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Ramsay: Blackhawks in good position to win series

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 5:16 PM / Blues vs Blackhawks - 2014 SCP First Round

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

For additional insight into the Stanley Cup Playoff series between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, NHL.com has enlisted the help of former NHL coach Craig Ramsay to break down the action. Ramsay will be checking in throughout the series.

Ramsay played in more than 1,000 NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres before going on to coach the Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers and Atlanta Thrashers. In the 2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he led the Flyers to the seventh game of the Eastern Conference Final. Ramsay was most recently an assistant coach with the Florida Panthers.

CHICAGO -- Craig Ramsay wouldn't be surprised if the Chicago Blackhawks pull even with the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 on Wednesday and go on to win the Western Conference First Round series despite losing the first two games.
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Johnson front and center in Blue Jackets' revival

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 4:25 PM / Penguins vs Blue Jackets - 2014 SCP First Round

Craig Merz - NHL.com Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- Defenseman Jack Johnson joined the Columbus Blue Jackets at one of the rock-bottom moments for the franchise, but instead of shying from the challenge of being part of the turnaround, he embraced it.

Monday night, before a frenzied crowd in Nationwide Arena for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, he was rewarded for his perseverance with the Blue Jackets' first home Stanley Cup Playoff game since 2009.

Although Pittsburgh rallied for a 4-3 win to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series, Johnson said the fans did their part with 60 minutes of non-stop energy.

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Signings roundup: Predators ink Noonan, Rissling

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 1:43 PM / News

NHL.com

The Nashville Predators on Tuesday signed defensemen Garrett Noonan and Jaynen Rissling each to an entry-level contract.

Noonan signed a two-year contract; Rissling signed a three-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Marleau, O'Reilly, St. Louis voted Lady Byng finalists

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 11:05 AM / 2014 NHL Awards

NEW YORK -- Forwards Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks, Ryan O'Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche and Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," the National Hockey League announced today.

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots for the Lady Byng Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Tuesday, June 24, during the 2014 NHL Awards from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The 2014 NHL Awards will be broadcast by NBCSN in the United States and CBC in Canada.

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Five Questions: Blues' Oshie talks playoffs, family

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 3:00 AM / Five Questions With…

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NHL.com's weekly Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game today and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie:

CHICAGO -- T.J. Oshie is chasing one of his dreams while living the other.

When Oshie arrives at the rink he becomes one of the St. Louis Blues' most important players as a first-line right wing that is as big a part of the offense as anyone. When Oshie gets home, he becomes someone completely different, a father to Lyla Grace, born on March 17.

However, it hasn't been easy in either area lately.

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Ducks' Robidas leaves game with fractured leg

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 2:12 AM / Ducks vs Stars - 2014 SCP First Round

Steve Hunt - NHL.com Correspondent

DALLAS -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas sustained a fractured right leg early in the second period of Game 3 of a Western Conference First Round series against the Dallas Stars on Monday night.

Robidas fell hard to the ice 42 seconds into the second period after being upended by Stars center Ryan Garbutt near the front of the Dallas net. Robidas, who played most of his career in Dallas before being traded to Anaheim in March, was unable to put any weight on his right leg and had to be helped to the dressing room by a member of the Ducks' training staff and teammate Teemu Selanne.

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Blackhawks' Crawford answers his own challenge

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 1:20 AM / Blues vs Blackhawks - 2014 SCP First Round

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford took it upon himself to say he needed to be better if the Chicago Blackhawks were going to mount a comeback against the St. Louis Blues after blowing leads and losing in overtime in Games 1 and 2.

"We're not going to win if I'm going to play like that," Crawford said Saturday in St. Louis after giving up four goals on 31 shots.

It was an honest self-evaluation and a personal challenge all wrapped up in one statement. It also earned him a rare sitdown with coach Joel Quenneville on Sunday.

Quenneville usually leaves all the goalie adjustments to goaltending coach Steve Weeks. He's the expert. He knows better how to deal with Crawford's potentially fragile state of mind after giving up the game-tying goal with 6.4 seconds left in regulation in Game 2 only to then give up the winner 5:50 into overtime.

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Blues focus on Blackhawks, not last season's exit

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 1:09 AM / Blues vs Blackhawks - 2014 SCP First Round

Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues' course through the first three games of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs has an eerily similar feel to the path that resulted in their early postseason exit last season.

It was Game 3 of the 2013 Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Kings. The Blues, who held a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series against the Kings, carried the play and had the better chances in the game, but at the end of the day, St. Louis found itself with a 2-1 series lead instead of a commanding 3-0 lead.

Last season, they got game-winning goals from Alexander Steen and Barret Jackman to jump out to the 2-0 series lead on Los Angeles.

Fast-forward to the 2014 playoffs. The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 series lead on the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in their Western Conference First Round series on the strength of game-winners from -- you guessed it -- Steen and Jackman.

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Avalanche's Barrie injured, out 4-6 weeks

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 12:14 AM / Avalanche vs Wild - 2014 SCP First Round

Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie sustained a knee injury early in the second period of Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Monday night.

Barrie and Wild forward Matt Cooke made knee-to-knee contact near the blue line in Colorado's defensive zone. Barrie skated slowly to the Avalanche bench and headed down the tunnel to the dressing room.

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McCarthy: Challenges awaiting Canadiens, Lightning

Monday, 04.21.2014 / 5:55 PM / Lightning vs Canadiens - 2014 SCP First Round

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

For additional insight into the Stanley Cup Playoff series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens, NHL.com has enlisted the help of longtime NHL assistant/associate coach Kevin McCarthy to break down the action. McCarthy will be checking in throughout the series.

McCarthy played in more than 500 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins, then spent a decade as an assistant and associate coach with the Carolina Hurricanes, where he was a member of the staff that led the franchise to a Stanley Cup championship in 2006. He joined the Flyers as an assistant during the 2009-10 season and stayed in Philadelphia until October 2013.

Kevin McCarthy has been in the position that both the Canadiens and the Lightning find themselves in, and there are unique mental challenges facing each.

For the Canadiens, the natural tendency for a team that's ahead 3-0 in a series is to realize there is room for error, even if you do everything in your power to convince yourself otherwise.

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