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NHL Western Conference Finals berth on the line as Winnipeg and Nashville get ready for Thursday’s Game 7

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NEW YORK (May 8, 2018) – The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets will vie for the lone remaining berth in the Conference Finals of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs when they contest Game 7 of their Second Round series Thursday in Nashville (8 p.m., ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

 

The winner of Thursday’s showdown will advance to the Western Conference Final and face the Pacific Division’s regular-season and playoff champion Vegas Golden Knights.

 

For the 10th consecutive year, the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will conclude with a Game 7. The eventual Stanley Cup champion has won at least one Game 7 in each of the past five years.

 

The Predators will play host to a seventh and deciding game at Bridgestone Arena for the first time, with each of their other two such contests coming on the road in 2016. They defeated Anaheim 2-1 in the First Round and lost 5-0 at San Jose in the Second Round.

 

The Jets are set to play in their first Game 7 in franchise history, becoming the 29th active NHL franchise to do so (and first to make their debut since Nashville in 2016). Fourteen clubs have won their first such appearance, including 10 road victories.

 

The original Jets franchise played in two Game 7s, dropping a 4-1 decision at Edmonton in the 1990 Smythe Division Semifinals and losing 5-0 at Vancouver in the same round in 1992.

 

Head coaches Peter Laviolette of the Predators and Paul Maurice of the Jets boast a combined .778 winning percentage in Game 7s (Laviolette 5-2, Maurice 2-0). Laviolette is one of four NHL coaches who has won a Game 7 in each of the four different playoff rounds, along with Pat Burns, Mike Keenan and John Tortorella.

 

Tale of the Tape

 

NSH WPG
Reg. Season Points/NHL Rank 117/1st 114/2nd
Goals (this series) 18 22
Shots on Goal (this series) 217 213
Even-Strength Shot Attempts (this series) 338 338
Blocked Shots (this series) 97 97
Hits (this series) 144 141
Save Percentage (this series) .910 .921
Face-Off Win Pct. (this series) 52.0% 48.0%
Pct. of Time Leading (this series) 40.0% 31.4%
Pct. of Time Leading (at Nashville) 15.6% 52.5%

 

Game 7 Trends

Of the 170 all-time Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs:

 

* The team that scores first is 126-44 (.741), including 0-1 in 2018.

* Home teams own a 100-70 (.588) advantage, including a 1-0 record in 2018.

* Forty-one have required overtime (24.2%). Home teams have a 21-20 edge.

 

NHL announces nominees from all teams for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

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NEW YORK – The National Hockey League announced today the list of nominees for the 2017-18 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”

 

The nominees were selected by their respective NHL clubs. The winner will be selected by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. The King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner will receive a $40,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of the winner’s choice and the two runners-up will each receive a $5,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.

 

The three finalists for the 2017-18 King Clancy Memorial Trophy will be announced on Monday, April 30, and the winner will be revealed on Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 

The selection committee will apply the following criteria in determining the finalists and winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy:

 

- Investment of time and resources

- Commitment to a particular cause or community

- Creativity of programming

- Use of influence; engagement of others

- Measurement of impact

 

The NHL Foundation Player Award is being discontinued, and the associated NHL Foundation charitable donation will be provided through the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. From the NHL Foundation Player Award’s inception in 1998 through 2017, the National Hockey League and NHL Foundation have donated $500,000 to charities selected by the award’s recipients.

 

The 2017-18 King Clancy Memorial Trophy nominees are:

 

Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf

Arizona Coyotes: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Boston Bruins: Zdeno Chara

Buffalo Sabres: Zach Bogosian

Calgary Flames: Travis Hamonic

Carolina Hurricanes: Justin Faulk

Chicago Blackhawks: Duncan Keith

Colorado Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog

Columbus Blue Jackets: Sergei Bobrovsky

Dallas Stars: Tyler Seguin

Detroit Red Wings: Justin Abdelkader

Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Florida Panthers: Mike Matheson

