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ICYMI: Thursday, May 28

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Have #FOMO? Simply want to catch up after a busy day? No worries, has you covered. Welcome to our new ICYMI blog, a daily digest of all news, features and blogs we publish. Consider it your one-stop shop for all written content.


Bylsma hired as coach of Sabres
Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will take over behind Buffalo Sabres bench.

DeBoer hired as coach of Sharks
San Jose Sharks on Thursday introduced Peter DeBoer as their new coach.

Stanley Cup Final will open Wednesday, June 3 
The National Hockey League today announced the schedule of dates for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, which will begin on Wednesday, June 3.

Rangers feel Game 7 experience gives them edge
The New York Rangers feel their experience and history in Game 7s gives them an edge against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final.

Blackhawks back in Game 7 with Cup Final at stake
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to avoid having their season end in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final for the second consecutive year.


Coaches hired 'haven't affected' Devils' search: report
The New Jersey Devils would be the last remaining NHL team without a coach if three openings are filled soon, as expected.

Ducks, Blackhawks vie for Cup Final in Game 7
Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks compete for a Stanley Cup Final berth in Game 7 on Saturday.

Blue Jackets sign Goloubef to two-year contract
Columbus Blue Jackets sign defenseman Cody Goloubef to two-year deal.

Rangers' McDonagh sits out practice
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh sat out practice Thursday

Capitals' Backstrom has arthroscopic hip surgery
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom underwent arthroscopic hip surgery Wednesday and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Senators' Murray to leave GM job after 2015-16: report
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray told CBC Wednesday he expects the 2015-16 season to be his final one in his current position.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Wednesday, May 27.


Chabot: Ducks must be better at both nets in Game 7
NHL coach Frederic Chabot believes the Anaheim Ducks need to be better in front of both nets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blackhawks' Keith takes hits, makes pivotal plays
Duncan Keith
Defense - CHI
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 14 | PTS: 16
SOG: 45 | +/-: 11
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith assisted on three goals in the second period and saved another in the third of Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks.

Noel: Keith had elite effort for Blackhawks in Game 6
Claude Noel was impressed with the Chicago Blackhawks defense, particularly Duncan Keith, in their Game 6 win against the Anaheim Ducks to extend the Western Conference Final to seven games.

McDavid deserves all the comparisons to Crosby
Not only is Connor McDavid likely to be the No. 1 pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, but many believe he is the best draft prospect since Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby in 2005.

Top prospect Eichel conjures memories of Kariya
Jack Eichel, No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of the top North American players eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, has drawn comparisons to former Anaheim Ducks forward Paul Kariya for his dominant freshman year at Boston University.

Shaw, Blackhawks' role players key Game 6 win
The Chicago Blackhawks got contributions from their stars as well as role players in a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks.

Getzlaf says Ducks' Game 6 loss 'started with me'
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was blunt and to the point about what went wrong in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at United Center on Wednesday.

Keith does it all to keep Blackhawks' season alive
Anaheim center Ryan Kesler hit Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith hard into the boards at 7:51 of the second period, and Keith responded by assisting on three straight goals.


Top prospects Connor, Boeser receive USHL honors
Top 2015 NHL Draft prospects Kyle Connor and Brock Boeser were named to the All-USHL First Team.

Lightning not getting stressed about Game 7
The Tampa Bay Lightning will treat Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers on Friday just like any other game.

Rimouski wins, earns spot in Memorial Cup tiebreaker
The Rimouski Oceanic beat the Quebec Remparts on the final day of round-robin play at the Memorial Cup, and set up a rematch in the tiebreaker game.

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