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NHL Morning Skate for Sunday, April 30, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
OTTAWA 6, NY Rangers 5 (2OT) – OTT leads 2-0
Pittsburgh 6, WASHINGTON 2 – PIT leads 2-0 

PAGEAU’S FOUR-GOAL GAME HIGHLIGHTS SENATORS COMEBACK
Jean-Gabriel Pageau completed a hat trick with two goals in the final 3:19 of the third period and then scored his fourth goal of the game at 2:54 of the second overtime to complete a multi-goal comeback and give the Senators a 2-0 series lead for the second time in franchise history (also 2007 CF vs. BUF).

* Per Elias, Pageau is just the second player in NHL history to cap a four-goal game in the playoffs with an overtime winner – Joffrey Lupul (4-0—4) accomplished the feat for Anaheim on May 9, 2006 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Johan Franzen was the last player to score four times in a playoff game (4-2—6 on May 6, 2010 vs. SJS w/ DET). 

* Pageau, an Ottawa native, recorded the second playoff hat trick of his career (also May 5, 2013 vs. MTL). He is the first player in franchise history to score four goals in a playoff game and joins Daniel Alfredsson as the only Senators to record multiple hat tricks in the postseason.

* Ottawa became the first team to overcome a two-goal deficit in the final five minutes of regulation and win a postseason game since Anaheim on April 27, 2014, when Nick Bonino and Devante Smith-Pelly scored in the final 2:10 of the third period before Bonino netted the game-winner in overtime (Game 7 of FR, 5-4 W at DAL).

* The Senators improved to 3-0 in playoff overtime contests against the Rangers, including two wins in their previous meeting in the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

DID YOU KNOW?
The Rangers and Senators skated in the 19th overtime game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (50 GP). Last year’s entire postseason saw just 20 contests extend past regulation (91 GP). Ottawa’s comeback also marked the 20th time in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs that a team overcame a deficit to win and the 10th game in which a club rallied to win when trailing by multiple goals.

OFFENSIVE OUTBURST POWERS PENGUINS TO 2-0 SERIES LEAD
Five different Penguins recorded multi-point games, led by three-point outings from Jake Guentzel (2-1—3) and Phil Kessel (2-1—3), to propel the Penguins to a 2-0 series lead in Washington.

* Guentzel – who scored his League-leading sixth and seventh goals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – surpassed Bryan Rust (6 G in 23 GP in 2016) for the most goals by a Penguins rookie in a single postseason. He also moved into a tie with Michel Briere as the only rookies in franchise history to score three game-winning goals in the playoffs.

* Per Elias, Guentzel became just the third player since 1943-44 to score at least seven goals in his first seven playoff games, joining Maurice Richard (10 in 1943-44) and Dino Ciccarelli (7 in 1980-81).

Sidney Crosby (1-1—2), who has at least one point in each of his past six contests (4-7—11), registered his 52nd career multi-point game in the postseason (all w/ PIT) to pass Mario Lemieux for the most in franchise history.

* Crosby (53-95—148 in 131 GP) surpassed Jaromir Jagr (65-82—147 in 140 GP) for sole possession of second on the Penguins all-time playoff points list, behind only Lemieux (76-96—172 in 107 GP).

* Four Penguins sit atop the playoff scoring race, with Evgeni Malkin (3-10—13), – who recorded multiple points for the fifth time in seven games – Kessel (4-7—11), Crosby (4-7—11) and Guentzel (7-3—10) occupying the top four spots, respectively.

WHEN TEAMS TAKE A 2-0 SERIES LEAD…
Per Elias, teams that take a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series own an all-time series record of 309-48 (86.6%), while teams that do so on the road own an all-time record of 69-18 (79.3%).

DEVILS WIN LOTTERY, EARN FIRST SELECTION IN 2017 NHL DRAFT
The Devils (who moved up from No. 5), Flyers (who moved up from No. 13) and Stars (who moved up from No. 8) own the first, second and third overall drafting positions, respectively, for the First Round of the 2017 NHL Draft as a result of the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery Drawing in Toronto. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play in the 2017-18 season, will select sixth.

