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Red hot Dogs outrun Buffalo for the win

Nick Schmaltz scored in the shootout to help the Arizona Coyotes beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Monday night.
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Great tribute as Lethbridge renames the Logan Boulet Arena

Boulet, a Lethbridge, Alta. native, was one of 16 victims in the crash. He was celebrated for his status as an organ donor, which created awareness for the importance of donor registration.
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Press edge the Lightning in O.T. after another strong third period performance

Ryan Ellis scored 3:15 into overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.
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Stanley Cup shutout. Boston keeps St. Louis off the board in the year's first rematch

Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots for his second shutout this season as Boston sought revenge on the defending NHL champion St. Louis Blues in a 3-0 win on Saturday.
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Habs get three in the third to top the Leafs in Montreal

Two breakaway goals by Jonathan Drouin gave the Montreal Canadiens a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
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Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk fighting stomach cancer | CBC Sports

Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk is fighting stomach cancer. The 56-year-old former Winnipeg Jets star is getting chemotherapy treatment after taking a leave of absence as coach of the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League in September.
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Fright Night comes early in Vancouver as the Canucks give up 5 straight for the loss

Nicklas Backstrom scored the shootout winner and the Washington Capitals completed a massive comeback to beat the Canucks 6-5 in Vancouver on Friday night.
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Steady Leddy leads the Islanders over struggling Sens

Nick Leddy had two goals and an assist as the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 Friday night.
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Desert Dogs overcome Hughes and the Devils with a great road win

Barrett Hayton scored his first NHL goal early in the third period, Antti Raanta was outstanding in making 32 saves and the Arizona Coyotes overcame two deficits to beat Jack Hughes and the New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Friday night.
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Leafs' back on course after a big win at home over the Sharks

Morgan Rielly scored the winner with 5:29 left in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Friday night.
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Avs beat the house in Vegas

Nadem Kadri and Matt Calvert each scored twice, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare had a goal and two assists against his former team and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vegas Golden Knights 6-1 on Friday.
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Wild starting to right the ship, but lose Dubnyk in the process

Eric Staal broke out of an early slump with two goals and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 Tuesday night.
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Carlson's 20 point tear has OV pumping his tires big time

Defenceman John Carlson's two goals paced the Washington Capitals to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
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John be nimble, John be Quick.....

Anze Kopitar scored a power-play goal at 5:52 of the third period that stood up as the winner in a 3-2 Los Angeles Kings victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
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A perfect 10 for Pastrnak and Bruins

David Pastrnak scored his league-leading 10th goal and added an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night.
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Make mine a triple. Tarasenko tallies three points to help the Avs top St. Louis

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.
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Nyqvist leaves Scotiabank fans feeling Blue with OT winner

Gustav Nyquist scored on a penalty shot in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Monday.
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Little Joe's coming up big for Dallas

Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal midway through the second period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Monday night for their second straight win.
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Defensively stingy Coyotes' ramp up their offence against Ottawa

The Coyotes, who beat the Senators 5-2, have allowed the fewest goals in the NHL this season and have revved up their offence since a slow start.
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Goin' deep. Habs see 11 players record a point in a big win over the Blues

The depth of the Canadiens is the biggest reason they have a winning record through eight games, and it revealed itself once again on Saturday.
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TO seals the deal with a little extra time.

Morgan Rielly scored at 3:54 of overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday night.
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They honestly don't like each other......in case you had any Doughty

The fireworks many tuned in to see on Hockey Night in Canada between the two sparring partners came in the final 10 minutes of a game in which the listless Flames were down 4-0.
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All in the family. Jack Hughes scores the game winner versus Quinn's Canucks

Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday.
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All in the family. Jack Hughes scores the game winner versus Quinn's Canucks

Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday.
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All in the family. Jack Hughes scores the game winner versus Quinn's Canucks

Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday.
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Zucker pulls no punches in Montreal. We'll see who punches back

It has been a disastrous start to the 2019-20 campaign for the Minnesota Wild and the players are frustrated.
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On the rise. Red hot Oilers own first spot in the league

James Neal and Ethan Bear scored for the Oilers and Edmonton moved back into sole possession of first place overall in the NHL with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.
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Hit 'em where it hurts.......

