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Bruins Notes: Bruce Cassidy Says Game 6 Was Boston’s Best Game Of Series

When facing elimination, your next game has to be your best game. That certainly was the case for the Boston Bruins on Sunday. The B’s were staring down elimination against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series, and... nesn.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

4/22/2019 7:28 AM

Sharks Fighting for Playoff Lives in Win-Or-Go-Home Game 6

The San Jose Sharks staved off elimination on Thursday evening. Now they have another opportunity to keep their second season going on Sunday, but it will be no easy feat as their first-round series with the Golden Knights returns to Las Vegas for Game 6. nbcbayarea.com

AP/CP Survey: 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff change

The Associated Press and Canadian Press surveyed players' union representatives from all 31 NHL teams. The survey found 48 percent favor changing the current format. A majority of those who want a different structure believe the league should go back... wiscnews.com

4/21/2019 7:58 PM

Norris Trophy finalists unveiled

Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning were named finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy on Sunday. The award is given annually to the defenseman voted to have... nhl.com

Pro hockey: Capitals prepare for Game 6 with Hurricanes in Raleigh

WASHINGTON—Braden Holtby isn’t one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals’ locker room. “To ourselves, I think,” Holtby said, “to... fredericksburg.com

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Rod Brind’Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind’Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending... nhl.nbcsports.com

4/22/2019 7:38 AM

Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." poststar.com

SIMMONS: Andersen was great in Game 6, the Leafs were not

Frederik Andersen could do no more. He was standing against the wall in the near silence of the Maple Leafs dressing room, trying to explain what didn’t happen on Sunday afternoon against the Boston Bruins, not able to put together thoughts or words... saultstar.com

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

4/21/2019 9:53 AM

Caps crush Canes 6-0 for 3-2 series lead

After losing two games to the Canes at PNC Arena, after seeing the best-of-seven playoff series tied 2-2, the Caps were all business Saturday at Capital One Arena in Game 5. Physical and effective, the Caps hammered the Canes 6-0. newsobserver.com

4/21/2019 9:55 AM

Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators recap: Game 5

The Dallas Stars are a win away from advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs after taking Game 5 against the Nashville Predators 5-3 Saturday afternoon. The Stars can take the series with a Game 6 win Monday night at American Airlines... star-telegram.com

4/21/2019 9:48 AM

Tampa Bay Lightning need to make changes after NHL playoff loss

So the playoffs have become exactly the free-for-all the NHL has attempted to engineer for years. But it is far too easy to allow Tampa Bay and Calgary, first-seed losers, off the hook by citing some amorphous concept of randomness. Well, certainly... nypost.com

'Great for the league': Parity is king in the NHL

It doesn’t feel great for fans in Tampa or Calgary. But the way the NHL playoffs are going right now is probably good for the NHL. Higher seeds are struggling — or already eliminated — while teams that barely squeaked into the playoffs are suddenly... thechronicleherald.ca

4/21/2019 10:52 AM

Brook, Poehling have inside track on Habs roster spots (video)

In this bonus episode, our panelists — Gazette columnist Stu Cowan, former Canadien Chris Nilan, CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak and host Adam Susser — talk about which Canadiens prospects could earn a spot on the team next season. saultstar.com

Lamoriello, Trotz orchestrate Islanders’ big turnaround

Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz say they didn't know exactly what to expect from the New York Islanders this season. There were plenty of questions after the Islanders gave up 293 goals — the most in the NHL since 2006-07 — while missing the playoffs... newsobserver.com

4/21/2019 9:54 AM

Schwartz now new Blues 'Boss'

ST. LOUIS — As far as we know, there’s no plan to change the name of Wilcox, Saskatchewan to simply “Schwartz.” But folks from the small community just south of Regina are no doubt feeling some major pride after native son Jaden Schwartz had the kind... winnipegfreepress.com

The Wild's Baffling Season and What They Must Do Next Pt 2.

