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ICYMI: Tuesday, April 21

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TRENDING:

Canucks forward Burrows taken to hospital
Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows was transported from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary in an ambulance following the morning skate in preparation for Game 3.

Jets lose Game 3, but Winnipeg wins
The Jets may have ended the night down 3-0 in their First-Round series, but it will still go down as a win for the city of Winnipeg.

Flames' Ferland enjoys success one year into sobriety
Thunderous checks, and plenty of them, have forward Michael Ferland gaining plenty of attention. But there's something more important that he'd like to be known for: sobriety.



NEWS:

Starting times set for Friday
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 Friday, April 24.

Bruins captain Chara has fracture in fibula

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from games played on Monday, April 20.

FEATURES:

Farrish gives his take on Rangers-Penguins 
Former coach praises New York's back check, while stating that Penguins center Evgeni Malkin's line must play more of a dump-and-chase game.

Senators' Karlsson emerging as a leader in playoffs
Erik Karlsson might have played his best game as an Ottawa Senator in Game 3. He played like a captain.

Penguins see need to test Lundqvist with more shots
The Pittsburgh Penguins preach getting an abundance of shots on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, but they haven't been able to put that into practice.

Chabot: Home crowd may have also affected Jets
Former coach Frederic Chabot broke down the action from a wild, crazy Game 3 in Winnipeg.

McDonagh fully acclimated to role as Rangers captain
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh had a rough start this season after being named captain, but learned to adjust to the added responsibility.

Pominville, Wild top line asserts itself in Game 3
Jason Pominville
Right Wing - MIN
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 2 | PTS: 4
SOG: 13 | +/-: 3
Forward Jason Pominville and the Minnesota Wild top line have played well each of the past two games, and were rewarded in Game 3 by scoring two goals.

Islanders defense raising game in Hamonic's absence 
The rest of the New York Islanders blue line knew it would have to step it up a notch in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with defenseman Travis Hamonic sidelined.

Blues sloppy with puck in Game 3 loss to Wild
The St. Louis Blues say they must do a better job protecting the puck and contending with the speed of the Minnesota Wild if they are to even their best-of-7 Western Conference First Round series in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Slow start dooms Penguins again in Game 3
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a sluggish start again on Monday, and the New York Rangers took advantage for a 2-1 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Consol Energy Center.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Ducks' Kesler relishes animosity from MTS Centre crowd
Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler relishes the animosity he's received from the MTS Centre crowd during the series with the Winnipeg Jets.

Ducks could get forward Thompson back for Game 4
Nate Thompson could return to the Anaheim Ducks lineup as soon Wednesday when they play Game 4 of their first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets.

Jets hoping lessons learned can extend season
The Jets will face another learning experience Wednesday when they try to fend off elimination by the Ducks in Game 4 of their first-round series.

Blues need to generate more offense: Hitchcock
The St. Louis Blues held an optional skate on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center, and it was a very limited optional skate.

Penguins rue inefficient line changes that led to goals

The Pittsburgh Penguins came into the Eastern Conference First Round knowing the New York Rangers are arguably the fastest team in the NHL and thrive on making quick passes out of the neutral zone to spring their forwards into odd-man rushes.

Canucks' Baertschi recalled, could make playoff debut
The Vancouver Canucks recalled forward Sven Baertschi on Tuesday from Utica of the American Hockey League.

Flames look to defend home ice, take 3-1 series lead
The Calgary Flames took home ice in Vancouver. They're hoping to keep it heading back by taking a 3-1 lead Tuesday on the Vancouver Canucks in Game 4.

Canadiens defenseman Beaulieu out for rest of series
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Nathan Beaulieu will miss the rest of the first round against the Ottawa Senators with an upper-body injury.

Rangers want to maintain aggressive approach
The New York Rangers want to play the same way in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins as they did for the first two periods in Game 3.

Blackhawks fourth line looks for repeat performance
The Chicago Blackhawks are likely to use the same lineup in Game 4 against the Nashville Predators at United Center on Tuesday.

Lightning aim to stay the course in Game 3
The Tampa Bay Lightning want to continue playing the same way they did in the first two games against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3.

Predators looking to handle Blackhawks pressure
Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher participated in the full morning skate Tuesday, but it's unclear if he will return to the lineup for Game 4.

Red Wings counting on fans to provide energy
The Detroit Red Wings are hoping to get a boost from their home crowd in Game 3 of their first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Senators to insert center Smith into Game 4 lineup
Center Zack Smith will play Wednesday for the Ottawa Senators in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens.

Islanders seek another first goal, 3-1 lead on Capitals 
The New York Islanders will try to score the first goal against the Washington Capitals for a fourth straight game as they aim for a 3-1 series lead.

Gretzky calls McDavid best prospect 'in 30 years'
Wayne Gretzky believes Connor McDavid is the best player to come into the National Hockey League in the last 30 years

Strome named OHL sportsmanlike player of the year
Erie's Strome named the Ontario Hockey League's most sportsmanlike player of the year

Capitals to likely insert Burakovsky for injured Fehr
The Washington Capitals will likely replace injured veteran forward Eric Fehr in the lineup by rookie Andre Burakovsky.

Penguins hope reuniting line gets Malkin going
The Pittsburgh Penguins hope Evgeni Malkin gets going after being reunited with Blake Comeau late in Game 3 on Monday.

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