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Yzerman named Red Wings general manager

Won Stanley Cup three times as Detroit captain; Holland to stay as senior vice president

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Steve Yzerman was named executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

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5 Keys: Maple Leafs at Bruins, Game 5

Toronto hoping for more from Marner; Boston needs top line to stay hot

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

MAPLE LEAFS AT BRUINS

7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, NESN

Best-of-7 series tied 2-2

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5 Keys: Avalanche at Flames, Game 5

Colorado tries to advance with fourth-straight win; Calgary scratches Neal looking to avoid elimination

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

AVALANCHE at FLAMES

10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, ALT

Best-of-7 series, Colorado leads 3-1

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Masterton Trophy

Masterton Trophy finalists unveiled

Foligno, Lehner, Thornton in running for award honoring perseverance, dedication to hockey

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Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders and Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks were named finalists for the Masterton Trophy on Friday. The award is presented annually to the player voted to best exemplify the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

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FIRST ROUND

Jets, facing elimination against Blues, calm heading to Game 6

Look to stay alive by continuing win-on-road trend in first-round series

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets will try to keep their season alive against the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-MW) by doing something that has never been done in Stanley Cup Playoff history.

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FIRST ROUND

Svechnikov doubtful for Hurricanes in Game 5 against Capitals

Forward previously missed series-tying win; Martinook also could be out of lineup

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Andrei Svechnikov is not expected to play when the Carolina Hurricanes visit the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN360, SN1, TVAS).

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First Round

Blues look to eliminate Jets with elusive home victory in Game 6

Road team has won first five in playoff series that St. Louis leads 3-2

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- The St. Louis Blues can eliminate the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-MW), but to do so they will have to buck a trend.

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Jets' third-period woes continue in Game 5 loss to Blues

Failing to hold late lead has been season-long problem

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- It's said the Stanley Cup Playoffs are a whole new pressure and intensity, a different kind of game.

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First Round

Neal will be healthy scratch for Flames in Game 5 against Avalanche

Forward has no points, is minus-3; Calgary needs win to extend series

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

CALGARY -- James Neal will be a healthy scratch for the Calgary Flames when they try to avoid elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round against the Colorado Avalanche at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, SN, ALT).

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Hughes has seven points to lead U.S. to win at World U-18 Championship

Projected No. 1 pick of 2019 NHL Draft ties tournament record with four goals, three assists

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, had four goals and three assists to help lead the United States to a 12-5 win against Slovakia in Group B preliminary-round play at the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Championship at Fjallraven Center in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, on Friday.

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The Buzz

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Flames look to avoid elimination

Bruins, Maple Leafs set to play critical Game 5

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Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2019 NHL postseason. There was a Game 4 and two Game 5s on the schedule Wednesday, with one team trying to close out a series:

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Weekes on the Web

Friday Four: Blue Jackets proving doubters wrong

NHL Network's Weekes also discusses Islanders, Hurricanes, Avalanche

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will bring you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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5 Keys: Stars at Predators, Game 5

Nashville's top line must generate more scoring; Zuccarello, Klingberg fueling offense for Dallas

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

STARS AT PREDATORS

3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS

Best-of-7 series tied 2-2

The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators can move within one win of advancing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs by winning Game 5 in the Western Conference First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

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First Round

Boyle uncertain for Predators against Stars in Game 5

Forward practices on fourth line, Simmonds skates in drills only

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- Brian Boyle and Wayne Simmonds practiced with the Nashville Predators on Friday as they prepared for Game 5 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Dallas Stars on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS).

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Projected lineups, starting goalies for today

Updates from NHL.com writers, correspondents

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Projected lineups are based on reporting of NHL.com staff and correspondents at morning skates, team announcements and media reports. Although last-minute lineup changes are possible, these projections provide fantasy owners with the most up-to-date information available. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Boychuk out 3-4 weeks for Islanders with lower-body injury

Top-pair defenseman injured blocking shot against Penguins; Hickey to step up

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Johnny Boychuk will be out 3-4 weeks for the New York Islanders because of a lower-body injury.

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fantasy

NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast for Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blues' stunning comeback, Sharks staying alive, emerging players from Stars, Avalanche, weekend preview in new episode

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

With the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast has you covered with all the reaction from around the League.