Detroit Red Wings winger Darren Helm has been fined $5,000 for slashing the Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm.
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Nico Hischier agrees to seven-year, $50.75M contract with Devils

The New Jersey Devils have locked up a key piece of their future by agreeing to a seven-year, $50.75-million contract with centre Nico Hischier.
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Canucks' pick up their third straight win at home with dominant victory over Detroit

A potent power play scored a trio of goals for the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, leading the home team to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
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Canadiens' electric offence struck down by Vasilevskiy and the Lightning

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves as the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road trip.
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Frolik's big night in his 800th helps Calgary get back to .500

Michael Frolik scored in his 800th NHL game to help the Calgary Flames down the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Tuesday.
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Morgan's living the life of Rielly with record setting performance

Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly posted four assists in the second period to tie a franchise record set by Rick Vaive on March 12, 1984 — the most by a Leafs player in a regular-season period — as his club topped the Minnesota Wild.
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Double trouble as Jets lose their second in a row

Christian Dvorak scored a pair of goals as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Jets 4-2 on Tuesday for a rare victory in Winnipeg.
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Avs' keep their winning ways rolling on the road

Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and two assists to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 on Monday night.
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Power forward. Olofsson having a record start for the Sabres

Victor Olofsson set an NHL record for power-play goals to start a career while Carter Hutton made 25 saves to earn his first shutout of the season, and the Sabres continued their hot start with a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday.
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'Hawks end Edmonton's hot start

Patrick Kane and Alexander Nylander scored, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night for their first win of the season.
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Markstrom's leave provides an opportunity for Demko to step up

Nearly three weeks since he last played a game Thatcher Demko suddenly became the starter when the Canucks announced on Thanksgiving Monday that Jacob Markstrom was granted a leave for family reasons.
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15-2, 15-4 and the Jets score one more in Jersey's crib.

Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler scored shootout goals and the Winnipeg Jets spoiled the debut of No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes by rallying from a 4-0 deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Friday night.
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Swimmy, Swammy, Swanson............Samsonov!!

Samsonov stopped 25 shots as the Capitals beat the Islanders 2-1 Friday night to spoil New York's season opener.
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The Mitch is back. Marner pots two on the road as the Leafs undress the Jackets

Mitch Marner scored twice and added an assist, Frederik Andersen made 28 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night.
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Who can it be now.......??

The Vancouver Canucks opened their 2019-20 schedule with a 3-2 regulation loss to the Edmonton Oilers and they did so without a captain.
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Things look positive for Polak despite horrific impact with the boards

Dallas Stars defenceman Roman Polak has full use of his extremities and is "pretty good at the hospital" after having to be stretchered off the ice.
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Holden's late goal for Rangers robs the Jets of possible points in season opener

Brett Howden broke a tie with 4:09 remaining, and the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-4 in a wild season opener on Thursday night.
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Mikko has Avs Rantanen a Rollin' over Flames

Mikko Rantanen had two goals less than a week after agreeing to a contract with Colorado, Joonas Donskoi scored twice in his debut and the Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night.
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Hamilton helps Hurricanes top Canadiens in shootout

Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped three shots in the tiebreaker and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday night in the teams' opener.
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Year of the Cat. Chicago's DeBrincat gets three-year, $19.2M extension

The Chicago Blackhawks announced that they have signed winger Alex DeBrincat to a three-year contract that will carry an average annual value of $6.4 million.
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Flames off to a hot start with a big home win over the Canucks

The narrative is simple. The task, as they know, isn’t. The Flames have the talent and depth to be a Stanley Cup contender. And the time is now to break through and bring a championship back to Calgary.
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Green Day partners with NHL, unveils new hockey anthem

Green Day's upcoming single, 'Fire, Ready, Aim,' will serve as the theme song for NBC's 'Wednesday Night Hockey' throughout the 2019-20 NHL season.
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Brayden's post surgery progress is right on Point, should be ready for action in a month

The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to be without their newly re-signed star for the start of the 2019-20 season as Brayden Point is still recovering from hip surgery.
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Oilers happy to have a McFlurry of activity on the menu in Kelowna

Connor McDavid is expected to suit up for at least one of the Edmonton Oilers' three remaining pre-season games, which would be as soon as Tuesday.
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Petey's picking up where he left off.

A two-goal, two-assist night from Elias Pettersson led the Vancouver Canucks to a dominant 6-4 pre-season win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.
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Flames' tenders are doing the splits.....for now.

