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ICYMI: Wednesday, May 20

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Babcock hired by Maple Leafs as coach
Toronto Maple Leafs name Mike Babcock head coach, receiving a reported eight-year contract. He will be introduced at a Thursday AM press conference.

Three keys for Lightning, Rangers to winning Game 3
With the Eastern Conference tied at 1-1, has three keys for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning to win Game 3 on Wednesday.

Blues name Brodeur assistant general manager
Martin Brodeur will stay in the Blues front office, agreeing to a three-year deal as the team's assistant general manager.

Don Sweeney named Bruins general manager
Don Sweeney was introduced Wednesday as the eighth general manager in Boston Bruins history, replacing Peter Chiarelli.

Ducks not dwelling on marathon loss
The Anaheim Ducks lost their second game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday. And like the first, which also was in overtime, the Ducks are looking to respond with a win in the following game.


Hammond, Senators agree on three-year contract
Goaltender Andrew Hammond and the Ottawa Senators agreed to terms Wednesday on a three-year contract.

Foligno named sixth captain in Blue Jackets history
Nick Foligno was named the sixth captain in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

Flyers sign Russian defenseman Medvedev
Philadelphia Flyers sign 6'3", 187-pound defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev, who spent the last seven years playing in the KHL.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Tuesday, May 19.


Analysis: Babcock to face uphill battle with Toronto
New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock is taking on the greatest challenge of his career in the National Hockey League.

Blashill candidate to become Red Wings coach
Jeff Blashill, coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, could be the leading candidate to replace Mike Babcock as Detroit Red Wings coach.

Red Wings GM moving forward without Babcock
Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland stressed that the team is looking ahead to the future after the departure of their longtime coach.

Mike Babcock career timeline
A look at the career of Mike Babcock, who was named coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Chabot: Ducks must stick to their blueprint for Game 3
The Ducks played a strong Game 2, according to Frederic Chabot, and don't need to change their plan when they travel to United Center for Game 3 to face the Blackhawks.

Talbot: Bruins can compete for Cup under Sweeney
Max Talbot said the Bruins are ready to compete for the Stanley Cup and it's an exciting time to be a Bruin with GM Don Sweeney at the helm.

Noel: Blackhawks special teams critical in Game 2
Claude Noel provides exclusive insight on the Western Conference Final matchup and what he saw specifically in Game 2.

Crawford comes up big for Blackhawks in Game 2
Corey Crawford
Goalie - CHI
GAA: 2.32 | SVP: .925
Corey Crawford has been stellar since reclaiming the Chicago Blackhawks' No. 1 goalie job, never better than in a Game 2 triple-overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks.

Blackhawks show character in marathon Game 2 win
The Chicago Blackhawks have earned their share of character while making five trips to the Western Conference Final and claiming the Stanley Cup twice during the past seven seasons. They put every ounce of that hard-earned character on display Tuesday.

Shaw's head-butt goal remarkable, but disallowed
Andrew Shaw's head-butt effort might be one of the most remarkable disallowed goals in NHL history.


Ducks forward Palmieri shows willingness to shoot
Anaheim Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri directed 17 shots on net in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Rangers' Brassard tried to steal Stamkos' stick
By his own admission, Derick Brassard tried to take Steven Stamkos' stick to the Rangers' dressing room following the second period of Game 2.

Lightning's Boyle a new father, expected in for Game 3
Brian Boyle participated in the Lightning's optional morning skate Wednesday for the first time as a new father and is expected to play in Game 3.

Rangers' St. Louis eager to break out of slump
More than a month has passed since New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis scored a goal.

Ducks' Andersen makes 53 saves in Game 2 loss
Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen made 53 saves but took the loss in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Rangers, Lightning
Kevin Weekes shares his pluses and minuses for the Rangers and Lightning entering Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.
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