The order of selection for the first 15 drafting positions in the First Round, only, of the 2017 NHL Draft is as follows: 

1. New Jersey Devils
2. Philadelphia Flyers
3. Dallas Stars
4. Colorado Avalanche
5. Vancouver Canucks
6. Vegas Golden Knights
7. Arizona Coyotes
8. Buffalo Sabres
9. Detroit Red Wings
10. Florida Panthers
11. Los Angeles Kings
12. Carolina Hurricanes
13. Winnipeg Jets
14. Tampa Bay Lightning
15. New York Islanders

The remaining positions are determined by the results of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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LOOSE PUCKS
Michael Grabner and Derek Stepan each scored shorthanded goals, marking the first time the Rangers have scored twice shorthanded in a playoff game since Brian Leetch and Darren Turcotte did so on May 1, 1992 (Game 7 of the DSF vs. NJD) . . . Brady Skjei (2-0—2) earned the first multi-goal game of his career (regular season and playoffs; 100 GP), becoming the first Rangers rookie defenseman to score two goals in a game since Brian Leetch in 1989 (DSF vs. PIT) . . . Nicklas Backstrom picked up his 57th career postseason assist to tie Dale Hunter for the most in Capitals franchise history . . . The Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania was named the winner of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017.

 

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NHL Morning Skate from Thursday, April 27, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

 

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Nashville 4, ST. LOUIS 3 – NSH leads 1-0
Edmonton 5, ANAHEIM 3 – EDM leads 1-0

THRILLING THIRD PERIODS HIGHLIGHT OPENING NIGHT OF SECOND ROUND
The Predators and Oilers each had their 3-1 third-period leads erased before receiving late game-winning goals – from Vernon Fiddler (14:55) and Adam Larsson (15:20), respectively – to win the opening games of their Second Round series.

* Larsson’s marker was the fourth go-ahead goal in the final five minutes of the third period this postseason. The others were scored by Boston’s Brad Marchand (17:27, Game 1 at OTT), St. Louis’ Jaden Schwartz (17:33, Game 2 at MIN) and Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf (15:14, Game 2 vs. CGY).

PREDATORS POST FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN TO OPEN SECOND ROUND
P.K. Subban collected 1-2—3 and Vernon Fiddler scored the go-ahead goal with 5:05 remaining in regulation to lead Nashville past St. Louis in their first ever playoff meeting.

* The Predators, who swept the Blackhawks in the First Round, are the first team to start a postseason with five consecutive victories since 2015, when the Ducks won their first six contests. Nashville last won five consecutive games during the 2015-16 regular season, when they posted a 5-0-0 run from Feb. 22 – March 1, 2016.

* Subban established a franchise playoff record for points in a game by a defenseman, his second such performance in the postseason (0-3—3 in Game 3 of 2010 CF vs. PHI w/ MTL). Paul Kariya is the only Predators player to register more points in a playoff game (0-4—4 in Game 1 of 2006 CQF vs. SJS).

* Fiddler, who played his first game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, scored his fifth career playoff goal and first game-winner (43 GP). Colin Wilson also scored in his first game this postseason.

* ICYMI: Country music star Carrie Underwood congratulated the Predators and her husband, captain Mike Fisher, while Subban, a Toronto native, was visited by several members of the Blue Jays.

Photo via @subbanator
DRAISAITL, LARSSON LEAD OILERS TO GAME 1 VICTORY IN ANAHEIM
Leon Draisaitl (1-3—4) and Adam Larsson (2-1—3) collected three points apiece during a six-goal third period to help the Oilers outlast the Ducks and take a 1-0 series lead.
* Elias notes that Draisaitl, 21, became just the second player in Oilers history to record at least four points in a playoff game before his 22nd birthday – Wayne Gretzky achieved the feat twice in 1981 at age 20 and twice in 1982 at age 21.