In part 1 of this series we talked largely about the negative moments and things that contributed to the collapse of the Minnesota Wild this season. This week, in part 2, we’re going positive and talking about hope for next season! gonepuckwild.com

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

4/20/2019 8:19 AM

Nathan MacKinnon a difference-maker in Flames’ first-round loss

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano might not be able to sleep for a night or two, lying awake, wondering how such a special season ended with a first-round playoff flop. When he does finally drift off, Nathan MacKinnon might show up in his nightmares. saultstar.com

4/20/2019 8:23 AM

Team Minnesota

Our picks for Minnesota's top pro, college and junior hockey players during the 2018-19 season stateofhockey.com

4/20/2019 8:11 AM

Yzerman's Red Wings pick mean Rangers go all-in on Davidson

So now it appears as if it is down to one…one candidate to succeed Glen Sather as Rangers president in the wake of Steve Yzerman’s decision to return to Detroit to become general manager of the Red Wings team he captained to three-Cup glory a couple... nypost.com

4/20/2019 7:42 AM

Local hockey enthusiast working to revive gay D.C. league

After a long absence in Washington, hockey for gays has reemerged as Gay Hockey D.C. In the mid-2000s, a loosely held together group of LGBT hockey players were active in D.C., even fielding a team for the Gay Games. When Justin del Rosario began... washingtonblade.com

NCHC: Former North Dakota assistant coach Matt Shaw shares thoughts about his dismissal

Q. Do you feel the move was unfair or that you were the scapegoat for the season? A. I don’t think there’s any value in handicapping what this means. Ultimately, Brad had to make a change. I was that change. You can talk at length about why and... therinklive.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

WCHA: Ty Eigner named new hockey coach

BGSU named their eighth hockey coach in their history, promoting Ty Eigner from assistant to head coach. Eigner has spent the last nine seasons with the Falcons as an assistant coach. He has almost eclipsed 25 years of coaching and administrative... bgfalconmedia.com

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

4/21/2019 9:58 AM

WCHA: BG hockey promotes alumnus Ty Eigner to head coach

Bowling Green State University Director of Athletics Bob Moosbrugger has announced alumnus Ty Eigner as the eighth Head Coach of the Bowling Green Falcon hockey program. A 1993 graduate of BGSU who has spent the last nine years as an assistant coach... sent-trib.com

AHA: RIT men's hockey coach Wayne Wilson signs extension

Wayne Wilson signed a contract extension to remain the head coach of the Rochester Institute of Technology men's hockey team through the 2024-15 season, the school announced Saturday. Wilson has led the Tigers to a record of 366-254-67 in his 20... democratandchronicle.com

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

4/20/2019 8:31 AM

ECAC: First look at 2019-20 - Harvard poised for Eastern supremacy

The dust has just settled on the 2018-19 college hockey season, but coaches across the country have already turned their focus to 2019-20. While it’s far too early to know what each team will look like, it’s not unreasonable to have a good guess on... hockeyjournal.com

NCAA takes steps to curb early recruiting

FARGO --The NCAA Division I Council passed legislation Friday, April 19, to take a big bite out of early recruiting in college hockey. Beginning May 1, coaches will be barred from having any communication with prospects until Jan. 1 of the prospect’s... duluthnewstribune.com

WCHA: Thief River Falls native Aaron Myers commits to Beavers

Myers, 19, is a 5-11, 176-pound forward from Thief River Falls. He recorded 57 points (17g-33a) in 50 games for the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL during the 2018-19 season. As a high schooler, Myers tallied 41 points (26g-15a) in 25 games during... bemidjipioneer.com

4/20/2019 7:46 AM

Dreams coming true for Sun Devil hockey player Joey Daccord (audio)

Drafted in 2015 by the Ottawa Senators, Joey Daccord came to Arizona State after many others denied him the opportunity to play. But Tempe gave him a platform to shine and he garnered national attention. Welter breaks down the incredible season that... cronkitenews.azpbs.org