Los Angeles Kings: Drew Doughty

Minnesota Wild: Jason Zucker

Montreal Canadiens: Brendan Gallagher

Nashville Predators: P.K. SubbanNew Jersey Devils: Cory Schneider

New York Islanders: Anders Lee

New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist

Ottawa Senators: Mark Borowiecki

Philadelphia Flyers: Shayne Gostisbehere

Pittsburgh Penguins: Matt Murray

San Jose Sharks: Chris Tierney

St. Louis Blues: Alex Pietrangelo

Tampa Bay Lightning: Ryan Callahan

Toronto Maple Leafs: Matt Martin

Vancouver Canucks: Daniel & Henrik Sedin

Vegas Golden Knights: Deryk Engelland

Washington Capitals: Brooks Orpik

Winnipeg Jets: Matt Hendricks

 

History

The trophy was presented in 1988 by the National Hockey League Board of Governors in honor of Frank “King” Clancy, a beloved figure in the NHL for decades as a player, referee, coach, manager and goodwill ambassador. A three-time Stanley Cup champion and 1958 inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Clancy was voted as one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players during the League’s Centennial Celebration in 2017.

 

Announcement Schedule

The three finalists for NHL Trophies are being announced by NBC Sports in the United States and Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada during pregame programming for the Stanley Cup Playoffs through Monday, April 30. The series of announcements continues on Tuesday, April 24, when the three finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award will be unveiled.

 

2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu

The 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu will be held Wednesday, June 20, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue. It marks the second year that the NHL Awards™ will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, home to world-class entertainment, dining and party hotspots as well as concerts and special events. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

 

A full lineup of presenters and entertainment will be announced at a later date. Fans can tweet about the event using the official hashtag #NHLAwards.

 

NHL 2018 Calder Memorial Trophy down to three rookies

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NEW YORK – New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal, Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser and Arizona Coyotescenter Clayton Keller are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition,” the National Hockey League announced today.

 

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Calder Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 

Following are the finalists for the Calder Trophy, in alphabetical order:

 

Mathew Barzal, C, New York Islanders

Barzal, the 16th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, led all rookies with 22-63—85 (82 GP), 20 points more than the next-closest player. He became the seventh rookie in League history to record at least 20 goals and 60 assists in one season – and first to do so since 2005-06 (Sidney Crosby w/ PIT). Barzal, who also paced rookies in assists (63), power-play assists (22) and power-play points (27), recorded a trio of five-point efforts: Nov. 5 vs. COL (0-5—5), Jan. 13 at NYR (2-3—5) and Feb. 9 vs. DET (0-5—5). In doing so, he became the second rookie in NHL history to post three five-point games within a single season – and first since the League’s inaugural campaign in 1917-18 (Joe Malone w/ MTL). The 20-year-old Coquitlam, B.C., native is vying to become the fifth player in Islanders history to capture the Calder Trophy and first since 1996-97 (Bryan Berard).

 

Brock Boeser, RW, Vancouver Canucks

Boeser, the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, ranked second among rookies with 29 goals and fifth with 55 points despite appearing in only 62 contests. He also placed in the top five among rookies in power-play goals (1st; 10), shooting percentage (2nd; 16.2%), power-play points (2nd; 23), power-play assists (t-4th; 13) and game-winning goals (t-5th; 4). Only two rookies have scored more goals in one season for the Canucks (Pavel Bure: 34 in 1991-92 and Trevor Linden: 30 in 1988-89), while just six have collected more points – each while playing more games. The 21-year-old Burnsville, Minn., native – who won the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting competition and earned MVP honors at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game in January – is seeking to become the second player in Vancouver history to win the Calder Trophy, following Bure in 1991-92.