There's no bigger question mark in Calgary than its goaltending, and the up-and-down pre-season Cam Talbot put together to this point has done little to answer it. But for flashes of the Flames' pre-season loss to the Jets, positives emerged, ones that are reminiscent of Dave Rittich's early struggles a year ago.
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Not so Buff in Winnipeg.....

The Winnipeg Jets have suspended Dustin Byfuglien for failing to report to training camp, a move that will allow the team to maintain their salary cap flexibility as Byfuglien mulls his future.
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Bo Horvat's two-point night leads Canucks past Oilers

Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Canucks came away with a 6-1 pre-season victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
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Marner's new contract will add a lot of zeros to his bank account

Mitch Marner's agent says his client received a couple of offer sheets while he was a restricted free agent but his goal all along was to stay with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Flyers agree to six-year, $33M deal with RFA Travis Konecny

The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to a six-year, $33-million contract with forward Travis Konecny, their final restricted free agent.
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The NHL's wild and ( not so ) free......

In the wake of Mitch Marner's game-changing deal with the Maple Leafs, we rank at the 10(!) unsigned restricted free agents still avoiding training camp and gather the latest rumours on their future.
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Hurricanes captain Justin Williams taking break from NHL | CBC Sports

Forward Justin Williams, who led the Carolina Hurricanes to the Eastern Conference final last season, is stepping away from the NHL less than two weeks before the start of the team's training camp.
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New PoCo rec centre opens without change rooms for referees, dooming home hockey season

Hockey Canada requires officials to have a separate dressing room, but those rooms won't be ready at the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre until 2021.
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Oilers' McDavid says he's making progress but questions remain

Connor McDavid is back on the ice and says while his injured left knee is recovering, he's still not ready to commit to being ready for contact when Edmonton Oilers training camp opens next month.
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Stanley Cup champion Schwartz asks for more bone marrow donors

Stanley Cup champion Jayden Schwartz lost his sister to leukemia. He was in Saskatoon to sign up more bone marrow donors.
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NHL star Kuznetsov tests positive for cocaine | CBC Sports

Washington Capitals centre Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years.
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Former 'Miracle on Ice' hockey player charged in attack | CBC Sports

Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbour with a metal pole and breaking several of the man's bones.
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'Cautiously optimistic' NHL CBA talks could result in 2021 World Cup

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the direction of collective bargaining talks with the NHL Players’ Association.
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Canucks extend GM Jim Benning's contract beyond 2019-20 season

The Vancouver Canucks have extended GM Jim Benning's contract beyond the 2019-20 season, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is reporting.
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Board approves new Islanders arena project at Belmont Park

A development board has unanimously voted in favour of a new project which would give the New York Islanders a new arena at Belmont Park.
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Ovechkin completes China tour with 'unbelievable view' at Great Wall

Alex Ovechkin concluded his trip to China on Thursday with a visit to the Great Wall of China, or in his case, the "Gr8" Wall of China.
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Lightning sign defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk to one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year, $1.75-million deal, the club announced Monday.
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Always check your oil pressure....

Milan Lucic couldn’t fathom the idea of being traded to an in-province rival, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this summer.
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Is the grass Greener in Vancouver this year?

New impact players set to debut, a young star still to be signed, and a frustrated veteran who may no longer be a fit. Head coach Travis Green discussed it all with Iain MacIntyre ahead of what figures to be a significant 2019-20 campaign for his young Canucks.
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Women's hockey players staying optimistic despite uncertain future

Laura Stacey will admit this off-season is “a little bit scary.” It's a sentiment many elite women hockey players on the planet would probably agree.
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Predators sign Colton Sissons to seven-year, $20M deal

The Nashville Predators have signed centre Colton Sissons to a seven-year, $20-million contract, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
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Tentative agreement struck to replace Calgary's Saddledome

Plans for a new arena in Calgary to replace the Saddledome are accelerating with a tentative agreement in place.
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Sundqvist agrees to 4-year, $11M deal to return to Blues

Centre Oskar Sundqvist and the St. Louis Blues avoided arbitration after the two sides agreed to a four-year, $11-million contract, the team announced Sunday.
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Done deal....

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are close to completing a trade that would see Milan Lucic and James Neal swapping sides in the Battle of Alberta.
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Rangers show Trouba the door, and $56 million.....

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenceman Jacob Trouba, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent.
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Ron Francis is general manager of Seattle NHL expansion club

Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner Ron Francis has been named the general manager of the NHL's yet-to-be-named Seattle franchise.
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No restrictions, but currently no jobs either.

