Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 4/27/15

Today’s Storyline The Washington Capitals host the New York Islanders at Verizon Center tonight in Game 7 of the 2015 Eastern Conference quarterfinals, marking the 13th Game 7 in Capitals playoff history. Eight of the Capitals’ last 10 playoff series since 2008 have required seven games. Andre B...

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Dallas Eakins emerges as Flyers' coaching candidate

HOW MUCH is on the coach? How much is on the players? They are the questions St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong will be asking today, one day after his Blues were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight spring despite one of the best rosters in the league. Ken Hitc...

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Frank Seravalli
Philly Daily News, Flyers Beat Writer
1h

It's Carey Price to the rescue for Canadiens

Pierre LeBrun, NHL OTTAWA -- In what was as unpredictable a series as can be, the most predictable thing of all happened Sunday night and another team’s season is over because of it. Carey Price was lit up for five goals in Game 5 on Friday night, so the only thing one was willing to bet on enteri...

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Top tweets
Zac Boyer , Hartford Courtant, Sportswriter
Ovechkin on the mood today: "It's very serious. It's Game 7. It's not about the jokes."
@ZacBoyer | | 50m | Score: 75
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Arthur Staple , Newsday, Hockey Writer
No surprises on ice for #Isles skate -- 8 healthy D, no Lubo, no Hamonic, no de Haan.
@StapeNewsday | | 54m | Score: 54
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Arthur Staple , Newsday, Hockey Writer
Capuano: Halak in goal, lineup TBD.
@StapeNewsday | | 40m | Score: 40
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NBC Sports , NHL News and Updates
Another Blues campaign ends in disappoint as Wild advance t.co/5riBdy61C6 t.co/sZtof0Pa3e
@NHLonNBCSports | | 49m | Score: 26
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Dave Stubbs , Montreal Gazette, Sportswriter
#Habs Price broke Ken Dryden’s 40-year-old team playoff saves-in-a-shutout record. Price 43; Dryden 37 on April 19, 1975, 4-0 W at #Canucks
@Dave_Stubbs | | 3h | Score: 21
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NBC Sports , NHL News and Updates
Morning Skate: Habs give Price the silent treatment t.co/msCJyyWyL5 t.co/VYd7mKKCkH
@NHLonNBCSports | | 50m | Score: 20
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Larry Brooks , New York Post, Sports Writer
Clapton concert scheduled for MSG Saturday night will move if Rangers need date, as they likely will. Always the understanding.
@NYP_Brooksie | | 19m | Score: 18
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Ansar Khan , Mlive.com, Red Wings Beat Writer
Lines same at the skate: Helm-Datsyuk-Tatar Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Nyquist Andersson-Sheahan-Jurco Miller-Glendening-Ferraro Weiss (extra)
@AnsarKhanMLive | | 52m | Score: 16
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Mark Stepneski , StarsInsideEdge.com, Stars Beat Writer
John Klingberg and Jhonas Enroth are on Sweden's preliminary roster for the 2015 World Championship.
@StarsInsideEdge | | 41m | Score: 14
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Mike Vogel , WashingtonCaps.com, Senior Writer
Appears as though #Caps lines will be: 8-19-42, 90-92-25, 65-83-20, 22-21-43. #CapsIsles
@VogsCaps | | 1h | Score: 13
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Kevin DeLury , NYRangersBlog.com, Sportswriter
Not apologizing for rooting for the Islanders tonight. Series against Rangers will be Armageddon. Plus I'm sick of Caps & that stupid ho
@kevindelury | | 25m | Score: 10
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ESPN.com , NHL News and Updates
One team has chance to write new history in Game 7 of Islanders-Capitals t.co/AxsRKIv7aS
@ESPN_NHL | | 37m | Score: 10
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Chuck Gormley , CSNWashington.com, Hockey Reporter
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Ward; Johansson-Kuznetsov-Chimera; Burakovsky-Beagle-Brouwer; Glencross-Latta/Laich- Wilson
@ChuckGormleyCSN | | 1h | Score: 10
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Mark Lazerus , Chicago Sun Times, Blackhawks Beat Writer
My story on the #Blackhawks' behind-the-scenes, unsung hero this season: t.co/9PGSqs6F2D t.co/BXCCqwqVlZ
@MarkLazerus | | 1h | Score: 10
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NHL.com , News and Updates
ICYMI: Carey Price made a lot of big saves in his shutout victory, but this may be the biggest. t.co/7PX7noqT9b
@NHL | | 8h | Score: 9
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Ansar Khan , Mlive.com, Red Wings Beat Writer
Defense: Kronwall-Ericsson DeKeyser-Quincey Smith-Zidlicky Kindl-Marchenko (extras)
@AnsarKhanMLive | | 50m | Score: 8
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Tracey Myers , CSN Chicago, Blackhawks Reporter
No, folks, I have not gotten any info on when the #Blackhawks-Wild series starts. Will tweet when I do.
@TramyersCSN | | 52m | Score: 8
