MESSIER FOR LEADERSHIP
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, Kings captain Dustin Brown and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews were announced as this year's finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.
YOUNG AMERICAN DEFENDERS
Outstanding American-born defenders; Changes at center in Vancouver? And, Mr. Smith the sleeper. Have some fantasy hockey questions but donít know where to turn? Don't hesitate, ask Fantasy Inbox!
STAR POWER AT THE MEMORIAL CUP
This year's Canadian Hockey League championship tournament, better known as the Memorial Cup, figures to be as good as any in recent memory. That's because there will be no shortage of star power at this year's event.
LOTTERY: MINI-MOCK DRAFT
The Avalanche won the 2013 lottery and moved ahead of the Panthers to secure the top overall pick. We look at how the lottery portion of the first round of this year's Draft may go. It's our Draft Lottery Mini-Mock.
Jaromir Jagr, Jonathan Toews and Tyler Seguin remain frustratingly planted in the "no-goal club."
Seguin must be the most agitated with a whopping 39 SOG and zero tallies in 10 games, failing to find the net despite firing almost four shots on opposing goalies per contest. It's stunning that the Bruins are one win away from the Eastern Conference finals despite the fact that Jagr and Seguin have gone without a goal on 68 combined SOG.
While Ryan Suter's 31:37 minutes per game easily tops all players in this postseason, Zdeno Chara is averaging the most ice time among active participants.
Chara is logging 29:23 minutes per game, comfortably ahead of Drew Doughty (28:06) and Kris Letang (27:17). With that in mind, the towering Boston Bruins captain would likely welcome the "rust" that may come from a second-round sweep.
There are 11 players with a shorthanded goal in the 2013 playoffs, but Pascal Dupuis is the only one with two.
One of his came in Game 4 on Wednesday. Milan Michalek also had one in a serious where PK units have been dangerous enough to encourage caution. Along with Dupuis, Michalek and Daniel Alfredsson (1G, 1A apiece) are tied for the lead in shorthanded points with two.
Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 7-3 loss Wednesday.
Alfredsson has now recorded 100 career playoff points. Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris accounted for Ottawa's other two goals. Erik Karlsson registered his sixth and seventh assists of the postseason. Chris Neil, Andre Benoit, and Jakob Silfverberg each had an assist for Ottawa. Neil also recorded a team-high seven hits. Chris Phillips led the Senators with five blocked shots.