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  • What We Learned: Blackhawks playing dangerous game on defense

    (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.)

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  • Ducks must shake off OT loss to Hawks before pivotal Game 5

    After 17 grueling periods crammed into just four games, the Anaheim Ducks have no doubt they can play at hockey's highest level with the Chicago Blackhawks. Heading into a pivotal Game 5 on Monday in the Western Conference finals, the Ducks also realize their two gut-wrenching overtime losses were…

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    Mon, May 25
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  • New York Rangers hope Entourage movie love brings 'victory'

    So if the Rangers beat the Lightning their ‘VICTORY!’ will happen because of “Entourage” right?

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  • Antoine Vermette's glass case of emotion

    Following the marathon triple overtime Game 2, where Vermette played 21:14, the lowest time on ice of the forwards, he learned he would be scratched for Game 3. Naturally he was not thrilled with the decision and his emotion took over.

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  • Lightning strikes to close in on Stanley Cup Finals

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tampa Bay Lightning stood firm on defense before striking with two brilliant second-period goals to move within one victory of the Stanley Cup Finals with a 2-0 road win over the New York Rangers on Sunday. The victory lifted Tampa Bay into a 3-2 lead in the…

  • NHL play-offs semifinal result

    May 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the NHL Play-offs Semifinal match between Chicago and Anaheim on Saturday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 OT T CHICAGO 1 0 3 1 5 Anaheim 0 1 3 0 4 (The best-of-seven series is level at 2-2)

  • Confidence carrying Stamkos as scoring touch returns

    NEW YORK — Steven Stamkos stood at the podium after Game 5 with a relaxed look on his face. Gone are the days when speculation was rife that he was injured, contributing to his goal drought in Tampa’s first eight games of the postseason.

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  • Oshawa beats Quebec 5-4 in OT in Memorial Cup

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) -- Defenseman Stephen Desrocher scored at 18:07 of overtime to give the Ontario Hockey League champion Oshawa Generals a 5-4 victory over the host Quebec Remparts on Sunday in the Memorial Cup.

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  • Dose: Stamkos not stumbling

    Monday's Playoff Hockey Dose runs down a strong game from Steve Stamkos and Ben Bishop.

  • Blackhawks stay patient and perfect in postseason overtime

    It might not sound like much of a strategy for playing sudden-death hockey, but patience has kept the Chicago Blackhawks perfect in overtime this postseason. Antoine Vermette, who was switched out of Game 3 for ''fresher legs'' by coach Joel Quenneville, notched the game winner 5:37 into the extra…

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  • How the Ducks soared so far this postseason

    Now, after three games in the Western Conference Final and a 2-1 series lead, one has to wonder if the Ducks were underrated going into this match up. Anaheim is 10-2 in these playoffs. One loss was against Calgary, and came off a fluky set of events that led to an OT winner. Anaheim’s other…

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  • NHL-Blackhawks beat Ducks in overtime to level series

    (Adds details, quotes) May 23 (Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks tied their Western Conference finals series with Anaheim when they beat the Ducks 5-4 in double overtime in Game Four on Saturday. The Blackhawks survived three goals in 37 seconds by the Ducks in the third period to bounce back and…

  • Oshawa beats Rimouski 4-3 in Memorial Cup

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) -- Hunter Smith broke a tie at 9:24 of the third period and the Oshawa Generals beat the Rimouski Oceanic 4-3 on Saturday night in the Memorial Cup opener for both teams.

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  • Antoine Vermette goes from healthy scratch to playoff hero as Blackhawks beat Ducks in double-OT thrill ride

    Antoine Vermette went from spectator to spotlight as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in a wild double-overtime affair in Game 4 of the Western Conference final.

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  • Bishop blanks Rangers as Lightning take 3-2 NHL series lead

    Ben Bishop rebounded from a subpar game four showing, stopping all 26 shots as Tampa Bay blanked New York 2-0, moving the Lightning to within one game of reaching the NHL finals. Bishop bounced back with a perfect performance for his second career playoff shutout after allowing 10 goals in his…

  • Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

    Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second extra session, and the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece. ''I'm glad he finished it for us,'' coach Joel…

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  • Blackhawks edge Ducks in double-overtime thriller

    Antoine Vermette scored in the second overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks swooped for a 5-4 victory over Anaheim that leveled their NHL Western Conference finals series. Chicago on Saturday knotted the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. Brandon Saad had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Toews…

  • Dose: Vermette stuns Ducks

    In Sunday's Dose, Vermette comes up big after being scratched, while we also witness a goal-scoring barrage of epic proportions.