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ICYMI: Wednesday, May 6

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

Have #FOMO? Simply want to catch up after a busy day? No worries, NHL.com has you covered. Welcome to our new ICYMI blog, a daily digest of all news, features and blogs we publish. Consider it your one-stop shop for all written NHL.com content.



TRENDING:

Capitals finding ways to shut down Rangers' Nash
The Washington Capitals have been effective in their goal to shut down New York Rangers forward Rick Nash heading into Game 4 of their series.

Lightning's Bishop continuing to elevate his game
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has continued to elevate his game during the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Montreal Canadiens.

Closer Look: Hawks' Toews blanketing Wild's Parise
Take a closer look at how Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has used his defensive skills to blanket Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise during the first three games of their Western Conference Second Round series.

Oilers interview McLellan for coaching job: report
Former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has interviewed for the coaching job with the Edmonton Oilers, according to the Edmonton Sun.



NEWS:

Predators sign goalie Mazanec
Nashville Predators signed goalie Marek Mazanec to one-year contract Wednesday.

Stars' Benn sidelined through summer: report
Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn is recovering from a second hip surgery in a week, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook
Comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook from action on Tuesday, May 5.

FEATURES:

Blackhawks' Kane back playing at pre-injury level
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane picked up in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where he left off before a broken collarbone ended his regular season.

Chabot: 'Real Flames' showed up in comeback win
Former coach Frederic Chabot shares his insight on the Western Conference Second Round series between the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames.

Wild, down 3-0, focused on one game at a time
The Minnesota Wild faced an uphill battle in the regular season to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Will will try to draw on those experience as it attempts to erase a 3-0 series deficit.

Getzlaf has found groove for Ducks on and off the ice
Ryan Getzlaf
Center - ANA
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 10 | PTS: 12
SOG: 19 | +/-: 7
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has found a balance between his play on the ice and his leadership off of it, a major factor in the Ducks' playoff run.

Gaudreau's goal sets Flames up for victory in Game 3
Johnny Gaudreau lit the fuse for the Calgary Flames to trim the Anaheim Ducks lead in the best-of-7 series to 2-1 with his goal late in Game 3 to force overtime.

Noel: Textbook win for Blackhawks to take 3-0 lead
Claude Noel felt the Chicago Blackhawks exhibited a textbook game plan in their 1-0 win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 3 to take a 3-0 series lead.

Crawford rebounds vs. Wild after first-round benching
Corey Crawford is excelling for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Minnesota Wild after getting benched in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Frustration mounts for Wild, down 3-0 to Blackhawks
The Minnesota Wild trail the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 in their Western Conference Second Round series after Chicago goalie Corey Crawford made 30 saves in a 1-0 victory Tuesday.

BLOG COVERAGE:

Ennis scores late, Canada rallies for win vs. Sweden
Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis scored in the third period of a 6-4 comeback victory for Canada against Sweden at the World Championship.

Blackhawks mostly using five defensemen
The Blackhawks have played their best defense of the playoffs in the past two games, but coach Joel Quenneville has shortened his bench in each game.

Flames keeping emotions in check after Game 3 win
The Calgary Flames have preached the value of being even keel throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Erie's McDavid sets sights on OHL championship
Uber prospect Connor McDavid focused on taking home OHL title with Erie Otters.

Canadiens' Desharnais feels better, could play Game 3
Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais said he'll be back in the lineup Wednesday for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rangers seek breakthrough against Holtby, Capitals
The New York Rangers are desperate for goals and a win against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 to even their Eastern Conference Second Round series.

Weekes: Pluses, minuses for Lightning, Canadiens
NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes dissects Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens.


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