* Larsson became the first Oilers defenseman to post multiple goals in a playoff game since Brian Glynn in Game 1 of the 1992 Division Semifinals at LAK. Elias says that Larsson is the first defenseman in Oilers history to register at least three points in the third period of a playoff game.

* Elias adds that Draisaitl and Larsson – who each matched a career high for points in a game (regular-season and playoffs) – became just the third pair of Oilers teammates to each record at least three points in the same period of a playoff game and the first to do so in the third period.

* Edmonton became the first team to defeat Anaheim in regulation since March 10, ending the Ducks’ run at 18 games (15-0-3, regular-season and playoffs). The Oilers also became the first visiting team to win in regulation at Honda Center since March 5, ending Anaheim’s 12-game streak (11-0-1, regular season and playoffs).

BABCOCK, McLELLAN, TORTORELLA VOTED JACK ADAMS AWARD FINALISTS
Mike Babcock of the Maple Leafs, Todd McLellan of the Oilers and John Tortorella of the Blue Jackets are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success.”

Members of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association submitted ballots for the Jack Adams Award 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
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf (1-1—2) scored his 33rd career playoff goal (all w/ ANA) to tie Corey Perry for second place in Ducks history, behind Teemu Selanne (35) . . .Predators teammates Ryan Johansen (1-6—7) and Fillip Forsberg (3-3—6) have each collected at least one point in all five games this postseason . . . Oilers forward Mark Letestu (2-0—2) posted his first career multi-goal playoff game . . . Twenty-nine of 44 games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been decided by one goal (65.9%), while another six have been decided by two goals following an empty-net score (79.5% combined) . . . The Canucks named Travis Green as the 19th head coach in franchise history . . . The Bruins announced that Bruce Cassidy will remain as head coach . . . Actor Kevin Smith was part of the crowd at Honda Center for Game 1 between the Oilers and Ducks.

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OVECHKIN, CAPITALS RENEW PLAYOFF RIVALRY WITH CROSBY, PENGUINS
Captains Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby are set to face off in the playoffs for the third time (and second in as many years) when the Capitals and Penguins begin their 10th all-time playoff meeting at Verizon Center in Washington. Ovechkin (10-11—21) and Crosby (8-7—15) have each averaged more than a point per game in their previous 13 playoff meetings. Pittsburgh has won eight of their nine previous playoff series against Washington and has eliminated the Capitals en route to each of their four championships (1991, 1992, 2009 and 2016).

SENATORS, RANGERS SET FOR SECOND ALL-TIME PLAYOFF MEETING
The Rangers visit the Senators for Game 1 of their second all-time playoff meeting and first since the 2012 Conference Quarterfinals, a seven-game series won by New York. The Senators held a 2-1-0 record in their regular-season series against the Rangers (1-2-0) in 2016-17, highlighted by a 33-save shutout by goaltender Craig Anderson on Nov. 27. These teams made one of the biggest trades of last summer when Ottawa acquired forward Derick Brassard from New York in exchange for forward Mika Zibanejad – both Brassard (2-6—8) and Zibanejad (1-3—4) led their clubs in scoring during the First Round.­

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NHL Morning Skate from Friday, April 28, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

 

 

THURSDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
OTTAWA 2, NY Rangers 1 – OTT leads 1-0
Pittsburgh 3, WASHINGTON 2 – PIT leads 1-0

CROSBY, OVECHKIN EACH SCORE AS BONINO LIFTS PENGUINS IN GAME 1
Sidney Crosby scored twice in a span of 52 seconds to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead, but Alex Ovechkin notched the first of two straight Capitals goals to help even the score, setting the stage for Pittsburgh’s Nick Bonino to tally the game-winning goal in the third period in Game 1 of their Second Round series.

