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NHL Morning Skate for Friday, May 5, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

THURSDAY’S RESULT
Home Team in Caps
NY RANGERS 4, Ottawa 1 – series tied 2-2

LINDBERG, LUNDQVIST HELP RANGERS EVEN SERIES
Oscar Lindberg scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves as the Rangers evened their Second Round series with the Senators at 2-2.

* The Rangers tied a series after facing a 2-0 deficit for the first time since the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. WSH. New York went on to win that series in seven games.

* Lindberg registered his first career multi-goal game in the postseason (12 GP). He has one such outing in 134 career regular-season games (Oct. 10, 2015 vs. CBJ).

* Lundqvist earned his 61st career playoff win to tie Tom Barrasso for 13th place in NHL history. He improved to 6-4 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 4-1 clip at Madison Square Garden (1.42 GAA, .947 SV%).

* Elias notes that when teams are tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Playoffs series, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 196-54 (78.7%), including a 3-0 mark in 2017.

LOOSE PUCKS
The Rangers have scored at least four goals in three consecutive playoff games for the first time since April 16-25, 2008 . . . The NHL announced start times for Second Round games on Sunday, May 7, and Monday, May 8 . . . The Golden Knights signed forward Vadim Shipachyov to a two-year contract . . . The NHL and Thurgood Marshall College Fund announced the four recipients chosen for the NHL/Thurgood Marshall College Fund academic scholarship . . . ICYMI: Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg was mic’d up when he scored 45 seconds into overtime in Game 4 of their Second Round series at EDM.

 

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NHL Morning Skate for Thursday, May 4, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 3, Washington 2 – PIT leads 3-1
Anaheim 4, EDMONTON 3 (OT) – series tied 2-2

MULTI-GOAL COMEBACK TREND CONTINUES
The Ducks and Capitals each erased 2-0 deficits during the second period of their respective contests on Wednesday, with Anaheim rallying to win its game in Edmonton.

* Elias notes that the Ducks became the 11th team to overcome a multi-goal deficit to win a game in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Overall, 20 of 57 games (35.1%) this postseason have seen a team erase a multi-goal deficit (regardless of final result).

* Additionally, 22 games have seen the winning team overcome a deficit of at least one goal, including 10 that erased a third-period deficit (of any margin) to win.

GETZLAF FACTORS ON ALL FOUR GOALS IN OT WIN AS DUCKS EVEN SERIES
Ryan Getzlaf (2-2—4) established and matched career highs for goals and points in a playoff game – capping the night with the lone assist on Jakob Silfverberg’s goal 45 seconds into overtime – to help the Ducks overcome a multi-goal deficit and late tying goal by the Oilers to even their Second Round series at two games apiece.

* Getzlaf scored his 35th and 36th career playoff goals (all w/ ANA) to surpass Teemu Selanne (35) for first place on the all-time franchise list. Getzlaf also holds club records for career postseason assists (76) and points (112) in 112 outings.

* Getzlaf ranks second in the League with 7-6—13 this postseason (8 GP), including 4-4—8 in the Second Round and five multi-point efforts overall. Wednesday’s four-point effort was the second such performance of his playoff career (also Game 1 of 2015 SR vs. CGY: 1-3—4); Corey Perry (2) is the only other player with multiple four-point playoff games for the Ducks.

* Silfverberg, who scored the fourth game-winning goal of his playoff career (and first in overtime, 56 GP), tied the mark for second-fastest overtime goal in Ducks playoff history, six seconds shy of the franchise record of 39 seconds set by Steve Thomas in Game 4 of the 2003 Final vs. NJD.

* Getzlaf and Silfverberg, who has a goal in each of his last four games (5-1—6), share second in the League with seven goals this postseason, one behind Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel.

* The Ducks tied a series at 2-2 after losing the first two games for the fourth time in eight instances (also 2003 F vs. NJD, 2014 SR vs. LAK and 2016 FR vs. NSH). Anaheim, however, has never rallied to win any of the previous seven such series.

