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Ramsay: Canadiens' defense must stay aggressive

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 6:08 PM / Canadiens vs Rangers - 2014 Eastern Conference Final

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

Aggressive pinches from the point and defenseman joining the rush are necessities for the Montreal Canadiens if they want to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final, longtime NHL coach and player Craig Ramsay said.

The New York Rangers lead the best-of-7 series 3-2. Game 6 is Thursday at Madison Square Garden (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

Ramsay said he thought the Canadiens' defensemen, particularly Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban, were effective when they pinched in Game 5. He thought their pinches put pressure on the Rangers and gave Montreal more offensive options.

Markov had three assists. Subban had an assist and was plus-3 with four shots on goal. The Canadiens won 7-4.


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Five things Rangers must do to clinch in Game 6

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 5:28 PM / Canadiens vs Rangers - 2014 Eastern Conference Final

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

MONTREAL -- The New York Rangers spent Wednesday traveling home and digesting one of their worst performances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, all the while knowing they have another chance to accomplish something they haven't done in 20 years.

Technically the Rangers have two more chances to book a trip to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1994, but they'll enter a Montreal minefield if they don't get it done Thursday at Madison Square Garden in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

"It's a desperate time," Rangers center Brad Richards said. "You don't want to go back to a Game 7, where anything can happen."

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Rangers defenseman Moore suspended two games

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 5:25 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise during Game 5 of the teams' Eastern Conference Final series in Montreal on Tuesday, May 27, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 10:41 of the third period. A match penalty for illegal check to the head was assessed to Moore.

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Wild's Haula sustained fractured jaw at Worlds

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 5:23 PM / News

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Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula sustained a non-displaced fractured of his jaw while playing for Finland in the 2014 IIHF World Championship, the team announced Wednesday.

Haula suffered the injury in a loss to Russia in the gold-medal game. He will not require surgery and should be fully recovered in 3-4 weeks.

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Blues sign veteran Lindstrom to one-year contract

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 5:00 PM / News

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The St. Louis Blues on Wednesday signed veteran forward Joakim Lindstrom to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reports it's a one-way, $700,000 contract.

Lindstrom has spent parts of the past three seasons with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League, and in 55 games this season he had 23 goals and 63 points. He also had a team-high 11 points in nine games for Sweden at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.

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Manufacturing desperation problematic for Rangers

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 4:55 PM / Canadiens vs Rangers - 2014 Eastern Conference Final

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

MONTREAL -- The New York Rangers may have found the desperation they needed by seeing what happens when they don’t have it.

The Rangers departed for home Wednesday a day after squandering their first of up to three opportunities to advance to the Stanley Cup Final with a 7-4 loss in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Rangers still lead the best-of-7 series 3-2, and if they want to avoid wasting their second chance to close it out, in Game 6 on Thursday at Madison Square Garden (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS), they will need to find a way to manufacture some of the desperation the Canadiens had Tuesday.

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Flyers offering free tickets to 2014 NHL Draft

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 4:42 PM / 2014 NHL Draft - Philadelphia - June 27-28, 2014

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Fans will have access to free tickets to the 2014 NHL Draft starting Friday in a special drawing held by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Starting at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, May 30, fans can go to PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/NHLDraft and sign up to receive free tickets. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

The draft will be held June 27-28 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

In addition to seeing future NHL stars selected, fans attending the draft will be able to take their photo with a collection of NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup, and shop from vendors selling one-of-a-kind collectibles at the 2014 NHL Draft Trading Card Show.

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Canadiens enjoy Bourque's strong playoff showing

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 3:00 PM / Canadiens vs Rangers - 2014 Eastern Conference Final

Sean Farrell - NHL.com Correspondent

BROSSARD, Quebec -- The difference between Rene Bourque's play for the Montreal Canadiens during the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been astounding.

Montreal coach Michel Therrien is enjoying Bourque's recent results and not concerned about explaining how the left wing's startlingly increased production has come about.

"Before solving Bourque's mystery, I'll let him play a bit more because he's on a roll," Therrien said Wednesday after the Canadiens held an optional practice at their suburban practice facility.

Bourque scored twice Tuesday to complete a hat trick after Montreal blew a 4-1 lead against the New York Rangers. The Canadiens won 7-4 in Game 5 at Bell Centre to stave off elimination for the third time in the playoffs.

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Richards gets 'well-deserved' deal from Blue Jackets

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 2:46 PM / News

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The Columbus Blue Jackets took a key step forward this season, winning the first Stanley Cup Playoff games in their history and seeing the development of several prospects.

It turned out to be more than enough to convince general manager Jarmo Kekalainen he had the right coach in place, leading to the signing of Todd Richards to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday. Richards now is under contract through the 2016-17 season.

"This was something that we felt was well-deserved, earned," Kekalainen said during a press conference Wednesday. "I give a lot of credit to our coaching staff, and obviously the head coach, for the way our team prepares for every game, the way our team plays, the identity that we've established around the League. The discipline, the heart and passion and desire our guys show on the ice, it comes from the preparation our coaches put our team through every day."

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Jagr, Hasek disagree on criticism of Czech team

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 1:49 PM / News

Michael Langr - NHL.com Correspondent

In the wake of the Czech Republic's loss in the bronze-medal game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, two of that country's biggest hockey stars, Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hasek, have engaged in a war of words.

Jagr, who played on the team which lost to Sweden 3-0, and Hasek, the goalie who backstopped the country to gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics, were teammates in the national team setup for years. But they are on differing ends of a the spectrum about the debate gripping the country at the moment, which centers around the criticism the national team's players are facing in the face of the disappointment this weekend.

Jagr, who plays for the New Jersey Devils, was angered by the attacks on the team by fans and the media.

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