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Jim Cerny , Rangers.NHL.com, Sportswriter
Optional #NYR practice at noon..see if we get Zucc and/or Klein updates..we'll have it all covered on t.co/Zezdxzsezb
@JimCerny | | 1h | Score: 8
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Lou Korac , NHL.com, Blues Beat Writer
Last tweet: Got to talk to Brian Elliott. Felt like it was last time. No way I see him wanting to stay here. I believe he'll ask for trade.
@lkorac10 | | 10h | Score: 8
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Latest tweets
Eric Francis , Calgary Sun, Sportswriter
It's 21C today, 27 tomorrow, golf courses are greening up and the Flames have the city glowing. Oil crisis? What oil crisis?
@EricFrancis | | 5m | Score: 4
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1500ESPN.com , Minnesota Sports Radio
VIDEO: Sunday was The Zach Parise Show, and Devan Dubnyk saved the first-round series. Judd Zulgad and Jess Myers--> t.co/Wi5TU21H
@1500ESPN | | 11m | Score: 5
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John Vogl , The Buffalo News, Sabres Beat Writer
After Carey Price quiets the Senators, his Canadiens teammates give him him the silent treatment (video). t.co/WqW0C1VqGD
@BuffNewsVogl | | 16m | Score: 6
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Larry Brooks , New York Post, Sports Writer
Clapton concert scheduled for MSG Saturday night will move if Rangers need date, as they likely will. Always the understanding.
@NYP_Brooksie | | 19m | Score: 18
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Kevin DeLury , NYRangersBlog.com, Sportswriter
My reason 4 rooting 4 Isles has nothing to do w/ match-ups & everything about entertainment value. High risk, high reward series 4 NYR f
@kevindelury | | 19m | Score: 2
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Kevin DeLury , NYRangersBlog.com, Sportswriter
Not apologizing for rooting for the Islanders tonight. Series against Rangers will be Armageddon. Plus I'm sick of Caps & that stupid ho
@kevindelury | | 25m | Score: 10
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Dean Brown , Team 1200 Radio, NHL Reporter
thanks to Faces Magazine for being a part of Senators hockey on TSN1200 this season
@PxPOttawa | | 28m | Score: 2
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Bruce Hollingdrake , TheHockeyWriters.com, Editor In Chief
Desjardins' Role With Chicago Proves Sharks' Incompetence - t.co/nMwNpS2nhR #hockey #THW t.co/Ka9SFak57J
@TheHockeyWriter | | 31m | Score: 6
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Katie Strang , ESPNNY.com, Hockey Writer
Detroit Red Wings have contained Steven Stamkos so far this series. Can they do it again in Game 6? t.co/aFdGhn0Pie
@KatieStrangESPN | | 33m | Score: 2
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Bruce Hollingdrake , TheHockeyWriters.com, Editor In Chief
Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle: One Must Go t.co/499ElgAIXr #THW
@TheHockeyWriter | | 34m | Score: 2
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Dean Brown , Team 1200 Radio, NHL Reporter
thanks to Athens Rugs for being a part of Senators Hockey on TSN1200 this season.
@PxPOttawa | | 35m | Score: 2
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Dean Brown , Team 1200 Radio, NHL Reporter
thank you Mulley for being a part of Senators Hockey on TSN1200 this season.
@PxPOttawa | | 36m | Score: 2
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ESPN.com , NHL News and Updates
One team has chance to write new history in Game 7 of Islanders-Capitals t.co/AxsRKIv7aS
@ESPN_NHL | | 37m | Score: 10
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Dean Brown , Team 1200 Radio, NHL Reporter
thanks to the Myers Automotive Group for being a part of Ottawa Senators Hockey on TSN1200 this season.
@PxPOttawa | | 37m | Score: 2
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Arthur Staple , Newsday, Hockey Writer
Capuano: Halak in goal, lineup TBD.
@StapeNewsday | | 40m | Score: 40
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Mark Stepneski , StarsInsideEdge.com, Stars Beat Writer
John Klingberg and Jhonas Enroth are on Sweden's preliminary roster for the 2015 World Championship.
@StarsInsideEdge | | 41m | Score: 14
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Eric Engels , Canadiens Beat Reporter
t.co/vptu4t7cpi On Carey Price, Dave Cameron, Those pesky #Sens, and the underrated #Habs
@EricEngels | | 44m | Score: 4
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Adam Herman , NYRangersBlog.com, Sportswriter
The easy way to beat the Caps is to avoid taking dumb penalties. There's no easy way to beat the Islanders.
@AdamHerman_BSB | | 45m | Score: 2
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Dean Brown , Team 1200 Radio, NHL Reporter
Thanks to Gabriel Pizza for being a part of Ottawa Senators Hockey on TSN1200 this season.
@PxPOttawa | | 47m | Score: 2
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NBC Sports , NHL News and Updates
Another Blues campaign ends in disappoint as Wild advance t.co/5riBdy61C6 t.co/sZtof0Pa3e
@NHLonNBCSports | | 49m | Score: 26
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P.K. Subban - Montreal Canadiens
.on to the next one...
@PKSubban1 | | 11h | Score: 37