WHL: Raiders’ Habscheid said it was ‘open season’ on his goaltender in Game 2

Prince Albert Raiders head coach Marc Habscheid said too many liberties against his goaltender Ian Scott went undetected by the officials in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime defeat to the Edmonton Oil Kings. panow.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

4/21/2019 10:15 AM

NAHL: New hockey franchise unveils logo

New Mexico’s fledgling North American Hockey League team is starting to take shape as the New Mexico Ice Wolves unveiled their logo with distinctive ties to Albuquerque and the state. abqjournal.com

QMJHL: Lavoie leads Mooseheads to Game 2 win over Voltigeurs

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Raphael Lavoie got his team to overtime. Arnaud Durandeau did the rest. Lavoie had three goals and an assist in regulation before Durandeau scored the winner at 5:45 of the second overtime as the Halifax Mooseheads edged the... sportsnet.ca

4/21/2019 10:49 AM

WHL: Chiefs collapse in third period, drop Game 2 at Vancouver

LANGLEY, B.C. – Up 2-0 with 20 minutes to go, the Spokane Chiefs appeared to be in prime position to earn a road split heading home for Games 3 and 4. The Vancouver Giants had other intentions, unleashing a dominant third period while the Chiefs were... spokesman.com

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

4/20/2019 7:49 AM

NAHL: Another chance to get it right for local hockey fans

The Johnstown Tomahawks and Northeast Generals return to 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial on Saturday night for the deciding game in their tightly contested first-round North American Hockey League playoff series. tribdem.com

4/20/2019 8:17 AM

QMJHL: Voltigeurs beat Mooseheads 3-1 in semifinal series opener

The Drummondville Voltigeurs landed the first blow in the semifinal series with the Halifax Mooseheads. The Voltigeurs hung on for a 3-1 win in Game 1 in front of 3,353 fans at the Marcel Dionne Centre in Drummondville on Friday to put them ahead 1-0... thechronicleherald.ca

4/20/2019 7:51 AM

USHL: Sioux Falls steals Game 1 from Waterloo

WATERLOO -- Sam Stevens got a stick on a back-handed centering pass from Andre Lee and his deflection found the back of the net as Sioux Falls edged Waterloo 3-2 in overtime Friday in Game 1 of a Clark Cup playoff series at Young Arena. wcfcourier.com

4/20/2019 8:16 AM

WHL: Chiefs come out flat in Game 1 at Vancouver

LANGLEY, B.C. – A flat effort in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals has the Spokane Chiefs in unfamiliar territory, trailing a Western Hockey League playoff series for the first time this postseason. The host Vancouver Giants jumped... spokesman.com

QMJHL: Huskies beat Oceanic to open third-round series

ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. — Joel Teasdale scored twice and Justin Bergeron had three assists as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies beat the Rimouski Oceanic 5-1 on Friday in the opener of their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League third-round series. Felix Bibeau,... sportsnet.ca

WHL: Owen Hardy leads Giants over Chiefs in third-round opener

LANGLEY, B.C. — Owen Hardy had a goal and two assists as the Vancouver Giants opened their Western Hockey League third-round series against the Spokane Chiefs with a 4-1 victory on Friday. David Tendeck kicked out 30 shots for the Giants, who also... sportsnet.ca

AHL: Iowa Wild rout Milwaukee Admirals 7-0 in league playoff opener

If more games go the way Sunday's American Hockey League playoff opener did for the Iowa Wild, then they're soon going to be smitten with the pep of the postseason. From start to finish at Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa exerted control of both the puck and... desmoinesregister.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

4/22/2019 7:39 AM

AHL: Providence Evens Series at One Game Apiece

After taking a high-scoring opening contest, the Checkers dropped a tightly contested Game 2 by a 4-2 score. While last night’s first period featured a staggering five goals between the two squads, the Bruins owned the opening frame on Sunday. The... gocheckers.com

