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Shaw's head-butt goal remarkable, but disallowed

Wednesday, 05.20.2015 / 3:17 AM / Ducks vs Blackhawks - 2015 Western Conference Final

Corey Masisak - Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- It might be one of the most remarkable disallowed goals in NHL history.

Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks looked more like a soccer player than a hockey forward early in the second overtime Tuesday when he headed the puck into the net against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of the 2015 Western Conference Final at Honda Center.

The puck popped up in the air during a goalmouth scramble, and Shaw purposely used the crown of his helmet to propel the puck past Anaheim goaltender Frederik Andersen for what he momentarily thought was the game-winning goal.

The play initially was ruled a goal on the ice and several Blackhawks players celebrated, but after a review it was disallowed.

Crosby says McLellan 'really good' coach: report

Tuesday, 05.19.2015 / 11:46 PM / News

Sidney Crosby said he was impressed by coach Todd McLellan, who was hired by the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

McLellan was coach and Crosby was captain of Canada, which won the IIHF World Championship gold-medal game in Prague on Sunday.

"He was really good. The whole staff was really organized," Crosby told on Tuesday. "We had to adjust a little bit playing on the big ice, and all the European teams know how to use it to their advantage and how to play on it. But everything was pretty clear-cut as far as exactly what we needed to do. Nothing surprised us."

McLellan says Sharks remain 'tremendous team'

Tuesday, 05.19.2015 / 11:22 PM / News

Todd McLellan said Tuesday he believes his former team, the San Jose Sharks, remains in good position to contend for the Stanley Cup.

McLellan, 47, was being introduced as Edmonton Oilers coach, less than a month after parting with San Jose.

"They still have a tremendous team," McLellan said of the Sharks, according to "They have tremendous athletes in that locker room. They'll be a force to be reckoned with."

Devils vets Elias, Zajac unsure of future under Shero

Tuesday, 05.19.2015 / 10:56 PM / News

New Jersey Devils veteran forwards Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac said this week they are unsure of their future with the team under new general manager Ray Shero.

"I really don't know," Elias said in an interview with on Monday. "I know Mr. Shero is a very respected GM. He did a great job in Pittsburgh and in Nashville when he was part of it (as an assistant GM). So, I know, in that regard, he's very respected and I believe he's going to do a great job for this organization going forward. I guess it's up to him to kind of talk to me about it and let me know where he stands with me.

"Honestly, if he wants to change things around and this is not a place for me anymore, it's OK. It happens. And if he wants to keep me around and still be a part of the team, then I'll be more than happy."

Coyotes goalie Smith will build off Canada gold

Tuesday, 05.19.2015 / 9:26 PM / News

GLENDALE – At the end of the season, goalie Mike Smith wasn't sure if he wanted to play for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.

He was honored to have been invited, of course, but he'd just finished a challenging and frustrating season with the Arizona Coyotes and the annual international tournament was thousands of miles away in the Czech Republic. On top of that, he had just played for Team Canada – and won a gold medal – last year at the Winter Olympics.

Clearly there were plenty of reasons for Smith to say thanks but no thanks to Team Canada and skip the World Championship. Nevertheless, Smith accepted the invitation hoping to begin his off-season on a high.

It was a wise decision.

Video game to add playoff beards to new version

Tuesday, 05.19.2015 / 9:05 PM / News

Playoff beards are coming to "NHL 16" from EA Sports.

The video game company will include the Stanley Cup Playoff tradition in its newest version, available in September.

"One of the oldest and most iconic traditions in hockey has arrived," the company said on its website. "With accurate representations of beard patterns, length, thickness, and growth rates for individual players, the road to the Stanley Cup just got hairier."

Senators owner Melnyk has successful liver transplant

Tuesday, 05.19.2015 / 8:49 PM / News

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators organization is confirming that team owner, Eugene Melnyk, underwent a successful liver transplant today at Toronto General Hospital.

Mr. Melnyk went into surgery at noon today and the transplantation was successfully completed at 8:05 p.m.

Mr. Melnyk and the anonymous donor are both resting comfortably and doing well.

To read more from the Senators website, CLICK HERE.

Coach says Rangers won't win if Nash slump persists

Dan Rosen - Senior Writer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault has stressed the need for more from his top players but has done all he can do to avoid calling them out by name in his two sessions with the media since the end of a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

But Vigneault couldn't duck the obvious in his press conference Tuesday.

Asked specifically about slumping left wing Rick Nash, who has two goals on 50 shots in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Vigneault basically said the Rangers won't win if they don't get more out of the player who scored 42 goals in the regular season.

"He's working extremely hard, he's getting physically involved, he's getting some looks," Vigneault said of Nash. "Would I like him to finish on some of those looks? Yes. Do we need him to finish on those looks if we intend to win? Probably yes. He knows that. But this is a team game, a team concept. We need all to be better from our goaltender out. Our defensive group needs to be better. These guys (the Lightning) have obviously got great offensive lines and our forwards need to challenge their group, not just Rick Nash."

Todd McLellan named coach of Edmonton Oilers

Tuesday, 05.19.2015 / 7:13 PM / News

Derek Van Diest - Correspondent

EDMONTON -- Todd McLellan was introduced Tuesday as Edmonton Oilers coach.

He replaces Todd Nelson, who took over after Dallas Eakins was fired 31 games into the 2014-15 season, and will be Edmonton's seventh coach in eight seasons.

"Todd was at the top of my list for a number of reasons," Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli said. "I thought the fit was right with our personnel. I thought the fit was right with the way I manage, and in this business when you want to get a top coach, you have to act quickly. It's almost like a free agent for players; if you're not in there first, you're probably not going to get that guy. I made it an effort that he was a guy we were going to go after and we were going to go after hard."

McLellan, 47, was 311-163-66 the past seven seasons with the San Jose Sharks. He coached San Jose to six consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff berths before failing to qualify this season. In April, McLellan and the Sharks agreed to part.

"I'm happy here. I didn't need to go to other places," McLellan said. "It wasn't about money or anything like that. It was about opportunity and family for me. I'm comfortable in Edmonton. Family-wise, my wife has family here, I have family here. I'm a Western Canada guy (born in Melville, Saskatchewan). I feel good about being here. After all those years in California, I think I still like the snow a little bit, so that will have to come into play. It felt right; your gut sometimes tells you that you're doing the right thing, and my gut was telling me that."

Lightning stress there's no time for letdown in Game 3

Corey Long - Correspondent

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning solved the riddle of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final and will try to ride the momentum of the 6-2 win into Game 3 at Amalie Arena on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1.

Despite the strong offensive showing Monday, the Lightning don't want to be satisfied with one good performance, defenseman Victor Hedman said.

"We don't have time for a [letdown]," Hedman said. "There's four teams left and we have to stay focused and play like we did [Monday]. We took some penalties and got some momentum off those kills, and being able to score that shorthanded goal was huge. Now we're excited to go back home and play in front of our fans."

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