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ICYMI: Friday, May 22

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Keys to victory for Rangers, Lightning in Game 4
Three keys to winning Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Detail-oriented Ducks learned lessons from losses

After losing to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Anaheim Ducks have taken those lessons and applied them to this year's Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Babcock says goodbye to Red Wings: 'I love it here'
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock enjoyed great success as the coach of the Detroit Red Wings, but accepted his new job seeking a new challenge.

Getzlaf keeps piling up assists for Ducks
Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf tied his own franchise record for assists in a single postseason on Thursday.


Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Thursday, May 21.


Blackhawks' experience tells them Game 4 is pivotal
The Chicago Blackhawks' experience in big games means they know just how important Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday is.

Ducks would like to see Getzlaf shoot puck more
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is a franchise player on and off the ice, but his coach would like to see him shoot the puck a bit more.

Noel: Blackhawks continue to activate defensemen
Former NHL coach Claude Noel breaks down Game 3 of Western Conference Final. He dissects how Blackhawks defensemen are active against Anaheim Ducks.

Chabot: Ducks' wins in crease led to win in game
Former NHL coach Frederic Chabot checked in to provide insight on Anaheim's recipe for success in Game 3.

Ortio aims to be Flames' No. 1 goalie next season
Joni Ortio started six games in the regular season and recently told the Calgary Flames website he feels he's ready to be a full-time NHL starter.

Kings' Weal leading AHL affiliate through playoffs
Los Angeles Kings prospect Jordan Weal has been the driving force for the Manchester Monarchs in the Calder Cup playoffs.

Despres steps up with game-winning goal for Ducks 
Simon Despres
Defense - ANA
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 6 | PTS: 7
SOG: 16 | +/-: 8
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres is becoming less of a mystery to his team every day. His goal stood up as the game-winner for the visiting team in Game 3.

Special teams play defining role for Ducks in Game 3
The Anaheim Ducks believe failures on their penalty kill cost them Game 2 of the Western Conference Final. An improved penalty kill may have won them Game 3.

'Fresh legs' don't help Blackhawks in Game 3
Joel Quenneville likes options, so the Chicago Blackhawks coach used two Thursday in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks.


Blackhawks could make lineup changes for Game 4
Antoine Vermette kept his comments brief, but they were straight to the point when meeting with reporters after a light practice for the Blackhawks.

Van Riemsdyk recalled by Blackhawks from AHL
The Chicago Blackhawks on Friday recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from Rockford of the American Hockey League

Waterloo's Boeser named to USHL All-Rookie team
Waterloo forward Brock Boeser, a top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft, was named to the USHL All-Rookie First Team on Friday

Lightning's Barberio excited at chance to enter lineup
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mark Barberio said he'll be excited and ready if he gets to play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday

Rangers don't want to trade chances with Lightning
The New York Rangers have shown tremendous ability to respond after back-to-back losses.

Friday Four: New hires bring credibility to their teams
Kevin Weekes provides his take on the respective hirings of coaches Dave Hakstol, Todd McLellan and Mike Babcock.

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