GMs will need to dig deeper and jobless players may need to lower their asking prices, but there are still a few worthy gambles to be unearthed from 2019’s UFA class. Luke Fox breaks down the latest on the top names left on the board.
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Washington signs their $6 million dollar man

The Capitals have signed forward Jakub Vrana to a two-year, $6.7-million contract, the team announced Tuesday.
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Blackhawks and Senators make a swap for forwards

The Ottawa Senators traded forward Zack Smith to the Chicago Blackhawks for centre Artem Anisimov on Tuesday.
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Dzingel's taking his game South for a couple of years.

Centre Ryan Dzingel has signed a two-year, $6.75-million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Friday.
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Sign of the times in Jersey...

The New Jersey Devils signed 2019 first-overall pick Jack Hughes to an entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday.
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Canucks pick up a little sandpaper in the summer...

You may not want Micheal Ferland on your team, but you sure don’t want him on the other one. The Vancouver Canucks became harder to play against with Wednesday’s free-agent signing of Ferland to a four-year, $14-million contract.
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Mining for gold in the middle of summer

GMs will need to dig deeper and jobless players may need to lower their asking prices, but there are still a few worthy gambles to be unearthed from 2019’s UFA class. Luke Fox breaks down the latest on the top names left on the board.
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2019 NHL Free Agency and Signings

Complete coverage of all NHL Signings - free agency, contract extensions, re-signings, entry-level deals and arbitration info on all your favourite NHL players.
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Tallying the early results....

Monster signings, juicy trades and four weeks have passed since the St. Louis Blues hoisted the Cup. We examine how all 31 GMs have made use of hockey's most critical roster-shaping time.
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2019 NHL Arbitration Tracker: Full schedule of hearings

This year's hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4. Here's the full schedule, which we'll update as cases are settled, heard, and ruled upon.
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Blackhawks acquire Alex Nylander from Sabres for Henri Jokiharju - Sportsnet.ca

The Chicago Blackhawks have landed forward Alex Nylander from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenceman Henri Jokiharju, the teams announced Tuesday.
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Blue Jackets' Milano, Avs' Greer busted, charged with assault in NYC brawl | CBC Sports

NHL youngsters Sonny Milano of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado's A.J. Greer face assault charges following their arrest early Sunday in Manhattan, the New York Post reported.
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Sharks sign Timo Meier to four-year, $24M contract

The San Jose Sharks have signed restricted free agent Timo Meier to a four-year, $24-million extension.
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Devils sign winger Wayne Simmonds to one-year, $5M deal

The New Jersey Devils have signed winger Wayne Simmonds to a one-year, $5-million deal, the club announced Monday.
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The best of the rest. Some big names are still on the market

Signings! Trades! Rumours! (Over)reaction! Keep it here all day long for the freshest news, rumours, analysis and slick tweets from the NHL's busiest transaction day of the year.
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Sebastian Aho signs five-year, $42.27M offer sheet from Canadiens

Restricted free agent Sebastian Aho has signed a five-year, $42.27-million offer sheet tendered by the Montreal Canadiens.
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Islanders agree to four-year deal with Semyon Varlamov

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with goaltender Semyon Varlamov, the team announced Monday.
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Rangers sign star winger Artemi Panarin to seven-year deal

The New York Rangers have signed winger Artemi Panarin — the most-coveted free agent this off-season — to a multi-year deal.
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Maple Leafs trade Kadri, Rosen to Avalanche for Barrie, Kerfoot

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a 2020 sixth-round draft pick from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for centre Nazem Kadri, defenceman Calle Rosen and Toronto's 2020 third-round pick.
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Jim Benning knows stakes are high with Myers and Miller additions - Sportsnet.ca

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has a lot riding on Tyler Myers. And everything else. And Jim Benning is OK with that.
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Predators sign Matt Duchene to seven-year, $56 million deal - Sportsnet.ca

The Predators have landed one of the most-coveted free agents of the off-signing, inking centre Matt Duchene to a multi-year deal.
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Colorado bound Bowen Byram is the best of this year's best

Since the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign, rankings have shown a strong class of talent up front worthy of single-digit selection, but one name has consistently stood out: defenceman Bowen Byram.
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P.K.'s packing. Predators trade defenceman to Subban to Devils

The Nashville Predators have traded P.K. Subban to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies and two second-round draft picks.
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How Swede it is. Broberg taken 8th overall by the Oilers

When he was running the Detroit Red Wings, Ken Holland used to kid about how having the best defenceman in the game — Nicklas Lidstrom — helped make him a smart general manager. It was one of the jokes that was really only funny because it was true.
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Time will tell. Canucks' first round pick is a surprise...again.

