News: Antoine Roussel led the World Championships in penalty minutes with 34 -- as well as one game misconduct -- through seven games. Analysis: Antoine Roussel, unsurprisingly, led the tournament in penalty minutes despite Team France only playing seven of a possible 10 games. Roussel's tournament wasn't great, though a big part of that was Team France being outmatched. He finished with two assists and three shots on goal through seven games.
News: John Klingberg had a plus-9 rating at the World Championships for Team Sweden, the best plus/minus of any player who doesn't play for Team Canada. Analysis: John Klingberg finished the tournament with two goals and four assists, along with 15 shots. Klingberg had a solid tournament, but didn't manage to bring home a medal with Team Canada outmatching everyone.
News: Brent Burns was named the 2015 World Championships' best defenseman, taking home that honor in addition to a gold medal. Analysis: Brent Burns finished tied for seventh in overall points and second among defensemen in the tournament, with two goals and nine assists. Only Oliver Ekman-Larsson had more assists in the tournament. He also finished with a plus-10 rating.
News: Tyler Seguin posted nine goals at the 2015 World Championships, leading the entire tournament. Analysis: Tyler Seguin brought home gold on a team loaded with superstars, outmatched other teams by a huge margin. Nonetheless, Seguin was the superstar we know him to be, leading the tournament in goals and power-play goals (5), while being second overall in shots at 36. The only blemish in his stats was that he failed to add even a single assist to his nine goals.
News: Jason Spezza led all players in points at the World Championship in the Czech Republic, posting six goals and eight assists in 10 games. Analysis: Jason Spezza took home a gold medal and no small amount of pride after being a clear leader for Team Canada. His production was incredible and it offers hope for his production next season, with the caveat that Canada was head and shoulders above most of the competition in the tournament.
News: Philippe Desrosiers and Rimouski Oceanic exited the Memorial Cup on Thursday, losing 5-2 to Quebec. Analysis: Philippe Desrosiers had a solid season, posting a .901 save percentage for Rimouski, a solid number in the QMJHL. The 19-year-old goaltender will be 20 at the start of the season and will be back at Stars camp. Despite goaltending issues in Dallas, the 2013 second round pick is unlikely to see NHL time next season.
News: Coach Alain Vigneault acknowledged after the Rangers' Game 7 loss to the Lightning that Ryan McDonagh played the final couple games of the series with a broken right foot. Analysis: It likely would have taken nothing less than a broken foot for the Rangers captain not to be on the ice in the Eastern Conference Finals, but he clearly wasn't himself in the last three games. After tallying a goal and assist in Game 4, Ryan McDonagh failed to get on the scoresheet and mustered only one shot on goal in Games 5 through 7. Additionally, he skated fewer than 22 minutes in each of the last three contests, well below his postseason average of 23:51 TOI.
News: Cedric Paquette will return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Friday's Game 7 against the Rangers, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Cedric Paquette missed Game 6 of the series with a hand injury, but is now healthy enough to return to the Bolts' lineup for Game 7 against the Rangers. He'll replace Vladislav Namestnikov, and will center J.T. Brown and Ryan Callahan on Tampa Bay's third line.
News: Ben Bishop will be in the crease for Friday's Game 7 against the Rangers. Analysis: Ben Bishop will look to bounce back from a poor performance in Tuesday's Game 6 in which he allowed five goals on 26 shots before being pulled in the third period. Bishop has been inconsistent throughout the Eastern Conference Finals, but was able to post a shutout performance en route to a victory in Game 5. He'll hope to return to that sort of form in Game 7 of the series.
News: Henrik Lundqvist will be in net for Friday's Game 7 against the Lightning. Analysis: With the exception of Games 2 and 3, in which he surrendered a total of 12 goals, Henrik Lundqvist has been solid against Tampa Bay throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. If his teammates are able to carry the offensive momentum they gained after tallying five goals in Game 6 into Game 7, another solid outing from Lundqvist could be enough to propel the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals.