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ICYMI: Friday, May 1

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Wild believe they can break through at United Center
The Minnesota Wild must win at United Center to finally get past the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Their first chance comes Friday.

Lightning still feel 'sting' of 2014 playoff loss
Members of the Tampa Bay Lightning still have lingering memories of last year's playoff loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Red Wings coach Babcock not rushing into decision
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said Friday he'll talk about his future with the team in the next 10 days.

Mrazek, Howard to battle for No. 1 job
Petr Mrazek will be in competition with Jimmy Howard for the Detroit Red Wings' No. 1 goalie job next season, general manager Ken Holland said Friday.

Ovechkin dominant for Capitals in Game 1
There are times more often than not when Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is performing like a player possessed.


Flames to start Ramo in goal for Game 2 at Ducks
Karri Ramo will start in goal for the Calgary Flames in Game 2 of their Western Conference Second Round series against the Anaheim Ducks.

Flyers sign defenseman Marti to entry-level contract
Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Christian Marti to an entry-level contract.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from the opening night of round two on Thursday, April 30.


Farrish: Rangers will get more aggressive in Game 2
For additional insight into the Eastern Conference Second Round series between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers, has enlisted the help of Dave Farrish to break down the action. Farrish will be checking in throughout the series.

Rangers want to clean up mistakes in Game 2
The devastation the New York Rangers felt after losing on a last-second goal in regulation Thursday night gave way to a work day Friday that was about learning from their mistakes and trying as best they can to move on from a brutal loss.

Goaltender Matchup: Inside Bishop vs. Price
Kevin Woodley breaks down the goalie matchup for Game 1 of the 2015 Eastern Conference Second Round between Ben Bishop and Carey Price.

Chabot: Ducks stuck with script in Game 1 vs. Flames
For additional insight into the Western Conference Second Round series between the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames, has enlisted the help of Frederic Chabot to break down the action. Chabot will be checking in throughout the series.

Seguin back in Prague hoping to lead Canada to gold
Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin is playing in the 2015 IIHF World Championship for Canada and back in the arena where he scored his first NHL goal for the Boston Bruins.

Leipsic's arrival in Toronto 'catalyst' for AHL success
Left wing Brendan Leipsic has adjusted following a trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and is helping the Marlies try to advance in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

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

Local boy Darling took long road to Blackhawks
The story of Scott Darling started about 25 miles from United Center, but his journey from childhood Chicago Blackhawks fan to a place in their Stanley Cup Playoff lore is as remarkable and improbable as any player's path to the NHL.

Flames' Hiller off to shaky start against former team
Calgary Flames goalie Jonas Hiller's shaky performance in Game 1 against the Anaheim Ducks raises the question of whether coach Bob Hartley will turn to Karri Ramo.

Ward, Capitals rewarded with buzzer-beating goal
Joel Ward
Right Wing - WSH
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 3 | PTS: 5
SOG: 21 | +/-: 0
Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward knew just enough Russian to score the winning goal with 1.3 seconds remaining in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the New York Rangers on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Rangers seek better shots, more traffic against Holtby
The New York Rangers will strive to get better looks and more traffic against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series on Saturday.

Lightning's Bishop gets his chance at Canadiens
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will likely go back to being "the other guy" in the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Montreal Canadiens, with the opposing goaltender Hart and Vezina Trophy finalist Carey Price.


Trotz has Capitals playing on an even keel
The Washington Capitals have proven to be a pretty resilient bunch during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Blackhawks preach patience against suffocating Wild
The Chicago Blackhawks know they have to stay patient against the Minnesota Wild, but actually doing it might be tougher than it sounds.

Rangers defenseman Boyle OK after hit in Game 1
Dan Boyle
Defense - NYR
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | PTS: 2
SOG: 11 | +/-: -2
Dan Boyle practiced Friday after leaving the ice following Game 1 against the Washington Capitals with what appeared to be an injury.

Canadiens cook up new power-play units for Game 1
The Montreal Canadiens have changed their power-play units for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference second round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning

Hendricks scores twice, United States handles Finland
Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks scored two goals and the United States defeated Finland 5-1 in its opening game at the 2015 World Championship.

Spezza keys Canada to opening win against Latvia
Dallas Stars forward Jason Spezza scored two goals and had an assist as Canada defeated Latvia 6-1 in its first game at the 2015 World Championship.

Friday Four: Wild must believe to defeat Blackhawks
The Minnesota Wild have the tools to upset the Chicago Blackhawks. NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes says they have to believe they can win.

Flames forwards Hudler, Ferland each day-to-day
Calgary Flames forwards Jiri Hudler and Micheal Ferland are day-to-day after each sustained an undisclosed injury in Game 1 against the Anaheim Ducks.

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