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Washington Post Apr 25, 2015

Caps Insider: Postgame: One goal not enough for Capitals in physical Game 6 loss

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Tavares watched the puck drop from midair and onto the ice, and at that moment the freight train came crashing against his left side. Defenseman Karl Alzner had tracked Tavares across the goal line, when goaltender Braden Holtby jabbed the puck away, but now forward Alex Ovechkin joined the action, hunting for an extra hit. Tavares crumpled down and Alzner fell atop him. Ovechkin looked around, searching for the puck that had scooted along the boards to defenseman Nick Leddy. No one seemed to notice the blue sweater charging off the bench and tearing toward the...
Newsday Apr 13, 2015

Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk bring much-needed playoff experience to Islanders

Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk have been around this postseason thing before -- many, many times before. Leddy hasn't missed the playoffs in his five NHL seasons; this will be Boychuk's sixth consecutive playoff appearance. The defense pair has 123 playoff games between them, more than the rest of the defense corps put together and then some. Each has played for a Stanley Cup winner.
Second City Hockey Apr 8, 2015

Rockford IceHogs' Ville Pokka earns AHL All-Rookie Honors

Defenseman named among league's top first-year players. Chicago Blackhawks' prospect and Rockford IceHogs defenseman Ville Pokka was named to the American Hockey League All-Rookie Team for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Pokka was acquired in a trade that sent Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders on Oct. 4. Pokka has eight goals and 22 assists in 64 games with the IceHogs this season. He helped stabilize a blue-line group that lost all-stars Adam Clendening and T.J. Brennan to mid-season trades, and secured a berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs for Rockford for the first time in five...

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