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ICYMI: Thursday, May 7

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

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TRENDING:

Canadiens must rebound after tough loss or be swept
Following a stunning loss in Game 3, the Canadiens are facing the prospect of being swept as they prepare Game 4 at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Blackhawks experienced at closing out playoff series
The Chicago Blackhawks are 13-4 with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in playoff games after they have accumulated three wins a best-of-7 series.

Capitals closing in on first conference final in 17 years
The Washington Capitals can advance to their first conference final in 17 years with a win against the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday.

Ducks refreshed for Game 4 after time away at resort
The Anaheim Ducks are rested and refreshed for Game 4 against the Calgary Flames after two days at a Rocky Mountain resort.



NEWS:

Start times determined for Saturday and Sunday
Start times set for 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs Second Round Eastern Conference games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, if necessary.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Wednesday, May 6.

FEATURES:

Van Riemsdyk knows rally from 3-0 deficit is possible
Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk has valuable advice for the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild, down 3-0 in their Stanley Cup Playoff series.

Rangers' McDonagh hopes for lift from home crowd
Ryan McDonagh
Defense - NYR
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 3 | PTS: 4
SOG: 16 | +/-: 2
New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh hopes his team gets a boost from the home crowd for Game 5 against the Washington Capitals.

Farrish: Rangers must put aside pressure, play loose
Dave Farrish thinks the New York Rangers need to forget about the pressure on them and play loose in order to extend their series with the Washington Capitals.

Dennis: Canadiens' best hope is creating more traffic
Chris Dennis says creating more traffic in front of Ben Bishop may be the Montreal Canadiens best hope of defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Pilon has seen junior career take off with Wheat Kings
Defenseman Ryan Pilon has seen his game take off since arriving with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings via trade.

Capitals' Burakovsky the hero against childhood idol
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky spent a large portion of his childhood idolizing New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Capitals one win away after Holtby save on Hagelin
New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin prepared to take a penalty shot against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in the third period of Game 4 at Verizon Center on Wednesday.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Belarus upsets United States at World Championship
Belarus scored three goals in the second period en route to a 5-2 defeat of the United States at the 2015 IIHF World Championship on Thursday.

Capitals limiting Rangers offense with blocked shots
The New York Rangers are discovering the Washington Capitals to be a much more well-balanced and determined group in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Blackhawks' Versteeg healthy, waiting for his chance
Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg has returned from a lower-body injury, but must wait for an opportunity to crack the lineup.

Wild hope lineup changes create space for Vanek
One hope the Minnesota Wild have with making some lineup changes for Game 4 is more space is created for forward Thomas Vanek.

Lightning need to avoid sitting back again in Game 4
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn't want his team sitting back again if its gets the lead in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens.


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