THN S1 Ep38: NHL Playoffs, Round 2, Games 1-4.

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THN Episode 38 Show Notes

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network. Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN. Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas. Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

Opening Headlines:

  • Round 2 of the playoffs is underway, and all the series look like they will be long. We’ll get you caught up on all 8 remaining teams in their march toward the Stanley Cup.
  • NHL individual award nominations are being announced, with one per day. We’ll get you caught up on what’s been announced so far.
  • The NHL Draft lottery was this past week. We’ll tell you who picks when.
  • The World Championships get going this weekend, we’ll have the details.

Break:

Where we are:

How to support the show:

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Final Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

NHL Playoffs!

https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs

Senators (2) vs. Rangers (WC1)

Senators lead 2-0 | Series Coverage

Gm 1

Thu, Apr 27

Ottawa 2

NY Rangers 1

Senators lead 1-0

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 2

Sat, Apr 29

Ottawa 6

NY Rangers 5 (2OT)

Senators lead 2-0

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 3

Tue, May 2

Ottawa 1

@

NY Rangers 4

7:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 4

Thu, May 4

Ottawa

@

NY Rangers

7:30 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS

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Gm 5*

Sat, May 6

NY Rangers

@

Ottawa

3:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 6*

Tue, May 9

Ottawa

@

NY Rangers

Time TBD|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 7*

Thu, May 11

NY Rangers

@

Ottawa

Time TBD|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

* If necessary

Capitals (1) vs. Penguins (2)

Penguins lead 2-1 | Series Coverage

Gm 1

Thu, Apr 27

Pittsburgh 3

Washington 2

Penguins lead 1-0

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 2

Sat, Apr 29

Pittsburgh 6

Washington 2

Penguins lead 2-0

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 3

Mon, May 1

Washington 3

Pittsburgh 2 (OT)

Penguins lead 2-1

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 4

Wed, May 3

Washington

@

Pittsburgh

7:30 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 5

Sat, May 6

Pittsburgh

@

Washington

7:15 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 6*

Mon, May 8

Washington

@

Pittsburgh

Time TBD|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 7*

Wed, May 10

Pittsburgh

@

Washington

Time TBD|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

* If necessary

Blues (3) vs. Predators (WC2)

Predators lead 2-1 | Series Coverage

Gm 1

Wed, Apr 26

Nashville 4

St Louis 3

Predators lead 1-0

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 2

Fri, Apr 28

St Louis 3

Nashville 2

Series tied 1-1

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 3

Sun, Apr 30

Nashville 3

St Louis 1

Predators lead 2-1

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 4

Tue, May 2

St Louis 1

@

Nashville 2

9:30 PM ET|, SN, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 5

Fri, May 5

Nashville

@

St Louis

8:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 6*

Sun, May 7

St Louis

@

Nashville

Time TBD|SN, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 7*

Tue, May 9

Nashville

@

St Louis

Time TBD|, SN, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

* If necessary

Ducks (1) vs. Oilers (2)

Oilers lead 2-1 | Series Coverage

Gm 1

Wed, Apr 26

Edmonton 5

Anaheim 3

Oilers lead 1-0

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 2

Fri, Apr 28

Edmonton 2

Anaheim 1

Oilers lead 2-0

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 3

Sun, Apr 30

Anaheim 6

Edmonton 3

Oilers lead 2-1

RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH

Gm 4

Wed, May 3

Anaheim

@

Edmonton

10:00 PM ET|, SN, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 5

Fri, May 5

Edmonton

@

Anaheim

10:30 PM ET|, SN, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 6*

Sun, May 7

Anaheim

@

Edmonton

Time TBD|SN, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

Gm 7*

Wed, May 10

Edmonton

@

Anaheim

Time TBD|, SN, TVAS

PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL

* If necessary

Other News:

Transactions

04/26/2017

Mikhail Vorobyov (F)

Salavat Yulaev Ufa

Philadelphia Flyers

04/26/2017

Emil Pettersson (F)

Växjö Lakers HC

Nashville Predators

04/27/2017

Devante Stephens (D)

Kelowna Rockets

Buffalo Sabres

04/28/2017

Nathan Noel (F)

Saint John Sea Dogs

Chicago Blackhawks

04/28/2017

Antoine Waked (F)

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Montréal Canadiens

04/28/2017

Carl Grundström (F)

Frölunda HC

Toronto Maple Leafs

05/01/2017

Jakub Jerabek (D)

Vityaz Podolsk

Montréal Canadiens

05/01/2017

Neal Pionk (D)

Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth

New York Rangers

05/01/2017

Cam Dineen (D)

North Bay Battalion

Arizona Coyotes

05/02/2017

David Kämpf (F)

