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|4/15/2015||Corey Crawford, G|
|Crawford was pulled after the first period of the Blackhawks' Game 1 against Nashville and replaced by Scott Darling.
Analysis: Crawford gave up three goals on 12 shots in the first period against Nashville. He went 32-20-5 during the regular season for Chicago, which split the Jennings Trophy with Montreal and Carey Price, allowing the fewest goals in the NHL with 189.
|4/15/2015||Jon Gillies, G|
|Gillies has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.
Analysis: Gillies made 49 saves for Providence in a 4-3 win over Boston University on Saturday to end his college career with an NCAA championship. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound goalie from South Portland, Maine, was the Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four tournament. He had a goals-against average of 2.01 and a save percentage of .930 in 38 games for Providence this past season.
|4/15/2015||Ryan Miller, G|
|Eddie Lack, not Miller, will get the start in goal for the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round series with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Analysis: With Miller back from injury, there was a chance the veteran goalie could get the call. Canucks coach Willie Desjardins has played the issue close to the vest this week, before confirming Wednesday morning that Lack will get the nod.
|4/15/2015||Eddie Lack, G|
|Lack will get the start in goal for the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round series with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Canucks coach Willie Desjardins has played the issue close to the vest this week, before confirming Wednesday morning that Lack will get the nod. The 27-year-old has carried the load for the Canucks down the stretch, but with Ryan Miller back from injury there was a chance the veteran goalie could get the call.
|4/14/2015||Matt Cooke, LW|
|Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.
Analysis: Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as ''discomfort.'' Yeo said Cooke is ''definitely a possibility'' to play Thursday, but he added that if the team were to decide Cooke wasn't fully healthy then he wouldn't play in Game 1.
|4/13/2015||Petr Mrazek, G|
|Mrazek will start in goal for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their playoff series against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Coach Mike Babcock announced his choice after practice Monday. The 23-year-old Mrazek went 16-9-2 during the regular season with a 2.38 goals-against average. He'll start instead of Jimmy Howard, who has been Detroit's No. 1 goalie since the 2009-10 season.
|4/13/2015||Nail Yakupov, RW|
|Yakupov has signed a two-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers. Terms were not immediately available.
Analysis: The 21-year-old Russian winger has come under criticism for not producing as much as expected early in his NHL career. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft has 42 goals and 46 assists for 88 points in 192 games. Yakupov had a league-worst minus-35 rating this season, but that was partly a product of being on a team near the bottom of the standings.
|4/12/2015||Andrew Hammond, G|
|Hammond made 34 saves against Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: It was quite a run for Hammond, who finishes the regular season at 20-1-2 with a 1.79 GAA.
|4/12/2015||Mark Stone, RW|
|Stone scored twice in Saturday's 3-1 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Stone closes the season riding a nine-game point streak, during which he totaled eight goals and five assists.
|4/12/2015||Tyler Toffoli, RW|
|Toffoli had a goal and an assist against San Jose on Saturday.
Analysis: Toffoli finished the season third on the team with 49 points.
|4/12/2015||Jonathan Quick, G|
|Quick made 20 saves in Saturday's 4-1 win over San Jose.
Analysis: Quick finishes the season at 36-22-13 with a 2.24 GAA.
|4/12/2015||Brian Elliott, G|
|Elliott made 23 saves against the Wild on Saturday.
Analysis: Elliott finishes the regular season at 26-14-3 with a 2.26 GAA.
|4/12/2015||Jori Lehtera, C|
|Lehtera scored twice against Minnesota on Saturday.
Analysis: Lehtera finishes a solid rookie season with 14 goals and 30 assists.
|4/12/2015||Benoit Pouliot, LW|
|Pouliot had a goal and two assists in Edmonton's season finale Saturday, a 6-5 overtime loss in Vancouver.
Analysis: Pouliot finished with a career-best 19 goals and his 34 points were two shy of matching his personal best from last season.
|4/12/2015||Sven Baertschi, LW|
|Baertschi scored twice as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Saturday night in the final game of the regular season.
Analysis: Baertschi, sent to the minors Sunday and before the playoffs, has 10 goals and 20 assists in 69 career games. His two goals were his first in 18 games this season with Vancouver and Calgary.
|4/12/2015||Radim Vrbata, RW|
|Vrbata had two assists in the Vancouver Canucks' regular-season finale, a 6-5 overtime win over Edmonton on Saturday.
Analysis: Vrbata finished with a career-high 63 points, topping his 62 from 2011-12.
|4/12/2015||Daniel Sedin, LW|
|Sedin scored a goal in his fourth consecutive game and had an assist in Vancouver's regular-season finale, a 6-5 overtime win against Edmonton.
Analysis: Sedin enters this playoffs after totaling eight points in his final four games. His 76 points this season were his most since a career-best 104 in 2010-11.
|4/12/2015||Alexander Edler, D|
|Edler scored 2:29 into overtime as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Saturday night in the final game of the regular season.
Analysis: The defenseman also had two assists, giving him three points in each of his final two games. His 31 points this season (eight goals, 23 assists) were his most since a career-best 49 in 2011-12.
|4/12/2015||Jarome Iginla, RW|
|Iginla's second power-play goal with 32.9 seconds left lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Analysis: With 29 goals, Iginla just missed reaching 30 for the 13th time in 14 seasons. He finishes 2014-15 with 589 career goals, 19th all-time.
|4/12/2015||Andrei Markov, D|
|Markov extended his point streak to seven in Saturday's regular-season finale with his 40th assist.
Analysis: Markov recorded two goals and six assists during his season-ending point streak.
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