* Elias notes that when teams are tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Playoffs series, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 196-54 (78.7%), including a 3-0 mark in 2017.

PENGUINS SURVIVE CAPITALS RALLY TO TAKE 3-1 SERIES LEAD
The Capitals erased a two-goal deficit in a span of 72 seconds, but Justin Schultz scored the tiebreaking goal less than three minutes later to help the Penguins take a 3-1 series lead and move within one victory of their second consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference Final.

* Schultz, who scored one game-winning goal during the 2016-17 regular season (78 GP), registered his first career playoff game-winning goal (24 GP). He became the eighth different defenseman to record a decisive marker this postseason.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves to become the 16th goaltender in NHL history to win 60 career playoff games – and second to reach the milestone in as many nights (following Henrik Lundqvist w/ NYR).

* Per Elias, teams that take a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series own an all-time series record of 267-28 (90.5%), including a 3-0 record this year. Pittsburgh owns an all-time series record of 13-3 when leading 3-1.

GUENTZEL CONTINUES SCORING AT RECORD PACE
Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel tallied 1-1—2 to maintain his League lead in goals and move into a share of third in points in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (8-4—12 in 9 GP).

* Guentzel became the fourth player in the NHL’s modern era (since 1943-44) to score at least eight goals in his first nine career playoff games – and just the third to do so in a single postseason. The others: Maurice Richard (12 in 1944), Mario Lemieux (11 in 1989) and Wayne Gretzky (9 from 1980-81).

* The last rookie to score at least eight goals in a single playoff year was Boston’s Brad Marchand, who collected 11 goals in 2011 to equal the fourth-highest total by a rookie in one playoff year in NHL history.

TOP 50 GREATEST NHL TEAMS TO COMPETE IN SECOND ROUND OF VOTING
After more than three weeks of fan voting, the list of contenders for the title of the NHL’s Greatest Team has been narrowed from 96 to 50 for the second round of voting, which begins today at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT. Part of the NHL’s Centennial celebration, The Greatest NHL Teams competition runs until May 25, with fans determining the outcome of head-to-head matchups between championship clubs through a unique, interactive digital and mobile program.

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LOOSE PUCKS
The Ducks and Oilers skated in the 21st overtime game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (57 GP, 36.8%), with road teams improving to 13-8 in those contests . . . Of the 57 games contested in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, 38 have been decided by one goal (66.7%) . . . Oilers forward Drake Caggiula scored his first career playoff goal with 1:42 remaining in the third period – the eighth tying goal in the final five minutes of regulation this postseason and second by Edmonton (also Oscar Klefbom: Game 5 of FR vs. SJS) . . . Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin notched an assist to extend his lead in playoff scoring (4-12—16 in 9 GP) . . . Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl (0-2—2) posted his third multi-point game of the playoffs; he leads the team with 2-8—10 in 10 GP.

SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY’S ACTION
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NHL Morning Skate for Wednesday, April 3, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

TUESDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
NY RANGERS 4, Ottawa 1 – OTT leads 2-1
NASHVILLE 2, St. Louis 1 – NSH leads 3-1

PREDATORS HANG ON TO TAKE 3-1 SERIES LEAD
The Predators scored twice in the third period and held off a late push by the Blues to take a 3-1 series lead and move within one win of reaching the Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.

* Nashville improved to 7-1 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 4-0 clip at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators have won eight consecutive postseason games at home dating to Game 6 of the 2016 First Round vs. ANA.

Ryan Ellis scored for the third straight contest to extend his point streak to seven games (4-5—9). Elias notes that he matched the franchise record for longest point streak in the postseason, set by Colin Wilson in 2016 (4-5—9). Ellis became the first defenseman on any team to record a seven-game point streak in the postseason since Chris Pronger (1-8—9 w/ STL) and Jason Woolley (1-8—9 w/ BUF) in 1998.