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Flyers to stop playing Kate Smith's version of 'God Bless America'

Cite 'offensive lyrics' in other songs from late singer, cover up her statue outside arena

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

The Philadelphia Flyers no longer will play Kate Smith's version of "God Bless America" before games at Wells Fargo Center.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs fantasy picks

Matthews, Rantanen worth spending up for in Game 5s; more DFS targets for Friday, Saturday, Sunday

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies daily fantasy hockey picks throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Follow this page before and after games for news, lineup trends and injury implications for FanDuel DFS contests. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Sharks, Jones flip script in Game 5 win against Golden Knights

Get out to early lead, goalie makes key saves to avoid elimination

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SAN JOSE -- They scored 1:16 into the first period, taking a quick lead, forcing the other team to chase. Their goalie was solid, stopping 30 of 32 shots, including two massive saves when the score was tight.

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NCAA alters recruiting guidelines for Division I men's hockey

Age limits for conversations, verbal commitments aim to take pressure off prospects

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

An alteration in the recruiting timeline for Division I men's hockey to help improve the experience for potential prospects and their families was announced by the NCAA on Friday.

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First Round

Hurricanes' belief growing after Game 4 victory

Win second straight against Capitals to even Eastern series

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- If the Carolina Hurricanes didn't believe before that they could knock off the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference First Round, they do now.

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First Round

Maple Leafs welcome opportunity entering Game 5 against Bruins

Confidence remains high going back on road with series tied

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs will have to rise above challenges, like the one ahead of them in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, NESN), if they are to go further in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Lady Byng Trophy

Lady Byng finalists unveiled

Barkov, Monahan, O'Reilly up for award given for combination of skill, gentlemanly play

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Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers, Sean Monahan of the Calgary Flames and Ryan O'Reilly of the St. Louis Blues were named finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy on Thursday. 

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Watch every overtime goal in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Rantanen scores for Avalanche against Flames in Game 4

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Every playoff overtime winner

Watch the OT winners of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Watch every overtime goal scored in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as 16 teams embark on their quest for The Cup

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Mikko Rantanen scored 10:23 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 win against the Calgary Flames in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round at Pepsi Center on Wednesday. The Avalanche added to their lead with their second OT win in the best-of-7 series.

It was the sixth overtime goal of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Press Release

Bracket Challenge offers second chance to fans in Stanley Cup Playoffs

New picks can be made following first-round upsets

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - Dramatic outcomes in the First Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup® Playoffs have busted brackets in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge™ presented by Jägermeister. And now - for the first time ever - fans can have a fresh start with the Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Chance Bracket™. At the conclusion of the First Round and before the start of the Second Round, fans will be able to submit a new bracket at NHL.com/Bracket with their predictions for the remainder of the 2019 Stanley Cup® Playoffs.

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NHL Draft

2019 Draft Diary: Dylan Cozens

Forward discusses becoming alternate captain for Canada at World Under-18 Championship

by Dylan Cozens / Special to NHL.com

Dylan Cozens (6-foot-3, 180 pounds), No. 5 in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings of North American skaters eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, is writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 18-year-old forward had 84 points (34 goals, 50 assists) in 68 regular-season games in his second season with Lethbridge of the Western Hockey League. He had eight points (four goals, four assists) in seven WHL playoff games. Cozens is an alternate captain for Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Sweden (April 18-28). 

 

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Fantasy rankings for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Most valuable forwards, defensemen, goalies for basic postseason pools

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com has updated fantasy player rankings for basic Stanley Cup Playoff pools counting points (goals, assists) for skaters and wins and shutouts for goalies. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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This Date in NHL History

April 19: Brodeur sets playoff shutout record

Plus: Maple Leafs begin dynasty in 1947; Sharks make historic comeback

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Memories: Brodeur's SO record

Memories: Brodeur seals record 24th playoff shutout

On April 19, 2012, Martin Brodeur acquired his record-setting 24th Stanley Cup playoff shutout, leading the Devils to a 4-0 victory

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: April 19

2012: Martin Brodeur adds another record to his collection by setting the Stanley Cup Playoff mark for career shutouts.

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