 

Clayton Keller, C, Arizona Coyotes

Keller, the seventh overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, placed second among rookies with 23-42—65 while skating in all 82 games. His 65 points were the most by a Coyotes rookie since the club relocated to Arizona in 1996-97 – and fifth-most dating to the franchise’s inaugural season in 1979-80. Keller ranked in the top five among 2017-18 NHL rookies in shots on goal (1st; 212), assists (2nd; 42), power-play assists (3rd; 14), power-play goals (t-4th; 6), power-play points (4th; 20) and goals (5th; 23). He also registered a 10-game point streak from March 11-28 (5-9—14), tied for the third-longest in franchise history. The 19-year-old Chesterfield, Mo., native is the third Calder Trophy finalist in Coyotes/Jets history; the previous two (Teemu Selanne in 1992-93 and Dale Hawerchuk in 1981-82) each captured the award.

 

History

From 1936-37 until his death in 1943, NHL President Frank Calder purchased a trophy each year to be given permanently to the League’s outstanding rookie. After Calder’s death, the NHL presented the Calder Trophy in his memory.

 

Announcement Schedule

The series of NHL Awards announcements continues on Monday, April 23, when nominees for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy from each NHL club will be unveiled.

 

2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu

The 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu will be held Wednesday, June 20, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue. It marks the second year that the NHL Awards™ will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, home to world-class entertainment, dining and party hotspots as well as concerts and special events. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

 

A full lineup of presenters and entertainment will be announced at a later date. Fans can tweet about the event using the official hashtag #NHLAwards.

 

 

NHL announces Finalists for 2018 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

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NEW YORK – Forward Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils, goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and forward Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey,” the National Hockey League announced today.

 

The local chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) submitted nominations for the Masterton Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season and the top three vote-getters were designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 

Following are the finalists for the Masterton Trophy, in alphabetical order:

 

Brian Boyle, New Jersey Devils

Before Boyle set foot on the ice as a New Jersey Devil, he faced his biggest test. At the start of training camp the 33-year-old was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone marrow cancer. He worked his way back into the lineup by Nov. 1 and notched 10 goals over his first 25 games, including a memorable goal on the Devils’ Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Prudential Center, a 3-2 win over Vancouver on Nov. 24. Boyle missed just three games after his season debut and represented the Devils at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay. While handling his own illness, his family and his career, Boyle has approached every day with the same optimistic attitude and perseverance that has inspired and lifted the Devils’ locker room.

Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers
Luongo, 39, overcame hand and groin injuries during the season and backstopped the Panthers’ drive for an Eastern Conference Playoff berth. Sidelined by injury since early December, the franchise’s all-time leader in wins, shutouts and appearances returned on Feb. 17 to help the Panthers defeat Calgary 6-3 and ignite a Florida rally in the East’s Wild Card race. In a 13-game span, Luongo went 9-3-1 with a 2.44 GAA and .928 SV%. On Feb. 22, Luongo delivered a heartfelt, unscripted speech to the crowd at BB&T Center prior to Florida’s game against Washington. The 12-year resident of nearby Parkland, Fla., addressed the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting during the Panthers’ pregame ceremony to honor the victims.

Jordan Staal, Carolina Hurricanes

Showing leadership and strength amidst a family tragedy, Staal was a key component of the Hurricanes throughout the season. In late February, Staal and his wife, Heather, announced their daughter, Hannah, was delivered stillborn due to a terminal birth defect previously diagnosed by doctors. Staal, who had assumed a bigger leadership role with the young Hurricanes by being named co-captain before the season, missed just three games following the tragedy. He registered 46 points (19 goals, 27 assists) in 79 games, the second-highest goal and point totals in his six seasons with Carolina. The 29-year-old skated in his 800th NHL game on Dec. 27 against Montreal and scored his 200th goal on Jan. 12 against Washington.

 

Bill Masterton Memorial Scholarship Fund

A $2,500 grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, Minn., in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner.

 

History

The trophy was presented by the NHL Writers’ Association in 1968 to commemorate the late Bill Masterton, a player with the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited to a high degree the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey and who died on Jan. 15, 1968.

 

Announcement Schedule

The three finalists for NHL Trophies are being announced by NBC Sports in the United States and Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada during pregame programming for the Stanley Cup Playoffs through Monday, April 30. The series of announcements continues on Sunday, April 22, when the three finalists for the Calder Trophy will be unveiled.

