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ICYMI: Friday, April 24

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Oilers hire Chiarelli as president, general manager
The Edmonton Oilers on Friday named Peter Chiarelli general manager and president of hockey operations.

Predators captain Weber to miss rest of first round
Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the first round because of a lower-body injury.

Kuznetsov proves to be worth wait for Capitals
If Thursday was a glimpse of what Evgeny Kuznetsov can still become, he will have been worth the wait for the Washington Capitals.

No Bull Moments: Ducks' Etem, Wings' Glendening
Vote for the AMP No Bull Moment of the playoffs, a best of the best battle of No. 1 plays every week.


Blackhawks to start Darling in Game 6 vs. Predators 
Scott Darling will be the Chicago Blackhawks starting goaltender in Game 6 against the Nashville Predators as they try to advance to the Western Conference Second Round.

Time set for potential Canadiens-Senators Game 6 
The starting time of the potential Game 6 of the series between the Canadiens and Senators, if necessary, is 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 26.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from games played on Thursday, April 23.


Jets know there's work ahead to get deep in playoffs
The Winnipeg Jets made significant progress in the 2014-15 regular season, but the Stanley Cup Playoffs provided a blunt reminder of how far they still have to go.

Lightning's Cooper a fan of Red Wings' Abdelkader
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper goes way back with Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader, a power forward having a career season.

Johnson goals critical as Lightning pull even in series
Tyler Johnson
Center - TBL
GOALS: 4 | ASST: 1 | PTS: 5
SOG: 14 | +/-: 3
Tyler Johnson set up the tying goal and scored his second of the game in overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series.

Noel: Lightning capitalized on Glendening injury
Former NHL coach Claude Noel noted the Tampa Bay Lightning took full advantage in Game 4 when Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening left with an injury.

Blackhawks miss chance to eliminate Predators
The Chicago Blackhawks weathered the early storm they expected from the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. But another one, early in the third period, was too powerful to overcome in Game 5 of their Western Conference First Round series.


Improved defense big reason Capitals lead series
The Washington Capitals have allowed four goals in the past three games of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the New York Islanders.

Wild doing best to move forward for Game 5 vs. Blues
The Minnesota Wild are focused on moving forward for Game 5 after their 6-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 4.

Tie series, pivotal Game 5 what Lightning expected
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper didn't expect the Eastern Conference First Round series vs. the Detroit Red Wings to end quickly -- he was right.

Red Wings forward Glendening will play in Game 5
Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening will play in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Blues' Lehtera possible for Game 5 vs. Wild
Jori Lehtera
Center - STL
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | PTS: 2
SOG: 2 | +/-: -1
St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera missed the morning skate Friday but could play in Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild.

Islanders' Pulock could debut with de Haan injured
The New York Islanders may be forced to use another defenseman in their series against the Washington Capitals because of an injury to Calvin de Haan.

Senators' Stone honored by Calder nomination
Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone is honored to be a finalist for the Calder Trophy but said the Stanley Cup Playoffs are his only focus now.

Islanders ready for potential last game at Coliseum
When the New York Islanders host the Washington Capitals in Game 6 at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, it could be their final game in their only home.

Senators' Chiasson in, Hoffman to get more ice time
The Ottawa Senators will add Alex Chiasson to the Game 5 lineup against the Montreal Canadiens and give forward Mike Hoffman more ice time.

Penguins again missing Pouliot, Bennett for Game 5
The Pittsburgh Penguins again will be missing defenseman Derrick Pouliot and forward Beau Bennett when they play the New York Rangers in Game 5.

Rangers want to eliminate Penguins on first try
The New York Rangers came back from 3-1 down to the Pittsburgh Penguins last year in the playoffs; now they look to close with a 3-1 series lead.

Canadiens stress execution as they try to close series
Execution is the Montreal Canadiens mantra heading into Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

Friday Four: Malkin struggling; Anaheim advances 
NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes talks about Evgeni Malkin's struggles, the Anaheim Ducks advancing and more in his Friday Four.

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