Piráti Chomutov

Chicago Blackhawks

  • DefensemanNikita Zaitsev signed a seven-year, $31.5 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. The contract has an average annual value of $4.5 million through the 2023-24 season. The Maple Leafs also signed forward Ben Smith to a one-year, $650,000 contract. Zaitsev, 25, had 36 points (four goals, 32 assists) in 82 regular-season games, and averaged 22:01 per game, second on the Maple Leafs. He was one of six rookies to play at least 75 games for Toronto this season, helping them qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2013. Zaitsev could have become a restricted free agent July 1. He signed a one-year entry-level contract on May 2, 2016 that had an NHL salary-cap charge of $1.775 million, according to Cap Friendly. Smith, 28, had four points (two goals, two assists) in 36 games with the Maple Leafs after being claimed on waivers from the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 24. Smith could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He played 2016-17 on a one-year contract with a salary-cap charge of $675,000, according to Cap Friendly.
  • The Calgary Flames signed general manager Brad Treliving to a multiyear contract Monday. Treliving has been Flames GM since April 28, 2014.
  • Michel Therrien is among the candidates to interview for the coaching job with the Florida Panthers, Sportsnet reported Monday. Therrien, 53, was fired by the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 14 even though Montreal was 31-19-8 and in first place in the Atlantic Division at the time. He had coached the Canadiens for parts of the past five seasons and also from 2000-03, and also coached the Penguins from 2005-09. He's 406-303-82 with 23 ties in 814 regular-season games. "We've interviewed a half-dozen guys, probably going to do another half a dozen or so," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon told Sportsnet on Saturday. "We're looking for a guy that's a good communicator, is a good teacher, a modern guy, a contemporary-type guy that can deal with these millennials and Generation Z, whatever that means. That's what we're looking for, somebody that has a little experience but who also is very knowledgeable about how to deal with young players because we have a young core." University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery also reportedly interviewing for the job.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes acquired goalieScott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday in a trade for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Darling can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. "Scott had a very successful season in Chicago and was a big part of the Blackhawks finishing with the best record in the Western Conference," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. "He played a critical role on Chicago's 2015 championship team." Darling, 28, was 18-5-5 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in 32 games (27 starts) this season as the backup to Corey Crawford. He's 39-17-9 with a 2.37 GAA, .923 save percentage and four shutouts in 75 NHL games (64 starts), all with Chicago. Darling played in five Stanley Cup Playoff games in 2015, helping the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup.
  • ForwardMattias Janmark signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Dallas Stars on Thursday. Janmark, 24, did not play this season because of a knee injury. He was in the final season of a two-year contract that had an average annual value of $800,000 and could have become a restricted free agent July 1.

Injuries

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with a concussion and will miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Washington Capitals at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), coach Mike Sullivan said Tuesday. Sullivan said Crosby will continue to be evaluated. https://www.nhl.com/news/sidney-crosby-has-concussion-out-game-4-for-penguins/c-289221268
  • Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella had left arthroscopic hip surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of next season, general manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday. Scandella, 27, had 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 71 regular-season games with the Wild this season and had no points in five Stanley Cup Playoff games. The No. 55 pick in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Wild, Scandella has 89 points (27 goals, 62 assists) in 373 regular-season games.
  • Anaheim Ducks defensemanKevin Bieksa is unlikely to return from injury for Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports). "Day to day," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said Saturday. "He's going to be out a while. I don't know if it's going to be later in this series; that's the option, possible." Bieksa injured his lower body in a 5-3, Game 1 loss Wednesday. Defenseman Cam Fowler played 27:57 in a 2-1, Game 2 loss Friday, his second game back from a knee injury, and defenseman Brandon Montour played a season-high 22:09. Cam Ward and Eddie Lack were the Hurricanes goalies this season, when Carolina tied for 26th in the NHL with a .901 in save percentage. Ward and Lack are signed through next season. Ward, 33, started 61 games and went 26-22-12 with a 2.69 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and two shutouts. He has spent his entire 12-year NHL career with the Hurricanes and signed a two-year contract prior to the start of this season. Lack, 29, played 20 games (18 starts) and went 8-7-3 with a 2.64 goals-against average, .902 save percentage and one shutout. He was acquired in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks at the 2015 NHL Draft. Darling was selected by the Arizona Coyotes (No. 153) in the 2007 NHL Draft.
  • Dallas Stars centerTyler Seguin had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder but should be ready for training camp in September, general manager Jim Nill said Wednesday. "It's something that bothered him all season, and he could have waited to do it sometime after next season and tried to play through it," Nill said. "But with the time we had, we decided it was best to get it fixed." Nill said recovery will take about four months. Seguin will spend the next 2-4 weeks in a sling and then have another month of rehab before he can resume skating. "He can't say when it happened; there wasn't a hit or anything like that he can point to and say that was what caused it," Nill said. "He never got better, and it ended up being a tear in the shoulder." Seguin missed all but one game during last year's playoffs because of a calf injury and a partially cut Achilles tendon. This season he missed all of training camp but was ready for the first game of the season after injuring his ankle in a World Cup of Hockey 2016 pretournament game with Team Canada. Nill said other players are a bit banged up but that for now no one else needs surgery. Seguin was part of a seven-player trade between the Stars and Bruins on July 4, 2013. The Bruins traded Seguin, forward Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button to the Stars for forwards Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, and defenseman Joe Morrow.