 

2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu

The 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu will be held Wednesday, June 20, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue. It marks the second year that the NHL Awards™ will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, home to world-class entertainment, dining and party hotspots as well as concerts and special events. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

 

A full lineup of presenters and entertainment will be announced at a later date. Fans can tweet about the event using the official hashtag #NHLAwards.

 

NHL announces 2018 Lady Byng Trophy Finalists

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NEW YORK – Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson and Buffalo Sabrescenter Ryan O’Reilly are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” the National Hockey League announced today.

 

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Lady Byng Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 

Following are the finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy, in alphabetical order:

 

Aleksander Barkov, C, Florida Panthers

Barkov posted a career-high 51 assists and 78 points (27-51—78), the most by a Panthers player since 2006-07 (Olli Jokinen: 39-52—91). He also led the NHL with five shorthanded goals, one shy of the franchise record set by Tom Fitzgerald in 1995-96. Barkov played in a career-high 79 games, ranking second among League forwards in average time on ice (22:04). He also placed fifth overall with 82 takeaways while receiving only seven minor penalties and 14 penalty minutes – the second-fewest by any player in the top 25 in NHL scoring. The 22-year-old Tampere, Finland, native is a Lady Byng Trophy finalist for the second time in the past three seasons after finishing second in voting in 2015-16. He is vying to become the second player in Florida history to win the award, following Brian Campbell in 2011-12.

 

William Karlsson, C, Vegas Golden Knights

Karlsson, who compiled 18-32—50 in 183 NHL games prior to 2017-18, ranked third in the NHL with 43 goals (43-35—78 in 82 GP) to power the Golden Knights to unprecedented success for an expansion team. Only five players have scored more goals while playing for a club in its inaugural season, while just seven have registered more points. Karlsson filled the scoresheet while taking only six minor penalties, finishing with the fewest penalty minutes (12) among the League’s top 40 scorers. He also topped the NHL with a +49 rating, 13 better than the next-closest player and the highest by anyone since 2009-10 (Jeff Schultz: +50 w/ WSH). The 25-year-old Marsta, Sweden, native is seeking to become the first player to win an end-of-season trophy for a team in its inaugural campaign since 1979-80 (Wayne Gretzky w/ EDM).

 

Ryan O’Reilly, C, Buffalo Sabres

O’Reilly posted 24-37—61, his second-best offensive season, while enjoying historic numbers in the face-off circle. His 1,274 face-off wins were the most by any player since the League officially began tracking the statistic in 1997-98. O’Reilly (1,274/2,214, 60.0%) also became the third different player to record 1,000 face-off wins in one season while maintaining a 60.0 winning percentage, joining Patrice Bergeron and Rod Brind’Amour(2x each). Beyond the face-off dot, O’Reilly received only one minor penalty – the fewest by any player with at least 41 appearances. The 27-year-old Clinton, Ont., native is aiming for his second Lady Byng Trophy after winning the award in 2013-14 (w/ COL). He also is looking to become the second player in Sabres history to collect the trophy, following Gilbert Perreault in 1972-73.

 

History

Lady Byng, wife of Canada’s Governor General at the time, presented the Lady Byng Trophy during the 1924-25 season. After Frank Boucher of the New York Rangers won the award seven times in eight seasons, he was given the trophy to keep and Lady Byng donated another trophy in 1936. After Lady Byng’s death in 1949, the NHL presented a new trophy, changing the name to the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

 

Announcement Schedule

The three finalists for NHL Trophies are being announced by NBC Sports in the United States and Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada during pregame programming for the Stanley Cup Playoffs through Monday, April 30. The series of announcements continues on Saturday, April 21, when the three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy will be unveiled.

 

2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu

The 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu will be held Wednesday, June 20, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue. It marks the second year that the NHL Awards™ will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, home to world-class entertainment, dining and party hotspots as well as concerts and special events. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

 

A full lineup of presenters and entertainment will be announced at a later date. Fans can tweet about the event using the official hashtag #NHLAwards.

 

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