* Bonino scored his sixth career playoff game-winning goal and second against Washington; he notched the series-clinching overtime goal in Game 6 of the 2016 Second Round against the Capitals, inspiring the famous “Bonino! Bonino! Bonino!” call by play-by-play broadcaster Harnarayan Singh.

* Crosby scored each of his goals in the opening 1:04 of the second period, including a marker 12 seconds into the frame that equaled the franchise playoff record for fastest goal to start a period – a mark he set in Game 3 of the 2008 Conference Quarterfinals at OTT. Elias adds that Crosby scored the fastest two goals by one player to start a period in franchise playoff history.

* Crosby, who has at least one point in each of his past five games (4-5—9), registered his 51st career multi-point game in the postseason (all w/ PIT) to tie Mario Lemieux for the most in franchise history and surpass Jaromir Jagr (50) for the most among active NHL players.

* Crosby has collected 10-7—17 in 14 career playoff meetings against the Capitals (1.21 PPG), while Ovechkin has compiled 11-11—22 in those contests (1.57 PPG).

KARLSSON’S LATE GOAL GIVES SENATORS GAME 1 VICTORY
Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal from the Rangers goal line with 4:11 left in regulation to lift the Senators to a 1-0 series lead on home ice.

* Karlsson, who scored his first career playoff game-winning goal (36 GP), leads all skaters with 30:11 TOI/GP and all defensemen with 1-6—7 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He shared second among all blueliners with five decisive tallies during the regular season, one behind Brent Burns.

* Karlsson became the second Senators defenseman to score a game-winning goal in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, joining Dion Phaneuf (Game 2 vs. BOS). The last time Ottawa had at least two defensemen score a winning goal in the postseason was 2007, when a franchise-record four different blueliners notched game-winners to help the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Final.

LATE GOALS STAND AS WINNERS YET AGAIN
All four games in the Second Round have featured a go-ahead, game-winning goal in the final eight minutes of regulation.

Game-Winning Goals in Second Round of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs
12:36 of third period: Nick Bonino (PIT)
14:55 of third period: Vernon Fiddler (NSH)
15:20 of third period: Adam Larsson (EDM)
15:49 of third period: Erik Karlsson (OTT)

* Overall, there have been 13 go-ahead, game-winning goals scored in the third period this postseason, including five in the final five minutes of regulation.

FOLIGNO, GETZLAF AND GIORDANO NAMED FINALISTS FOR MESSIER AWARD
Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf and Flames defenseman Mark Giordano are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, which is presented “to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season.”

Mark Messier solicits suggestions from club and League personnel as well as NHL fans to compile a list of potential candidates for the award. However, the selection of the three finalists and ultimate winner is Messier’s alone.

The winner of the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, as well as the winners of the NHL Foundation Player Award and King Clancy Memorial Trophy, will be announced Tuesday, June 20, at the 2017 NHL Humanitarian Awards, a special event at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas that will honor the League’s leaders both on and off the ice. The winners of the 2017 NHL Humanitarian Awards also will be recognized the following day at the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena.

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LOOSE PUCKS
Henrik Lundqvist (41 saves) stopped all 21 shots he faced in the opening frame – a playoff career high for any period. Elias notes that in the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68), the only Rangers goaltender with more saves in the first period of a playoff game was Ed Giacomin (22) in Game 4 of the 1968 Quarterfinals at CHI . . . Senators goaltender Craig Anderson made 34 saves to improve to 5-2 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (1.81 GAA, .930 SV%, 1 SO) . . . Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves – including a series of stops late in the third period – to improve to 5-1 this postseason (2.43 GAA, .934 SV%) . . . The Penguins won Game 1 against the Capitals for the second time in 10 all-time playoff meetings (also 2000 CQF at WSH: 7-0 W) . . . Former television personality David Letterman was part of the crowd at Verizon Center for Game 1 between the Penguins and Capitals.

