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ICYMI: Thursday, May 21

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Babcock intends to change culture of Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs new coach Mike Babcock was introduced Thursday at a press conference and will be tasked with turning around a franchise that has missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs nine out of the past 10 seasons.

Three keys for Blackhawks, Ducks to winning Game 3
With the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks coming off a triple-overtime thriller, has three keys for each to be successful as the series shifts to United Center for Game 3.

'Triplets' a perfect combination for Lightning
Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov are nothing alike, but "The Triplets" are carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Hitchcock, Blues still talking about possible return
The St. Louis Blues have not made a decision regarding who their coach will be for the 2015-16 season, but the dialogue with current coach Ken Hitchcock is ongoing.

Pastor shows Lightning fanhood through signs
Tyler Moore is not only passionate about spreading the good news of his church, but the Tampa Bay Lightning. Moore has been assistant pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School at locations in St. Petersburg and Largo, Fla. and has shared his allegiance to the Lightning with all those willing.


Shanahan says Maple Leafs in no rush for new GM
Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan was not afraid to hire Mike Babcock as coach before hiring a general manager for the team.

Sabres get permission to interview Bylsma: report
The Buffalo Sabres have received permission to interview Dan Bylsma for their vacant coaching position, reported Thursday.

Senators owner 'recovering well' after liver transplant  | Statement
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is "recovering well" after having a successful liver transplant, his doctors said Thursday.

Flyers sign forward Palushaj to contract
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Aaron Palushaj, who returns to North America after playing in the KHL.

Larkin, Red Wings agree on entry-level deal
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with forward Dylan Larkin on a three-year entry-level contract. Larkin was selected by the Red Wings with the 15th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Wednesday, May 20.


Farrish: Lightning's speed getting in Rangers' heads
Dave Farrish says the Tampa Bay Lightning's speed has gotten into the heads of the New York Rangers, who have allowed six goals in consecutive games.

Lightning's Stamkos enjoying the moment
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has a new appreciation for his team's playoff success after missing half of last season with a broken leg.

Alex Killorn
GOALS: 6 | ASST: 8 | PTS: 14
SOG: 43 | +/-: 6
Tampa Bay's Killorn stepping up in playoffs
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn has picked a good time for his best stretch this season. He has three goals and two assists in the past two games.

Sprong hoping to become next Dutch-born NHL player
Daniel Sprong, a top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft who grew up in Amsterdam, has hopes of becoming the next player from the Netherlands to play in the NHL.


Shaw, Desjardins team up on Blackhawks fourth line
Andrew Shaw and Andrew Desjardins have gone from adversaries to valuable members of the Chicago Blackhawks' fourth line.

Ducks not changing offensive approach in Game 3
The Anaheim Ducks hope to convert on their offensive chances in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Lightning's Callahan feels better, wants to play better
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is feeling better since his emergency appendectomy 10 days ago. Now he wants to play better.

Lundqvist allows six goals for second straight game
For the second game in a row, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist allowed six goals in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Eichel, Connor named USA Hockey award winners
USA Hockey on Thursday named Boston University center Jack Eichel and Youngstown Phantoms wing Kyle Connor as 2014-15 award winners.
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