The Vancouver Canucks haven't had the greatest history of drafting players out of Russia, but Vasily Podkolzin could end up being a steal a few years down the road. With Round 1 out of the way, all eyes now turn towards the trade market and the possibility of landing Tyson Barrie.
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Lookin' out for #1. New Jersey takes Hughes first overall in 2019 Draft

The New Jersey Devils have selected American centre Jack Hughes with the No. 1-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
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Pettersson tops list of 2019 NHL Awards winners

The NHL Awards go Wednesday night from Las Vegas, so as a bit of a helpful reminder, here is a full list of the winners for each award.
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Flames GM Treliving thinks RFA class could slow draft trade activity

Trade rumours thrive around the NHL Draft and often this is when big moved are made. Calgary's Brad Treliving is usually one of the more active GMs this time of year, but he believes the strong class of unsigned RFAs could throw a wrench into any trade plans.
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NHL Draft host Canucks keeping all options open with 10th overall pick - Sportsnet.ca

Vancouver hasn't had much lottery luck in recent years, but they have found luck at the draft where great players have fallen to them. Hosting the draft later this week, all eyes are on the Canucks. Trade up? Trade down? Take the best player available? GM Jim Benning says he's considering anything.
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Spencer Knight on track to join exclusive goalie group at 2019 NHL Draft

With the USNTDP set to dominate the 2019 NHL Draft, team netminder Spencer Knight seems a sure thing to become just the 20th goaltender selected in the first round over the past 15 years. Here's a look back at how the first 19 of those selections panned out for their draft clubs, as Knight gets set to join the list.
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Show me the money. Karlsson cashes in with huge deal in San Jose

The San Jose Sharks re-signed pending free agent Erik Karlsson to a $92 million, eight-year deal on Monday, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitment to one of the league's most dynamic defencemen.
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Craig Berube Takes Us Through The Blues Miraculous Turnaround
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And then there was one. Bruins maul Blues to force a Game 7 for the Stanley Cup

For the first time since 2011, the Stanley Cup Final is going to Game 7 after the Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 in Game 6.
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Shine on you Rookie diamond. Blues Binnington one game away from a glass slipper

Jordan Binnington made 38 saves while Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron scored as the St. Louis Blues hung on for a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday and took a 3-2 series lead.
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Conn Smythe Power Rankings : Blues' Tarasenko heats up down the stretch

As we dig into a best-of-three with the series shifting back to Boston for Game 5 Thursday night, here's a look at how the Conn Smythe picture is looking.

Chara dons a shield and hits the ice. Don't be surprised if he's in the line-up tonight...

Zdeno Chara reminded everyone why he's considered a warrior for the Bruins after showing up to the morning skate two-and-a-half days after suffering a broken jaw and it didn't go unnoticed by his teammates.

As the Crow flies...

The Chicago Blackhawks have added veteran coach Marc Crawford to Jeremy Colliton's staff for the 2019-20 season.

Shot to the face breaks Chara's jaw in Game 4

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara sustained a broken jaw after a shot deflected off his stick into his face during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, a source told The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford on Tuesday.

O'Reilly takes the boys on his back as the series does a U-turn

With the St. Louis Blues season effectively hanging in the balance, Ryan O'Reilly scored twice to help them squeeze out a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Bruins crush the Blues in Game 3 rout

Torey Krug had a goal and three assists as the Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 7-2 in Game 3 on Saturday to take a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

Avoiding misery in Missouri. St. Louis takes game 2 in Boston and ties up the series

The St. Louis Blues have their first-ever Stanley Cup Final victory. Carl Gunnarsson's got his first-ever playoff goal. And, after a Game 2 overtime win that evened things up at one game apiece, we've got a series.

Upon further review....the NHL brass discuss several hot-topic subjects

NHL commissioner Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke for more than 30 minutes on Monday night ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. Here are five things you should know that were covered.

The future looks bright-er in Edmonton today

Dave Tippett spoke about his experience with Team North America a few years ago, where Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews fed off each other, and how he sees Leon Draisaitl filling a similar role as Matthews did.

