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Bruins notebook: No major line changes seen for B’s in Game 7

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn’t anticipate any major line changes for tonight’s Game 7 Stanley Cup playoff elimination match against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Garden. bostonherald.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

4/25/2018 6:19 AM

Game 7: Pressure is on Bruins tonight

So here we are. Game 7. Scan the entire sports landscape and nothing — absolutely nothing — matches the fervor, intensity and emotion of a Game 7 in the National Hockey League playoffs. Some of the Boston Bruins’ most memorable modern day victories... eagletribune.com

4/25/2018 6:28 AM

Why Suspensions Are On The Rise In The NHL Playoffs

"Concussion" might just be the scariest word in sports today, and fear of the injury is palpable. The NHL is not immune from the impact concussions have had on the sports world. At the start of this season, the NHL instituted a new concussion... forbes.com

Leafs see opportunity, not pressure in Game 7

TORONTO – When the Maple Leafs face the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series Wednesday night, it will be the first such professional experience for the majority of Toronto’s young roster. tsn.ca

Knights’ Deryk Engelland finalist for NHL leadership award

The 36-year-old defenseman was nominated Monday for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which goes to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice. On Tuesday, Engelland was one of three finalists for the Mark Messier NHL... reviewjournal.com

The 2018 draft lottery power rankings

We’re headed towards the second round of the playoffs, where eight teams will continue their quest to play for the Stanley Cup in June. But for almost half the league, the season culminates on Saturday. That’s when we’ll get the... downgoesbrown.com

4/25/2018 6:16 AM

Werenski played through injury most of season for Blue Jackets

Werenski, one of 10 Columbus players made available to the media Tuesday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated by the Washington Capitals in six games in the Eastern Conference First Round, said he never fully recovered after he was injured Oct... nhl.com

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Andersen superb as Maple Leafs beat Bruins to force Game 7

Thanks to Frederik Andersen, the Toronto Maple Leafs are still alive. Backed by an amazing performance from their goaltender for the second consecutive game, the Leafs tippy-toed to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. That avoided... theglobeandmail.com

Battle of the heavyweights

When giants collide, expect some epic tremors. The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets, a pair of NHL titans, square off in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs. It's a best-of-seven series ...... winnipegfreepress.com

Brian Murphy: For Wild, letting GM go is the easy part

Wild owner Craig Leipold performed the politically convenient task of nudging general manager Chuck Fletcher out the door Monday after another short-circuited postseason. That was easy, almost too easy, with Fletcher’s contract expiring and no need... twincities.com

4/24/2018 5:20 AM

Bruins can’t get it done, Game 7 coming up

TORONTO — After two failed attempts to shove the Toronto Maple Leafs off the cliff, the Bruins now find themselves on the very same precipice. The B’s and Leafs will head to a Game 7 tomorrow night at the Garden after Toronto once again leaned... bostonherald.com

4/24/2018 5:25 AM

For dismissed Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, writing was on the wall

Wild owner Craig Leipold made himself abundantly clear seven months ago during a meaningless preseason game. “Anything short of winning the Stanley Cup would be a disappointment,” Leipold told a throng of reporters from inside his owner’s suite. twincities.com

Maple Leafs force Game 7 with emotional win for city

TORONTO – The Maple Leafs needed a win on Monday to stay alive in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Boston Bruins. But that wasn’t the only reason – Toronto wanted that win to ease the pain of the city they play for. tsn.ca

Wild players take ownership for costing Chuck Fletcher his job

As various Wild players filed into the locker room one by one Monday afternoon, each took a turn falling on the sword for costing longtime general manager Chuck Fletcher his job. And rightfully so. It was Fletcher who bet on this particular group... twincities.com

Ducks won't retain assistant coach Trent Yawney

Following a disappointing conclusion to the playoffs, the Ducks are making changes. The team announced Monday that assistant coach Trent Yawney won’t be returning. He’s been in charge of the defense each of the last four seasons, in addition to the... latimes.com

4/24/2018 5:18 AM

NHL: Brent Burns practices, will be ready for Golden Knights

SAN JOSE — The Sharks know the Vegas Golden Knights’ top priority in their second round series will be to slow down defenseman Brent Burns. The key for San Jose, as it was against the Anaheim Ducks, is getting everybody else to pick up the slack. mercurynews.com

Weekend wrap: The Jets make history

Yeah, I’d say that felt like it was worth waiting three decades or so for.The Jets took care of business on Friday night, eliminating the Wild in five games to advance to the second round. While the magnitude of the moment made for a dramatic... downgoesbrown.com

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

4/23/2018 7:46 AM

A gay referee tries to find his place in hockey

This is a story about love and betrayal. Andrea Barone was barely 18 months old when he first set out on the ice, his tiny legs shaking and pushing behind a chair along the cold surface. If, in Montreal, hockey is religion, then this was baptism by... boston.com

Bruins look to sharpen attack in Game 6

Left winger Brad Marchand wants to see the Bruins transform their opportunities into goals when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at the Air Canada Centre. The Bruins lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and can eliminate the Leafs with a... bostonherald.com

Joe Thornton out for Sharks' opener vs. Vegas Golden Knights

SAN JOSE — A date has still not been set for the start of the Sharks’ second round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights. One thing is certain: center Joe Thornton will not be in San Jose’s lineup for whenever it begins. mercurynews.com

The Minnesota Wild & Responding in the Playoffs

How much do you believe in the importance of the game’s first shift? If the response to dropping the first two games of their series vs the Winnipeg Jets was any indication, the Minnesota Wild are big believers in setting the tone early. Or... thecoachessite.com

Your Calder Trophy Finalists

New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal, Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser and Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his... kuklaskorner.com

It's Jets vs. Predators

As the Winnipeg Jets returned to the ice Sunday morning, they found themselves in a temporary holding pattern. They had punched their ticket to round two but were still waiting ... winnipegfreepress.com

Predators brace for physical series vs Jets in 2nd round

DENVER (AP) - The Nashville Predators are done dealing with the speed of Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche. Next, they get the physicality of Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets . There's no easy test this time of year. "They've got... wsfa.com

NCHC: Is DU's Jim Montgomery listening to NHL offers? If so, David Carle could take Pioneers' reigns.

DU has advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in each of the last four seasons — coinciding with Carle’s regular assistant-coach tenure denverpost.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

AHA: Bobcat Winger Walinski Commits to Air Force

Air Force is a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association, which they joined in 2006 after ... joining: Jared Resseguie (Denver), Tanner Vescio (Northern Michigan), Grant Johnson (Northern Michigan), Ryan Ullan (Northern Michigan), … oursportscentral.com

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BIG10: Morris Named MVP At Annual Awards Banquet

The University of Notre Dame hockey team held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon (April 17) at the University's Morris Inn. The team celebrated a remarkable season, including a program record 16-game winning streak, … und.com

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

4/23/2018 7:51 AM

College hockey should follow model of NCHC, WCHA overtimes

College hockey tries to sell itself as a developmental league for prospects. When the National Hockey League, American Hockey League, ECHL and virtually every pro league in Europe (Russia’s KHL, Germany’s DEL, Switzerland’s NLA, … grandforksherald.com

OHL: Prospect Need to Know - Katchouk is the lead Greyhound

Sault Ste. Marie is still hot in the OHL, while the world under-18s have been surprising. We've got all the latest on prospects in our weekly wrap thehockeynews.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

OHL: Frontenacs beat Bulldogs in Game 4 to keep season alive

KINGSTON, Ont. — The Kingston Frontenacs are still alive in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Defenceman Sean Day had a goal and two assists as Kingston downed the Hamilton Bulldogs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final 5-2 on Tuesday. sportsnet.ca

WHL: Hurricanes down Broncos in Game 3

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Brad Morrison scored three times and added an assist as the Lethbridge Hurricanes beat the Swift Current Broncos 5-1 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action. sportsnet.ca

QMJHL: Islanders edge Armada in Game 3

CHARLOTTETOWN – Brett Budgell scored 1:14 into overtime as the Charlottetown Islanders edged the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3-2 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. sportsnet.ca

USHL: Gamblers Pass out Year End Awards

The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) have announced team honors for the 2017-2018 season. Players were selected for the fo... - USHL Green Bay Gamblers oursportscentral.com

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

OHL: Rangers shut out Greyhounds in Game 3

KITCHENER, Ont. – Mario Culina stopped all 24 shots he faced as the Kitchener Rangers defeated the Greyhounds 3-0 on Monday, trimming Sault Ste. Marie’s lead in their Ontario Hockey League conference final to 2-1. sportsnet.ca

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

USHL: Lancers Take Down Force 6-3 in Game 2

Ralston, NE - Omaha, and Fargo faced off for game 2 of the second round of the Clark Cup Playoffs on Sunday evening. The Lancers trail the Force who t... - USHL Omaha Lancers oursportscentral.com

4/23/2018 8:02 AM

USHL: Less Is Moe Sunday

Jared Moe made 21 saves Sunday, allowing the Waterloo Black Hawks to even their USHL Western Conference Semifinal against the Lincoln Stars by way of a 3-0 Game Two result at Young Arena. oursportscentral.com