* Ellis established a franchise record for goals in a single postseason by a defenseman and tied the Predators benchmark for most points by a blueliner, set by Roman Josi in 2016 (1-8—9).

Pekka Rinne made 32 saves to improve to 7-1 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (1.33 GAA, .953 SV%, 3 SO). Rinne matched the franchise record for wins in a single postseason, a mark he set in 2016 (7-7).

RANGERS RIDE EARLY LEAD TO FIRST WIN OF SERIES
Four different scorers helped the Rangers jump out to a four-goal advantage – led by a multi-point effort from Mats Zuccarello (1-1—2) – and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves to earn the victory as New York cut the deficit to 2-1 in their Second Round series.

* The Rangers faced a 2-0 series deficit and won Game 3 for the first time since the 2013 Conference Quarterfinals vs. WSH. New York went on to win that series in seven games.

* Lundqvist became the 15th goaltender in NHL history to win 60 career playoff games. He tied Turk Broda for 14th place all-time and moved within one of equaling Tom Barrasso (61) for 13th place.

* The Rangers have earned at least one win in each of their last 21 playoff series dating to the start of the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the longest such run in franchise history.

BURNS, CROSBY AND McDAVID NAMED TED LINDSAY AWARD FINALISTS
Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Oilers center Connor McDavid are the finalists for the 2016-17 Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the most outstanding player in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHL Players’ Association.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 21, during the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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LOOSE PUCKS
Predators defensemen have combined for a League-leading eight goals in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (8 GP). Their eight tallies are a franchise record for most in a single postseason by defensemen, eclipsing the mark set in 2016 (7 in 14 GP) . . . Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau (1-0—1) ranks tied for second in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with six goals (9 GP) . . . Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson scored his third goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (9 GP), matching his total from the 2016-17 regular season (69 GP) . . . The NHL and Sabres announced the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2019 . . . The Maple Leafs signed defenseman Nikita Zaitsev to a seven-year contract . . . Country singer Vince Gill and his daughters performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Bridgestone Arena prior to Game 4 between the Blues and Predators . . . Mixed martial artist and former Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre took in the Rangers-Senators game at Madison Square Garden and met Rangers legend Mark Messier.

 

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NHL Morning Skate for Tuesday, May 2, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

MONDAY’S RESULT
Home Team in Caps
Washington 3, PITTSBURGH 2 (OT) – PIT leads 2-1

CAPITALS SURVIVE LATE PENGUINS RALLY TO WIN IN OVERTIME
Washington surrendered a 2-0 lead in the final 1:53 of regulation, but Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs on a power play at 3:13 of overtime as the Capitals cut their series deficit to 2-1.

* The Capitals improved to 4-2 in extra time in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, matching their franchise record for overtime wins in a single postseason (4-1 in 1998).

* Elias notes that Washington became just the third team in Stanley Cup Playoffs history to surrender a multi-goal lead in the final two minutes of regulation and win in overtime, joining Dallas (Game 3 of 2001 CQF at EDM) and Anaheim (Game 5 of 2015 CF vs. CHI).

* Shattenkirk – who was acquired by the Capitals on Feb. 27 – scored his first career overtime goal in the postseason (56 GP). He has tallied two such markers in 490 career regular-season games.

* Shattenkirk became the third defenseman in franchise history to score an overtime goal in the postseason, joining Rod Langway (Game 4 of 1990 DF vs. NYR) and Mike Green (Game 2 of 2013 CQF vs. NYR). Elias adds that Shattenkirk joined Green as the only players in franchise history to score a power-play goal in overtime in the postseason, regardless of position.

Nicklas Backstrom (1-1—2) opened the scoring and registered his 48th career postseason assist (all w/ WSH) to pass Dale Hunter (47) for the most in franchise history.

DID YOU KNOW?
* The Capitals and Penguins skated in the 20th overtime game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (53 GP), matching the total from last year’s entire postseason (91 GP). Elias notes the record for most overtime games in a playoff year is 28, set in 1993 (85 GP).

