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Troy Stecher scored an emotional game-winning goal Wednesday as the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 to take the opener of their best-of-seven NHL playoff series. The Stanley Cup champion Blues, meanwhile, served notice they are fast becoming a hot mess in return-to-play competition. Stecher broke a 2-2 tie in the third period
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EDMONTON—Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday. Colorado dominated the Coyotes through the first two periods, outshooting them 29-7, yet couldn’t get anything past goalie
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PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Penguins’ qualifying round loss to the Montreal Canadiens cost assistant coaches Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi their jobs. The team announced on Wednesday it would not renew the contracts of all three assistants. The move came less than a week after the fifth-seeded Penguins fell to the 12th-seeded Canadiens in four
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Want to watch a free live stream of Hockey Night in Canada playoff games? CBC will live stream Hockey Night in Canada on all digital platforms, meaning more Canadians will be able to access the games. On Wednesday the Montreal Canadiens battle the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of their playoff series at 8 p.m. ET., followed by the Vancouver Canucks vs.
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Revenge. A dish best served cold. In the icy arenas holding the Stanley Cup conference quarter-finals. There’s Robin Lehner, traded from Chicago at the deadline because, well, the Blackhawks weren’t going to make playoffs, were they? Now he’s in net for Vegas, taking on the … Blackhawks. There’s the Washington Capitals, who didn’t take it
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The New York Rangers were the first team to see their NHL restart bubble burst. They got a pretty nice consolation prize Monday. The Rangers won the second phase of the league’s draft lottery, all but assuring star winger and presumptive No. 1 pick Alexis Lafreniere will be heading to the Big Apple. “Leaving the
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