OJHL: Ex-Maroons win league title

He has committed to Arizona State for next season. OHL under-18 draft The Chatham Maroons and Wallaceburg Lakers each had one affiliate player chosen … chathamdailynews.ca

AHL: Alexander - Texas’ McKenna outduels Reign’s Petersen in series clincher, 1-0 – Press Enterprise

ONTARIO — After starting the season 0-6 and fighting back to earn a playoff spot, it wasn’t supposed to end this quickly for the Ontario Reign. But that’s hockey. The hot goalie—which isn’t always the same as the best goalie—makes the difference. pe.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 

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Monday, April 23, 2018

4/23/2018 7:49 AM

AHL: Marlies go up 2-0 on Comets

Toronto scored three times in the third period to pull away with a 5-2 win over Utica in Game 2 of their North Division semifinal series... theahl.com

SHL: Sabres sign Olofsson, who led Swedish league with 27 goals

Olofsson was selected by the Sabres in the seventh round of the 2014 draft. The forward has spent the past three seasons in the SHL, collecting 50 goals and 49 assists in 150 regular-season games. Overall, Olofsson had 60 goals and 117 points in 200... usatoday.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

U18 WORLDS: United States 8, Belarus 0 (video)

Cole Caufield recorded a hat trick and Drew DeRidder stopped all 13 shots he faced for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team in its 8-0 victory against Belarus in the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship at Metallurg Arena. tsn.ca

Worlds: Karlsson declines spot on Sweden for WHC

Dallas Stars defenceman John Klingberg and Arizona Coyotes blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson headline Sweden's roster for next month's world hockey championship in Denmark. Sweden, who defeated Canada in a shootout for gold last year, named 14 NHL... tsn.ca

4/25/2018 6:58 AM

KHL: Lokomotiv’s Youngsters Come Through

Hardly a day goes by here at this time of year without a trophy being handed out, and today was no exception! And so we offer congratulations to Loko Yaroslavl, junior team of KHL club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, who today captured the MHL’s Kharlamov... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

4/25/2018 6:39 AM

NLA: Confirmed - Dan Tangnes is EV Zug's new head coach

The 39-year-old Norwegian has signed a two-year contract with EVZ: "Dan Tagnes has convinced us during the negotiations," CEO Patrick Lengwiler says. The focus of attention was his ability of working with younger players: "He has worked with young... swisshockeynews.ch

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

4/24/2018 5:34 AM

Agidel!

For the first time ever, Agidel Ufa are champions of Russian women’s hockey! Agidel finished off a three-game sweep of arch-rivals Tornado Moscow Oblast in the Women’s Hockey Final today. The clinching game ended 4-1 in Agidel’s... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

4/23/2018 7:54 AM

KHL: Ak Bars makes history

The celebrations in Kazan went on long into Sunday night after Ak Bars secured its third Gagarin Cup triumph. Zinetula Bilyaletdinov’s team, winners of the inaugural cup back in 2009, completed this 10th anniversary KHL campaign by reclaiming the... en.khl.ru

SHL: Växjö Lakers win the Swedish national championship 2017-8

Växjö Lakers were deservedly crowned Swedish national championships 2017-8 after a convincing 4-0 series win over Skellefteå AIK. Whilst their opponents had been best in points scored during the playoffs, the Lakers utterly outclassed the team who... eurohockey.com

4/23/2018 7:55 AM

Vorobyov runs the rule over World Championship prospects

Russia’s latest Euro Hockey Tour exploits ended in disappointment after the team lost all three games in the Czech Hockey Games. After Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Sweden in Yaroslavl, the team flew to Pardubice. But a change of scenery brought no change... en.khl.ru

4/23/2018 8:03 AM

KHL: Champions!

And just like that, Ak Bars Kazan are the 2017-18 Gagarin Champions, downing CSKA Moscow 1-0 today (Rob Klinkhammer the goalscorer) to pull off the upset Final win in five games and secure the title for the third time in the KHL era! Canadian Justin... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

KHL: David Desharnais likely heading to the KHL

According to Igor Eronko, David Desharnais is likely heading to the KHL for next season. (Eronko) Desharnais played last season for the Rangers on a one-year deal worth $1 million. For the Rangers this past season, Desharnais had 6 goals and 22... sny.tv

CCM NIT Day 3 Recap: North Dakota and Minnesota HP18s both finish unbeaten in pool play

North Dakota rode another shootout victory, this time against a stubborn Wisconsin SRs squad, as the Green ran through pool play unbeaten to reach Sunday’s championship round. mnhockeyhub.com

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