* The visiting team has won the first three games of the Second Round series between the Capitals and Penguins. Elias notes that road teams improved to 30-23 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (56.6%), compared to a 45-46 mark in the 2016 postseason (49.5%).

BOBROVSKY, CROSBY AND McDAVID VOTED HART TROPHY FINALISTS
Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Oilers center Connor McDavid are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.”

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Hart Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 21, during the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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LOOSE PUCKS
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin (0-1—1) has collected at least one point in all three games of the Second Round (1-3—4) and has registered 11-14—25 in 16 career postseason games against the Penguins (1.56 PPG) . . . Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (1-1—2) leads the League with 4-11—15 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (8 GP), while teammate Phil Kessel (0-1—1) ranks second with 4-8—12 (8 GP) . . . The NHL announced start times for Second Round games on Saturday, May 6 . . . The Flames signed general manager Brad Treliving to a multi-year contract extension . . . Tickets to the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft at T-Mobile Arena will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 3 . . . Nashville mayor Megan Barry and her St. Louis counterpart Lyda Krewson agreed to a friendly wager on the Second Round series between the Blues and Predators . . . Renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris unveiled portraits of Patrick Roy and Mario Lemieux as part of the NHL Centennial Celebration.

 

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NHL Morning Skate for Monday, May 1, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition


SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
NASHVILLE 3, St. Louis 1 – NSH leads 2-1
Anaheim 6, EDMONTON 3 – EDM leads 2-1

DUCKS SURVIVE OILERS RALLY TO CUT SERIES DEFICIT TO 2-1
The Oilers erased a 3-0 hole, but the Ducks scored three unanswered goals – including the go-ahead marker 48 seconds after Edmonton tied the game – to cut their series deficit to 2-1.

* Elias notes that the Ducks surrendered a three-goal lead and won a playoff game for the second time in franchise history (also Game 5 of 2015 CF vs. CHI: 5-4 OT W). Anaheim became just the fifth team in NHL postseason history to surrender a lead of three or more goals and win by a margin of at least three.

Jakob Silfverberg (2-1—3) recorded his first career multi-goal game in the postseason (55 GP) and now has scored in three consecutive contests (4-1—5). He ranks second in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with six goals (6-2—8), behind only Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel (7-3—10).

Rickard Rakell opened the scoring 25 seconds into the contest, the fastest goal to begin a playoff game in franchise history. The NHL record for the fastest goal to start a postseason game is six seconds, set by Los Angeles’ Don Kozak on April 17, 1977 (vs. BOS).

DEFENSEMEN GUIDE PREDATORS TO 2-1 SERIES LEAD
Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi each scored to help the Predators take a 2-1 lead in their series against the Blues. Nashville improved to 6-1 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 3-0 clip at Bridgestone Arena.

* Predators defensemen have combined for a League-leading seven goals in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (7 GP). Their seven tallies match the franchise record for most in a single postseason by defensemen, set in 2016 (14 GP).

* Ellis opened the scoring to push his point streak to six games (3-5—8), extending the longest such run by a defenseman in franchise playoff history. Elias adds that only one other Predators player has recorded a point streak of six or more postseason games: Colin Wilson in 2016 (4-5—9 in 7 GP).

* Elias notes that when teams are tied 1-1 in a best-of-seven series, the winner of Game 3 owns an all-time series record of 204-99 (67.3%).

LOOSE PUCKS
The Predators have won seven consecutive postseason games at Bridgestone Arena dating to Game 6 of the 2016 First Round vs. ANA . . . Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf (1-1—2) scored his 34th career playoff goal (all w/ ANA) to move within one of tying Teemu Selanne (35) for the most in franchise history . . . Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made 22 saves to improve to 6-1 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (1.38 GAA, .950 SV%, 2 SO) . . . ICYMI: Country music group Little Big Town performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to Game 3 between the Blues and Predators . . . The fans at Rogers Place came to the rescue after country music star Brett Kissel’s microphone malfunctioned during the U.S. national anthem.

 

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