It took some overtime magic but the Conference Finals of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally set. Derek Stepan scored at the 11:24 mark of overtime to propel the New York Rangers past the Washington Capitals in game 7 on Wednesday night.
Our series on potential Flyers draft prospects continues with another look to the blue line.
Chances are the Flyers will look to the two options already profiled in this series when it comes to defense - Ivan Provorov or Noah Hanifin. But in the event that both are taken, the Flyers could still add a solid blue line piece with today's prospect.
Here is a profile on Michigan defenseman Zach Werenski.
Game 2 of the QMJHL's President Cup final on Friday saw Samuel Morin go without a point, coupled with two penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating, as the Rimouski Québec lost 4-1 to fall 2-0 in the series.
However, Morin rebounded in Sunday's third game with two assists -- one of three Océanic players to record a multi-point game -- as they won 4-2. Québec now leads that series by a 2-1 margin, with Game 4 set for Wednesday at Colisée Pepsi.
In the WHL Championship, Tyrell Goulbourne has yet to return to the Kelowna Rockets' lineup, but the Rockets are getting along OK without him. They lead Brandon 3-0, and have a chance to advance to the Memorial Cup with a win on Wednesday. Goulbourne's return to the lineup is still to be determined.
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Our series on potential Flyers draft prospects continues as we review the sixth player in the series.
As the Flyers prepare to select seventh overall, there are several players who are expected to be in that slot that could immediately fill a team need. Headlining that group are wingers Mikko Rantanen and Lawson Crouse and defenseman Ivan Provorov. Additionally, the series has also featured Dylan Strome and Noah Hanifin, both likely Top-5 picks, but easily obtainable for the Flyers if they slip outside the Top 5.
Obviously, after Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel go 1-2 to open the draft, one of these five players will be left on the board at seven. But who can go against these five as an outside chance at being the Flyers pick. That is where we pick up.
Here's our next prospect profile, highlighting center Mathew Barzal.