 

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NHL Morning Skate for Saturday, April 29, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition


2017 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY TAKES PLACE TONIGHT
The 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, a weighted system utilized to determine the order of selection for the first 15 picks in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, takes place tonight in Toronto (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, TVAS).

The 2017 NHL Draft Lottery will consist of three drawings: the 1st Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting first overall, the 2nd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting second overall and the 3rd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting third overall.

Participants in the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery include the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play in 2017-18, and all other teams that did not qualify for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the clubs that have acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff teams).

The allocation of odds for the 1st Lottery Draw is as follows:

1. Colorado Avalanche: 18.0%
2. Vancouver Canucks: 12.1%
t-3. Arizona Coyotes: 10.3%
t-3. Vegas Golden Knights: 10.3%*
5. New Jersey Devils: 8.5%
6. Buffalo Sabres: 7.6%
7. Detroit Red Wings: 6.7%
8. Dallas Stars: 5.8%
9. Florida Panthers: 5.4%
10. Los Angeles Kings: 4.5%
11. Carolina Hurricanes: 3.2%
12. Winnipeg Jets: 2.7%
13. Philadelphia Flyers: 2.2%
14. Tampa Bay Lightning: 1.8%
15. New York Islanders: 0.9%
VGK assigned same lottery odds as team finishing 2016-17 regular season in 28th place

The odds for the remaining teams will increase on a proportionate basis for the 2nd Lottery Draw, based on which club wins the 1st Lottery Draw, and again for the 3rd Lottery Draw, based on which team wins the 2nd Lottery Draw.

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ICYMI: The 2017 NHL Draft Lottery Information Guide is now available on the NHL’s Media site.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
ST. LOUIS 3, Nashville 2 – series tied 1-1
Edmonton 2, ANAHEIM 1 – EDM leads 2-0

TALBOT, OILERS LEAVE ANAHEIM WITH 2-0 SERIES LEAD
Cam Talbot turned aside 39 of 40 shots he faced as the Oilers left Anaheim with a 2-0 lead in their Second Round series.

* The Oilers took a 2-0 series lead on the road for the fifth time in franchise playoff history, including twice against the Ducks (also 1981 PRE at MTL, 1988 DF at CGY, 1990 F at BOS and 2006 CF at ANA). Edmonton went on to win each series.

* Talbot earned his fourth consecutive win and improved to 6-2 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs overall (2.03 GAA, .934 SV%, 2 SO).

* Per Elias, teams that take a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series own an all-time series record of 309-48 (86.6%), while teams that do so on the road own an all-time record of 69-18 (79.3%).

TARASENKO, BLUES EVEN SERIES AT 1-1
Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice – including the go-ahead goal with 3:51 remaining in regulation – as the Blues rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to hand the Predators their first loss of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and even their series at 1-1.

* Tarasenko notched his 21st and 22nd career playoff goals (all w/ STL) to surpass Brian Sutter and Red Berenson (21) for sole possession of third on the franchise’s all-time list, trailing only Brett Hull (67) and Bernie Federko (35).

* Tarasenko also recorded his sixth career multi-goal game in the postseason; only Hull (13) and Federko (7) have more such outings in franchise playoff history.

* 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%).

DID YOU KNOW?
Five of six games in the Second Round have featured a go-ahead, game-winning goal in the final eight minutes of regulation.

Game-Winning Goals in Second Round of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs
12:36 of third period: Nick Bonino (PIT)
14:55 of third period: Vernon Fiddler (NSH)
15:20 of third period: Adam Larsson (EDM)
15:49 of third period: Erik Karlsson (OTT)
16:09 of third period: Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)

* Overall, there have been 14 go-ahead, game-winning goals scored in the third period this postseason, including six in the final five minutes of regulation.

* Elias adds that 20 of 48 games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have seen the winning team overcome a deficit (41.7%), 33 have been decided by one goal (68.8%) and another six have been decided by two goals following an empty net score (combined, 81.3%).

