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Hitchcock agrees to one-year contract with Blues

Tuesday, 05.26.2015 / 3:35 PM / News

Louie Korac - Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues will turn back to a familiar face and voice.

The way general manager Doug Armstrong spoke Tuesday to announce that the Blues signed Ken Hitchcock to a one-year contract, there never seemed to be a doubt whether the 63-year-old would return to coach St. Louis for a fifth season.

Hitchcock's contract was set to expire June 30. He and Armstrong took time after the season to reflect on certain issues, but each is comfortable with the other and seems fine with a one-year extension.

"I just had to make sure that the passion level that's going to be necessary in November, December, January, February ... the dog days of the season, that Ken still had that passion," Armstrong said. "I didn't want him to come back and feel that he was coming back out of anger and disappointment. I wanted him to come back out of excitement and energy. When we talked, I felt that. I felt that talking to him and I felt that talking to members of his staff that there's a real excitement in getting back to work here."

Three keys for Rangers, Lightning to winning Game 6

Dan Rosen - Senior Writer

TAMPA -- The New York Rangers are no strangers to the position they're in right now, facing elimination going into Game 6 of a Stanley Cup Playoff series. They're also no strangers to winning in this position.

The Rangers head into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports) trailing 3-2 in the best-of-7 series facing elimination for the fourth time in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs and for the 18th time since the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

New York is 3-0 when facing elimination this year and 14-3 going back to their series against the Ottawa Senators in 2012. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has played in all 17 of the games and has a 1.39 goals-against average and .956 save percentage in them.

Noel: Blackhawks helped, hurt by fatigue in Game 5

Tuesday, 05.26.2015 / 10:08 AM / Ducks vs Blackhawks - 2015 Western Conference Final

Mike G. Morreale - Staff Writer

For additional insight on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final, has enlisted the help of Claude Noel to break down the action. Noel will be checking in throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Noel was coach for the Winnipeg Jets from 2011-14 and interim coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2009-10. He also coached many years in the minor leagues, including the American Hockey League. In addition, Noel, a former forward, had 138 points in 353 regular-season games in the AHL and played seven games in the NHL with Washington Capitals in 1979-80.

There is an explanation for the sudden twists and turns that have taken place over the past two games in the Western Conference Final between the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks: fatigue.

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