Good start for St. Louis but a better finish for Boston. Bruins take Game 1

Sean Kuraly scored five minutes into the third period to complete the comeback as the Boston Bruins overcame a 2-0 deficit to take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final over the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday.

Don't know who this Brady guy is, but the video's pretty cool... : )

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was wise to turn to New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady for help with a Stanley Cup hype video.
The Finnish Air Force escort the Finnish IIHF 2019 World Champions home

The Spirit of St. Louis. Blues look to continue their historic run against the odds

The St. Louis Blues will be making their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 49 years when they hit the ice for Game 1 against the Boston Bruins on Monday as +130 road underdogs.

Casting a net...

We've already looked at NHL teams that desperately need one or two goalies this summer, but who are the netminders those teams could target?

Are we there yet?? Monday can't come soon enough...

In St. Louis we have a new team in the final that came from the bottom of the standings. In Boston, we have a team that's been here a couple times before in recent seasons. Andrew Berkshire looks at the strengths that brought both of them to the Stanley Cup Final.

Conn Smythe Power Rankings: It's Tuukka Rask's trophy to lose

Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues both have the capability of stealing games.

The Sens are hoping to change the tune in Ottawa with a new D.J.

Despite the off-ice drama of the past year, D.J. Smith said he didn't hesitate to choose the Ottawa Senators, calling it the perfect fit for a new head coach.
History makes this series even more exciting....

We'll get back to ya' in a week. Repeat of 1970 St. Louis vs Boston final starts Tuesday.

The Boston Bruins now know who their opponent will be in the Stanley Cup Final after the St. Louis Blues eliminated the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday.

From the Outhouse to the Penthouse. What a story.....so far. #stlblues

The former 31st-place Blues added another chapter to its storybook season Tuesday night, eliminating the Sharks with a victory that ended the Western Conference Final in six games — and also, perhaps, San Jose icon Joe Thornton’s NHL career.

Missing pieces. Sharks' without some key names as they try to stay alive

The San Jose Sharks acquired Erik Karlsson to win a Stanley Cup, but Tuesday night they’ll try to save their National Hockey League season without him.

Yep, the off-season fun has begun.....

Some of the casualties of the Carolina Hurricanes' run to the Eastern Conference final have emerged.
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Pro women hockey players form union in step toward league

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a “single, viable women’s professional league in North America.”…

The Sharks looked more like JabberJaw than a predator in Game 5

Jordan Binnington made 21 saves and Jaden Schwartz scored three times to guide the St. Louis Blues to a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 to give St. Louis a 3-2 series lead.

Binnington really has been that good. Sets Blues record in huge Game 4 victory

Tyler Bozak scored the winner on a power play as the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to even their Western Conference Final series at two games apiece.
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The 2019 Memorial Cup: A look at each of the four teams at this year’s tournament

As players hit the ice and fans climb into the stands here is what you need to know about the four teams competing in the 101st edition of the Canadian Hockey League tournament.

Heading home. Former Rangers' tender Davidson is named new G.M.

The New York Rangers have named veteran NHL executive John Davidson as their new president. They announced the hiring on Friday, just hours after the former Blue Jackets president of hockey operations resigned from his post in Columbus.

Swept under the rug. The storm is over and the Bruins are off to the Finals

The Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years.
This is why St. Louis has become the team they are.....

Hmmm. I actually expected a bit more from Jumbo.....

Joe Thornton talked about the overtime goal that got his Sharks a Game 3 win over the Blues, saying it was straight up a "4-3 win." That's all.

No excuses. It's simply ridiculous that play isn't reviewable, in the Playoffs, in OT, in the Conference Final.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are one of the greatest tournaments in all of sports. It should be hockey at its best, not its most controversial.
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Longtime Richmond hockey store closing due to high operating costs

A family-owned hockey store that's been serving Richmond residents for decades is closing up shop at the end of May.

B's on final approach. Bruins take Game 3 and are one away from another Stanley Cup Final appearance

Brad Marchand's power-play goal in the second period was the winner as the Boston Bruins moved one game away from the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

B's on final approach. Bruins take Game 3 and are one away from another Stanley Cup Final appearance

Brad Marchand's power-play goal in the second period was the winner as the Boston Bruins moved one game away from the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Stone's late goal caps wild game as Canada beats Slovakia - Sportsnet.ca

Mark Stone scored a power-play with 1.8 seconds left in regulation to give Canada a 6-5 win over host Slovakia on Monday at the world hockey championship.