LOOSE PUCKS
Oilers forward Patrick Maroon scored the game-winning goal against his former club . . . Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (1-1—2) extended his point streak to five games (2-5—7), the longest such run by a blueliner in franchise playoff history . . . The Ducks suffered consecutive regulation losses for the first time since Oct. 13-15, their first two games of the 2016-17 season . . . The Hurricanes acquired goaltender Scott Darling from the Blackhawks in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
NY Rangers @ Ottawa, OTT leads 1-0, 3 p.m., CBC, TVAS2, NBC
Pittsburgh @ Washington, PIT leads 1-0, 8 p.m., CBC, TVAS, NBC
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NHL Morning Skate for Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs resume tonight with Western Conference Semi-Finals action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Nashville @ St. Louis, Game 1, 8 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, TVAS
Edmonton @ Anaheim, Game 1, 10:30 p.m., NBCSN, SN, TVAS

WESTERN CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS OPENING NIGHT OF SECOND ROUND
The Second Round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight with Game 1 of both Western Conference series: Predators at Blues and Oilers at Ducks. Per Elias, teams that win the first game in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Playoffs series hold an all-time series record of 453-207 (68.6%).

* The Predators and Blues upset higher seeds to advance to the Second Round, where they will meet in the postseason for the first time. Nashville held a slight edge in the regular-season series, compiling a 3-2-0 record against St. Louis (2-3-0). Both teams were buoyed by strong goaltending performances in the opening round: Nashville’s Pekka Rinne went 4-0 with a 0.70 goals-against average, .976 save percentage and two shutouts vs. CHI, while St. Louis’ Jake Allen went 4-1 with a 1.47 goals-against average and .956 save percentage vs. MIN.

* The Oilers visit the Pacific Division-champion Ducks in the second all-time playoff meeting between these clubs. Edmonton earned a 4-1 series win over Anaheim in the 2006 Conference Finals – the Oilers’ last postseason appearance and series win prior to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Edmonton held a slight advantage in the regular-season series, with a 3-2-0 record against Anaheim (2-1-2). Both teams were led offensively in the First Round by their captains: Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (2-2—4 in 6 GP) and Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf (3-2—5 in 4 GP).

DID YOU KNOW?
The greatest difference in regular-season points among the 2017 Second Round opponents is seven (WSH: 118, PIT: 111). The remaining opponents are separated by five (STL: 99, NSH: 94), four (NYR: 102, OTT: 98) and two (ANA: 105, EDM: 103) points, respectively.

ICYMI: NHL RELEASES UPDATED POSTSEASON GUIDE
The newest edition of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Information Guide, featuring series-by-series breakdowns of the Second Round as well as updated all-time records through Sunday’s games, now is available for download via the NHL’s Media site.

NHL ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OFFICIALS
The NHL announced the officials for the Second Round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

HAMONIC, SIMMONDS NAMED FINALISTS FOR NHL FOUNDATION AWARD
Travis Hamonic of the Islanders and Wayne Simmonds of the Flyers are the two finalists for the 2016-17 NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to “an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.”

NHL clubs submitted nominations for the NHL Foundation Player Award, with the finalists selected by a judging panel. The NHL Foundation will present $25,000 to the chosen charitable organization of this year’s recipient.

The winner of the NHL Foundation Player Award, as well as the winners of the Mark Messier Leadership Award and King Clancy Memorial Trophy, will be announced Tuesday, June 20, at the 2017 NHL Humanitarian Awards, a special event at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas that will honor the League’s leaders both on and off the ice. The winners of the 2017 NHL Humanitarian Awards also will be recognized the following day at the 2017 NHL Awards at T Mobile Arena.

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LOOKING AHEAD TO THURSDAY . . .
All Times Eastern
NY Rangers @ Ottawa, Game 1, 7 p.m., CNBC, CBC, TVAS
Pittsburgh @ Washington, Game 1, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, SN, TVAS

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