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ICYMI: Friday, April 17

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TRENDING:

Berube fired as Flyers coach
The Philadelphia Flyers on Friday fired coach Craig Berube after two seasons.

Stars sign Klingberg to seven-year contract
The Dallas Stars and defenseman John Klingberg have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract with a reported average annual value of $4.25 million.

NHL Draft Lottery to determine first shot at McDavid
The 2015 NHL Draft Lottery will be held Saturday to determine who holds the No. 1 pick and the chance to select among Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.

Closer Look: Predators 'D' add new dimension
Part of the Nashville Predators strategy in scoring more goals this season has revolved around activating a defensive corps that was already doing the job in its own end into the attack.

Share your #MyPlayoffsMoment
#MyPlayoffsMoment presented by GoPro to share fan-perspective video stories throughout the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.



NEWS:

Senators' Stone a game-time decision vs. Canadiens
Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone will be a game-time decision for Game 2 Friday against the Montreal Canadiens.

Canadiens' Pacioretty question mark for Game 2
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty remains a question mark for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

Capitals sign Barber to entry-level contract
The Washington Capitals have signed forward Riley Barber to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Coyotes sign 2014 pick Dvorak to entry-level contract
The Coyotes have signed forward Christian Dvorak to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Jaroslav Holik, former Czech star forward, dies at 72
Jaroslav Holik, who helped his native Czechoslovakia win the Olympic bronze medal and World Championship gold in 1972, died at age 72, the Czech Ice Hockey Association announced Friday.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from games played on Thursday, April 16.

FEATURES:

Devils' Schneider done playing but excited to watch
New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider said to him, the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is the most interesting.

Chabot: Sticking to game plan paid off for Ducks
For additional insight into the Stanley Cup Final between the Anaheim Ducks and Winnipeg Jets, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Frederic Chabot to break down the action. Chabot will be checking in throughout the series.

Lightning-Red Wings series familiar to AHL followers
Eastern Conference First Round matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings is more than just two divisional rivals going head-to-head.

2014-15 NHL.com Fantasy Hockey award selections
NHL.com's team of fantasy hockey insiders reflect on the players that have defined the landscape in 2014-15 -- for better or worse.

Penguins know they must be more disciplined
The Pittsburgh Penguins committed four penalties in the first period of their 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference First Round series on Thursday.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Blues' Elliott ready to play, understands Allen decision
St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott again has a team-first approach to coach Ken Hitchcock's decision to go with someone else as No. 1 goalie.

Blues to reunite Oshie, Backes for Game 2 vs. Wild
David Backes
Center - STL  (PLAYOFFS)
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | PTS: 0
SOG: 1 | +/-: 0
The St. Louis Blues will reunite David Backes and T.J. Oshie in Game 2 Saturday against the Minnesota Wild.

Flames want better discipline, more zone time
The Calgary Flames expect some of their young players to be calmer and in better control in Game 2 against the Vancouver Canucks.

Canucks not letting past playoff failures alter mindset
The Vancouver Canucks are focused on their habit of bouncing back quickly this season as they face a 1-0 deficit to the Calgary Flames.

Blackhawks know they need to be better in Game 2
The Chicago Blackhawks are happy to lead the Nashville Predators in their playoff series but know they need to be beter in Game 2.

Lightning look to repeat Game 1 performance
The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to repeat their Game 1 performance against the Detroit Red Wings, but come out of Game 2 with a victory.

Red Wings need to stay out of box: Babcock
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said he is happy with the 1-0 lead in Detroit's Eastern Conference First Round series against the Lightning.

Rangers' Girardi practices, says he's fine for Game 2
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi practiced Friday without extra protection on his helmet after leaving Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Senators' Stone a game-time decision vs. Canadiens
Mark Stone
Right Wing - OTT
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | PTS: 0
SOG: 2 | +/-: -1
Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone will be a game-time decision Friday for Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens.

Penguins' Scuderi embodied playoff hockey in opener
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi was praised by his teammates for getting back in the lineup in Game 1 following a stick to the face.

Predators' Franson excited for Game 2 vs. Blackhawks
Nashville Predators defenseman Cody Franson excited to be back in the lineup for Game 2 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Penguins confident they have formula to beat Rangers
The Pittsburgh Penguins will enter Game 2 of their best-of-7 series against the New York Rangers on Saturday with renewed confidence.

Status of Canadiens' Pacioretty for Game 2 unknown
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty practiced Friday but his status for Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators is unknown.

Capitals goalie Holtby likely to play despite illness
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is expected to start in goal Friday in Game 2 against the New York Islanders.

Islanders' Hamonic expected out again in Game 2
Defenseman Travis Hamonic did not skate with the New York Islanders and is not expected to play in Game 2 against the Washington Capitals.

Friday Four: Excited for Game 2s after great Game 1s
NHL Network's Kevin Weekes is excited to see what four Game 2s hold in store after those series had very entertaining Game 1s.

Matthews sets record for points at USNTDP
Top 2016 NHL Draft prospect Auston Matthews broke Patrick Kane's record for points in a season at USNTDP. He nearly qualified for the 2015 draft.

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