Milestones/Records/Honors/Deaths:

  • Mike Mantenuto

Suspensions/Fines:

  • None

NHL Debuts:

Other Interesting Stories:

  • The Devils, who had an 8.5 percent chance at winning the lottery, will choose No. 1 for the first time since moving to New Jersey in 1982-83. They moved up from No. 5. The Philadelphia Flyers won the No. 2 pick, moving up from No. 13, and the Dallas Stars get the No. 3 pick, up from No. 8. https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-draft-first-pick-goes-to-new-jersey-devils/c-289159762
  • Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee told The Associated Press he's spoken with most NHL teams about trades that could be made prior to the NHL Expansion Draft in June. McPhee said discussions have focused on players teams would prefer the Golden Knights either select or don't and that he is open to acquiring NHL Draft picks. "If they want to give us draft picks to encourage us to take a certain player or leave another player alone, we're open-minded and we're going to listen to everyone," McPhee told the AP in remarks published Thursday. "You usually build your team, historically, through the entry draft, so we'd certainly be interested in acquiring picks."

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (last week)

  1. Pittsburgh (5)
  2. Nashville (15)
  3. Edmonton (11)
  4. Ottawa (14)
  5. Washington (1)
  6. Anaheim (4)
  7. St Louis (12)
  8. NY Rangers (3)
  9. Chicago (2)
  10. Minnesota (6)
  11. Columbus (9)
  12. San Jose (7)
  13. Boston (8)
  14. Montreal (10)
  15. Toronto (16)
  16. Calgary (13)
  17. NY Islanders (17)
  18. Tampa Bay (18)
  19. Philadelphia (19)
  20. Winnipeg (20)
  21. Carolina (21)
  22. Los Angeles (22)
  23. Florida (23)
  24. Dallas (24)
  25. Detroit (25)
  26. Buffalo (26)
  27. New Jersey (27)
  28. Arizona (28)
  29. Vancouver (29)
  30. Colorado (30)
  31. Las Vegas (31)

NHL Awards Nominations

  • Hart Trophy – Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby is a candidate to win the Hart Trophy for the third time in his NHL career. Crosby, along with Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, are the finalists for the trophy given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team.
  • Lady Byng Trophy – Calgary Flames left wingJohnny Gaudreau , Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund and St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,"
  • Vezina Trophy – Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,"
  • Calder Trophy – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews,Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski were named finalists for the Calder Trophy on Thursday. The award is given to the best rookie in the NHL.
  • Norris Trophy – Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators are the three finalists for the 2016-17 James Norris Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,"
  • Bill Masterton Trophy – Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan were named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Monday. The award is given to the player who exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
  • Ted Lindsay Award (NHLPA best player) – DefensemanBrent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and center Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers are the finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the most outstanding player in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHL Players' Association.
  • Jack Adams Award: Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Todd McLellan of the Edmonton Oilers and John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets were named Wednesday as finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the top coach in the NHL.
  • Selke Trophy (Defensive forward): Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler and Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu were named finalists for the Selke Trophy on Wednesday, awarded annually to the NHL's best defensive forward.
  • King Clancy Trophy (player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community Each team nominated 1 player) –
  • NHL Foundation Award (an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community.) - Travis Hamonicof the New York Islanders and Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers
  • Mark Messier Leadership Award: Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks have been named finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. The award is given annually to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to the team, on and off the ice, during the regular season. Messier solicited suggestions from club and League personnel and fans, but the former Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks captain makes the final selection of the three finalists and the winner.

World Championships:

http://www.iihfworlds2017.com/en/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_IIHF_World_Championship_rosters

Begin on Friday. Run Through 5/21. Hosted in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. Medal round in Cologne

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CHL Playoffs:

All European Leagues are in their playoffs or are just starting their playoffs. We’ll get you league winners as they come in. We’ll be covering the following:

Other Minor Pro Leagues in North America

KHL Minute:

KHL: http://en.khl.ru/

A look at the standings: http://en.khl.ru/standings/

Picks of the week:

Steve:

Wayne: Oilers Fans sing the AMERICAN National Anthem https://www.nhl.com/news/todd-mclellan-proud-of-oilers-fans-for-anthem-help/c-289205662 https://www.nhl.com/news/oilers-crowd-gives-singer-brett-kissel-big-assist-after-technical-difficulties/c-289192858

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