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Claude Giroux was reportedly arrested Tuesday night after repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks.

It's believed that alcohol was a factor. Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell, but hasn't been criminally charged. Police said they can't comment unless there are charges laid.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Jiri Hudler and the Calgary Flames were on fire Saturday night, eliminating the Vancouver Canucks from their Western Conference First Round playoff series with a 7-4 victory.

Hudler scored two goals and added two assists on an unforgettable night for the upstart Flames, who eliminated the favored Canucks in six games. Calgary, which was 6-1-2 in its final nine home games in the regular season, hadn’t made it out of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2004. The Canucks built a 3-0 lead in the first period before the Flames came back with three goals to tie the game. After Vancouver took a 4-3 lead in the second period, the Flames score four more unanswered goals in the third period, sending the hometown crowd into a tizzy. Hudler's goals were his second and third of the series. His assists, on second-period goals by Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, were his second and third of the series. Four of the Flames had three points -- Gaudreau (a goal and two assists), Matt Stajan (a goal and two assists), Monahan (a goal and two assists) and David Jones (three assists).
Apr 26 - 12:00 AM

Defenseman Duncan Keith notched three points -- including the game-winning goal in the third period -- to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 triumph over the visiting Nashville Predators Saturday night.

Keith had a goal and two assists as the Hawks eliminated the Preds 4-2 in the best-of-seven Western Conference First Round Series. Star center Jonathan Toews also contributed a goal and two assists to Chicago's triumph. The Hawks overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 in the first period, bouncing back to tie the score 3-3 before the end of the period. The Hawks' big guns took care of the goals, with Patrick Sharp, Toews and Patrick Kane all scoring in the first period. Sharp and Toews both scored their third goals of the playoffs, while Kane netted his second. Kane's tying goal came with six seconds left in the first period. After no scoring in the second period, the stage was set for Keith, who took a pass from Toews and fired a slap shot into the Nashville net for the game winner with 3:48 left in the third period. Keith also posted a game-high six shots on net. In the series, he produced two goals and five assists.
Apr 25 - 11:23 PM

Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 28 saves en route to a 4-0 shutout of the Lightning in playoff action in Tampa Bay Saturday.

It was Mrazek's second shutout of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He held the Lightning goalless on three power plays, too. The win gave Detroit a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series. The Wings will have a chance to advance to the second round of the post-season with a win in Game 6 of the series Monday night. Mrazek has been the Wings' best player in this opening-round series. He is 3-2 against the Lightning in the post-season, with a goals-against average of 1.91. His save percentage is .937. The Lightning was favored to win the series but, if the Wings take it, it'll be largely because of Mrazek's magnificence.
Apr 25 - 9:16 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning decided to make Jonathan Drouin a healthy scratch in Game 5 against the Detroit Red Wings.

Drouin wasn't particularly sharp in his playoff debut in Game 4, generating a -2 rating and receiving just 8:42 TOI. Perhaps he'll be sharper if he gets another chance during this postseason, though?
Apr 25 - 6:31 PM

John Tavares was clearly pumped up as the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 to force a Game 7 in a testy first-round series.

Tavares scored a goal and an assist, with his helper on the game-winner by Nikolay Kulemin being most noteworthy, as he drew a ton of attention thanks to Alex Ovechkin's highly questionable hit. Tavares now has six points in as many playoff contests.
Apr 25 - 6:20 PM

The New York Islanders forced a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals with a 3-1 win on Saturday in large part due to Jaroslav Halak's efforts.

Halak stopped 38 out of 39 shots as he beguiles the Capitals in elimination situations all these years later. He's faced 30+ shots in four of the last five games, and while he hasn't won every time, Halak is giving the Islanders the kind of goaltending they've been lacking for many years.
Apr 25 - 6:17 PM

Brock Nelson isn't just returning to the New York Islanders lineup, he's skating with Ryan Strome and John Tavares on the first line against the Washington Capitals in Game 6.

Nelson has had some very nice runs of offense this season, especially when handed a prime opportunity linemates-wise like this one. He's a great option in various formats, including daily fantasy sports such as FanDuel.
Apr 25 - 2:57 PM

With their season on the line, the New York Islanders are keeping forward Anders Lee out of the lineup against the Washington Capitals in Game 6.

This is definitely a bit of a surprise, as Lee has had a nice season with New York, not looking out of place while getting some turns with John Tavares' various lines. Adjust your lineups accordingly.
Apr 25 - 2:54 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse said that they aren't firing GM Jim Rutherford and head coach Mike Johnston.

There's been some speculation that the team might part ways with the front office members after their first season with the franchise, but it appears that is not the case. This might not quell rumors that the organization is dysfunctional, though.
Apr 25 - 2:43 PM

Do not expect to see Calvin De Haan (shoulder) in the Islanders lineup Saturday.

De Haan suffered the injury in Game 5 when he banged shoulders with Troy Brouwer. De Haan had a couple of shoulder surgeries in the past few years and was unable to practice on Friday. Stay tuned.
Apr 25 - 8:31 AM

Carl Hagelin scored the series clinching goal in Friday's 2-1 overtime win over Pittsburgh.

Derek Stepan opened the scoring at the 4:23 mark of the first period, but the Rangers were unable to beat Marc-Andre Fleury again until overtime. Fleury was excellent for Pittsburgh, and he's the only reason the game even went to overtime but he may want the Hagelin goal back. The 26-year-old now has two goals and one assist in five playoff games in 2015. The Rangers will take on the winner of the Capitals-Islanders series which Washington currently leads three games to two.
Apr 24 - 10:24 PM




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