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ICYMI: Thursday, April 23

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TRENDING:

Ducks advance to second round
Among the reasons the Anaheim Ducks advanced past the Winnipeg Jets were the play of Ryan Kesler and Frederik Andersen and their comeback ability.

Islanders' Grabovski returning to lineup for Game 5
The New York Islanders on Thursday activated forward Mikhail Grabovski from injured reserve, and will play in Game 5 against the Capitals

Canucks to start Miller in Game 5 against Flames
With the Canucks facing elimination, coach Willie Desjardins announced that goalie Ryan Miller will start Game 5 against the Flames on Thursday.

Blues' Tarasenko not fazed by individual success
St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko doesn't get impressed by his individual efforts. His only goal is helping his team win.



NEWS:

Gill retires after long career
Defenseman Hal Gill has announced his retirement after 16 NHL seasons with six teams.

Start times, TV info set for potential Saturday games
The National Hockey League today announced updated start time and national television information for two potential 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round games scheduled for Saturday, April 25.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from games played on Wednesday, April 22.

FEATURES:

Rangers' Brassard growing as a leader
New York Rangers center Derick Brassard is becoming a leader on and off the ice

Farrish: Penguins must stick to strategy in Game 5
Former NHL assistant coach Dave Farrish thinks it would be a mistake if the Penguins change their game plan or panic heading into a must-win Game 5 against the New York Rangers.

Five reasons Jets were eliminated from playoffs
Discipline and the lack of experience are among the reasons why the Winnipeg Jets were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Chabot: Jets' playoff push hurt them vs. Ducks
NHL coach Frederic Chabot believes the Winnipeg Jets' late push to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs hurt them once they got there

Anderson, penalty kill helped extend Senators' season
Craig Anderson
Goalie - OTT
RECORD: 1-1
GAA: 0.93 | SVP: .974
Instead of packing to go home for the summer, the Ottawa Senators were packing for another trip to Montreal on Thursday.

Oilers' Ference talks McDavid, locker room leadership
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference is excited about the future of the team, which has the No. 1 pick heading into the 2015 NHL Draft.

Chlapik making mark in QMJHL with skill, hockey IQ
Charlottetown Islanders center Filip Chlapik was on the radar of QMJHL scouts this season, showing off strong skating ability with good vision and puck skills.

Winnipeg fans salute Jets despite playoff sweep
Winnipeg Jets head into summer after a special season and their return trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Ducks in 2nd round; had success vs. Flames, Canucks
The Anaheim Ducks completed a four-game sweep of the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, earning a few days off before facing either the Vancouver Canucks or Calgary Flames in the Western Conference Second Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Blues have offensive outburst in win vs. Wild
The St. Louis Blues scored three times in the first period and cruised to a 6-1 win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round series at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday.

After loss, Price says Canadiens can stick to plan
Despite a loss in Game 4, Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price believes Montreal will be in good shape if it sticks to the same game plan moving forward.

Penguins, Rangers reverse Game 4 roles, not result
There was a role reversal between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Young Flames not looking past Canucks
Goaltender Jonas Hiller is very aware what awaits his Calgary Flames if they can finish off the Vancouver Canucks in Game 5 on Thursday.

Wild shake off blowout, prepare for pivotal Game 5
The Minnesota Wild are putting a blowout loss to the St. Louis Blues behind them and preparing for a pivotal Game 5 in the first-round series.

Canucks forward Baertschi to get crack at old team
Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi said he would have been excited about his Stanley Cup Playoff debut regardless of the situation.

Top draft prospects focused on Memorial Cup
Some of the top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft are in the hunt to win the 2015 Memorial Cup.

Blackhawks expect up-tempo game from Predators
The Chicago Blackhawks don't expect the Nashville Predators to slow the pace in Game 5 despite a triple-overtime loss in the previous game.

Rangers' Klein '50/50' for Game 5 vs. Penguins
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein has a '50/50' chance of playing in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday

Lightning defenseman Garrison possible for Game 4 
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said there's a chance defenseman Jason Garrison could return for Game 4 against the Detroit Red Wings.

Predators attempt to stave off elimination in Game 5
The Nashville Predators will try to avoid elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 5 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

Penguins forward Malkin struggling while playing hurt
Evgeni Malkin
Center - PIT
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | PTS: 0
SOG: 5 | +/-: -1
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has struggled to score while battling an undisclosed injury.

Babcock not buying idea Red Wings have momentum
Detroit Red Wings coach doesn't believe in momentum and thinks his team will have to be even better in Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Preparation, commitment boosts Capitals penalty kill
The Capitals are 10-for-10 on the penalty kill, a big reason why they're back home for Game 5 against the Islanders with the series tied 2-2.

Capitals' Fehr out, Grubauer to back up in Game 5
Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr won't play Game 5 against the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Predators expect boost from home crowd in Game 5
The Nashville Predators expect a boost from their home crowd in a must-win Game 5 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

Hayes steps up for Rangers in Game 4 win
New York Rangers rookie Kevin Hayes comes up big in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.



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