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The Pittsburgh Penguins have inked Zach Sill to a one-year, two-year contract.

Sill had nine points and 108 penalty minutes in 57 AHL contests in 2012-13. He's 25 years old and fighting to make his NHL debut.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Star defenseman Duncan Keith assisted on three goals in less than four minutes during the second period Wednesday night to help the Blackhawks defeat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

The seventh and deciding game of the series will be played Saturday night in Anaheim. Wednesday, there were no goals in the first period but the Hawks jumped ahead 3-0 in the second when Keith drew his 12th, 13th and 14th assists of the playoffs on goals by Brandon Saad (fifth), Marian Hossa (third) and Patrick Kane (10th). The Ducks cut Chicago's lead to 3-2 at 1:57 of the third period but Andrew Shaw scored his second goal of the post-season at 16:28 of the third to make it 4-2 for the Hawks. Shaw then found the empty net at 19:11 to cement the 5-2 victory for the Hawks. Andrew Desjardins assisted on both of Shaw's goals, his first two assists of the playoffs. Shaw also led the game in hits, with seven.
May 27 - 11:29 PM

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews may see time on the same line during Game 6.

Coach Joel Quenneville said he is considering the possibility, but the two of them were on separate lines in the morning skate. The Blackhawks have used Kane and Toews on the same line in the past and Bryan Bickell has typically been the third member of that combination. It's certainly something to keep an eye on for Wednesday night, as Chicago will look to send the Western Conference Final to a seventh game.
Source: NHL.com
May 27 - 4:39 PM

Peter DeBoer will be the next head coach of the San Jose Sharks, according to reports.

DeBoer was fired 36 games into the 2014-15 campaign after a 12-17-7 start to the season. The Devils missed the playoffs two straight years after losing in the Stanley Cup Final against Los Angeles. The Sharks and ex-coach Todd McLellan parted ways after the 2014-15 season after the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.
May 27 - 1:41 PM

Washington GM Brian MacLellan admitted that re-signing Mike Green is "probably going to be a little complicated."

Green was Washington's highest-paid defenseman last season at just over $6 million, but he had a diminished role after Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik were added to the equation. He slipped to fifth among the team's blueliners in average ice time per game (19:06) but he remained the Capitals' top option for power-play situations. Green recorded 10 goals and 45 points in 72 games last year, but he may have to take a significant pay cut to stay in Washington. We would expect him to test the market because he could probably land a much better contract elsewhere, but a return to the Caps shouldn't be completely ruled out.
May 27 - 12:32 PM

Ryan Callahan tallied his first goal of the 2015 playoffs on Tuesday night.

He scored a power-play goal late in the first period after he was sprung on a breakaway by defenseman Anton Stralman. The former Rangers will try to send Tampa Bay into the Stanley Cup Final on Friday when they play in Game 7. Callahan's goal snapped a 24-game playoff drought that dates back to his days with the Blueshirts. He has four points in 18 postseason contests this year.
May 27 - 10:59 AM

Ben Bishop struggled through a difficult outing Tuesday as he allowed five goals on 26 shots in just over two periods of work as the Lightning were handed a 7-3 defeat by the Rangers.

Bishop has mixed a couple of strong performances in amongst a few less-than-stellar ones so far in this series so it's anyone's guess which version of the netminder will show up for Friday's Game 7. Backup Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on seven shots in relief of Tampa Bay's starter.
May 26 - 11:13 PM

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 36 of 39 shots Tuesday night as the Rangers cruised to a 7-3 victory over the Lightning.

King Henrik made a number of exceptional saves early in the contest to keep the score close and was rewarded when his teammates padded their lead in the final frame. The man known for his Game 7 heroics will get another opportunity in a series-deciding matchup Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
May 26 - 11:05 PM

Derick Brassard notched a hat trick and produced five points, as he and his Rangers teammates dominated the Lightning on Tuesday with a 7-3 victory to force Game 7.

The entire Rangers top line of Brassard, Rick Nash and J.T. Miller broke out in a big way as they combined for 13 points in the thrashing with Nash and Miller each registering a goal and three helpers. James Sheppard and Keith Yandle were the other goal scorers for the Blueshirts in the win.
May 26 - 11:02 PM

Ken Hitchcock will be back behind the bench in St. Louis for the 2015-16 season.

Coach Hitchcock has signed a one-year contract with the Blues after his future with the club was cloudy following another short playoff appearance. St. Louis has been incredibly successful during the regular season under Hitchcock, but he's won just one playoff series in four seasons.
May 26 - 11:20 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are one win away from the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

That's because Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime Monday night to give the Ducks a 5-4 triumph over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. The win gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven, Western Conference Final. Beleskey's goal was his seventh of the post-season. Ryan Kesler assisted on the goal. He also scored earlier in the game, giving him six goals and six assists in the playoffs. Kesler's goal, at 5:42 of the first period, gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead. They would go up 3-0 before the end of the period on a goal by Sami Vatanen, his third of the playoffs. Vatanen also had a pretty assist on a goal by Patrick Maroon, which gave the Ducks a 4-2 lead at 14:45 of the third period. Two goals by Chicago's Jonathan Toews, including one from a very tough angle at 19:22 of the third, led to overtime. But it was a short one, as Beleskey pounced on a rebound of a Kesler shot. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf had two assists in the game and now has 17 in the playoffs.
May 26 - 12:25 AM

Steve Stamkos scored a goal and an assist during Tampa Bay's 2-0 win in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Stamkos picked up the primary assist on Valtteri Filppula's opening goal, and the sniper scored a goal of his own later on in the second frame. After a very slow start to his postseason, Stamkos has suddenly caught fire. The 25-year-old now has seven points in his last four games and he has seven goals and 17 points in 18 playoff games in 2015. The Lightning are just one win away from going back to the Stanley Cup Final.
May 24 - 11:01 PM




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