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ICYMI: Friday, May 8

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

Have #FOMO? Simply want to catch up after a busy day? No worries, NHL.com has you covered. Welcome to our new ICYMI blog, a daily digest of all news, features and blogs we publish. Consider it your one-stop shop for all written NHL.com content.



TRENDING:

Red Wings will allow Babcock to talk to other teams
The Detroit Red Wings have granted coach Mike Babcock permission to talk to other NHL teams.

Blackhawks' Rozsival fractured ankle, season over
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after sustaining a fractured left ankle against the Minnesota Wild.

Rangers looking to stave off elimination in Game 5
The New York Rangers have yet to experience a galvanizing moment against the Washington Capitals in their Eastern Conference Second Round series.

Flames' Bouma, Ferland possibilities for Game 4
Calgary Flames forwards Lance Bouma and Micheal Ferland will be game-time decisions for Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.



NEWS:

Oilers' Hall, Eberle praise McLellan as coach: report
Former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has interviewed for the coaching job with the Edmonton Oilers, according to the Edmonton Sun.

Sharks agree to lengthy lease extension at SAP Center
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and the San Jose Sharks announced that an agreement has been reached between the Sharks and the City of San Jose for a lease extension to allow the Sharks to remain at SAP Center potentially through 2040.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Thursday, May 7.

FEATURES:

Thornton believes Lightning have Cup-caliber depth
Shawn Thornton, working as an NBCSN guest analyst for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, likes the looks of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks.

Capitals' patience with goalies paying off in Hershey
Philipp Grubauer and Pheonix Copley have formed a top tandem this season for the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate.

Five reasons Blackhawks advanced to Western final
Patrick Kane
Right Wing - CHI
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 6 | PTS: 13
SOG: 29 | +/-: 8
Among the five reasons the Chicago Blackhawks swept the Minnesota Wild were the rebound of Corey Crawford and all four lines contributing, led by Patrick Kane.

Kane's goal helped Blackhawks finish sweep of Wild
Patrick Kane has scored in five straight games for the Chicago Blackhawks, including a third-period goal to give them breathing room in Game 4 against the Minnesota Wild.

Noel: Blackhawks made big plays, steadfast in system
Claude Noel felt the Chicago Blackhawks were steadfast in their system even after the loss of defenseman Michal Rozsival to injury, allowing them to sweep the Minnesota Wild.

Five reasons Wild were eliminated from playoffs
Among the five reasons the Minnesota Wild were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs: they didn't get enough from their core, including Devan Dubnyk.

Wild's top players come up short vs. Blackhawks
For the third year in a row, the Minnesota Wild will spend their summer trying to figure out how they can narrow the gap with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blackhawks complete sweep but lose Rozsival
It was a big night for the Chicago Blackhawks, who completed a sweep of the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference Second Round on Thursday. But the victory came with a big price.

Blackhawks in WCF, waiting for Ducks or Flames
The Chicago Blackhawks are back in the Western Conference Final after sweeping the Minnesota Wild in the second round.

Lightning miss chance to sweep Canadiens at home
The Tampa Bay Lightning had the best home record in the NHL during the regular season, but they were reminded again Thursday that the Stanley Cup Playoffs are different

BLOG COVERAGE:

Ducks add Fleischmann to lineup for center depth
Tomas Fleischmann
Left Wing - ANA
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | PTS: 1
SOG: 3 | +/-: 1
Anaheim Ducks forward Tomas Fleischmann will be in the lineup for Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round series against the Calgary Flames.

Lightning put loss behind them, regroup for Game 5
The Tampa Bay Lightning are taking solace in the fact they hold a 3-1 series lead against the Montreal Canadiens despite a 6-2 loss in Game 4.

Pavelec, Czech Republic blank Austria at Worlds
Goalie Ondrej Pavelec made 12 saves to lead the Czech Republic to a 4-0 win against Austria on Tuesday at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.

Canadiens invigorated by blowout win in Game 4
The Montreal Canadiens don't look like a team one loss away from elimination after a stirring 6-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4.

Capitals hoping for a faster start on the road
The Capitals have not been to the Eastern Conference Final in 17 years, but could get there with a win against the Rangers in on Friday.

Weekes: Teams must stick to their identities
This week's Friday Four blog from NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes is all about team identities and sticking to them in the playoffs, no matter what.

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