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ICYMI: Thursday, April 16

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

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TRENDING:

Senators forward Stone has microfracture in wrist
Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone sustained a microfracture of his right wrist in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round and his status for the remainder of the series is unknown.

Canadiens' Subban says he paid price for Stone slash
P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens believe the penalties he received for his slash on Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone were punishment enough.

Lightning GM Yzerman not excited to face Red Wings 
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman played 23 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. The teams will meet in the Eastern Conference First Round.

Share your #MyPlayoffsMoment
#MyPlayoffsMoment presented by GoPro to share fan-perspective video stories throughout the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.



NEWS:

Blackhawks stick with goalie Crawford for Game 2
Goalie Corey Crawford will start for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round against the Nashville Predators on Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from games played Wednesday, April 15.

FEATURES:

Islanders' young players benefit from patient approach
The New York Islanders have taken a more measured approach developing players like Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee. Their patience is paying off.

Flames never let adversity slow path to playoffs
No matter what adversity befell them, the Calgary Flames never let it stand in the way of their goal of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Hedman key cog for Lightning defense in playoffs 
After an up and down, injury-plagued season, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is healthy and ready to help the Lightning as they begin their quest to win the Stanley Cup.

Red Wings ready to meet Lightning built by Yzerman
The Eastern Conference First Round will be the first time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs the Red Wings will play the team put together by the Lightning GM Steve Yzerman, who was the face of their franchise for so many years..

Darling's goaltending fuels Hawks' comeback win
Scott Darling
Goalie - CHI
RECORD: 1-0
GAA: 0.00 | SVP: 1.000
Scott Darling realized a dream by making it to the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks. The dream season continued with a 42-save relief performance in a 4-3 double-overtime win in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round.

New Canadiens step up to replace Subban, Pacioretty 
Every player Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin acquired over the course of the season had a big impact in helping them open the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a victory.

Senators remain confident in Hammond for Game 2
Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond gave up four goals in the second period of a 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference First Round series, but his coach says he isn't to blame.

Sloppiness, missed chances cost Capitals in Game 1
The Washington Capitals turned the puck over too much, missed connections on too many passes and flubbed away too many opportunities in a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 1.

Michigan's Werenski has mature game of older player
Michigan freshman defenseman Zachary Werenski didn't play like the youngest player in NCAA hockey this season. His mature game likely will earn him an early selection at the 2015 NHL Draft.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Jets forward Perreault game-time decision at Ducks
Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault (lower body) is a game-time decision for Game 1 against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday at Honda Center.

Canadiens' Pacioretty still questionable for Game 2
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty practiced Thursday but his status for Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators on Friday is unknown.

Sloppy play, poor execution hurt Senators in opener 
Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron called their play sloppy in a Game 1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens and the team will look to even the series.

Wilson finds scoring touch for Predators in Game 1
Colin Wilson
Center - NSH
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 0 | PTS: 2
SOG: 6 | +/-: 1
Colin Wilson's production on the Predators' second line will be a key factor for the remainder of their best-of-7 series against the Blackhawks.

Wild's Bergenheim gets fourth-line spot vs. Blues
Minnesota Wild forward Sean Bergenheim will be on the fourth line Thursday in Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues.

Ducks' Wisniewski a healthy scratch against Jets
Defenseman James Wisniewski will be a healthy scratch for the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the Winnipeg Jets.

Blues hope defensive depth helps in playoffs
The St. Louis Blues hope their defensive depth, including Zbynek Michalek and Carl Gunnarsson, can be the difference in this year's playoffs.

Capitals forward Wilson close to returning from injury
The status of Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson is still unknown for Game 2 against the New York Islanders on Friday.

Red Wings' Abdelkader out for Game 1 vs. Lightning
Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader won't play Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Penguins' Chorney, Dumoulin to make playoff debuts
Pittsburgh Penguins rookie defensemen Taylor Chorney and Brian Dumoulin will make their debuts in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 1.

Lightning's Coburn to play against Red Wings
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn will play in Game 1 Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings.

Rangers' Nash feels better, ready to go in Game 1
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash will be in the lineup Thursday after missing practice Wednesday because of the flu.

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