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Bruins' experience, power play could be difference in Cup Final

MacLean says bigger defensemen key for Blues

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, breaks down the 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.

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Hurricanes need cleaner defensive-zone exits against Bruins in Game 3

Nachbaur says Carolina can follow Boston's example in Eastern Final

by Don Nachbaur / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Nachbaur, a former assistant with the Los Angeles Kings, looks at adjustments the Carolina Hurricanes might make in the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins.

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McElhinney gives Hurricanes proven insurance against Bruins in East Final

Marcoux says backup goalie boosts confidence for Carolina in playoffs

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, discusses the injury to Carolina Hurricanes goalie Peter Mrazek in the Eastern Conference Second Round and how Curtis McElhinney was the right guy at the right time to carry the Hurricanes through to the Eastern Conference Final.

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Bruins-Blue Jackets series likely to come down to special teams

Murphy says Boston's discipline, Columbus' shorthanded scoring chances could tip scales

by Gord Murphy / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Gord Murphy, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Don Nachbaur will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Murphy, a former assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers, breaks down the series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins. 

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Stars ride slow lane to success against Blues in second-round series

MacLean says disrupting flow helping Dallas

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Gord Murphy, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Don Nachbaur will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Paul MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, breaks down how the Dallas Stars disrupted the flow and energy of the St. Louis Blues by slowing down the pace in Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round on Saturday, and what it might mean for the rest of the best-of-7 series.

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Islanders, Hurricanes face different challenges in Game 1

Nachbaur says New York must start fast, Carolina needs to refocus

by Don Nachbaur / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Don Nachbaur, a former assistant with the Los Angeles Kings, looks ahead to the Eastern Conference Second Round between the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes.

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Blues, Binnington have what it takes for deep playoff run

Marcoux says coach's approach, goalie's puck-handling skills can carry St. Louis through second round

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, discusses why the St. Louis Blues were able to defeat the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference First Round and why they have a good chance of winning the next round.

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Blue Jackets sweep of Lightning first step on deep playoff run

Murphy says physical, aggressive approach will carry Columbus past second round

by Gord Murphy / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Gord Murphy, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Don Nachbaur will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Murphy, a former assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers, breaks down how the Blue Jackets swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round.

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Matthews improving for Maple Leafs in playoffs

MacLean says coaching adjustments could make center more dangerous against Bruins in Game 4, beyond

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In this edition, Paul MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, breaks down why Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews broke through in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Boston Bruins on Monday -- and how he can maintain that success.

 

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Capitals benefiting from playoff experience against Hurricanes

Nachbaur examines Washington's dominance on special teams, composure during late-game pressure

by Don Nachbaur / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher on a regular basis throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In this edition, Don Nachbaur, a former assistant with the Los Angeles Kings, breaks down Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes.

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