All's well that ends well. The Blues struggled in Game 1, but tie the series up heading back to St. Louis

Robert Bortuzzo scored his first goal of the playoffs as the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 in Game 2 to even the Western Conference final at 1-1.
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Animal Planet is mauling the Weather Channel in front of a live studio audience.

Matt Grzelcyk struck twice as the Boston Bruins downed the Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 on Sunday to take a 2-0 series advantage in the Eastern Conference Final.

My oh Meier. San Jose puts the pedal down to take Game 1

Timo Meier had two goals and an assist while Logan Couture added two goals and assist of his own as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

Who's gonna' make the biggest splash, and the most cash?

Here's a look at Sportsnet's top 15 RFAs-in-waiting, whose contract negotiations we're most intrigued to see play out based on their 2018-19 performance.

Bruins capitalize on third period power plays to take Game 1 at home

Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period to rally from a one-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Bruins vs Carolina. How they got there, and what to expect.

It continues to be a surprising Stanley Cup Playoffs. Some of the Cinderellas were knocked off, as three wild-card teams were crossed off the bracket. But in Carolina, one remains and they look just as much of a contender as anyone else. Here's one more look back at Round 2.

Saturday night's alright for fightin'. St. Louis visits San Jose for the first two games of the Western Conference Final

Since 2000, the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues have the second- and sixth-most cumulative standings points in the league, but no Stanley Cups to show for it. This year is as good a chance as any.

Road Trip!! SNL cast member Kenan Thompson to host 2019 NHL Awards - Sportsnet.ca

Emmy-award winning actor Kenan Thompson will host the 2019 NHL Awards in June, the National Hockey League announced Wednesday.

Spirit of St. Louis. Blues finish off the Stars and move on to Western Conference Finals

Pat Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime, Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night.

Movin' on. The Toronto Marlies are awaiting their competition in AHL Finals

Mason Marchment and Trevor Moore had two goals apiece in the second period as the Toronto Marlies beat the Cleveland Monsters 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the American Hockey League Eastern Conference final.

Too little, too late?

Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy has been suspended one game for an illegal check to the head he delivered on Josh Anderson, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday.

Marchand being Marshawn.....

Something is bothering Bruins forward Brad Marchand and it has left him speechless in interviews with reporters.

Captain Fantastic. Colorado forces Game 7 as Gabriel delivers the victory in OT

Gabriel Landeskog scored the winner as the Colorado Avalanche stayed alive with a 4-3 overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series.

Carolina on my mind. Boston removes the Jackets and moves on to the Conference Final

Tuukka Rask earned the shutout as the Boston Bruins blanked the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Monday to win their second-round series and advance into the Eastern Conference Final.

Fun with Tomas in the Tank. Hertl drives the train for the Sharks in big Game 5 win

Tomas Hertl scored twice as the San Jose Sharks topped the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Saturday in Game 5 of their second round playoff series.

Next goal wins! Bruins and Jackets trade shots in great finish.

David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game late in the third period as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday to move one game away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Final.

Bishop to king seven. Blues on the brink of elimanation heading back to Dallas

The Dallas Stars have pushed the St. Louis Blues to the edge, earning a Game 5 win to take a 3-2 series lead.

Sweep, Caroline.......Four And O. The Hurricanes dispatch the Islanders and move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Justin Williams and the Hurricanes have booked their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals, wrapping up a dominant four-game sweep of the Islanders with a Game 4 win. They'll move on to face the winner of the Bruins–Blue Jackets series.

Not on our watch. Players stand together to demand a better future #ForTheGame

More than 200 of the top female hockey players in the world have decided they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league.

Bruins take the Jackets to the cleaners and steal one in Columbus

The Bruins and Blue Jackets will now play a best of three, with the two clubs sitting at 2-2 through four games in their second-round series.

Rockie Mountain high. Grubauer blanks San Jose to make it a best of three

The Colorado Avalanche rebounded with a crucial Game 4 win over the San Jose Sharks Thursday to level the clubs' second-round series at 2-2.

Some good 'ole fashion Playoff hatred is starting to brew....

The Hockey Central panel discuss how Ben Bishop and Jordan Binnington are both not hiding their frustrations in Game 4.

Even Steven. Gritty series is heating up, as Dallas takes Game 4 at home.

The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues are all even through four, after Jamie Benn's club earned a crucial win in Game 4 of the second-round series.

