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ICYMI: Monday, April 27

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Islanders eager to take next step by winning Game 7
The New York Islanders can take a huge step forward with a win against the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round.

Flames' next challenge comes from top-seeded Ducks
The Calgary Flames' struggles in Anaheim could give the Ducks an advantage in their Western Conference Second Round series.

Wild get another crack at knocking off Blackhawks
Ousted from the Stanley Cup Playoffs the past two seasons by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Wild hope the third time is the charm when they face Chicago in the Western Conference Second Round.

Hockey Hall of Fame member Pronovost dies
Eight-time Stanley Cup winner Marcel Pronovost died Sunday. He was 84 years old. 


Predators' Weber has medical procedure on knee
Defenseman Shea Weber sustained a subluxed knee cap during Game 2 of the Nashville Predators Western Conference First Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Predators announced on Monday.

Blackhawks' Crawford to start in goal vs. Wild
Corey Crawford will start in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Minnesota Wild

Flames goalie Hiller to start Game 1 against Ducks
Goalie Jonas Hiller will start for the Calgary Flames in Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Anaheim Ducks, coach Bob Hartley announced Monday.

Rangers' Zuccarello out indefinitely, Klein set to return
New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello is out indefinitely after sustaining an upper-body injury in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Blackhawks' Versteeg could be scratched for Game 1
It appears Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg will be the odd man out at the start of the Western Conference Second Round series against the Minnesota Wild.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from games played on Sunday, April 26.


Rangers' Hagelin again raising play in postseason
New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin again is raising his game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Five reasons Senators were eliminated from playoffs  
Among the five reasons the Ottawa Senators were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs were their inability to play a full game and lack of offensive depth up front.

Five reasons Canadiens advanced to second round
Among the five reasons the Montreal Canadiens advanced to the second round were Carey Price's elite goaltending and their tenacity against the Ottawa Senators.

Five reasons Blues were eliminated from playoffs
A lack of goal scoring and no contributions from some top players were two of the reasons the St. Louis Blues were eliminated from the playoffs

Five reasons Wild advanced to second round
Devan Dubnyk
Goalie - MIN
GAA: 2.32 | SVP: .913
Goaltender Devan Dubnyk and a solid power play were two of the reasons the Minnesota Wild advanced in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Parise's two goals spark Wild to first-round victory
Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise's two goals in Game 6 sparked his team's series-clinching victory against the St. Louis Blues

Cameron responsible for Senators' turnaround
After taking over as Ottawa coach after Paul MacLean was dismissed, Dave Cameron helped lead the Senators on a fairy tale run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Senators season ends with excruciating Game 6 loss 
The Senators put themselves in a great position to win early in the series but were unable to get the crucial goals or solve Canadiens goalie Carey Price.

Canadiens advance, will face Red Wings or Lightning
The Montreal Canadiens advanced to the Eastern Conference Second Round by eliminating the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 on Sunday.

Hitchcock, Blues exit playoffs early again 
The St. Louis Blues have been near the top of the League standings for the regular season in each of the past four seasons, but exited the Stanley Cup Playoffs prematurely again.

Wild advance, set for rematch against Blackhawks
The Minnesota Wild will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.


Red Wings not interested in return trip to Tampa
The Detroit Red Wings have no interest in another trip to Tampa so they're focused on closing their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6.

Lightning focused on creating more offense in Game 6
The Tampa Bay Lightning are focused on doing whatever it takes to create more offense against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 6.

Forward Glencross back in Capitals lineup for Game 7
Capitals forward Curtis Glencross will play in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Islanders on Monday at Verizon Center.

Melrose: Another chance for Capitals to get it right
NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose checks in on Game 7 of Washington-New York and Game 6 of Detroit-Tampa Bay set for Monday.

McDavid dazzles again with shorthanded goal
Erie Otters center Connor McDavid, expected to be the No. 1 pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, dazzled again with a shorthanded goal Sunday.

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