AHL: Iowa runs wild on Admirals in Game 1

On an evening six years in the making, the Iowa Wild rolled to a 7-0 victory over Milwaukee in their playoff debut, the opener of their Central Division semifinal series at Wells Fargo Arena. Game 2 is set for Tuesday night. theahl.com

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

AHL: 20 Questions with Moose captain Peter Stoykewych

Peter Stoykewych is the captain of the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. The 26 year old defenceman just completed his fourth professional season, all spent with his hometown Moose. Stoykewych is the second Winniepgger in franchise history to serve as the team’s... winnipegsun.com

4/21/2019 10:03 AM

AHL: Checkers Win a Wild Game 1 in Providence

hings started out strong for the visitors, as Morgan Geekie lit the lamp twice in the first four minutes of play. The Bruins wouldn’t roll over, however, punching back with three straight tallies to grab themselves the lead before the first buzzer. gocheckers.com

4/21/2019 10:36 AM

AHL: Monsters win puts Crunch on the ropes

The North Division champions find their backs against the wall after another home-ice loss on Saturday. Dan DeSalvo broke a 1-1 tie with 2:45 remaining in the second period and Cleveland went on to a 5-1 win over Syracuse, taking a 2-0 lead in the... theahl.com

4/21/2019 10:34 AM

AHL: Vanecek blanks Sound Tigers in Game 2

Vitek Vanecek made 39 saves for his first career playoff shutout and the Hershey Bears evened up their Atlantic Division semifinal series with a 2-0 win in Bridgeport on Saturday night. Hershey hosts Game 3 on Tuesday. theahl.com

AHL: league announces suspension

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward Travis St. Denis has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of a boarding incident in a playoff game vs. Hershey on Apr. 19. theahl.com

ECHL: Manchester eliminates Thunder in five games

MANCHESTER, N.H. — At the end of Manchester’s lopsided 7-1 win over Adirondack on Saturday, eliminating the Thunder from the ECHL playoffs, alternate captain Peter MacArthur bent over like he’d been hit in the gut. poststar.com

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

4/20/2019 7:57 AM

AHL: Colorado Eagles drop first game of playoffs to Bakersfield

Any momentum quickly disappeared. The Colorado Eagles trailed Bakersfield by a goal early in the third period of Friday's first-round Game 1 playoff matchup when David Warsofsky scored a tying goal. Instead of Colorado carrying the energy at the... coloradoan.com

4/20/2019 8:00 AM

AHL: Marlies convincing in Game 1 victory

The Toronto Marlies opened their Calder Cup title defense with a 4-1 road win over Rochester on Friday night. The Amerks host Game 2 on Sunday afternoon. Coming off a 33-goal regular season, Chris Mueller scored twice for the Marlies as part of a... theahl.com

AHL: Monsters take opener from Syracuse

Kevin Stenlund broke a 2-2 tie with 6:51 left in regulation and Cleveland opened its North Division semifinal series with a 5-3 victory in Syracuse on Friday night. The Crunch host Game 2 of the best-of-five series on Saturday night. Game 1 was... theahl.com

4/20/2019 7:59 AM

AHL: Wolves’ Carr voted league MVP

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that forward Daniel Carr of the Chicago Wolves has been voted the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2018-19 season. The award is voted on by... theahl.com

ECHL: Blog - Thunder in unwanted territory

MANCHESTER, N.H. — With Brampton’s victory over Newfoundland, and Jacksonville’s win over Florida on Thursday, every other series in the ECHL’s Division semifinal round has seen both teams win at least one game. That leaves the Adirondack Thunder as... poststar.com

ECHL: Mavericks look to keep momentum in Game 4

Mark Cooper, fresh off a three-point, two-goal performance in Wednesday night’s 3-2 victory over Tulsa in the ECHL 2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs, stood near the entrance of what was once a sheet of ice. He was there to watch the Milwaukee Wave practice for... devilslakejournal.com