Eric Clapton shows at Garden could be bumped by Rangers playoff game

Not even Slowhand can uproot the Rangers out of their home. Guitar god Eric Clapton is scheduled to play 70th Birthday Celebration shows on Friday and Saturday at Madison Square Garden, but with the chance the Rangers could host a second-round game against either the Islanders or Capitals on one of ...

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Pat Leonard
N.Y Daily News, Rangers Beat Writer
11h
Brandon Prust - Montreal Canadiens
@BrandonPrust8 | | 12h | Score: 23
  • George Parros, Montreal Canadiens
    Couple fine Gents here thanks for the pic Franky, miketrout ... Nice to see the OC athletes getting… https://t.co/ORhlPbHXNS
  • P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
    .MTL https://t.co/bsYBpEZ3To
  • Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames
    Wish I could've called you today and said happy birthday. But I lit a candle instead and I had you… https://t.co/yDqjIc4OSy
  • Evander Kane, Winnipeg Jets
    Just posted a photo https://t.co/UeTI4xg0xL
Brandon Prust - Montreal Canadiens
Any other Habs fans heart still in their throat?! One of the most intense games I've ever been apart of!! #Round2 #ilovecareyprice
@BrandonPrust8 | | 13h | Score: 89
Pierre LeBrun - ESPN.com, NHL Writer
Carey Price 2, Ottawa Senators 0. Habs move on to the second round.
@Real_ESPNLeBrun | | 14h | Score: 18
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Five keys for Blackhawks to defeat Wild

Scott Powers, Reporter Here are five keys for the Chicago Blackhawks to defeat the Minnesota Wild in their upcoming second-round series: 1. Figure out Dubynk: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk saved the Wild’s season and now has them pushing forward in the playoffs. He was 27-9-2 with a 1.78 goals-against a...

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Jesse Rogers
ESPN.com, NHL Writer
15h
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Carey Price: Good goaltender.t.co/JsYrN5VX...
@NHL | | 16h | Score: 31
Michael Russo - Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Parise on Granlund: "he's not a big guy, but he competes like a bastard." #mnwild
@Russostrib | | 17h | Score: 16

Blackhawks to meet Wild again in playoffs

Scott Powers, Reporter The Chicago Blackhawks will play the Minnesota Wild in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Wild clinched their berth to the second round Sunday by eliminating the St. Louis Blues in six games. The Blackhawks advanced to the second round Saturday by clinching thei...

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Jesse Rogers
ESPN.com, NHL Writer
17h

Where do Penguins go from here?

Scott Burnside, NHL And so the halcyon age of glory for the Pittsburgh Penguins has inexorably, and dare we say inexplicably, morphed into an age of uncertainty and missed opportunity. Having been sent packing after a five-game, series against the New York Rangers in which they lost four games by a ...

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Postgame Notebook: Isles 3, Caps 1

The One That Got Away – In Saturday’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the Capitals and the New York Islanders, the Caps got away from playing the type of game that got them in a position to close out the series against the Isles. New York was at its best on Saturday,...

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Mike Vogel
WashingtonCaps.com, Senior Writer
19h

Crosby to play for Canada at world championship

Play0:55 Play0:56 Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a disappointing loss to shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 and take a 3-2 lead in the first-round NHL playoff series. Play1:21 Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the Islanders beat the...

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22h

Jimmy Waite has had the Midas touch with Blackhawks goalies

Corey Crawford (left) and Scott Darling both credit Jimmy Waite for elevating their games. (Getty Images) In the seven agonizing days in between appearances for Corey Crawford last week, the Blackhawks’ once and future No. 1 goaltender was one of the first ones on the ice before morning skates and...

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Mark Lazerus
Chicago Sun Times, Blackhawks Beat Writer
22h
Adam Proteau - NHL Reporter
To recap: Sidney Crosby – the NHL's biggest star – is spending his summer playing for his country and running a kids' hockey school.
@Proteautype | | 22h | Score: 17
John Kelly - St. Louis Blues, Play-By-Play Announcer
The Blues will win today! They'll win it for Barclay, Gassoff, Wick and my father. LGB
@Jkellyhockey | | 22h | Score: 11

Wild sign Swiss center Christoph Bertschy to 3-year deal

Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have signed Swiss center Christoph Bertschy to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2015-16 season. The Wild announced the signing Sunday. A 21-year-old native of Fribourg, Switzerland, Bertschy had 14 goals, 16 assists and 26 pe...

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