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ICYMI: Friday, June 5

by Staff

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Blackhawks' Keith entering elite company with play
Duncan Keith is three wins away from his third Stanley Cup, and NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch and Scott Niedermayer believe he will join them in the Hall of Fame one day.

Closer look: Palat, Hossa ready to shine in Final
Two-way forwards Marian Hossa of Chicago Blackhawks and Ondrej Palat of Tampa Bay Lightning bring defensive acumen to Stanley Cup Final. Take a "Closer Look."

Julien to return as Bruins coach
Claude Julien will return as coach of the Boston Bruins next season, general manager Don Sweeney said on Friday.


Rangers' Staal, Girardi each have successful surgery
New York Rangers defensemen Marc Staal and Dan Girardi each had successful ankle surgery, and are expected to return for training camp next season.

Senators GM Murray inducted into Ottawa Sports HOF
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray will be inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame on Friday.

DeGregorio to step down as president of USA Hockey
Ron DeGregorio will step down as president of USA Hockey after 12 years and four terms on Saturday as one of the architects of the United States National Team Development Program.


Lightning hope adjustments pay off in Game 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning are down after the first game of a series for the third time in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Desjardins: Ready to go after day off
Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins enjoyed resting, recovering and eating on a day off Thursday before returning to practice Friday. The Blackhawks are focusing on Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, and know they can improve on their performance in a win in Game 1.

Blackhawks' top-four carry the load on defense
The Chicago Blackhawks have ridden four defensemen into the Stanley Cup Final, and they have ridden them hard.

Shore, Manchester aim for franchise's first Calder Cup
The Manchester Monarchs have never won the Calder Cup and hope that changes when they play the Utica Comets in the Calder Cup Final. The Monarchs have been at the top of the AHL standings all season, and are led by forward Nick Shore.

Combine bike tests will push prospects to their limits
The two bike tests at the 2015 NHL Scouting Combine are built to push the top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft to their limits


Blackhawks' van Riemsdyk, Bickell likely won't play in Game 2
Chicago Blackhawks players Trevor van Riemsdyk and Bryan Bickell are likely to miss Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Blackhawks, Lightning
Kevin Weekes gives his analysis from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Maple Leafs impressed with depth of draft
Toronto Maple Leafs director of player personnel Mark Hunter believes the team will pick up with two high-end players in the first round of the draft

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Matthews likely to play in Europe before 2016 NHL Draft
Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, is leaning toward playing in Europe and not attending college in the Fall.

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