U18 WORLDS: Team USA Edges Russia, 6-3, in Third Preliminary Game

Team USA rallies from two-goal deficit to win third consecutive game Örnsköldsvik, Sweden -- The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team rallied from a 2-0 deficit on the way to a 6-3 victory over Russia here today in its third preliminary round game at... teamusa.usahockey.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

Legendary Czech coach Bukac passes away

Ludek Bukac passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 83 when his heart stopped beating. The native of Usti nad Labem was the second Czechoslovak-born IIHF Hall of Fame member who passed away within a week after Jan Starsi, another builder of... iihf.com

U18 WORLDS: Japan surprises everyone

The Japanese U18 national team went to Szekesfehervar, Hungary, for the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division I Group B, and they claimed first place with one day left and four wins in four games. The Japanese did not lose until the... iihf.com

Worlds: Great Britain name 25-man squad

Great Britain head coach Pete Russell has named his 25-man squad for next month's World Championship in Slovakia. Twenty-one of the squad who earned GB promotion from Division I Group A in Hungary last year are included. There are first World... bbc.com

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

U18 WORLDS: Brink Added To U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team

orward Bobby Brink (Minnetonka, Minn.) has been added to the roster of the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team that is competing at the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men’s World Championship in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. teamusa.usahockey.com

4/21/2019 10:39 AM

U18 WORLDS: Germany powers to gold

Germany stormed to promotion in 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division I Group A with a perfect record from its five games in Grenoble, France. So great was the German dominance that Frank Fischoder’s team secured gold with a game to... iihf.com

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

4/20/2019 7:27 AM

‘Hockey in Heaven’

In a remote Himalayan town in northern India, a women’s ice hockey team comes together. nytimes.com

4/20/2019 8:09 AM

KHL: 2019 Gagarin Cup - attendance records

On Friday, CSKA Moscow defeated Avangard 3-2 in OT to secure its first Gagarin Cup. Throughout the whole 2019 playoffs, teams established new single-turn attendance records, and now it is possible to write also about the total numbers. en.khl.ru

4/20/2019 8:04 AM

KHL: The Red Army is the strongest of all

It’s been a long wait – but CSKA Moscow reigns supreme in Russian hockey once again. The most-titled club in hockey history won the Gagarin Cup for the first time thanks to Friday’s overtime triumph against Avangard Omsk. That wrapped up a 4-0 series... iihf.com

U18 WORLDS: Belarus shocks Finland

It's the biggest upset of these U18 Worlds so far. Belarus stunned defending champion Finland 4-3 at Umea's A3 Arena on Friday night. It's the first time the Belarusians have defeated the Finns in 11 all-time U18 meetings. iihf.com

4/20/2019 8:06 AM

U18 WORLDS: Hughes has record setting game as USA tops Slovakia

In the opening minutes, the Slovaks did a great job of moving the puck out of their zone and cut down on turnovers, which was a goal for the team after their opening game against Russia. Unfortunately, they would not be able to sustain the same level... iihf.com

U18 WORLDS: Second straight win for Canada

The Swiss are famous watchmakers, but it was Canada’s offence that kept on ticking in a 7-4 victory on Friday afternoon. The Canadians squandered a three-goal first-period lead, but their hot third period doomed Switzerland's aspirations. iihf.com

U18 WORLDS: Sweden notches first win against Latvia

Latvia kicked off their first game of the tournament with a bang against the host Swedes as Patriks Zabusovs forced a turnover at the Latvian blue line, and went streaking to the Swedish net and whistling the puck past net minder Jesper Wallstedt. iihf.com

4/20/2019 8:13 AM

Great Britain lose 5-2 to Italy in Coventry

The match was part of a three-team warm-up series before next month's World Championship in Slovakia. Italy now play Hungary on Saturday, with Britain meeting Hungary on Sunday bbc.com

CA H.S.: Pure High School League Hockey Action

The Foothill Falcons met the Dublin Gaels on the ice on Friday, April 12, in Tri-Valley Minor Hockey Association, Pure High School League action. The Falcons won 12 to 5. independentnews.com

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