35 to life. McElhinney makes history, and 'Canes take a stranglehold on N.Y.

The Carolina Hurricanes are one win away from the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after winning Game 3 against the New York Islanders.

Jason Botchford, popular Vancouver sportswriter, dead at 48

Jason Botchford, who worked for The Province for 13 years and created the popular post-Canucks game feature The Provies, died suddenly at home this weekend.

Logan's Run. Sharks win Game 3 on the strength of Couture's hatty.

Logan Couture got his first Stanley Cup Playoff hat trick for the San Jose Sharks in a 4-2 win against the Colorado Avlaanche in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.

Selfesh penalty by Marchand costs the Bruins the game, and a possible series lead

The Blue Jackets managed to grind out a narrow win over the Bruins in Game 3 Tuesday, taking a 2-1 lead in the clubs’ second-round series.

Maroon Four. St. Louis gets the win with a late goal in Dallas

Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.

In a pickle. He said, she said of no-touch icing rears it's ugly head again.

The Colorado Avalanche broke a 1-1 tie in Game 2 Sunday night after a race for the puck negated an icing call. Sharks defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was not happy about the non-call.

Three-pointer. Barrie's 1 + 2 helps Avs square the series heading back to Denver

Trailing in the second period and in danger of going down 2-0 in the series, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got the results he sought.

Black and Blue. Jackets' tie it up in a hard fought Game 2.

Matt Duchene scored a power-play goal 3:42 into the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at TD Garden on Saturday.

Big Ben rings loud and clear in his hometown as the Stars strike for 4

The Dallas Stars answered back in their second-round clash against the St. Louis Blues, coming up with a Game 2 win to level the series at 1-1.

48 Hours. Just two days after outsting Washington in double OT, the 'Canes go the extra mile again for Game 1 victory in N.Y.

Jordan Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

While Dubas steps up, Babcock takes the 5th on the blame game.

While GM Kyle Dubas was quick to shoulder the blame for the Maple Leafs' shortcomings, his end of season comments stopped short of dispelling doubts surrounding Mike Babcock's future with the team.

Charlie don't surf.....but he does score. Hometown boy Coyle living the dream he started down the street.

The Boston Bruins scored in the first overtime period to win Game 1 of their second-round series with the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2.

Tara sinks the Stars. Vladi nets a pair to lead the Blues to Game 1 victory.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice including the game-winner as the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of their second-round series.
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Vegas owner says NHL executive apologized for Game 7 penalty

The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights says a senior NHL executive called him to apologize for a penalty called during Game 7 of his team's loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Saddle up for Round 2...

One of the wildest opening rounds in Stanley Cup Playoffs history has come to an end and eight teams are now one step closer to winning the NHL's biggest prize.

Dealt a bad hand. Vegas was on cruise control when fishy call lets the Sharks attack.

The San Jose Sharks managed to claw their way back once again, securing the Game 7 win and the opening-round series victory.
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Ex-pro hockey player, woman found dead in California condo, believed to be double-homicide

A former professional hockey player and a mother of two were found dead in the athlete's home in California, officials said.

Another one bites the dust. Powerful Predators taken down by the Stars in Game 6

John Klingberg sniped home the overtime winner and the Dallas Stars defeated the Nashville Predators in Game 6 to clinch the series win. They'll meet the St. Louis Blues in the second round.

Beware of snapping Hertls. Sharks's double OT win takes Vegas back to The Tank

With their backs against the wall, the Sharks earned a crucial Game 6 double-overtime win in Vegas to hold off the Golden Knights' celebrations and force a Game 7.

Collared white shirt. Oshie is likely done for the playoffs with a clavicular fracture

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie could miss the remainder of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a broken collarbone he suffered in Washington's Game 4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to reports.

Wounded Predators. Dallas takes a 3-2 series lead over Nashville

Alexander Radulov scored two goals in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday to push the Western Conference's No. 2 seed to the brink of elimination.

On Another Level. MacKinnon Helps Extinguish Flames With World-Class Effort

A 5-1 loss to the Avalanche capped the Flames’ second four-game losing skid of the season to bounce them from the playoffs.

On A Winger And A Prayer. Matthew's Third Period Goal Spurs Leafs To Series Lead

Kasperi Kapanen scored the winner in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Exit, Stage Left. Top Seeded Flames Swept Away By Relentless Avalanche

Mikko Rantanen and Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist apiece as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to win their first round playoff series.