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ICYMI: Wednesday, April 15

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TRENDING:

Capitals' Ovechkin embraces big moments
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has no issue with embracing the biggest moments his sport has to offer, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Goaltender Matchup: Inside Price vs. Hammond
NHL.com breaks down the Stanley Cup Playoff battle between Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators.

Canadiens' Subban thrives in villain role
Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban doesn't know why he gets booed in every NHL stadium he plays in, but he instead thrives on playing in that type of atmosphere and embraces the role of being the villain.



Chiarelli fired as Bruins GM after nine seasons
The Boston Bruins on Wednesday fired general manager Peter Chiarelli after nine seasons.

Blackhawks welcome Kane back to lineup in Game 1
The Chicago Blackhawks will get a big boost to their lineup as forward Patrick Kane will return to play against the Nashville Predators in Game 1.

NEWS:

Berube's future as Flyers coach remains undecided
The future of coach Craig Berube with the Philadelphia Flyers has yet to be decided, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Sharks coach McLellan needs time to ponder future
The San Jose Sharks cleared out their lockers Wednesday, but coach Todd McLellan's future with the organization remained unclear.

Lack to start Game 1 for Canucks against Flames
Eddie Lack
Goalie - VAN
RECORD: 18-13-4
GAA: 2.45 | SVP: .921
Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack will start Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, coach Willie Desjardins announced.

Flames sign Providence goalie Gillies to contract
Calgary Flames sign Providence goalie and Frozen Four hero Jon Gillies to contract.

Blues to start goalie Allen in Game 1 against Wild
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen will start Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Rangers' Nash misses practice because of flu
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash missed practice Wednesday because of the flu, a team spokesperson said.

Canadiens' Pacioretty won't play Game 1 vs. Senators
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday at Bell Centre.

FEATURES:

Rangers face pressure of being top seed in playoffs
The New York Rangers know they're the hunted in the Stanley Cup Playoffs after winning their first Presidents' Trophy since 1993-94.

Wild's Dubnyk set for first Stanley Cup Playoff game
Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk has accomplished a lot this season, but he's set to play in his first Stanley Cup Playoff game Thursday against the St. Louis Blues.

Canucks back dealing with playoff goalie questions
First-year Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins still faces a potential goalie even after naming Eddie Lack the starter for Game 1 on Wednesday.

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs picks
NHL.com, NHL Network predict the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs with first-round picks, conference winners, Cup champion and MVP selections.

Sense of humor helps Senators coach Cameron
Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron has used a dry sense of humor and built a personal connection with his players off the ice, helping key a run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

First playoff trip for most of Flames roster
Johnny Gaudreau
Left Wing - CGY
GOALS: 24 | ASST: 40 | PTS: 64
SOG: 167 | +/-: 11
The Calgary Flames, in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, have little experience on their side heading into Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round at the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Coburn, Sustr likely to play for Lightning in Game 1
Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Braydon Coburn and Andrej Sustr are expected to play in Game 1 against the Detroit Red Wings.

Yeo mulling left wing decision on Wild fourth line
Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo must make a decision regarding his fourth line heading into Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

Senators look to maintain balance as playoffs begin
Typical NHL teams will often try to ramp up their games when they enter the playoffs, but the Ottawa Senators just want to maintain their high level.

Defenseman de Haan likely in lineup for Islanders
New York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan will make his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in Game 1 on Wednesday against the Washington Capitals.

Penguins won't have Ehrhoff, Pouliot for opener
Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Derrick Pouliot will not be available against the New York Rangers in the series opener Thursday.

McDavid sets Erie record for points in playoff series
Erie Otters center Connor McDavid has set a record for most points in a playoff series.

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Senators, Canadiens
Kevin Weeks breaks down pluses and minuses for the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens entering their Eastern Conference First Round matchup.

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