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ICYMI: Wednesday, April 29

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Zidlicky out for Red Wings in Game 7 vs. Lightning
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Marek Zidlicky will not play Wednesday in Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Red Wings' Kronwall confident he'll play next round
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall, suspended for Game 7, is confident he'll have another chance to play in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Senators' Murray plans on returning to GM job
Bryan Murray, who is battling Stage 4 colon cancer, said he will continue as general manager of the Ottawa Senators.

Goaltender Matchup: Inside Hiller vs. Andersen
Kevin Woodley breaks down the goalie matchup between the Calgary Flames' Jonas Hiller and Anaheim Ducks' Frederik Andersen for the 2015 Western Conference Second Round series.


Canadiens' Beaulieu out at least next four games
Nathan Beaulieu of the Montreal Canadiens will miss the first four games of the second round because of an upper-body injury

Islanders' Hamonic, de Haan disclose injuries
After weeks of speculation, Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic disclosed his injury at clean-out day. Calvin de Haan revealed what ailed him as well.


Flames preparing for size mismatch against Ducks
The Calgary Flames are preparing for the Anaheim Ducks, who have a big size advantage. But Flames coach Bob Hartley has a simple solution for his defense to survive this: Skate around them.

Blackhawks know penalty kill must be better vs. Wild
The Chicago Blackhawks know they must be better on the penalty kill in their Western Conference Second Round series against the Minnesota Wild.

Assertiveness makes Johansson Capitals' X-factor
Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson was advised to shoot the puck more. It resulted in career highs in goals and points.

Matchups make Vanek Wild's X-factor vs. Blackhawks 
Thomas Vanek
Left Wing - MIN
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | PTS: 2
SOG: 10 | +/-: -2
Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek could be the X-factor in their Western Conference Second Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blues players, management bracing for change
It's a question the St. Louis Blues were hoping to avoid after past Stanley Cup Playoff failures but one that became unavoidable following another defeat in the Western Conference First Round. What's next?

Leddy, Boychuk, Halak find stability with Islanders
Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk and Jaroslav Halak are all integral pieces of the New York Islanders' future and discussed what's to come for the team.

Islanders' Lee looking ahead, not back at ending
New York Islanders forward Anders Lee is looking ahead to next season, not how this one ended


Rangers practice containing Ovechkin on power play
Alex Ovechkin
Left Wing - WSH
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 3 | PTS: 5
SOG: 28 | +/-: -3
The New York Rangers practiced their penalty killing, and look to limit Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin's chances in their series.

Capitals better prepared, equipped to face Rangers
For some players, it's fun to play an opponent they know so well. At this point, seeing the Rangers in the playoffs is routine for the Capitals.

Capitals forward Fehr to miss Game 1 vs. Rangers
Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr will miss Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round because of an upper-body injury

Rangers' Yandle practices, expects to play Game 1
New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle returned to practice Wednesday after sitting out Monday and Tuesday.

Lightning's Boyle, Stralman bring Game 7 experience
The Tampa Bay Lightning's Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman hope to extend their Game 7 winning streaks Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Red Wings, Lightning
NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes offers his pluses and minuses for Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings.

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