tied for second on the team), which were all career-highs. 

Red Wings to name Blashill coach on Tuesday: report

Monday, 06.08.2015 / 3:34 PM / News

NHL.com

Jeff Blashill will be named coach of the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, according to MLive.com.

The Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. ET Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena to introduce their coach.

Blashill, 41, coached the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League to the Calder Cup in 2013 and to the playoffs in each of his three seasons. Grand Rapids was eliminated by the Utica Comets in the Western Conference Finals last Tuesday.

General manager Ken Holland met with Blashill last month but did not want to make anything official until the Griffins' playoff run ended, according to MLive.com.

Strome, Marner continue longstanding competition

Monday, 06.08.2015 / 2:00 PM / 2015 NHL Draft

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

CHICAGO — Mitchell Marner and Dylan Strome have been competing against each other since they were 10 years old.

They are two kids from the Toronto area, and they are still competing even though there are no more hockey games to play this season. Marner and Strome are two of the top prospects available in the 2015 NHL Draft, which is June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.

They are also close friends.

"We used to hate each other growing up the whole time," Marner said Monday at United Center. "He was always playing for the [Toronto] Marlies and I was always playing for the Vaughn Kings or Don Mills [Flyers]. We were kind of the head-on-head match of the [Greater Toronto Hockey League] at that time. Everyone knew Dylan and I was kind of a smaller guy that no one really expected too much of.

Blackhawks' van Riemsdyk has brother to offer advice

Monday, 06.08.2015 / 12:40 PM / Lightning vs Blackhawks - 2015 Stanley Cup Final

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk better keep his phone on Monday afternoon because big brother James, a forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs, is going to be calling now that he knows little brother will be playing in the Stanley Cup Final.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wouldn't confirm van Riemsdyk will be playing in Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at United Center on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), but all indications are he will be in the lineup.

Van Riemsdyk came off the ice Monday morning with the regulars while David Rundblad stayed on with the extras. That's an indication van Riemsdyk will be playing in his first game since Nov. 16, when he fractured his left patella blocking a shot.

Lightning confident in Vasilevskiy if Bishop can't start

Sunday, 06.07.2015 / 9:32 PM / Lightning vs Blackhawks - 2015 Stanley Cup Final

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said he doesn't know who is starting goaltender will be for Game 3 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

After first balking at the question, Cooper said at the Lightning's media availability Sunday that he isn't sure if it will be veteran starter Ben Bishop or rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Monday (8 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Bishop left Game 2 on Saturday twice because of an undisclosed injury. The first time was a brief absence in the middle of the third period, but then he exited for good with 7:41 remaining. Vasilevskiy made five saves in a 4-3 win.

Manchester tops Utica, leads 2-0 in Calder Cup Finals

Sunday, 06.07.2015 / 9:05 PM / News

NHL.com

Nic Dowd scored 5:36 into overtime to give the Manchester Monarchs a 2-1 win against the Utica Comets in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals in Manchester, N.H., on Sunday.

Manchester took a 2-0 series lead after winning Game 1 in overtime on Saturday.

Zach O'Brien scored in the first period for Manchester, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. Nicklas Jensen tied the game 1-1 late in the second period for Utica, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.

Farrish: Last change benefits Blackhawks in Game 3

Sunday, 06.07.2015 / 7:45 PM / Lightning vs Blackhawks - 2015 Stanley Cup Final

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

For additional insight into the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks during the Stanley Cup Final, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Dave Farrish to break down the action. Farrish will be checking in throughout the series.

Farrish was an assistant coach for the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs from 2005-14. He won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007. He also coached 1,027 games in the minor leagues, including the American Hockey League. In addition, Farrish, a former defenseman, played 430 games in seven seasons in the NHL.

The matchup battle that is turning into a chess match in the Stanley Cup Final between Lightning coach Jon Cooper and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has piqued Farrish's interest to the point where he thinks it could be a determining factor in the outcome of Game 3 on Monday at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Goalie matchup: Inside Game 2 for Bishop, Crawford

Sunday, 06.07.2015 / 5:31 PM / Lightning vs Blackhawks - 2015 Stanley Cup Final

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

A huge part of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final will be the battle between 2013 Cup winner Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks and Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning. NHL.com scouted the goalies before the series and will track their performance each game, identifying attack trends and shot quality. Kevin Woodley, managing editor of InGoal Magazine, will use Double Blue Sports Analytics software to chart goals and shots in each game. Here are his findings from Game 2, a 4-3 victory by the Lightning.

The shot-tracking statistics matched the eye test for Game 2 on Saturday: It was a tougher game for the goaltenders, though perhaps not as hard as the final 4-3 score might indicate.

Chicago goalie Corey Crawford dealt with more traffic in Game 2, with six screened shots from Tampa Bay after they failed to record one in the series opener. Screens played a role in three of their four goals.

Seabrook having historic postseason for Blackhawks

Sunday, 06.07.2015 / 5:21 PM / Lightning vs Blackhawks - 2015 Stanley Cup Final

Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO – The answers from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook were just as expected when asked Sunday about his individual accomplishments piling up in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Seabrook’s goal at 3:38 of the third period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on Saturday tied it 3-3, and set a new Blackhawks record for goals by a defenseman in a playoff with seven, which moved him past Chris Chelios. It was the 19th postseason goal of his career. He's now tied with Bob Murray and Doug Wilson for first in that category.

Seabrook wasn’t aware of those numbers before sitting down with reporters at United Center and wasn’t curious where he ranked.

"I'm not here to make personal gains," Seabrook said. "We're here to win a Stanley Cup. That's what our team's focused on. We're in a great spot. It's the best time of the year. We're looking forward to coming out and playing a good game [Monday] night."

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