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ICYMI: Thursday, May 14

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

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TRENDING:

Preview: Rangers face Lightning in return trip to ECF
The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning will play in the Eastern Conference Final. NHL.com previews the series.

Lightning's Callahan possible for Game 1 vs. Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan participated in an optional practice Thursday and will be a game-time decision for Game 1 against the New York Rangers.

Lundqvist, Perry among Conn Smythe candidates
New York Rangers goalie Henirk Lundqvist and Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry are among the candidates to win the Conn Smythe Trophy race.

Lighter Jagr helps Czechs reach semifinals at Worlds
Jaromir Jagr shed more than 20 pounds to gain some speed for the stretch run of the NHL season with the Florida Panthers, and it's helped him at the IIHF World Championship.



NEWS:

Senators owner Melnyk in need of liver transplant
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk in need of a liver transplant, team president Cyril Leeder said Thursday.

Howe to be honored with new Detroit River bridge
A new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Canucks sign defenseman Jordan Subban
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed defenseman Jordan Subban.

Ducks sign Kase to entry-level contract
The Ducks have signed left wing Ondrej Kase to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2015-16 season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Wednesday, May 13.

Conference Finals schedule
NHL dates, times, national broadcast information for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals.

FEATURES:

Sharp, scoring again, integral to Blackhawks' success
Patrick Sharp
Left Wing - CHI
GOALS: 4 | ASST: 5 | PTS: 9
SOG: 33 | +/-: 3
Patrick Sharp is scoring goals on a regular basis in the Stanley Cup Playoffs again, and that's good news for the Chicago Blackhawks heading into the Western Conference Final.

Crosby hoping to help Canada end drought at Worlds
Sidney Crosby is playing in only his second World Championship and hoping to lead Canada to its first gold medal since 2007 in Moscow.

Farrish: Lundqvist, Rangers unbreakable, resilient
Dave Farrish found three things about the Rangers that impress him the most: Henrik Lundqvist, their overall team speed and their remarkable resiliency.

Lightning's Callahan has motivation to be X-factor
The return of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan from an emergency appendectomy to face his former team, the New York Rangers, is a key Eastern Conference Final storyline.

Hayes gives Rangers lift into conference final
The New York Rangers needed a spark in Game 7 against the Washington Capitals and got it via a power-play goal from rookie forward Kevin Hayes to even the score.

Five reasons Capitals were eliminated from playoffs
Not enough production from their star players and an impotent power play were among the reasons for the Washington Capitals elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Five reasons Rangers advanced to Eastern Final
Strong play by goalie Henrik Lundqvist and forward Chris Kreider are among the reasons the New York Rangers are back in the Eastern Conference Final.

Svechnikov joined Cape Breton to get closer to NHL
Top 2015 NHL Draft prospect Evgeni Svechnikov joined Cape Breton of the QMJHL so he could be closer to his goal of reaching the NHL.

Resilient Rangers adept at overcoming adversity
The New York Rangers are back in the Eastern Conference Final for a second straight season because for a second straight season they found a way to recover from a 3-1 deficit in the second round.

Rangers see a lot of themselves in speedy Lightning
Familiarity won't be an issue for the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final, even though they haven't played the Tampa Bay Lightning since Dec. 1.

Ovechkin, Capitals edged by Rangers again
Alex Ovechkin scored a goal, but the Washington Capitals lost another Game 7 to the New York Rangers on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Lundqvist comes up big again in Game 7 for Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist
Goalie - NYR
RECORD: 8-4
GAA: 1.60 | SVP: .944
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist believes having a strong will to win usually leads to success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Ducks forward Perry misses another practice
Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry missed a second straight practice Thursday, but coach Bruce Boudreau still expects him to play in Game 1.

Seguin's hat trick leads Canada past Belarus
Tyler Seguin had a hat trick to lead Canada to a 9-0 win against Belarus on Thursday in a quarterfinal game at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.

Blackhawks evaluating defense pairs for Game 1
The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to lean heavily on their top four defensemen in the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks.

U.S. rides big second period to Worlds semifinals
The United States rallied to a 3-1 victory against Switzerland on Thursday in a quarterfinal game at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.

Ovechkin to join Russia at World Championship
Washington Capitals forward Alex Oveckhin will play for Russia in its semifinal Saturday against the United States at the World Championship

Top prospect Noah Hanifin recaps season
Boston College prospect Noah Hanifin recaps his collegiate season in exclusive draft blog for NHL.com

Capitals believe Holtby 'deserved a better fate'
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby allowed 13 goals in the series, including two or fewer in five of seven games against the New York Rangers.

McDonagh 'outstanding' for Rangers in Game 7
New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh turned in another stellar effort in a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 7 vs. the Washington Capitals.

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